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 2018-07-19 07:05 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte: Improving healthcare is top govt priority...

President Duterte vowed to improve the healthcare system in the country, saying it remains to be one of the government's top priority in order to give Filipinos a comfortable life....

 2018-07-19 06:57 

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Nievera quizzes Roque on spokesman position; claims Duterte is the best signing president...

The regular Thursday briefing with the Malacaang Press Corps (MPC) took an unexpected turn when Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque was quizzed about his job by singer Martin Nievera....

 2018-07-19 06:54 

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Palace looking for 'better speechwriters' for Duterte...

Malacaang is looking for "better speechwriters" for President Duterte after he often discarded prepared speeches in public events....

 2018-07-19 06:46 

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Nograles bats for expanded Social Pension Program...

House Appropriations Committee Chairman, Davao City 1st district Rep. Karlo Nograles has vowed to increase funding for the Department of Social Welfare and Development's (DSWD) Social Pension Program (SPP) in order to expand its coverage among indigen...

 2018-07-19 06:41 

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Senators confident BBL will pass High Court scrutiny...

Senators are confident that the bicameral conference committee-approved version of the proposed Bangsamoro basic law would be able to stand the Supreme Court's scrutiny and eventually be implemented smoothly to resolve the long-standing conflict in th...

 2018-07-19 06:39 

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Seniors block Venezuela streets demanding pension checks...

Perched on plastic lawn chairs and leaning on canes, scores of retirees protested Wednesday to demand payment of their retirement benefits in crisis-hit Venezuela....

 2018-07-19 06:38 

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Ilonggos appeal to SC for 25% shading of ballots cast...

It was the turn of Vice President Leni Robredo's supporters from Iloilo, this time, to make a plea with the Supreme Court to apply the 25 percent shading threshold when counting votes....

 2018-07-19 06:36 

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Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law...

Israel's parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it will lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens....

 2018-07-19 06:29 

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Prelate mourns failure to protect widow from 'wolves'...

Frustrated in the number of killings in his diocese, Caloocan Bishop Pablo David felt saddened that as a shepherd he was unable to protect his flock from "wolves."...

 2018-07-19 06:29 

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Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava...

Stunning images of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it's nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava — a fact that's squeezing the tourism-dependent ...

 2018-07-19 06:27 

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Comelec sets special registration for PWD's in Region 1...

A special registration will be held on Friday, July 20 for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)....

 2018-07-19 06:27 

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How does an online group save people from depression?...

About 10 years ago, Kates Ante would not dare to face other people nor the camera....

 2018-07-19 06:23 

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PH offers to repatriate Pinoys in uneasy Nicaragua...

The Philippine government on Thursday offered to repatriate members of the Filipino community in Nicaragua following the continuing civil unrest in that country....

 2018-07-19 06:21 

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2 cops' arrest bares police extortion racket...

Agents of the anti-scalawag unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrested early Thursday morning two lawmen assigned to the Manila Police District (MPD), with the operation exposing the prevalence of extortion racket of erring cops....

 2018-07-19 06:19 

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Palace: Let Robredo manage own political career...

Malacaang refuted claims that the administration is pushing for a federal form of government in order to cut short the term of Vice President Leni Robredo....

 2018-07-19 06:15 

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Palace puzzled: How can US sanction PH over arms deal with Russia?...

Malacaang is curious the United States could possibly sanction the Philippines for its reported purchase of grenade launchers with a blacklisted Russian firm....

 2018-07-19 06:13 

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Turnbull calls on Pope to sack archbishop for concealing child abuse...

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday called on Pope Francis to sack disgraced archbishop Philip Wilson after he was convicted of covering up child sex abuse but remains employed by the church....

 2018-07-19 06:12 

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Duterte to sign Bangsamoro Autonomous Region Law on Monday...

A bill creating a new Bangsamoro region will be finally be signed into law by President Duterte before his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday following the approval of the measure at the bicameral level, Malacaang said Thursday....

