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ASEAN Navy Chiefs Meet in Manila

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MAKATI CITY -- President Benigno S. Aquino III lauded the 7th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Navy Chiefs Meeting held at the Fairmont Hotel here on Tuesday.

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5 senators gave P1.45 billion to NGOs

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MANILA – The top five senators who used their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or their pork barrel funds from 2007 to 2009 were Senators Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr., Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, Edgardo Angara and Gregorio Honasan.

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Palace to gunmen in Zambo: Stand down or face force

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MANILA -- Malacañang urged the gunmen behind the ongoing attacks in Zamboanga to stand down or face military action.

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Whistle-blowers bare Napoles pork records

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Two witnesses in the P10-billion pork barrel scam will submit to the National Bureau of Investigation five notebooks containing evidence of Janet Lim-Napoles’ dealings with lawmakers, the Inquirer has learned.

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Grant of bail to Maralit brothers opposed

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The ties of one of the Maralit brothers to the Philippine intelligence community under the Cory Aquino Administration are being used by the United States authorities as among the bases to oppose their grant of bail to ensure their appearance in court while the alleged gun-running charges are pending.

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Santiago to senators in pork scam: Eat, _____ and die

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MANILA  -- “Eat, blank and die,” Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said, deleting an expletive from her own remark, when asked what she had to say to her fellow senators who, the witnesses in the scam said, disbursed their pork allocations through Janet Lim-Napoles’ bogus nongovernment organizations.

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‘Solons sold their PDAF’

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“Maybe God used me to dismantle the work of my cousin.”

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Engineer heads list of confirmed ambassadors

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MANILA -- The Congressional Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of 16 ambassadors to various diplomatic posts abroad, including that of an engineer who somehow ended up representing the country’s interests in war-torn Iraq.

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Cebu ferry tragedy death toll up to 110

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MANILA -- The number of fatalities in last month's collision between a passenger ship and a cargo vessel in Cebu went up further to 110 as of Monday noon, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

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Bishop tells Aquino: Get Delfin Lee, too

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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- If President Benigno Aquino III got the trust of suspected pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles to surrender to him on Aug. 28, might he also prod fugitive housing developer Delfin Lee to do the same?

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