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Leyte snap cracks Time Magazine’s photos of the year

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MANILA --  Amid the devastation and ruins, faith has kept survivors going.

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Xerox gang in DBM bared

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The Inquirer has the names of the two suspects belonging to the “Xerox gang” but is withholding their identities on the request of investigators. The group is operating in the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

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Mayor Estrada raises taxes, gov’t fees just 5 months into office

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Will Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada remain popular following his signing into law of measures that will lead to a hike in taxes and government fees?

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Fake SARO traced to DBM insider known as ‘Supremo’

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A fake Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) was traced to a Department of Budget and Management (DBM) insider identified only as “Supremo,” a report on GMA News’ “24 Oras” said Tuesday.

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Traffickers preying on typhoon victims, US solons warn

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Thousands of women and children in the Philippines risk falling prey to human traffickers in the aftermath of last month’s catastrophic typhoon, lawmakers and the chief United States aid agency warned Tuesday.

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Santiago accuses Enrile of committing 7 sins

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The exchange of harsh words and charges between Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Juan Ponce Enrile resumed on the Senate floor on Wednesday, with the woman legislator questioning the integrity and morality of the minority leader.

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Yolanda’ death toll reaches 5,818

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MANILA -- The death toll in the wake of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”) on Wednesday neared the 6,000 mark, nearly three times the initial estimate made by President Aquino days after the strongest typhoon to hit land battered Eastern Visayas.

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7 ex-solons got up to 78% in kickbacks, says NBI

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The National Bureau of Investigation has accused seven former lawmakers, including resigned Bureau of Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon, of pocketing as much as 78 percent in kickbacks from their pork barrel funds transferred to fake foundations allegedly owned by detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.

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Lorna Kapunan ordered to explain allegation justices pocketing bribes

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MANILA -- The Supreme Court has ordered lawyer Lorna Kapunan to explain the allegation she made on national television that some justices are pocketing bribes.

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New US envoy arrives

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MANILA -- The US Ambassador to the Philippines, Philip Goldberg, arrived in Manila Monday, Nov. 25 with the promise to remain by the country’s side as it begins rebuilding typhoon-ravaged Eastern Visayas.

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