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PH candidate among favorites in Ms. World pageant

Former noontime co-host Valerie Weigmann, the country’s entry to the 64th Miss World beauty pageant is looming as one of the top favorites to bring home the crown, making it to the finals of tow side events of the longest running beauty contest in history. Weigmann, 24, from the Bicol region, is competing in two […]

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Palace open to probe on damaged ‘Yolanda’ bunkhouses

Malacañang yesterday vowed to cooperate in a possible investigation on the government –funded bunkhouses for typhoon Yolanda victims which were badly damaged at the height of typhoon Ruby last week. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Executive branch will participate should the legislative branch call for an investigation on the damaged bunkhouses. “Wala tayong […]

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Old ladies join youth rally for Pope

Shrill shrieks, furious waving, and bright snap shots filled the Araneta Coliseum Friday whenever a young celebrity takes the stage,, among them Elmo Magalona, Inigo Pascual, Gretchen Ho, and basketball players Chris Tiu, Kiefer Ravena, and Jeron Teng. She might not be one among the starstruck at the youth gathering called “Win One for God: […]

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PNP chief’s suspension won’t hinder Papal visit security plans

The controversy surrounding the recent suspension of  Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima will not affect the organization’s security preparations for the visit of Pope Francis next month, Interior and Local Government secretary Manuel ‘Mar” Roxas II said. Roxas declared that there will be no interruption in the law and order functions […]

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Congress defers decision on Cebu solon’s suspension

Beleaguered Cebu Representative Rodrigo Abellanosa may heave a sigh of relief after the House of Representatives temporarily shelved its decision on whether or not implement the Ombudsman’s order seeking his dismissal over his involvement in the Cebu City Government’s scholarship program, which benefited his two schools. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said with their busy schedule, […]

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Aquino upbeat over Amalilio case after talks with Najib

Busan – President Aquino said the Philippine government has received a “good response” from the Malaysian government when he and Prime Minister Najib Razak discussed the P12-billion investment scam case involving Manuel Amalilio. Aquino confirmed this was one of the major issues he and the Malaysian Prime Minister talked about during their bilateral meeting at […]

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Fighter jets from Korea seen to boost PH defense

Busan – President Aquino is optimistic the Philippines’ defense capabilities will be further enhanced with the acquisition of P18.9 billion worth of fighter jets from South Korea. Before flying back to Manila, Aquino and his Cabinet officials met with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) President and CEO Sung Yong-ha and several Korean Air Force officials at […]

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Saudi beheads Filipino for murder

Saudi Arabia on Friday beheaded a Filipino convicted of killing one of its nationals, the interior ministry said. Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, the Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers’ Concerns, yesterday confirmed the beheading of Carlito Lana. He said that based on initial reports from the Philippine embassy in Riyadh, Lana was fetched from […]

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P20 million allotted for construction of Bicol fishport

Department of Agriculture (DA) has allotted a total of P20 million for the construction of the Balatan Fishport in Camarines Sur to ensure better, more competitive and fair fish trading in the Bicol Region In a message delivered in his behalf by DA-Region 5 Technical Director for Operations and Extension, Dr. Elena Delos Santos, DA […]

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Archbishop challenges youth to ‘Win one for God’

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas has called on the Filipino youth “to proclaim the message and challenge of Pope Francis to ‘Win One for God’ now.” “We do not need to wait for January next year. Even now, let us proclaim the message and challenge of […]

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