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  • Sereno tells Palace ruling on DAP can’t be a factor

    Sereno tells Palace ruling on DAP...

    MALACAÑANG should not blame the Supreme Court decision declaring the acts and practices under the Disbursement Acceleration Program unconstitutional for the economy’s lackluster performance in the third quarter, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said Friday. She defended the high court ruling on...
  • Lawmakers’ poser: Where did money go?

    Lawmakers’ poser: Where did...

    Rehab efforts ‘can’t be felt, seen’ in Yolanda-hit areas

    An administration senator and the head of the independent bloc at the House of Representatives on Thursday demanded that concerned government agencies account for the billions of pesos supposedly spent for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Yolanda-stricket areas. Senator “Chiz” Escudero,...
  • Senate OKs P2.6t budget

    Senate OKs P2.6t budget

    Penalizes non-reporting of lump sum funds use

    VOTING 13-0, the Senate approved on third and final reading the P2.6-trillion proposed national budget for 2015. Senator Francis Escudero, chairman of the finance committee, said they deleted the phrase “at any time” in the definition of savings as proposed by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago....
  • DOH breaks Ebola rules

    DOH breaks Ebola rules

    Exempts 4 peace keepers from island quarantine

    ONLY days after they were criticized for breaking their own quarantine protocol, the military and the Department of Health were back in the limelight on Tuesday after four just-returned United Nations peacekeepers from Liberia were sent to a hospital that was not designated an Ebola facility. “The...
  • House panel votes  10-3 to okay FOI

    House panel votes 10-3 to okay FOI

    But militant solons tag it ‘watered-down, toothless’ version

    THE House committee on public information approved on Monday a consolidated version of freedom of information bill that militant lawmakers said contained “more restrictions to information access than freedom.” The committee, chaired by Misamis Occidental Rep. Jorge Almonte, approved the measure by...

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Quick response.Quick response. Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan hands relief on November 26, 2014 to a mother and child who were among the victims of Tuesday’s fire on...

Wellness expo

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Wellness expoA sales woman arranges her Poinsettias inside a booth during the Let’s Go Negosyo Agri-Tourism and Health and Wellness Expo in San Fernando City, La Union....

Making the water flow

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Making the water flowNavy Commodore Severino David (in camouflage uniform) helps clean the creek in Barangay Ilocanos Sur in San Fernando City, La Union to let the water flow and...

Art exhibit

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Art exhibitARMM Vice-Gov. Haroun Al-rashid Lucman points to one of the pictures on exhibit at the gallery, featuring the Moro history during the Mindanao Week of Peace. OMAR...

95 killed as air strikes vs ISIS pound Syria

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95 killed as air strikes vs ISIS pound SyriaAt least 95 people were killed in Syrian regime air strikes on the Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed capital Raqa on Tuesday, a monitoring group said in...

KL to introduce anti-terror law

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KL to introduce anti-terror lawMuslim-majority Malaysia will soon introduce a new anti-terrorism law to counter a potential security threat from supporters of the extremist Islamic State (IS)...

Ferguson officer: My conscience is clear

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Ferguson officer: My conscience is clearThe white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in the riot-hit US town of Ferguson said Tuesday he has a “clean conscience” and...

Armed tribesmen blow up Yemen’s oil pipeline

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Armed tribesmen blow up Yemen’s oil pipelineArmed tribesmen blew up Yemen’s main oil pipeline on Wednesday halting the flow to the export terminal on the Red Sea coast, tribal sources and an industry...

Nominee turns down Pentagon job

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Nominee turns down Pentagon jobA former senior US defense official touted as the most likely candidate to succeed Chuck Hagel as Pentagon chief has taken herself out of the running, a source...

China drafts 1st law vs domestic violence

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China drafts 1st law vs domestic violenceChina has drafted its first national law against domestic violence, a move hailed by activists as a step forward in a country where abuse has long been sidelined...