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Hospital settles with Chicago elderly’s case for $250K

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) – The St. Joseph Hospital – Chicago had come up with $250,000 to settle the nearly $1-Million asset dissipated by its Filipino employee, Carmelita Pasamba, from one of its patients – Marshall F. Davies, an elderly retired Chicago engineer with severe dementia – when it entered into an agreement with the Cook County Public Guardian Robert F. Harris.

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15 boxes of pork evidence

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On Wednesday afternoon, 15 boxes of evidence and more than 2,000 pages of financial transactions purportedly detailing the extent of a P10-billion racket involving state funds meant to ease rural poverty and ended in kickbacks over 10 years were submitted to the National Bureau of Investigation.

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Japanese warships dock in Manila port

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MANILA -- Two Japanese warships have docked in Manila for a two-day port call.

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WikiLeaks cables: MNLF commander a 'bad seed'

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MANILA -- Nur Misuari's most-trusted aide, who is among Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) commanders leading the attack in Zamboanga City, is a "bad seed" in the rebel group, according to confidential US embassy cables published by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.

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Pres. Obama visiting Manila next month

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— United States President Barack Obama has accepted the invitation of President Benigno S. Aquino III and will travel to Manila for a two-day visit next month, the Philippine Embassy said.

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CA upholds multiple murder charges vs. Andal Sr's son

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MANILA -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the multiple murder charges filed against one Ampatuan family member who stand accused in the high-profile Maguindanao massacre case.

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Misuari disowns acts of followers in Zamboanga City

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Moro rebel leader Nur Misuari on Wednesday disowned the commander of his followers who had seized coastal villages in Zamboanga City as government forces launched an offensive to dislodge the rebels.

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Frank Chavez passes away; 66

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MANILA -- Former Solicitor General Francisco “Frank” Chavez, who was a known critic of the Marcos family, died Wednesday night (September 11) due to stroke at the age of 66.

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Napoles’ ex-NGO operator now a congresswoman

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DAVAO CITY -- An alleged operator of a bogus nongovernment organization (NGO) identified with Janet Lim-Napoles regularly came to Batasan Hills on a Nissan Patrol with siren and blinkers that sported Plate No. 8, according to a former Central Mindanao lawmaker who has since turned to farming.

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Zambo evacuees sleep in small boats

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MANILA -- A number of evacuees have been forced to stay in fishing boats due to clashes between government forces and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in Zamboanga City, said a non-government organization Thursday on Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

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