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Manila, Philippines – The National Union of People’s Lawyers or (NUPL) Tuesday reiterated that there are some 360 political prisoners still languishing in various jails around the country contrary to claims by Malacañang that there are no more political prisoners. Atty. Edre Olalia, NUPL Secretary General, made the assertion in reaction to the recent statement […]

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Manila, Philippines – US Ambassador Harry Thomas was merely dramatizing the serious situation of human trafficking in the Philippines when he stated that about 40 percent of foreign tourists come to the country for sex, said Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Albert del Rosario. Thomas, likewise, indicated that Philippine authorities should also focus on […]

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Manila, Philippines – Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson is the country’s new water czar to supervise the protocol on the release of water from dams during the typhoon season, Malacañang announced yesterday. President Aquino gave the additional assignment to Singson on top of his responsibility to manage the country’s clean and efficient water […]

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Manila, Philippines – A Taiwanese who was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for credit card fraud turned out to be a wanted murderer in his homeland. Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Ricardo A. David Jr. identified the fugitive as 24-year-old Wu Yen Jung, who is detained at the BI detention center in […]

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Manila, Philippines – President Benigno S. Aquino III cautiously welcomed yesterday a landmark ruling by a Hong Kong court allowing a Filipina domestic helper to apply for permanent residency in the city. The President stated that he has no qualms about efforts to improve the welfare of Filipinos but would still review the implications of […]

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Manila, Philippines – Lighty-roasted Philippine coffee berries (they are not beans, really) battle cancer better and provides increased phenolic acid for nutrition. Dr. Ruel M. Mojica of the Cavite State University (CaVSU) made these claims to confirm what coffee addicts had insisted to be true: Coffee is not only a stimulant but also a medicine […]

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