 2018-07-19 06:08 

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Death toll from India building collapse hits nine...

The death toll from a collapsed apartment block outside Delhi rose to nine on Thursday as emergency workers pulled four more bodies from a huge pile of rubble and metal, India's fire brigade said....

 2018-07-19 06:04 

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US grants $26.5-M aid to boost counterterrorism...

The United States government on Thursday said it will provide $26.5 million in assistance over the next two years to boost counterterrorism support for Philippine law enforcement agencies....

 2018-07-19 06:01 

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House committee to probe illegal logging activities...

The House Committee on Natural Resources is set to conduct a probe on the proliferation of illegal logging activities in Catanduanes and in other provinces nationwide on August 1....

 2018-07-19 06:00 

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Drilon worries BBL lacks anti-dynasty provision...

Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon on Thursday said he is not confident that the consolidated version of the Bangsamoro basic law would be as effective as they expect it to be due to its lack of a powerful anti-political dynasty provision....

 2018-07-19 04:22 

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Military looms large over divisive Pakistan election...

Accusations of military interference, encroaching extremism and a series of deadly attacks have cast an alarming shadow over Pakistan's hopes for a rare democratic transition of power in next week's election....

 2018-07-19 04:14 

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Hype Transport called to explain incremental charge...

Another ride-sharing company was summoned by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to explain its alleged illegal charging of P2 per minute travel time....

 2018-07-19 04:09 

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PAF to proceed with new chopper purchase...

Philippine Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr. said that they are in the final stages in procuring new helicopters as part of its modernization program....

 2018-07-19 04:07 

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Drug peddler slain in Bauan operation...

A suspected drug peddler was killed in an armed encounter with the authorities during an anti-illegal drug operation in Bauan town while a former security guard was held over possessions of unlicensed firearms in Batangas City, Wednesday night....

 2018-07-19 04:06 

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Despite the risks, migration fixates many in Ivory Coast...

They have a dream: to "cross the water" -- the Mediterranean -- and reach the Eldorado of Europe.And yes, they admit, there may be risks but nothing that cannot be overcome with a bit of courage....

 2018-07-19 04:01 

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After rescue, Thai soccer boys pray for fortune at temple...

The Thai soccer boys and their coach have attended a Buddhist ceremony to protect them against misfortunes, a day after they were discharged from a hospital following their rescue from a flooded cave....

 2018-07-19 04:01 

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Baptism at sea for first women to join France's nuclear subs...

Drinking a bowl of seawater followed by a glass of champagne, four French officers stood out during the traditional "baptism" to mark their inaugural submarine patrol: the first women to join a crew in the country's nuclear-powered fleet....

 2018-07-19 03:54 

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Solon condemns Batangas shootings...

BAUAN, Batangas— Deputy Speaker and Batangas 2nd District Representative Raneo Abu condemned the recent shooting of high profile personalities in Batangas province this month....

 2018-07-19 03:53 

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DOJ hampered by prosecutors lack...

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra admitted that the shortage of prosecutors continues to be a headache at the Department of Justice (DOJ)....

 2018-07-19 03:53 

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DOJ hampered by lack of prosecutors...

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra admitted that the shortage of prosecutors continues to be a headache at the Department of Justice (DOJ)....

 2018-07-19 03:49 

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'Henry' impacts 19,612 families in 4 Luzon regions...

Some 19,612 families in four regions in Luzon have been affected by tropical storm "Henry", the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said....

 2018-07-19 03:44 

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Long way home as Przewalski's horses fly to Mongolia...

Their violent kicks rattle the small army plane flying over Siberia as it transports the four rare horses from Prague to the vast Mongolian steppe where the once near-extinct species is slowly recovering....

 2018-07-19 03:43 

Manila Bulletin

CSC pushes 'Ease of Doing Business' law...

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) urged government agencies to review and revisit their systems and procedures for the purpose of re-engineering and sustaining Republic Act 11032's mandate for faster and more efficient transactions in public agencies...

