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A MILITANT youth group on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to stop the implementation of the newly approved tuition hikes in 354 private colleges and universities nationwide. The Kabataan party list questioned the constitutionality of Section 42 of Batas Pambansa No. 232 or the Education Act of 1982 and the Commission on Higher…

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AFTER killing a measure that seeks to provide benefits for centenarians, President Benigno Aquino 3rd has vetoed yet another bill that aims to give protection to internally displaced persons (IDPs). The bill, which Congress passed in February, would have been called “An Act Protecting the Rights of Internally Displaced Persons and Providing…

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Award winning director and National Artist for Cinema and Broadcast Arts Eddie Romero passed away on Tuesday night at the Saint Luke’s Medical Center. He was 88. According to his son, director Joey Romero, his father had been in and out of the hospital for the past few weeks and…

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SAN FRANCISCO: Apple chief Tim Cook on Tuesday said he sees promise in computers shrunk down and worn like watches or other accessories, but drew the line at Internet-linked eyewear such as Google Glass. Google Glass is “not likely to be a mass market item” but Apple is “incredibly interested”…

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Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Wednesday that the reported blacklisting by the French government of the Philippines over foreign aid fraud “is totally inaccurate.” In a statement, del Rosario said the French Foreign Ministry told him the report was incorrect. “A full denial of this misinformation has…

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PARIS: People who undergo weekend non-emergency surgery in English public hospitals have an 82 percent higher chance of dying within a month than those treated on a Monday, research shows. The odds stacked up for every successive day of the week, with the death risk from Friday surgery 44 percent…

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The Philippine government announced it sustained a budget deficit for the second consecutive month in July, although data showed the gap narrowed from June as infrastructure spending dropped month-on-month. On Monday, the Department of Finance (DoF) released figures that showed the budget deficit for July contracted to P32.2 billion from…

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THE Philippines must improve on its education system and have an upgrade in infrastructure while providing the population with basic services to reduce inequality and promote inclusive growth, a newly launched World Economic Forum (WEF) report said. “Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2015,” which covers 112 economies, seeks to improve…

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The peso weakened to a new five-year low of P46.92 to the dollar on the first trading day of the week as investors continued to favor the US currency as a safer investment. The Philippine currency lost 19 centavos from Friday and closed on Monday at its weakest level since…

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THE Philippines’ gross international reserves (GIR) slipped for the second straight month to $80.3 billion in August, data from the central bank showed. The country’s dollar reserves were down by a slight 0.09 percent from July and by 0.76 percent from $615 million a year earlier. Debt payments by the…

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PHILIPPINE equities tracked declines in US markets over the weekend, fed by negative sentiment on concerns that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates any time this month and the downward revision in China’s gross domestic product (GDP) results. After losing 1.26 percent by the noon recess, the PSEi resumed…

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Software Services Inc., Smart Communications Inc. and SUN have partnered to address the growing number of lost and stolen smartphones in the country. IT engineer Jun Lozada, better known as the NBN-ZTE whistleblower, said his company, Galileo Software, has developed a mobile phone anti-theft app: “Theft Apprehension and Recovery Application”…

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BANGKOK: Thai police on Friday fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters mounting a “final fight” to topple the embattled government, two days after the prime minister was stripped of office. Thousands of protesters left their main encampment in a park in the city’s commercial district as their firebrand…

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WASHINGTON D.C.: The US Congress on Thursday (Friday in Manila) began its review of a nuclear agreement with Vietnam, which advocates say would create billions of dollars in trade but has triggered human rights concerns. President Barack Obama sent to Congress the text of the agreement which would allow the…

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WASHINGTON D.C.: The United States has condemned “ugly and disrespectful” racist comments directed at Barack Obama by North Korea’s official KCNA news agency, comparing the US president to a black “monkey” in a zoo. North Korean propaganda is known for vitriolic personal attacks on foreign leaders, but the KCNA dispatch…

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BEIJING: Beijing on Thursday swatted blame back to Hanoi after it accused Chinese ships of ramming Vietnamese vessels in disputed waters, the latest escalation in territorial disputes involving the Asian giant. Foreign ministry official Yi Xianliang said Vietnamese ships had rammed Chinese vessels 171 times since May 3—in sharp contrast…

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ABUJA: Nigeria’s president said on Thursday (Friday in Manila) that Boko Haram’s mass abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls would mark a turning point in the battle against the Islamists, as world powers joined the search to rescue the hostages. President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration has struggled to contain Boko Haram’s…

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LONDON: Britain’s Prince Charles stoked controversy during a visit to Canada by comparing the recent actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s to those of Adolf Hitler, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday. The British newspaper said several witnesses heard the prince make the comment to Marienne Ferguson, a 78-year-old who fled…

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NEW YORK: Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a new Surface Pro tablet designed as a powerful all-purpose computer fit to replace a laptop. Surface Pro 3 was touted as slimmer, bigger and more powerful than its predecessor and crafted for a world in which people want to work as well as…

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WASHINGTON: Climate change and sea level rise are threatening historic US landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to NASA’s coastal rocket launch sites, and the nation needs to prepare, scientists said. “The range and scale of impacts are alarming,” said the report by the Union of Concerned Scientists that listed…

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The Eastern Mindanao Command on Wednesday has identified the three rebels, which included a ranking New People’s Army (NPA) commander, killed in Tuesday’s botched attack at the President Roxas Municipal Police Station. Capt. Alberto Caber, the unit’s spokesperson, identified the recovered dead rebel as one “Cmdr Revo”, (real name Ronald…

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NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar: Defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations held an informal meeting with their Chinese counterpart following their annual ministerial meeting Tuesday in Myanmar’s administrative capital Naypyitaw, but issued no clear statement on recent disputes in the South China Sea. Still, the meeting came amid rising tensions…