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Makers of ‘Forgotten Soldiers’ get congressional recognition

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LAS VEGAS  -- Representatives of US Sen. Dean Heller and US Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada presented filmmakers Donald Plata, Lou Diamond Phillips and Chris Schaefer certificates of Congressional Recognition for creating and producing the documentary movie “Forgotten Soldiers.”

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Noy’s LP cronies go scot-free in pork scam

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Not one Liberal Party senator or congressman, as well as Noy’s allies in both houses of Congress, nor even a Cabinet official will be charged for plunder on the pork barrel scam.

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Thousands flee fury of supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’

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Fearing the fury of the strongest typhoon expected to hit the country on Friday morning, provincial authorities in the Visayas, Mindanao and Bicol region on Thursday evacuated thousands of people away from danger zones, especially those living in low-lying areas and coastal barangays (villages).

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PH, Indonesia, Malaysia seal fisheries pact covering Sulu-Celebes Sea

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia on Wednesday signed a fisheries management agreement in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, in a bid to promote sustainable production in the Sulu-Celebes Sea.

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EU earmarks P148-M aid for quake-hit Central Visayas

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MANILA -- The European Union on Thursday, Oct. 31 said up to €2.5 million (P148 million) in humanitarian assistance to was earmarked to help survivors of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that rocked Central Visayas in mid-October, the 28-nation bloc's representative office in Manila said Thursday. 

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Aquino defends DAP, rebukes detractors

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President Benigno Aquino III addressed the Filipino people on national TV  last Oct. 30, in a bid to enlighten the public on major controversial issues related to the President’s Social Fund and the Disbursement Allocation Program (DAP).

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Opportunity in tragedy’

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“This way to the fault line.” Wooden signs that carry this message have risen in Inabanga town in Bohol to lead tourists to the fissure in the earth that released the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that brought this province to its knees nearly two weeks ago.

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Chinese cops nab 5 suspects in Tiananmen attack

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BEIJING -- Chinese authorities have captured five suspects in a fatal car crash on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, state media said Wednesday, describing the incident as a “terrorist attack” for the first time.

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Aquino: I am not a thief

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President Aquino on Wednesday night made a rare public address on prime time TV in defense—yet again—of the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and to assail certain politicians for allegedly seeking to muddle the issue and bedevil his administration.

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China sends sympathy to Filipino doc’s kin

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The Chinese government has extended its sympathies to victims of Monday’s terror attack at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, where a Filipino doctor was among those killed and her family among the injured.

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