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4 ambassadors, science chief likely to get CA nod

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Appointments (CA) has recommended the confirmation of four ambassadors and Science Secretary Fortunato dela Peña.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 4:00 pm

Actor Montano to head Tourism Promotions Board

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Cesar Montano has been appointed by President Duterte to head the marketing arm of the country’s tourism department.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 4:00 pm

SMC donates P1 B to government for drug rehab centers

MANILA, Philippines – The government is getting more funds for the construction of drug rehabilitation facilities as part of the effort to fight illegal drug
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 4:00 pm

US envoy vows to expand ties with Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – The new US ambassador has vowed to expand ties between Manila and Washington, which have been strained by differences over President Du
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 4:00 pm

Panel recommends murder, kidnapping raps vs Matobato

MANILA, Philippines – After testifying against President Duterte, self-confessed Davao death squad (DDS) member Edgar Matobato will be the one to get charged
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 4:00 pm

SC junks Revilla plea to dismiss plunder case

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday junked the bid of former senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 4:00 pm

House to start Cha-cha initiative early next year

MANILA, Philippines – The Charter change (Cha-cha) initiative that will shift the country to the federal system starts moving in the House of Representatives
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 4:00 pm

DepEd to review condom distribution in schools

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) will look into the proposal of the Department of Health (DOH) to distribute condoms in schools to p
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 4:00 pm

Coast Guard chief, predecessor suspended for graft

MANILA, Philippines – The Office of the Ombudsman ordered yesterday the suspension of Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) chief Rear Admiral William Melad and 24 ot
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 4:00 pm

Senate to ignore ombudsman’s dismissal of Villanueva

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate has voted against implementing the dismissal order on Sen.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 4:00 pm

Al Gore calls his meeting with Trump 'extremely interesting' - Manila Bulletin


Manila Bulletin

Al Gore calls his meeting with Trump 'extremely interesting'
Manila Bulletin
WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Al Gore said Monday he had a “productive” meeting with Donald Trump, calling it “an extremely interesting conversation.” Former Vice President Al Gore speaks to members of the media after meeting with Ivanka ...
Trump, ex-Vice President Gore meet to talk climate policyChannel NewsAsia
Gore meeting latest sign Trump softening on climate?Rappler
Trump Meets With Al Gore on Climate Issues Amid Pressure From His ChildrenWall Street Journal
Miami Herald -Inquirer.net -New York Times -Daily Beast
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 6:38 am

Klay Thompson goes off for new career-high 60 points in Warriors rout of Pacers - Rappler


Rappler

Klay Thompson goes off for new career-high 60 points in Warriors rout of Pacers
Rappler
60 POINTS. Klay Thompson sizzles for a new career-high 60 points. File Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP. MANILA, Philippines – Klay Thompson was on fire once again as he set a new career-high of 60 points in the Golden State Warriors' 142-106 ...
Klay Thompson proves he hasn't sacrificed a thing with his incredible 60-point performanceFOXSports.com
Klay Thompson erupts for 60 points in Warriors' blowout of the PacersThe Mercury News
Klay Thompson scores a career-high 60 points in Warriors' blowout win over PacersSports Illustrated
SFGate -Yahoo Sports -ESPN (blog) -Bleacher Report
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 6:18 am

Japan PM Abe won't apologize at Pearl Harbor – government - Rappler


Rappler

Japan PM Abe won't apologize at Pearl Harbor – government
Rappler
Local television news displays Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaking to reporters at his official residence in Tokyo on December 5, 2016. Jiji Press/AFP. TOKYO, Japan (UPDATED) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will honor war dead but won't ...
Japanese leader Abe won't apologize for Pearl HarborInquirer.net
After Pearl Harbour, this mail plane was sent on a mission to find the attackers ... with three riflesSouth China Morning Post
Japan PM's Pearl Harbor visit won't be for apology: spokesmanManila Bulletin
CNN -Daily Mail -Firstpost -The Japan Times
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 6:18 am

Duterte wants GPH-NDF agreement before release of political detainees - GMA News


GMA News

Duterte wants GPH-NDF agreement before release of political detainees
GMA News
President Rodrigo Duterte wants the peace panels of the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) to sign an agreement before he moves for the release more than 100 political detainees. In a speech delivered during the lighting of the ...
Duterte administration stalling peace efforts — KarapatanInquirer.net
Dureza assures ageing & ailing political prisoners will be released soonThe Manila Times
Duterte not ready to release more political prisonersBusinessWorld Online Edition
Coconuts Manila -Malaya -Northbound Philippines News Online -Minda News
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 6:11 am

Philippines VP vows to take on Duterte after cabinet exit - Business Insider


Business Insider

Philippines VP vows to take on Duterte after cabinet exit
Business Insider
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo resigned from the cabinet on Monday but vowed to lead the opposition and challenge the policies of President Rodrigo Duterte, including his deadly war on drugs and moves to reinstate the death ...

