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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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Manila, Philippines – Oil firms Pilipinas Shell, Petron Corp., Chevron Philippines (formerly Caltex), Eastern Petroleum Philippines, and Unioil Philippines reduced prices by up to P1.20 per liter yesterday. They slashed prices of all gasoline products by P1.20 per liter, diesel by P1 per liter, and kerosene by P0.80 per liter. Shell, Chevron, and Eastern Petroleum’s […]

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Manila, Philippines – A still unidentified Filipino was killed Friday night after his car skidded, rammed into a metal railing, and plunged into the water in Khalid Port, United Arab Emirates. According to local reports, authorities immediately responded to the accident. However, the man was already dead when they pulled the vehicle out from the […]

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Manila, Philippines – An Australian study has become a source of pride for the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) since it claimed Asian farmers harvested an extra $1.46 billion through the use of rice varities the institute had developed. The Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) assessed the impact of IRRI’s research on improving […]

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