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The chairman of the House Special Committee on Climate Change has called for the implementation of a national coastal greenbelt program that is expected to effectively combat the impact of deadly storm surges and mitigate coastal erosion.

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The Court of Appeals has reversed the ruling of the Department of Justice as it ordered the filing of a trademark infringement case against officials of Kentex Corp. in Valenzuela City.

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The Sandiganbayan has convicted former Camalig, Albay Mayor Paz Muñoz for graft and corruption and Kibawe, Bukidnon Mayor Luciano Ligan for technical malversation, the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) announced yesterday.

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Australia is dumping the titles “knights” and “dames” – again. The government had scratched the honorary titles, granted for public service, in 1986 as anachronisms.

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Amid the “tanim-bala” incidents in the airport, the Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has asked lawmakers to revisit the law that prohibits and penalizes the bringing out of the country such restricted items as bullets.

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The Philippine National Police declared yesterday that the observance of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days in the country was generally peaceful.

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