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GOP senator raises dark concerns about Trump, who hits back

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WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker is hardly the only Republican lawmaker raising dark concerns about harm President Donald Trump might cause the US and the world. But he’s one of the few willing to air those worries in public.

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More slain Maute, Abu men recovered from battle zone

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MARAWI CITY -- Government security forces recovered 24 remains suspected to belong to pro-Islamic State terrorists following aerial bombings and ground assaults that lasted until late Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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Who’s the moron? Trump challenges top US diplomat to IQ test

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WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump’s feud with top diplomat Rex Tillerson burst back into the open Tuesday, Oct. 10, after the US president joked that he and his Secretary of State should compare IQ scores.

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Drop in Duterte’s ratings not our fault – CBCP

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Noting that blaming the Catholic Church is a “convenient excuse,” Church officials stressed on Thursday, mOct. 12, that the decline in President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval and trust ratings is not their fault.

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Martinez prevails as PIDCI president; faces a bundle of challenges ahead

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NEW YORK – Ner Martinez emerged victorious as president of the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) after a rowdy afternoon that marked its annual election meeting held last Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Church of the Holy Trinity in the upper east side of Manhattan. Martinez defeated Ollie David with a margin of 23 votes, 49 to 26. 

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House impeaches Comelec chief after he said he was resigning

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Hours after Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Andres Bautista announced on Wednesday, Oct. 11, his plan to resign on Dec. 31, the House of Representatives voted 137-75-2 to impeach him.

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New York’s top officials laud TOFA awardees

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NEW YORK -- Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio paid tribute to the “extraordinary imprint” made by Filipino Americans to the cosmopolitan culture of the Empire State.

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PH posts $112.6-million net inflow of ‘hot money’ in September

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Foreign portfolio investments swung to a net inflow of $112.63 million in September as investors looked forward to the passage of the first tax reform package pending in Congress, even as more “hot money” left the country than came in during the first nine months mainly due to developments overseas.

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California wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

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SANTA ROSA, California -- The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House after house is gone, with only brick chimneys and charred laundry machines to mark sites that were once family homes.

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Angara: EU delegation’s warning is a gross misinterpretation

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(Editor’s Note: Below is the statement of Edgardo J. Angara, special envoy of President Duterte to the European Union, in reaction to the Inquirer banner story, “Int’l groups press probe of drug kills.”)

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