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Site uploads personal info of 56.7-m voters

HOURS after the arrest of a suspect accused of defacing the official Commission on Elections website, hackers calling themselves LulzSec Pilipinas uploaded the personal information of some 56.7-million registered voters on their site. The site, named “Philippines, we have your ...

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‘Where’s P7.6-b coco levy fund?’

THE Confederation of Coconut Farmers demanded Thursday   that Malacañang produce the P7.6 billion in coco levy funds that it illegally took from the United Coconut Planters Bank and San Miguel Corp. without explaining where the money would be used. Cocofed Chairman ...

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Rody to cut ties with us, Aussies

TRASH-TALKING presidential frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte warned  Thursday  he is prepared to cut diplomatic ties with the United States and Australia after their ambassadors criticized his joke about the jailhouse rape of a missionary. Duterte also told the ambassadors to “shut their mouths,” ...

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Obama seeks Gulf help in campaign against IS

RIYADH—US President Barack Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia on Thursday to push for an intensified campaign against the Islamic State group, despite strains in ties with Washington. Making what is likely his final presidential visit to America’s historic ...

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Comelec mall voting scheme hit

A FORMER poll commissioner  on Wednesday  questioned the approval of voting in shopping malls, despite the absence of a resolution approving the transfer of 352 clustered precincts to those commercial centers. In an interview, former commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal said it was illegal ...

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Duterte disowns apology issued by his party

PRESIDENTIAL candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte  on Wednesday  disowned an apology for remarks he made about the rape of an Australian missionary in 1989, saying that it was issued on his behalf by his party, the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan. ...

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Probe Cotabato slays, UN urged

SOME 200 civil society organizations from more than 60 countries have signed a statement urging Hilal Elver, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Right to Food, to investigate the killings of Kidapawan farmers and the government’s failure to address the plight ...

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‘Press freedom is in decline’

PARIS—World press freedom deteriorated in 2015, especially in the Americas, advocacy group Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday as it released its annual rankings, warning of “a new era of propaganda”. The World Press Freedom Index ranks 180 countries on indicators ...

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Duterte keeps lead in Pulse poll

DAYS before he said he was furious at inmates who raped an attractive Australian missionary in 1989 because they beat him to the punch, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte continued to hold the lead in the latest Pulse Asia Research ...

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Comelec to probe forced LP rally attendance

GENERAL SANTOS CITY—The Commission on Elections and the Commission on Human Rights will investigate reports that government officials are forcing dole recipients to attend political rallies in favor of administration candidate for president Manuel Roxas II. Opposition candidate for president Vice President Jejomar Binay tagged Social Welfare Secretary ...

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