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SC junks petition for use of laptops during Bar Exams

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed a petition pushing for the use of laptops during the Bar Examinations. In an en banc resolution dated April 1, 2014, the SC denied the petition filed by a certain Cora C. Amarga. The SC said that there is no valid and...
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Prove reward for CPP power couple skimmed, Palace dares solon

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday challenged a lawmaker to substantiate his claims that some government officials may have pocketed part of the reward money for the capture of top officials of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Deputy presidential spokesperson...
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PNP orders dismissal of Marantan, 12 others in Atimonan massacre

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Thirteen policemen, including Superintendent Hansel Marantan, have been ordered dismissed from service in connection with the alleged Atimonan rubout in January last year. All the respondents were found guilty of serious irregularity in the performance of...
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PHL receives draft law for Muslim self-rule

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Monday formally received a draft law representing a crucial step towards the creation of an autonomous area for the country’s Muslim minority, following a historic peace deal. Aquino received the Bangsamoro Basic Law from a...
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Despite production delays, PHL sugar supply ample – SRA

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The sugar industry is experiencing production delays because of the storms last year, but this should not be a cause for alarm because there is enough supply of the commodity in the domestic market and higher prices are not warranted, the Sugar Regulatory...
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Anti-mining alliance urges DENR to order closure of erring mining firms

MANILA (Mabuhay) — To prevent future mining disasters in the Philippines, an alliance of mining-affected communities and their support groups on Sunday urged the Environment and Natural Resources and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau to order closure of several mining...
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Family in MAVNI

We’ve heard that the family that prays together stays together. But for the Abrina family, particularly for brother Manuel and sister Patricia, the family that enlists in the MAVNI together, enters the U.S. Army together. “First reason was because of college benefits you get from...
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Lacson: Romualdezes brought ‘hakot’ crowds to anti-govt rallies in Tacloban

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday accused politicians from Leyte’s Romualdez clan of ferrying paid crowds to rallies in Tacloban City over the past months to protest the government’s response to Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Lacson said Leyte Rep....
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Satisfaction with Aquino dips, but still ‘good’ – SWS

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Public satisfaction with President Benigno Aquino III’s performance declined in the first quarter of the year but stayed in the “good” territory, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The survey, done from March 27 to 30, showed that 66...
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PNP: No threat to upcoming Obama visit so far

MANILA (Mabuhay) — At least for now, the Philippine intelligence community has not detected any “immediate” terrorist or criminal threat to the visit of US President Barack Obama on April 28 and 29. Philippine National Police spokesman Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore...