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By Mayvelin U. Caraballo Reporter The remittances of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) further rose in March 2013, reaching $1.9 billion, up by 3.7 percent year-on-year increment. The March figure brought the cumulative remittances for the first quarter of 2013 to $5.6 billion, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).…

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TWO divisions of the Sandigan­bayan gave Juan “Mike” Miguel Arroyo the go signal to visit Japan and Hong Kong to tour his children and grandchildren. The anti-graft court’s fourth and fifth divisions allowed Arroyo to fly abroad from June 1 to 9 to spend time with his family. He was…

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HAVING been educated in elite learning institutions like the London School of Economics, University of the Philippines-College of Law and Harvard University, it was not easy and seemed off for Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara of Aurora province to reach out and blend in with the masses he promises to…

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By Jing Villamente, Ritchie Horario and Neil Alcober Reporters SAVE for some areas where politicians have finished their term, Metro Manila’s political landscape remains practically the same in the aftermath of Monday’s polls as most incumbents managed to get reelected to their posts. In Quezon City, for instance, local Team…


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By Jomar Canlas Senior Reporter And Van Santos and Catherine S. Valente Reporters FORMER president Joseph ‘Erap” Estrada was proclaimed the mayor-elect of Manila on Tuesday after walloping incumbent Mayor Alfredo Lim in one of t he tightest electoral races witnessed in the capital city. Estrada, who was kicked out…

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By Llanesca T. Panti Reporter IF there was one big surprise from Monday’s elections, it was the way Team PNoy Senate bet Grace Poe-Llamanzares leaped to the top of the Senate race. Even Llamanzares did not see it coming, since Sen. Loren Legarda had consistently topped pre-election surveys. The former…

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TOKYO: The Bank of Japan (BoJ) will this month cut its forecast for both economic growth and inflation amid a slowdown in the global economy and cheaper commodities, a leading newspaper said over the weekend. The central bank will unveil the downward revisions in its biannual outlook for economic activity…

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BEIJING: As once-stellar growth rates start to dip, watchers of China’s mammoth economy worry that it could be worse than it looks because the official figures might not be telling the whole story. But amid mistrust of government numbers, economists are divided over what other measurements they can use. Official…

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LONDON: China is seeking to assert its growing influence on global oil markets with a yuan-denominated crude futures contract expected to be launched this year. At the same time, analysts warn that the second-largest oil consumer after the United States will struggle to compete with more established benchmarks such as…

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CERTAIN politicians have been talking about running in next year’s national elections, and one can only imagine how much they will be spending next year in hopping from island to island to make sure their campaign covers a significant area of the archipelago of more than 7,000 islands. In the…

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FOR years, I’ve fantasized on getting enough evidence to prove the differing aptitude and interest between male and female managers in giving the best possible service to their employees. It’s an inevitable talk in people management. If you treat your employees well, they will respond in a positive way to…

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The Philippines has reduced international financial liabilities as of the second quarter, but overall it remains a debtor nation, central bank data released earlier this week showed. The international investment position (IIP)—a summary of the country’s stock of financial claims on and liabilities to the rest of the world—was a…

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WASHINGTON D.C.: About one in 25 inmates sentenced to death in the United States was likely wrongly convicted, a study said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). Estimating the rate of false convictions, which the study put at 4.1 percent, is no easy task since there is no central database and…

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WASHINGTON D.C.: US scientists say they have made progress toward developing treatments for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), after the death toll from the newly emerged and often fatal disease topped 100 in Saudi Arabia. There are currently no vaccines or antiviral treatments for MERS, a severe respiratory disease with…

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BEIRUT: An international rights group called on Tuesday for the United Nations Security Council to block the flow of weapons to Syria’s regime, which it said was launching indiscriminate attacks with “barrel bombs.” The call from Human Rights Watch (HRW) came a day after a group of prominent legal experts…

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SEOUL: North Korea held a live-fire drill near its maritime border with South Korea on Tuesday, with Seoul vowing a “strong” response if any shells fall on its side of the disputed boundary. A similar exercise a month ago resulted in the two rivals firing hundreds of artillery shells into…

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HONG KONG: A Hong Kong woman who allegedly tortured her Indonesian domestic helper in a case which sparked international concern is facing new charges relating to unpaid wages and owed holidays, a court heard on Tuesday. Law Wan-tung, a 44-year-old mother-of-two, was arrested in January for seriously wounding Erwiana Sulistyaningsih,…

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SEOUL: South Korean President Park Geun-Hye apologized on Tuesday for her government’s failure to combat systemic and regulatory “evils” blamed for the loss of about 300 lives in a ferry disaster. Two days after her prime minister resigned over the tragedy, Park’s comments are another attempt to defuse growing public…

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The Philippines said Thursday it would ask a UN tribunal to expedite its appeal to declare China’s expansive claims to the South China Sea invalid, as tensions over the contested waters worsen. A formal request will be filed seeking a resolution on the case within the year or early 2015,…

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RIO DE JANEIRO: Spain became the fifth holders to be eliminated from the World Cup at the first stage after their 2-0 defeat by Chile at the Maracana on Wednesday. Here AFP Sports looks at five reasons why it all went wrong for the holders in Brazil. – Sticking with…

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KUALA LUMPUR: The boat that sank off Malaysia with 97 Indonesian illegal migrants was likely carrying three times more passengers than it could safely transport, authorities said Wednesday as they expanded a search for 26 still missing. Nine bodies have been found after the vessel, overloaded with people heading home…

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LOS ANGELES: “Jersey Boys” has become a global stage show triumph, but Clint Eastwood’s new film version highlights the rivalries, shady dealings and hit records of 1960s megastars The Four Seasons. The movie, based on the hit Broadway musical, shines a spotlight on what singer Frankie Valli and guitarist Tommy…

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RIO DE JANEIRO: Spain’s long reign as the kings of international football came to a dramatic end at the World Cup, with the defending champions sent crashing out after a 2-0 defeat to Chile. On a day when King Juan Carlos tearfully sealed his abdication after a four-decade reign, Spain’s…

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WASHINGTON: Florida put to death a convicted double killer, the third execution in 24 hours in the United States, amid a raging controversy over lethal injection methods. The flurry of executions brings a swift end to a seven-week hiatus in executions in the US following a botched procedure in Oklahoma…