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MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) — The death toll from typhoon Nesat has climbed to 43 in the Philippines, and the number may still increase as 30 others remain missing, an official said Friday. Benito Ramos, executive director of Philippines’ National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, said as of 6 a.m. Friday, 44 people were injured […]

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MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) — Typhoon Quiel (international name Nalgae) has intensified, continuing to threaten Northern Luzon of the Philippines, local weather forecast said Friday. A bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the center of Nalgae was located based on satellite surface data at 640 kms east of Tuguegarao […]

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Manila, Philippines – Malacañang on Wednesday said there is nothing wrong with the $1-million pledged donation of the Philippines to Japan amid the damages brought by typhoon “Pedring” to the country, saying that the Philippines has enough funds for its disaster and relief operations. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that there is nothing wrong […]

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By LEONARD D. POSTRADO Manila, Philippines – A supposed “high-profile” personality that could substantiate alleged massive cheating during the 2004 and 2007 elections is set to surface in the coming days, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima bared Wednesday. In an ambush interview, De Lima told reporters that she and Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto […]

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By GENALYN D. KABILING Manila, Philippines – Malacañang confirmed yesterday that the Abu Sayyaf Group has allied with Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) regional terror group but allayed concerns of immediate threats to Metro Manila so far. Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the government has not monitored an imminent security threat in the capital but is constantly […]

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TOKYO, Japan – President Aquino pressed Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda for a review of the four-year-old Japan-Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) and allow more Filipino workers to enter the Japanese labor force. In his meeting with Noda, the President said he asked the Japanese leader to study the possibility of relaxing some provisions in the […]

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