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DFA welcomes US commitment to defense treaty

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) welcomes the strong statements recently made by US officials criticizing China’s aggression in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). DFA spokesperson Charles Jose said it is in the interest of the US to maintain...
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Japanese envoy apologizes for World War II, thanks PHL for ‘moving on’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Toshinao Urabe used the commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan on Wednesday to apologize for Japan’s role during World War II, saying it has learned its lesson from those days. “Seventy-two years have passed. Still, it...
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PHL no longer blacklisted

‘Hardwork’ pays off as more carriers poised to fly to US MANILA, April 10, 2014 (AFP) – The US Federal Aviation Administration has removed the Philippines from its air safety blacklist, Manila said Thursday, opening the door for its airlines to expand services to the United...
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Melanie Marquez to release book on ‘Melanisms’

Former beauty queen Melanie Marquez is planning to release a book about “Melanisms” – a collection of erroneous expressions attributed to her. “I just hope this year. In the right time. Timing lang po iyan,” Melanie said. She says she is creating the tone simply, “para lahat...
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PHL remittances hit US$25.1 billion in 2013

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Remittances from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) reached US$25.1 billion last year, 7.6 per cent higher than the previous year. The Philippine central bank said Monday remittances in December amounted to US$2.4 billion, up 12.5 per cent compared to December...
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The New BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

A new 4-door coupe in the mid-sized performance-luxury segment Woodcliff Lake, NJ  – The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe adds a fresh dimension to one of the company’s newest model ranges.  It combines the sleek look and sporty character of the 4 Series Coupe with the functionality...
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Horror in PHL online child sex abuse village

By Jason Gutierrez IBABAO (AFP) – In a remote Philippine village, toddlers played oblivious at a nursery as the house next door became part of a horrifying child pornography ring, with live footage of children performing sex acts being streamed online to pedophiles around the...
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Tesla cars to have same base price in China as US

(SHANGHAI-AFP) – Electric carmaker Tesla Motors said its flagship vehicle will have the same pre-tax price in China as in the US, after Chinese media criticised foreign companies for charging higher prices in the country. The upstart US manufacturer’s Model S...
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Like it or lump it: LG’s flexible phone’s bumpy screen

(Relaxnews) – LG has confirmed that its flexible screen smartphone, the LG G Flex, can develop bumps on its display if users subject the handset to excessive flexing. The phone, one of two in the world with a flexible display — the other being Samsung’s Galaxy...
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Sotto tells legal cannabis advocates to ‘stop hallucinating’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate Deputy Minority Leader Vicente Sotto III on Wednesday said advocates for the legalization of medicinal marijuana in the country were “hallucinating” and claimed that, “there is no empirical and scientific data that proves marijuana can cure anything or...