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Mexican cartel tied Fil-Am sought

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) is coordinating with the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to locate the Filipino-American who is alleged to be the conduit of the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel here and who has reportedly left for the US, a police official said Friday.

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US reminded on responsibility for coral reef destruction in Sulu Sea

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MANILA -- Almost a year after an American warship ran aground in the Sulu Sea, destroying a portion of the Tubbataha Reefs, a militant fisherfolk organization pressed the US government to take responsibility beyond the P58 million-fine it was ordered to pay the Philippines for the environmental damage.

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DBM Saro Gang unmasked

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The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has pinpointed some of the members of the “Saro Gang” alleged to be  responsible for the photocopying of original special allotment release orders (Saro) to secure the release of congressional pork barrel funds for public  projects.

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Damage wrought by USS Guardian

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MANILA -- On Jan. 17 last year, the Avenger-class minehunter USS Guardian ran aground on the south atoll of the Tubbataha Reefs while sailing to Indonesia following a port call on Subic Bay.

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1,400 corpses remain unburied

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TACLOBAN CITY -- More than a thousand dead victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) lay unburied Saturday, seven weeks after the region was battered by the Philippines’ deadliest storm, residents living alongside the stench said.

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2013: The year Filipinos said ‘No’ to corruption

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MANILA -- It was a tumultuous year marked by the pork barrel scandal, the siege by secessionist rebels and a devastating supertyphoon, but 2013 was also a breakout year for Filipinos who said “No” to corruption, former National Treasurer Leonor Briones said on Thursday.

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Customs helpless vs used car imports

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya -- Customs officials have admitted to being helpless against the influx of imported used vehicles into the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport (CSEZFP) in Sta. Ana town, Cagayan province.

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UK allocates P1B for PH’s ‘build back better’ program for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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MANILA -- Vowing to support the Philippines for the long-haul, the United Kingdom has allocated at least P1 billion in fresh funding for government’s “build back better” program to rebuild typhoon-ravaged Eastern Visayas, the British Embassy in Manila has said.

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Frequently asked questions about TPS

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On December 13, the Philippine ambassador to the United States, Jose L. Cuisia, made a formal request to the US Department of State to designate the Philippines a country under “temporary protected status (TPS).” This request was sent about a month after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck the Philippines.

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Pope’s Christmas wish: hope for a better world

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VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis on Christmas Day is wishing for a better world, with peace for the land of Jesus’ birth, for Syria and Africa, as well as for the dignity of migrants and refugees fleeing misery and conflict.

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