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Posted: December 6, 2016, 5:13 am

Cuba starts return to normal as mourning for Castro ends - Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Cuba starts return to normal as mourning for Castro ends
Daily Mail
HAVANA (AP) — Music is playing in the streets again. Tourists are sipping mojitos at sidewalk cafes. Flags are flapping at full staff. After nine days of national mourning for Fidel Castro, Cuba is slowly returning to noisy, boisterous normality. Cuba ...
Cuba's sugar exports help explain the rise of Fidel CastroSouth China Morning Post
Castro's death reveals our divided world viewsNews24
Understanding the Fidels of the World requires Empathy-based Nuance: Embrace and Teach ItHuffington Post
CNN Philippines -STLtoday.com -Washington Times -teleSUR English
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 5:02 am

Philippine Inflation Accelerates Unexpectedly To 21-Month High - RTT News


Philippine Inflation Accelerates Unexpectedly To 21-Month High
RTT News
Philippine consumer price inflation accelerated unexpectedly in November to the highest level in twenty-one months, figures from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed Monday. The consumer price index rose 2.5 percent year-over-year in November, ...

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Posted: December 6, 2016, 4:27 am

Senate ratifies Philippines' AIIB membership - Manila Bulletin


Manila Bulletin

Senate ratifies Philippines' AIIB membership
Manila Bulletin
The Senate has concurred with the ratification by President Rodrigo Duterte of the Articles of Agreement of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). MB FILE—Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Reuters | mb.com.ph. MB FILE—Asian ...

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Posted: December 6, 2016, 4:24 am

Ombudsman orders suspension of 25 PCG officials - The Standard


Ombudsman orders suspension of 25 PCG officials
The Standard
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered a 6-month preventive suspension of 25 high-ranking officials of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). The officials face charges of grave misconduct, serious dishonesty and conduct prejudicial to the interest ...

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Posted: December 6, 2016, 3:20 am

South Korea president’s impeachment looks certain

The impeachment of South Korea's scandal-hit president, Park Geun-Hye, looked certain Tuesday as dissident lawmakers in her ruling party said they would support an opposition motion calling for her ouster.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 2:58 am

Brazil's Supreme Court removes indicted head of Senate

Brazil's Supreme Court ruled on Monday for the removal of Renan Calheiros as president of the Senate, after the top court indicted him last week on charges of embezzlement, a court spokesman said.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 10:30 pm

Italy's Renzi to quit after budget

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi formally resigned Monday after a crushing referendum defeat that has sent shockwaves around Europe -- though his departure will be delayed by a final task, passing a budget.  
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 8:52 pm

Death toll rises to at least 36 from California warehouse inferno

The confirmed death toll from a weekend fire that raced through a converted warehouse during a dance party in Oakland, California, rose to 36 on Monday, and investigators said they were certain more bodies would be pulled from the rubble.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 8:46 pm

Trump has broad power to implement immigration policies – legal experts

President-elect Donald Trump will be able to make many of his promised changes in immigration policy unilaterally by exercising the same kind of executive powers he criticized President Barack Obama for using.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 7:50 pm

Venezuelan women flock to Colombia border town to sell hair

 Women from crisis-hit Venezuela are crossing the border in droves and selling their hair in a Colombian border town in order to afford scarce basic necessities such as food, diapers or medicines.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 7:45 pm

Swiss Catholic bishops create $500,000-fund for sex abuse victims

Catholic bishops in Switzerland have created a fund to help people sexually abused by clergy members in cases where the statute of limitations has passed, they said Monday.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 6:53 pm

West Mosul shelled as Iraq steps up fight against Islamic State

Western-backed Iraqi forces have begun shelling parts of west Mosul, residents said, in preparation for a new front against Islamic State seven weeks into a difficult campaign to drive the militants from the city.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 4:01 pm

China says Trump clear about Taiwan, in touch with his team

US President-elect Trump is clear about China's position on the Taiwan issue and China has maintained contacts with his team, the foreign ministry said on Monday, as Trump took to Twitter to complain about Chinese economic and military policy.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 3:54 pm

Account of Syrian girl who tweeted about Aleppo disappears online

The Twitter account of a seven-year-old Syrian girl, who garnered followers worldwide with her updates from Aleppo, has become inactive on the micro-blogging site as government forces advance into the city's rebel-controlled areas.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 3:13 pm

Japan PM to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama, to ‘console souls’ of victims

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he will visit Pearl Harbor this month with US President Barack Obama "to console the souls" of victims of Japan's surprise attack on US forces there 75 years ago.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 2:32 pm

