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Japan seeks int’l action against China air zone

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TACLOBAN CITY -- Japan’s defense minister called on the international community on Sunday to oppose China’s recently declared maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea and possibly over the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

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Romualdez recounts how gov't withheld help in 'Yolanda' aftermath

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MANILA -- The chief executive of Ground Zero in Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) unburdened himself, on Monday, before lawmakers over the national officials’ alleged refusal to rescue thousands of his people in the immediate aftermath of the typhoon.

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Aquino flies to Tokyo for ASEAN-Japan summit

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President Benigno Aquino III, along with six Cabinet members, left Manila early on Thursday for a summit meeting with Japan and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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Pope Francis is Time Person of the Year

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Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the imagination of millions of people who had become disillusioned with the Vatican.

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Same-sex couple gets fiancé visa from US embassy

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All is fair in love. And fiancé visa petitions.

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‘Killing of journalists a nat’l catastrophe’

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An international human rights watchdog has urged President Aquino to declare the deadly attacks on Filipino journalists a “national catastrophe,” saying that the situation “threatens civil liberties” in the country.

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Aquino not happy with Leviste parole, orders probe

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MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III was not happy that former Batangas Governor Jose Antonio Leviste was granted parole, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said over the radio.

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Still no aid in some areas – UN

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Manila -- The United Nations is investigating reports that aid has yet to reach remote parts of the Philippines a month after the onslaught of super-typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), the UN humanitarian chief said on Monday.

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Roxas should seek forgiveness for remarks on video - Atienza

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MANILA -- Buhay Representative Lito Atienza said Wednesday that if he were in the shoes of Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas, he would admit his mistake for making controversial remarks during a meeting with Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez.

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Christmas tree rises in Tacloban

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TACLOBAN CITY -- From the trash left behind by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” has risen a tree of hope.

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