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JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima allegedly lobbied for her chief-of-staff in order to get the nod from her fellow members of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) for the Court of Appeals (CA) justice portfolio. Instead of inhibiting herself from the voting, de Lima even went to the extent of…

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A lawmaker has backed the filing of criminal raps to the owners and operators of public utility vehicles (PUVs) in cases of injuries and deaths caused by road accidents. Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian of Valenzuela City, a stalwart of the Nationalist People’s Coalition, made the call on Thursday in light of…

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During the third quarter survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS), more Filipinos said they are optimistic of a better 2014. For the next 12 months, 40 percent of the total respondents claimed to expect improvements in the quality of their lives while 6% said otherwise. From a net +28…

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The rent control law, which expires on December 31, has been extended for two years, Vice President Jejomar Binay announced on Wednesday. Binay, who is also chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), said the extension of the Rent Control Act of 2009 or Republic Act (RA)…


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The elderly are still entitled to their 20-percent discount privilege as long as they can present other valid identification (ID) cards in lieu of their senior citizens card. Vice President Jejomar Binay reminded business establishments that the 20-percent discount applies even if the senior citizen doesn’t present the ID card…

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The government will need P361 billion, or $8.2 million for its reconstruction projects in typhoon-devastated provinces, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said the amount will be disbursed over four years and cover projects detailed in the Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda (RAY)…

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FRANKFURT: The German economy, Europe’s biggest, is likely to slow down in the second quarter after showing steady growth in the year’s first three months, the Bundesbank central bank said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). “The German economy started 2016 with a lot of momentum,” it said in its latest…

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SINGAPORE: Oil prices resumed their rise in Asia on Tuesday, staying above $41 a barrel, as Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) raised hopes of a moderate rebound and announced a meeting of key producers in April. At about 6a.m. local time US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for…

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TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose sharply on Tuesday, fuelled by weakness in the yen, but broader Asian markets were subdued as last week’s rally waned. A sense of stability has returned to global markets following the Federal Reserve’s decision last week to scale back its forecasts on hiking borrowing costs, after…

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MOSCOW: Russia’s recession-hit economy has propelled the country’s poverty rate to a nine-year high, state statistics published on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) showed, as the country struggles to cope with a crippling economic crisis. An average of 19.2 million Russians—or 13.4 percent of the population—were living last year on less…

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KIEV: Ukraine’s war-torn economy shrank by nearly 10 percent in 2015 as its financial sector imploded and consumer demand shriveled up because of the currency’s steep drop against the dollar. The state statistics service’s final adjusted figure of a 9.9-percent contraction in the gross domestic product was an improvement on…

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RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian state oil company Petrobras on Monday reported a record loss for 2015, hit by the crash in crude prices and a corruption scandal in which it is the central player. The firm said it lost 34.8 billion reals ($9.6 billion), its second year in the red…

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TAIPEI: Taiwan’s navy successfully test-fired two anti-ship missiles from a submarine, in the first such exercise since the weapons were acquired from the United States, local media reported on Sunday. The Harpoon missiles were launched from Hai Hu (Sea Tiger), a Dutch-built conventional submarine, during a drill last week, the…

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KARACHI: The son of slain former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto launched his formal political debut in a massive rally Saturday, vowing to resist extremism and stop the Islamic State group from gaining a foothold in the country. Tens of thousands of people gathered to hear Bilawal Bhutto Zardari amid ultra-tight…

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MARINA DEL RAY: Conservation group Sea Shepherd launch a new ship named after award-winning actor Martin Sheen as its exiled founder said he hopes to return to the US next year. Sea Shepherd founder Captain Paul Watson said via Skype that he hoped to return from France, where he said…

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WASHINGTON: The United States joined Britain, France, Germany and Italy on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) in calling for an “immediate” end to long-running violence there between government forces and militias. The countries also said in a joint statement that they were ready to use individual sanctions against hostile actors who “threaten…

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BAGHDAD: Bombings in and around Baghdad, including a suicide attack, killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens on Thursday (Friday in Manila), police and medical sources said. At least 10 people were killed by car bombs near the frequently targeted Baghdad district of Kadhimiyah, while nine died in a…

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UNITED NATIONS, United States: Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela won coveted seats on the UN Security Council on Thursday (Friday in Manila), but Turkey suffered a humbling defeat in its bid to join the world’s “top table.” The five countries garnered the required two-thirds support from the 193-country…

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KIRKUK: Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadists in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group’s main strongholds. Government forces have battled their way north for months, notching up key victories against IS, but Tikrit…

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The cargo and transportation capability of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) will be getting a much needed boost with the arrival of the first C-295 medium lift aircraft from Spanish manufacturer EADS/CASA-Airbus Military this March. This was confirmed by Department of National Defense (DND) undersecretary for finance, modernization and materiel…

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ISHINOMAKI: Britain’s Prince William on Sunday made a pilgrimage to port communities devastated by a huge tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, receiving origami paper cranes from survivors before the fourth anniversary of the disaster. Winding up his first trip to the country, the second-in-line to the British throne visited…

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Generally fair weather condition over the rest of country will prevail apart from isolated light rains over parts of Extreme Northern Luzon due to weak Northeast Monsoon, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical amd Astronomical Services Administration on Monday. In its Monday forecast, PAGASA said the islands of Batanes, Calayan and…