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Tagle leads feast of Immaculate Conception

The Catholic Church led by Marian devotees around the world celebrate on December 8, 2014 one of the principal feasts of the Blessed Mother, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. In Catholic churches and Marian shrines all over the country, hundreds of devotees are expected to attend the special commemorative masses in honor of the […]

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‘Pinoys will strike a chord with Pope’ – Fr. Felloni

The Philippines — a nation that’s heavily reliant on the sweat and sacrifice of its migrant workers — would no doubt pull the heartstrings of Pope Francis when His Holiness comes over for a visit early next year. Father Luciano Felloni, 41, an Argentinian compatriot of Pope Francis who has spent two decades in the […]

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China slams PH anew over territorial claims

China rejected anew yesterday an attempt by the Philippines to challenge its vast territorial claims over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) through international arbitration, a week before a deadline for Beijing to respond to the case. China called the arbitration case filed by the Philippines “cunningly packaged” in what Beijing viewed as an […]

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Emergency powers for PNoy seen this week; oppositors set to go to SC

As Malacañang allies in Congress moved to grant President Benigno Aquino III emergency powers on energy within the week, oppositors of the measure readied the filing of a petition with the Supreme Court (SC) to strike it down as unconstitutional. Kabataan partylist Rep. Terry Ridon said he will interpellate sponsors of House Joint Resolution No. […]

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Congress sets probe, review of 2013 poll issues

The Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Automated Election System has set a review of the most recent elections that put to use the precinct count optical scan system despite positive reviews for adoption of the same system in 2016. Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro, chairman of the House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms, said […]

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Swiss who escaped from Abu Sayyaf flown back to Manila

Wildlife photographer Lorenzo Vinciguera who escaped from his Abu Sayyaf captors on Saturday was flown to Manila and turned over to Swiss authorities, the military said. Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office (PAO) chief, said the chartered plane carrying Vinciguera arrived at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City […]

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Bill filed to enhance PH’s shipbuilding capabilities

In a bid to further enhance the country’s shipbuilding capacity, Senate President Franklin Drilon recently filed a bill seeking to upgrade the country’s naval architecture and the capabilities of naval architecture professionals. Drilon filed Senate Bill No. 2482, or the proposed “Naval Architecture Law” which is an act that would regulate and modernize the practice […]

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House eyes approval of 6 key economic measures

Six proposed bills promoting the growth of foreign direct investments in the country have been included in the list of priority measure that the House of Representatives will attempt to approve next year. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said the legislative proposals are expected to lower the unemployment numbers in the country as it will create […]

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Wanted: New PDEA agents

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) yesterday announced that it is still recruiting qualified individuals who wish to explore employment opportunities with anti-drug law enforcement agency. Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr., PDEA Director General, said that the agency is presently in the screening process and administration of neuropsychological examinations for would-be trainees that will comprise […]

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Agot loses P3M to ‘Dugo-Dugo’ gang

Television actress and singer Agot Isidro (Maria Margarita Amada Isidro Sandejas in real life) reportedly lost more than P3 million worth of cash and assorted jewelry to members of the ‘Dugo-Dugo gang in Quezon City Saturday night. Quezon City police said the 48-year-old Sandejas of Barangay Blue Ridge, Quezon City, personally went to the CIDU […]

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