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Outrage after Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

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PARIS, France -- Donald Trump’s decision Wednesday, Dec. 6, to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has drawn sharp criticism, with the significant exception of Israel.

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2018 budget is pro-people, needs-based, says Legarda

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The proposed 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA) is a pro-people and needs-based budget, Senator Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate finance panel, assured on Sunday, Dec. 3.

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Syndicates behind rigging of gov’t bids are like gangsters - Duterte

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Stressing his promise to curb corruption, President Duterte on Wednesday, Dec. 6, said he wanted to include the members of a syndicate manipulating biddings for public projects in the category of drug peddlers to make it easier to take care of them.

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Roque: Don’t force Christians into BBL

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ZAMBOANGA CITY -- While President Rodrigo Duterte was committed to the establishment of an inclusive Bangsamoro autonomous territory, predominantly Christian areas in Mindanao, including the cities of Zamboanga and Davao, must not be forced to join the incipient entity.

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Duterte to newly arrived OFWs: Your sacrifice is helping PH economy

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CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga -- President Rodrigo Duterte welcomed on Thursday, Dec. 7,  dozens of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who arrived from the Middle East at the Clark International Airport here.

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Airport authorities brace for holiday arrivals

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The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) has started its “Caap Balik Pasko 2017” program to ensure passengers’ convenience in the country’s 35 airports ahead of the Christmas holidays.

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Pinoy kids reap awards in Math olympiad

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Filipino elementary students have bagged multiple major awards in an international mathematics competition held in Malaysia.

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Filipinos not made guinea pigs – Sanofi

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The Department of Justice ordered an investigation on Monday, Dec. 4, into the immunization of more than 733,000 schoolchildren with a dengue vaccine that has since been suspended as pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur denied that Filipinos were used as “guinea pigs” to test the vaccine Dengvaxia.

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PH bet Jannie Loudette Alipo-on crowned as Miss Tourism International

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Mutya ng Pilipinas Jannie Loudette Alipo-on bested 49 other beauties in the 20th Miss Tourism International pageant held in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Wednesday night, Dec. 6.

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Aguirre: Ex-President Aquino included in dengue vaccine probe

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Former President Benigno Aquino III will be included in the probe being conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to determine who should be held liable for the procurement of P3.5-billion worth of Dengvaxia, a dengue vaccine that has been found to put at risk inoculated children not affected by the disease.

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