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THE Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) on Friday said the government’s claim in the disputed 18.4 hectares Payanig sa Pasig property was strengthened with the authentication of the land titles. “LRA [Land Registration Authority] upholds authenticity of PCGG land title [one of 2 titles to the property] to 2.4…

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TO promote local animation industry, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is adding a new category for animated videos in its annual award-giving event. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino, who is also the overall MMFF head, said that animation will be under the New Wave Section dedicated…

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THE Bureau of Customs on Friday confiscated smuggled cigarettes and condiments after conducting a raid in a warehouse in Tondo, Manila. The smuggled products were hidden in a warehouse located in the corner of Padre Rada Street and Elcana Street in Tondo. Customs operatives and agents said they received a…

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Showbiz personalities and old faces dominated the council race in Quezon City. Actor-turned politician and second district Councilor Alfred Vargas was elected as representative of the newly created District 5 (Novaliches area). TV host and comedian Anjo Yllana, a former vice mayor of Parañaque City, has been elected councilor in…

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As neophyte senator 15 years ago, Loren Legarda had to learn the ropes the hard way. Now she wants to make the process easier for a Senate newcomer, Nancy Binay. Legarda recalled that she also had to learn the ropes when she first became senator in 1998. She admitted that…

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The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) raised concern over the decision of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to suspend the release of tallies from the transparency server after the partial proclamation of winning senators. PPCRV communications and media coordinator…

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BEIJING: Chinese manufacturing activity fell into contraction in August, with an official index on Tuesday slumping to a three-year low in the latest sign of a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy. The official Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) came in at 49.7 last month, the National Bureau of Statistics said…

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HONG KONG: Asian stocks sank on Tuesday after more data showed weakness in China’s economy, while gold and the yen advanced as investors fled to safer assets. The Tokyo bourse, which shed almost 4 percent, was the biggest loser in the region, providing a lead for the major European markets,…

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SEOUL: Samsung unveiled its latest smartwatch on Tuesday as the South Korean tech giant seeks to challenge Apple’s global domination in the fast-growing wearable device market. The round-faced Gear S2 is fitted with a 1.2-inch (30 millimeter) circular screen and allows for mobile payment and remote control over home appliances…

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BRUSSELS: Unemployment in the eurozone fell to 10.9 percent in July, the first time it has dipped below 11 percent since February 2012, raising hopes that economic recovery is taking hold, official data showed on Tuesday. Joblessness in the 19-nation currency bloc fell from 11.1 percent in June, the EU…

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FRANKFURT: German unemployment remained at historically low levels in August as the recovery in Europe’s biggest economy continued on track, data showed on Tuesday. The number of people registered as unemployed in Germany fell by a seasonally adjusted 7,000 to 2.79 million, the lowest level since December 1991, the Federal…

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LONDON: The British law firm that employs George Clooney’s girlfriend Amal Alamuddin confirmed on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) that the couple were engaged and offered its congratulations. Doughty Street Chambers in London said it was “delighted” that the human rights lawyer and the Oscar-winning heart-throb were to tie the knot.…

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The rumors can be put to rest. Word finally arrived on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila( morning confirming precisely which actors will have a role in Star Wars: Episode VII, the film that will return George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away to the multiplex December 18, 2015. Adam Driver, best known…

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LUGANSK, Ukraine: Russia and the United States stepped up their rhetoric over the spiraling crisis in Ukraine, as pro-Moscow militants shored up control of key buildings in the country’s increasingly chaotic east on Wednesday. President Vladimir Putin threatened that US sanctions against Moscow could harm Western energy interests in Russia,…

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei: The sultan of oil-rich Brunei announced that tough Islamic criminal punishments would be introduced today, pushing ahead with plans that have sparked rare domestic criticism of the fabulously wealthy ruler and international condemnation. “With faith and gratitude to Allah the almighty, I declare that tomorrow, Thursday…

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WASHINGTON D.C.: As Afghanistan prepares to hand over power to a new president and US combat forces depart, the United States’ special inspector general for the war-torn country paints a bleak picture of its long-term prospects in a new report to Congress. The report, of which McClatchy (MCT) obtained an…

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WASHINGTON D.C.: At least 35 people were killed in tornadoes that ravaged neighborhoods across six states, US media said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila), but Mother Nature was not done yet and was threatening to unleash hail the size of baseballs. In hard-hit Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, at least 17…

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HONG KONG: University of Santo Tomas (UST) standout Sean Terence Zamora delivered the country’s first gold medal in the 2014 Hong Kong Stingrays Swimming Championships held at the Hong Kong International School swimming pool here. Zamora, an incoming Grade 9 student at UST Pay High School, was fastest in the…

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MEXICO CITY – A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico and the nation’s capital early Saturday, prompting people to flee into the streets in the dead of night two days after a similar temblor. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries following the quake, which struck as…

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The in-studio video posted Thursday on actor Tyrese Gibson’s Facebook page is raucous and choppy, a party scene with a mix of explicit language, big laughs and nimble dance moves. But its message is unmistakable, delivered by Dr. Dre himself: “The first billionaire in hip-hop, right here from the (expletive…

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The government said Saturday it was investigating a Filipina diplomat charged in Canada for alleged human trafficking involving the exploitation of her nanny. “The (foreign affairs) department takes very seriously any allegations of misconduct of its employees. The department is conducting an inquiry into the matter,” Department of Foreign…

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Government authorities foiled a bombing attempt Friday night in Sharrif Aguak, Maguindanao. The foiled bombing was confirmed on Saturday by Maguindanao police chief Sr. Supt. Rodelio Jocson. Jocson said that a team from the Explosive and Ordnance Disposal (EOD) recovered an improvised explosive device (IED) in front of the Sharrif…