 2018-07-19 03:40 

Manila Bulletin

Mexico slaps huge fine on president-elect's party...

Mexico's electoral authorities imposed a $10-million fine Wednesday on President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's party for fraudulently using money from a trust fund for earthquake victims in its campaign....

 2018-07-19 03:35 

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Trump urges Erdogan to free US pastor held in Turkey: Twitter...

President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Twitter to free an American pastor held in Turkey....

 2018-07-19 03:29 

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Angono cops says sorry on tips to avoid rape...

The Angono police have publicly apologized over a public statement it posted online on tips to prevent incidents of rape, which some critics said included inappropriate and misogynist content....

 2018-07-19 03:29 

Manila Bulletin

Street by street, gutted Syrian town begins modest reconstruction...

Khaled's delicate hands were accustomed to cutting and styling hair in his Syrian hometown Harasta. Now, they're hauling concrete and sweeping floors to repair homes ravaged by years of fighting....

 2018-07-19 03:28 

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Entry of Chinese ship in Davao cleared by DFA...

DAVAO CITY "There is nothing extraordinary."This was what Commodore Ramil Roberto Enriquez, commander of the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanano Command, said as he dispelled speculations over the docking of Chinese vessel Yuan Wang 3 on July 16 at the...

 2018-07-19 03:19 

Manila Bulletin

Republicans mull curbing Trump after Putin summit...

Donald Trump's unsettling embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin this week drew derision across the US political spectrum, but it remains to be seen whether Republicans have the will to rein in their president....

 2018-07-19 02:52 

Manila Bulletin

Chinese Taipei visitors enticed through bloggers...

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT With the help of bloggers, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) Region III are eyeing Chinese Taipei nationals to become the number one tourists to visit this premier Freeport and Central Luzon...

 2018-07-19 02:40 

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Evacuations begin from besieged pro-regime Syria towns...

Buses began evacuating fighters and civilians from two besieged pro-regime towns in Syria early on Thursday morning under a deal that will allow thousands to leave after three years of encirclement....

 2018-07-19 02:35 

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Canada: bear poaching network is broken up...

A major black bear poaching ring has been broken up in Quebec, as demand for their gallbladders from enthusiasts of traditional medicine remains high, authorities said Wednesday....

 2018-07-19 02:34 

Manila Bulletin

FBI chief reiterates: Russia meddled, whatever Putin & Trump say...

FBI director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that the US intelligence community stands by its view that Russia interfered in the 2016 US election, despite Vladimir Putin's denial this week to President Donald Trump....

 2018-07-19 02:32 

Manila Bulletin

PH could breach US sanctions if Russia arms deal proceeds...

The Philippines is at risk of breaching sanctions imposed by the United States if it proceeds with the purchase of grenade launchers from a blacklisted Russian firm, a deal that could test its longtime security alliance with Washington....

 2018-07-19 02:31 

Manila Bulletin

Trump blasts Montenegro, questions NATO mutual defense...

Trump's comments, which a former US ambassador to NATO decried as a "gift to Putin," came in an interview with Fox News when he was asked about Article 5, NATO's common defense clause which states that an attack on one member is an attack ...

 2018-07-19 02:29 

Manila Bulletin

South Korea court orders compensation to victims of 2014 ferry sinking...

SEOUL -- A South Korean court ruled on Thursday that the government and the operator of the Sewol ferry, which sank in 2014 killing more than 300 people mostly school children, must compensate the victims' families, the Yonhap news agency said....

 2018-07-19 02:26 

Manila Bulletin

Canada to host first women foreign ministers meeting...

Canada is set to host the first meeting of women foreign ministers in September, officials said Wednesday....

 2018-07-19 02:26 

Manila Bulletin

Russia exits list of biggest US government debt holders...

Russia has exited the list of the biggest foreign holders of US government debt, according to Treasury Department data released this week....

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