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Aquino approves $3.6-B Haiyan reconstruction plan

MANILA, October 30, 2014 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino approved Thursday a 160-billion-peso ($3.6 billion) plan to rebuild areas ravaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan one year after the disaster, his spokesman said. The plan includes reconstruction timetables demanded by...
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Slain Laude’s German boyfriend deported, barred from reentering PHL

MANILA, Oct 30 (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Immigration has issued a deportation order against Marc Sueselbeck, fiancé of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, allowing the German national to finally leave the Philippines and return to Germany. But the […]
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Binay on debate: Hindi ako aatras

MANILA, Oct 30 (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay said he won’t back out of his debate with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. In an interview with reporters in Naga, Binay said he will stand by his word, contrary to allegations […]
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Absence of Pemberton’s fingerprint, DNA samples hurting Laudes’ case – lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The continued absence of US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton has started to baffle the family of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, the transgender whom he allegedly murdered in Olongapo City last October 11. Pemberton should be […]
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VFA didn’t kill Jennifer Laude – DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid calls for the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) maintained that the accord has served the “national interest” of the country. “I think the VFA has served the national […]
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Pacquiao ‘crossing fingers’ for Mayweather next year

Agnes Bun HONG KONG (AFP) – Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao said he hoped to finally step in the ring with arch-rival Floyd Mayweather next year as he denied he was taking his upcoming opponent Chris Algieri lightly. Pacquiao, mobbed […]
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Senate blue ribbon formally invites VP Binay to Makati Building II probe

MANILA, Oct 29 (Mabuhay) – The Senate blue ribbon committee on Wednesday formally invited Vice President Jejomar Binay to attend its hearing on the alleged overpricing in the construction of the Makati City Hall Building II and corruption allegations against […]
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12.1-M families consider themselves poor – SWS Q3 poll

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A third quarter 2014 survey taken by pollster Social Weather Stations estimated that around 12.1 million families considered themselves poor. The SWS poll found that  55 percent of respondents considered themselves poor—three points higher than the 52 […]
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Sueselbeck on possible ban in PHL: Worst punishment for ‘stupid thing’

MANILA, (Mabuhay) – Marc Sueselbeck, the German fiancé of slain Filipino transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, has expressed fears about being barred from returning to the Philippines should he be deported and declared an undesirable alien. At a press conference […]
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Sandiganbayan allows opening of Benhur Luy’s bank accounts

MANILA, Oct 29 (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division has allowed with finality the opening of the bank accounts of pork barrel scam primary whistleblower Benhur Luy and the other witnesses in the supposed multi-billion anomaly. In a resolution issued […]