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‘Deeply saddened’ Pope Francis urges Catholics to help Philippines

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday asked Catholics to provide “concrete help” to the hundreds of thousands of people made homeless in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, and to include them in their prayers.

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DOJ, NBI discover new Napoles 'scam'

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MANILA -- The Department of Justice and National Bureau of Investigation have come across another "scam" allegedly perpetrated by businesswoman and alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles.

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CNN, BBC, int’l media slam Aquino for ‘disorganized’ Yolanda aid response

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MANILA -- The international media slammed the Aquino administration’s “disorganized” aid operation in areas levelled by monster typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

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Senate rejects Napoles’ request for executive session

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MANILA -- The Senate blue ribbon committee rejected a request by Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind in the P10 billion pork barrel scam, for an “executive session” because the subject of the investigation was a “sensitive issue”.

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‘Yolanda’ turns town into wasteland

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GUIUAN, Eastern Samar -- This fishing town where one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded made the first of a series of landfalls in the Visayas has been turned into a terrifying wasteland where armed men threaten to kill fellow survivors for food.

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Napoles told: Talk or die

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Thursday left her sickbed to give Janet Lim-Napoles that advice as the alleged mastermind behind the pork barrel scam clammed up on the involvement of lawmakers and government officials in the theft of P10 billion in government funds over the last 10 years.

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Barack and Michelle Obama send sympathies to Yolanda victims

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MANILA -- United States President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle have sent their sympathies to the victims of  the monster typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) that battered vast areas in central Philippines.

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Engr. Saturnino “Ninoy” Domingo passes away

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The officers and members of the Garden State Filipino-American Association, Inc. announce with great sadness the passing of their beloved FOUNDER, Engr. Saturnino "Ninoy" Domingo. Ka Ninoy succumbed to a heart attack last November 5, 2013 at the Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, NJ.

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Logjam in aid delivery

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TACLOBAN CITY -- A day after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck the eastern Philippine coast, a team of 15 doctors and logistics experts was ready to fly to the worst-hit city to help. On Tuesday, five days into what could be the country’s deadliest disaster, they were still waiting to leave.

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California lawmaker calls for better services for US veterans

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SACRAMENTO, California—To mark US Veterans’ Day, last Nov. 1, Assembly Member Rob Bonta cited Alfonso Lamata as “our 2013 Veteran of Year” and called for better services for veterans of the US armed forces.

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