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Iglesia backing Erap-GMA-Ramos alliance?

MANILA, Jan 9 (Mabuhay) – The lawyer of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo denied Thursday that the Iglesia ni Cristo is supporting a possible alliance between former Presidents Fidel Ramos, Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. In a statement released to media,...
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Informal workers in Eastern Visayas ask Ping Lacson: Dialogue with us on Yolanda rehab

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Workers party Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) on Tuesday called on Yolanda rehabilitation head Panfilo Lacson as well as the agencies involved in the reconstruction plan and international aid groups to dialogue with workers associations in Leyte demanding...
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Universal health care for Filipino citizens pushed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to institutionalize a universal health care for all Filipino citizens 18 years old and above. Rep. Winston Castelo (2nd District, Quezon City), author of House Bill 2312, the funds shall be sourced from the earnings of the...
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‘Super Yolanda’ claims first victim; fireworks injuries rise to 140

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– At least 140 people have been injured due to firecrackers as of 6 a.m. Friday including one boy who lost his right hand due to the illegal firecracker “Super Yolanda”, the Department of Health said. DOH Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag, in his...
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Palace backs Commissioner Sevilla in reforming Bureau of Customs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang is confident that newly appointed Customs chief John Sevilla can carry out reform measures at the bureau and asked for the public’s patience to give him time to do his job. Sevilla said he was receiving reports about the rampant anomaly in the bureau...
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Don’t let PHL become a ‘forgotten crisis’: UN chief

MANILA (AFP) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on donor nations Sunday to ramp up aid to typhoon-battered Philippines as it grapples with a funding shortfall on the long road to recovery. “We must not allow this to be another forgotten crisis,” Ban told...
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Aquino: Capture of NPA land mine factory to prevent injuries to noncombatants

TOKYO, Japan (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Friday night said the capture of a land mine factory of the communist New People’s Army by government forces in Agusan del Sur province in Mindanao will prevent injuries to innocent civilians. The President lauded the state...
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Gloria Arroyo, Govs. Ejercito, Vilma Santos told to vacate posts

MANILA, Dec 12 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections is ordering several elected officials including former President and now Pampanga congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Laguna Governor Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejército and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos Recto to vacate their...
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Aquino wants sanctions for officials who approved Leviste parole

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday said he is looking into the possibility of imposing sanctions against officials of the Board of Pardons and Parole who approved the parole application of former Batangas Governor Jose Antonio Leviste. “Pinahanap ko na rin,...
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Tacloban mayor Romualdez blasts Aquino, Mar politicking after storm

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez on Monday accused the national government of engaging in partisan politics by failing to conduct rescue operations immediately after super typhoon “Yolanda” (international code name Haiyan) ravaged the city. Speaking before...