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US announces one-year ban on temporary work visas for Filipinos

The US Department of Homeland Security has banned issuing visas for new Filipino workers seeking agricultural and non-agricultural jobs in the country for a year......»»

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Groups call for more restorative process for children in conflict with law

Several groups, including the Commission on Human Rights and a group of psychologists, on Tuesday called on the government to consider a more “restorative” path of justice for children in conflict with the law, instead of treating them as criminals......»»

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EDITORIAL - Preventable diseases

A fake news report circulated recently about certain members of prominent families landing in the intensive care unit or even dying of a severe strain of pneumonia......»»

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Philippines urged to shift to nuclear energy

A visiting American environmentalist is making the rounds, stirring in his wake renewed discussion on the benefits-vs-risks of using nuclear energy to generate cheaper electricity......»»

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Autonomy

The vote for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) went through about as peacefully as it could possibly be......»»

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Christmas is finally over in Cebu

As the old folks used to say, now that the Sinulog Festival is finally over last Sunday, Christmas is also over in Cebu......»»

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Emily not on the run but running

It is refreshing that people are now talking – beyond politics, governance, budget allocations going to in-laws, and profanity in government executive suites, in the halls of Congress, and in meetings where officials outdo one another with their choice cuss words......»»

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Reviving Manila Bay

I am glad to hear that the government is taking concrete steps to bring Manila Bay back to its former glory – or at the very least, as close to its former glory as possible......»»

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China’s anti-graft campaign crushes ‘tigers‘

BEIJING – The list of “tigers” (senior officials taken down on corruption charges) grew by 51 last year, fulfilling the vow by Chinese graft fighters that “the battle will not end.” “We will continue to see that there are no no-go zones, no stone is left unturned and no tolerance is shown for corruption,” said […].....»»

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Israel confirms attacking Iran forces

JERUSALEM — In an extraordinary statement, the Israeli military confirmed early Monday that it attacked Iranian military targets in Syria, hours after carrying out a rare daylight air raid near the Damascus International Airport. The statement was issued hours after Israeli missile defenses intercepted an incoming missile over the Golan Heights in the wake of […].....»»

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Officials banned from liquor profiteering

GUIYANG — Authorities in southwest China’s Guizhou province have banned officials from taking part in the operation and using their position to influence the sales of the Moutai liquor as part of the anti-graft drive. The regulation was issued Thursday in Guizhou, the birthplace of the Moutai liquor, produced by Kweichow Moutai Co., Ltd. The […].....»»

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Mexico explosion deaths reach 79

MEXICO CITY — The death toll from a fiery explosion in central Mexico rose to 79 on Sunday as authorities vowed to hold accountable, those responsible for a deliberate fuel-line puncture that drew hundreds of people looking to gather gasoline before it ignited. The search for human remains at the site of the explosion in […].....»»

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Syria pullout worries former top official

The United States has no plan for Syria as it proceeds with President Donald Trump’s order to pull American troops out of the country. Trump announced the US withdrawal because, he said, IS had been defeated — something McGurk and others dispute Brett McGurk, who was America’s envoy to the US-led global coalition against the […].....»»

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Frozen

A child plays on the frozen Songhua River in Harbin, capital of northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province......»»

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Spring Festival draws 34.7-M train riders

BEIJING — The Beijing Railway Bureau (BRB) expects to see 34.7 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 6.8 percent, during the country’s Spring Festival travel rush from Monday to 1 March this year. The Beijing Railway Station is expected to transport 4.14 million passengers, up one percent from the previous year. The Beijing West Railway […].....»»

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Bong Go: Nueva Ecija’s ‘adopted son’

Citing his work as former Special Assistant to the President (SAP), his role in bridging the concerns of the people to President Rodrigo Duterte and his continued support for Nueva Ecija, the Provincial Board of Nueva Ecija has declared aspiring senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go as Nueva Ecija’s adopted son and expressed their support in […].....»»

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Absentee mayors to face admin raps

At least five Northern Luzon mayors who were ‘absent’ during the onslaught of Typhoon “Ompong” in September 2018 may face administrative charges before the Office of the Ombudsman. According to Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya, investigation by the department found that the explanations given by the five mayors […].....»»

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Aris stages 10th anti-drug concert

By JUNE S. BLANCO REP. Erico Aristotle Aumentado (Bohol, 2nd District) will stage anew an anti-drug concert in Ubay town as one of its nightly entertainment in the rundown to the town fiesta. “Let’s eat, drink, have fun, enjoy music and be merry – all without drugs – this fiesta,” Aumentado exhorts the youth, the […].....»»

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The STAR Cover (January 22, 2019)

The STAR Cover (January 22, 2019).....»»

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79% of Muslims in favor of Bangsamoro Organic Law — SWS

Majority of Muslims nationwide are in favor of the approval of the proposed Bangsamoro Organic Law, according to the latest Social Weather Stations survey......»»

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