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No 2014 Miss Universe?

Will there be a Miss Universe 2014? That question hangs in the air as the third quarter of 2014 rolls in and there is no announcement of the holding of most prestigious pageant to crown the 2014 Miss Universe. Recently, the plot thickened with a Twitter announcement that the Miss Universe pageant will be held […]

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Analyst: ISIS replacing al-Qaeda; Pinoy militants’ role in Syria probed

The Philippines is investigating the involvement of Filipino Islamists in the three-year civil war in Syria after two locals were reported killed fighting along with Islamic militant groups, an intelligence official revealed yesterday. A senior police intelligence official said Manila was also monitoring young Filipino Muslims who have gone to Syria and Iraq, and then […]

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Church marks Feast of Holy Cross Triumph

Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara will celebrate a high mass at 5:30 p.m. today at the Holy Cross Parish in Tejeros, Makati City, in commemoration of the Feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross, the universal symbol of the Christian faith, by which Christ redeemed the world. A solemn procession will follow the mass. In […]

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Chinese visitors assured of protection

Malacañang assured China yesterday that its citizens will be protected when they visit the Philippines following a travel warning issued by the Chinese government on the Philippines. In its travel advisory, the Chinese government warned its citizens not to travel to the Philippines “for the time being,” saying that the safety situation in the Philippines […]

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Aquino starts four-nation Europe visit

Madrid, Spain — Sharing the Philippines’ success story will be part of President Aquino’s mission when he starts his four-nation sojourn in Europe this week. In the first stop in his seven-day European swing, the President is expected to arrive in Madrid, Spain, today to trumpet the Philippines’ economic resurgence, highlight the Bangsamoro peace pact, […]

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PNP chief’s retention draws mixed reaction

President Aquino’s decision to keep Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima drew mixed reaction from opposition and administration lawmakers. While opposition lawmakers criticized Aquino’s move to defend Purisima, Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. and Antipolo Rep. Romeo Acop, a retired police general, expressed trust and respect for the President’s judgment. “Well, that’s his […]

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Francis to ride in open Popemobile in Philippine visit

Pope Francis will ride in an open Popemobile with no bulletproof protection when he visits the country in January next year. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said Pope Francis’ Popemobile will be open, pointing out that the Pontiff does not use a bulletproof vehicle even in the Vatican. “Even in the Vatican, he is […]

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PNP chief won’t be fired

President Aquino yesterday acknowledged the presence of scalawags in the Philippine National Police (PNP) as he came to the defense of the country’s top cop, Director General Alan Purisima, who came under fire in the wake of the spate of crimes. The President said that while there are scalawags in the PNP, there are policemen […]

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President leaves tonight for Spain, Belgium, France, and Germany

President Aquino will leave tonight for his first official visit to Europe. The President’s first stop will be Spain on Sept. 14-15. Then he will proceed to Belgium and France. His last stop in Europe will be Germany. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Assistant Secretary Maria Zenaida Collinson said  it is about time President Aquino […]

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MILF glad, but airs fears BBL may be diluted

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is glad that the contentious Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) has already been submitted to Congress but the group expressed fears that the substance of the measure might be diluted once Congress introduce amendments to it. In a radio interview, Ghazali Jaafar, the MILF vice chairman for Political Affairs said […]

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