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PHL Catholic Church stands firm vs gay marriage

Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – The leadership of the Philippines’ dominant Roman Catholic church stressed its opposition to legalizing gay marriage on Sunday despite last week’s landmark decision by the US Supreme Court. The Philippine government meanwhile affirmed that under its...
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PHL pushes for Japanese arms in face of China dispute

Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – The Philippines said Thursday it wants to acquire defence equipment from Japan, as the two allies strengthen defense ties in the face of China’s increasing assertiveness in the South China Sea. Manila was particularly keen on […]
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Top nightclub apologizes after barring transgender woman

Manila, Philippines( AFP) Wednesday 6/24/2015 – One of the Philippines’ top nightclubs has issued an apology after its bouncers barred a transgender fashion designer from entering, triggering outrage in celebrity circles. The management of the Valkyrie, in an uptown suburb...
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Decrepit PNR trains start issuing delay certificates

Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – The Philippine capital’s decrepit train network will start issuing certificates of delay to tens of thousands who are late for work because of daily breakdowns, the government said Tuesday. With only seven trains for half a […]
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Victims of worst factory fire settle for $3,360

Manila, Philippines (AFP) Tuesday 6/23/2015 – Families of 57 of the dead in the Philippines’ worst factory fire have dropped their claims against the company in exchange for a 151,200-peso ($3,360) settlement, a company lawyer said Tuesday. Families of more […]
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PHL, Japan to hold naval drills

Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – The Philippines and Japan will hold fresh joint naval drills this month, the Filipino military said Tuesday, as the World War II foes swiftly ramp up security ties while China develops islands in disputed waters. The […]
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PHL pushes job safety laws after deadly factory fire

Manila, Philippines (AFP) – Philippine officials called Sunday for criminal penalties for factory owners who violate safety standards days after a deadly fire at a footwear plant claimed 72 lives. Occupational safety standards were adopted by the Asian nation in […]
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PHL vows to punish anyone liable for deadly fire

Manila, Philippines (AFP) – The owners of a Philippine factory where 72 people died in a fire could face time in prison, a government task force said Saturday, vowing to punish anyone found responsible as anger grows over the tragedy. […]
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Two dead as powerful typhoon clips Luzon

By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines (AFP) Monday 5/11/2015 – Two people have been killed in a powerful typhoon that grazed the Philippines’ northeastern tip, according to authorities who said Monday that the evacuation of coastal villages and volcanic slopes averted […]
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PHL, Japan to hold joint naval exercise in S. China Sea

Manila, Philippines (AFP) Sunday 5/10/2015 – The Philippines’ navy chief said Sunday it would hold a joint exercise with Japan in the South China Sea, but emphasised the collaboration was unrelated to China’s land reclamation efforts in the disputed waters. […]