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& lsquo;No let-up vs. Reds amid peace bid& rsquo;

The death of an elderly woman and a policeman following an NPA attack in Samar last Friday will not stop the planned resumption of the government’s peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines, an official said Sunday......»»

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Tokyo& rsquo;s heat-proof Olympic Stadium

Tokyo formally unveiled its 60,000-seater main Olympic Stadium Sunday, more than seven months before the 2020 Opening Ceremony—with a host of special features to beat the feared heat......»»

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Rights activists go to court over piglets

Little piggies go to market, but in Germany they also go to court......»»

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Ampatuan killings: 80 suspects at large

Ten years after the Maguindanao massacre took place on Nov. 23, 2009, 80 other accused, “mostly shooters,” have managed to evade arrest and prosecution......»»

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9-day Simbang Gabi rings in Christmas tradition, filial devotion

The nine-day Midnight Mass starting today in Aglipayan and Catholic churches symbolizes the jubilant celebration of the Mass or Service of Worship in honor of the Nativity of Jesus, a tradition that began in the early 400s......»»

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Miss World dedicates win to & lsquo;that little girl& rsquo;

Jamaican psychology student Toni-Ann Singh was crowned Miss World 2019 Saturday at a ceremony in London, with Miss France and Miss India runners-up in the beauty pageant......»»

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& lsquo;AFP takeover of water firms has legal basis& rsquo;

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Sunday defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to order a military takeover of the operations of the two private water concessionaires in Metro Manila, saying the Chief Executive has authority to do so under the 1987 Constitution......»»

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Senators urged to take steps for charter change

Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez on Sunday called on senators to back a measure that would amend the 1987 Constitution, particularly a provision that would ensure three senators for each of the country’s nine regions......»»

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6.8 quake jolts Davao; kid dies

A powerful earthquake hit Mindanao on Sunday, killing a child and damaging buildings in an area still recovering from a string of deadly quakes in October......»»

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Year in Search: Google Philippines lists down top trending topics of 2019

Google Philippines recaps the trends, news, personalities, shows, and events that topped Filipinos’ search queries in 2019. The results of the annual Year in Search show how Filipinos are spending their time online and embracing the digital age. .....»»

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A state commitment

The Presidential Communications Operations Office held a Freedom of Information summit last week in Makati City. By virtue of Executive Order No. 2 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte just a few days after assuming office in 2016, it is the PCOO that is tasked to coordinate among all government agencies to ensure that the administration’s FOI program—even as it only applies to the Executive Department—is properly implemented......»»

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Urgent power supply agreements

The Energy Regulatory Commission held a series of public hearings on six power supply agreements awarded under the required Competitive Selection Process. The results of these hearing will be critical considering the expiration of existing power contracts this month......»»

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Papa Rosso

I had mixed feelings when I first learned that Pope Francis has appointed Manila’s Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to the Roman Curia, the central governing body of the Catholic Church, to serve as prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples......»»

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Mr. Immigration Man

I rarely engage in blind item articles but this one is too intriguing for me to pass up......»»

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In character

This writer is very much saddened by the departure from mortal life of our fellow columnist and dear friend—Ambassador Andy del Rosario.  In this space, let me express my profound condolences to Mary and the family......»»

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P127 billion and counting

One hundred twenty seven billion pesos is supposed to have been lost by the two MWSS water concessionaires, Manila Water and Maynilad, from the scrapping of the extension of their concession agreement to 2037......»»

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Basilan, Binan post close victories

Basilan Steel groped for form and struggled past Sarangani Province, 85-82, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Sta. Rosa Sports Stadium in Laguna......»»

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Perlas Spikers give back to Romblon kids

Giving back to the sport that they love, the BanKo-Perlas Spikers conducted a volleyball outreach workshop to kids at Odiongan, Romblon over the weekend......»»

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New move gives PH wrestler SEAG gold

Jason Baucas studied well on how to perform a suplex against opponents while in Russia......»»

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Southwoods nears its 2nd 7-peat

Baguio City—Manila Southwoods is halfway into claiming its seventh straight title in the 70th Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament and tie its own record of having tournament’s longest streak. .....»»

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