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Padaca denies challenging Sandiganbayan in plea vs. graft raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Election commissioner Grace Padaca on Wednesday denied challenging the independence of the Sandiganbayan in reiterating her supposed immunity from suit, being a presidential appointee, in her appeal to dismiss the graft case she is facing. The Sandiganbayan...
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Lacson: Distribution of Yolanda funds by Mar Roxas appropriate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Following  allegations of politicking against administration officials, rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson on Thursday defended the move of Interior Sec. Mar Roxas to distribute funds to typhoon-hit areas. In a statement, Lacson said “some people” questioned...
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De Lima orders NBI to arrest Cedric Lee

MANILA Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to serve warrants for the arrest of Cedric Lee and four others accused in the Vhong Navarro grave coercion case who have not posted bail. The other four are Ferdinand...
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2 Pinoys rescued from sunken ferry

Anger boils over in search for S. Korea ship missing MANILA, Apr 17 (Mabuhay) – Two Filipino entertainers were among the passengers who were rescued from a ferry that sank off  South Korea earlier this week. A report on Bombo Radyo on Thursday quoted Philippine embassy in Seoul...
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OFW from UAE quarantined over MERS fears

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine health authorities said Wednesday they have quarantined a Filipino who arrived from the Middle East because he tested positive for the deadly MERS virus. The man, who arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday, is not yet showing symptoms but has been...
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Aquino apologizes over ‘world’s worst airport’

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino publicly apologized on Wednesday for failures in air conditioning at Manila airport, already named by an online travel guide as the world’s worst. The fresh debacle at Terminal 1, used by foreign airlines, came as millions of...
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Philippine Airlines reports bigger net loss

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine Airlines’ parent firm said Wednesday it suffered a net loss of $205.15 million in the nine months to December, bigger than its loss for the whole of the previous fiscal year. PAL Holdings cited higher charges and maintenance costs and lower...
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BIR tax reminder not meant to spoil Pacquiao victory – Malacañang official

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Monday said the reminder from Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) chief Kim Jacinto-Henares for boxing champion Manny Pacquiao to pay taxes was not meant to spoil his recent victory over American boxer Timothy Bradley. “Perhaps it was just...
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Aquino leads PNP command conference on Holy Week preps

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Monday went to Cramp Crame in Quezon City to check the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) security preparations for the Holy Week. At a press conference, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Aquino led a...
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Palace wishes nation peaceful, reflective Lenten season

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Palace hopes the nation will have a peaceful and reflective Holy Week as Filipinos observe the Lenten Season. “As a new week approaches, we in the administration wish the Filipino people a peaceful and reflective Holy Week,” Deputy Presidential...