South Korean tycoons to take center stage in political scandal

The heads of nine of South Korea's top conglomerates controlling revenue equivalent to half the country's economy face an unprecedented televised grilling by lawmakers on Tuesday, as the glare from a widening political scandal falls on Korea Inc.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 2:23 pm

UN launches record $22.2 billion humanitarian appeal for 2017

The United Nations launched a record humanitarian appeal on Monday, asking for $22.2 billion in 2017 to help almost 93 million people hit by conflicts and natural disasters.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 1:55 pm

Carson accepts Trump's offer to head US housing department

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a presidential rival-turned-supporter, has accepted U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nomination to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Trump's transition team said on Monday.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 1:48 pm

Russia, Philippines vow military cooperation - Business Standard


Russia, Philippines vow military cooperation
Business Standard
Top diplomats of Russia and Philippines on Monday said the two countries were ready to develop bilateral cooperation in the military sphere, but are against the idea of creating new military alliances in the Asia-Pacific region. "As far as military ...

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Posted: December 5, 2016, 1:47 pm

Some warehouse visitors saw warning signs in advance of Oakland fire

About six months before Friday's conflagration that destroyed an Oakland warehouse and killed at least 33 people attending a party, builder Matt Hummel walked into the building and saw danger.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 1:43 pm

LA press club honors GMA-7's Hollywood correspondent 

GMA-7's Hollywood correspondent Janet Susan R. Nepales has won third place in the recently-held Los Angeles Press Club's Ninth Annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism (NAEJ) Awards.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 7:51 am

OFWs warned vs. online scam using Labor chief Bello's name

Filipino workers abroad have been warned against an online solicitation scam using Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III's name.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 7:15 am

PHL eyes Russia as new OFW destination

The government is looking at Russia as the next work destination for skilled Filipino workers, in light of an apparent decrease in the demand for OFWs in the Middle East.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 5:13 am

Couple becomes first Pinoy same-sex couple to marry in Italy

A Filipino same-sex couple of 11 years finally tied the knot in a historic ceremony in Milan, Italy, a report on Unang Balita on Friday said.
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Posted: December 2, 2016, 7:32 am

DOLE mulls banning deployment of domestic helpers to Kuwait

The Labor Department is considering a ban on the deployment of Filipino domestic helpers to Kuwait due to reports of abuses by employers.  
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Posted: December 2, 2016, 12:41 am

US Congress passes bill giving highest honor to Pinoy WWII vets

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday (US time) unanimously passed the bill that seeks to award Filipino World War II veterans the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor the US Congress gives to civilians.
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Posted: December 1, 2016, 11:21 am

US top court divided on immigration detention dispute

WASHINGTON - A divided US Supreme Court struggled on Wednesday with how to resolve a dispute over whether immigrants detained by the US government for more than six months while deportation proceedings take place should be able to seek their release.
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Posted: December 1, 2016, 7:03 am

Yasay: Pinoys in South Korea safe amid growing protests

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said Filipinos remain to be safe in South Korea despite a growing political crisis there that stemmed from a scandal involving President Park Geun-hye.
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Posted: December 1, 2016, 5:38 am

Webinar offers OFWs chance to become millionaire

OFWs work for most of their lives to provide for their families, only to come home and continue working due to lack of savings — a vicious cycle that inspired an OFW couple to come up with a webinar project.
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Posted: November 30, 2016, 10:03 am

OAV registration for 2019 elections to start Dec. 1 –Comelec

Registration for the overseas absentee voting for the 2019 midterm elections will start on Thursday, December 1 (Philippine time), according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
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Posted: November 30, 2016, 9:43 am

Young Fil-Am daredevil back to scaling high-rises again

The Filipino-American teenager who was arrested in 2014 for illegally climbing the World Trade Center has repeated his fearless stunt, this time involving several other high-rise buildings in New York. 
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Posted: November 30, 2016, 6:15 am

Gov't, airlines agree to free OFWs from paying airport fee

Returning overseas Filipino workers, whose tickets were purchased abroad, will be exempted from paying the terminal fee starting March 2017, according to the Department of Transportation.
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Posted: November 29, 2016, 5:56 am

US lawmakers set to vote on bill giving highest honor to Pinoy WWII vets

The US House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill that seeks to award Filipino World War II veterans the Congressional Gold Medal on November 30, two American lawmakers said Tuesday.
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Posted: November 29, 2016, 5:38 am

Jersey City, Newark pledge to remain 'sanctuary' cities

Amid mass demonstrations across the country protesting the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency and his plan to deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants, two cities in New Jersey have reaffirmed their “commitment to remain welcoming and inclusive.”
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Posted: November 29, 2016, 5:02 am

California-based 'manong' honors legacy of pioneer immigrants

Fil-Am Roger Cruz vows that nothing touches his crops but water and human hands. 
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Posted: November 28, 2016, 5:13 am
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