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NHA confirms ‘hellish’ mass housing units

THE National Housing Authority has confirmed President Benigno Aquino III’s P18.9-billion flagship housing program rendered soldiers and cops homeless and admitted the “hellish” housing units remain unused for the last three years because the units were “unsafe and unfit” for ...

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31 killed during Holy Week break

AT least 31 people, including a Japanese national, died and 62 others were injured in various incidents during Holy Week. Philippine National Police spokesman Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor said in a report the incidents were recorded starting Holy Thursday until ...

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Gathering to rescue ocean life

PARIS­—It took a decade to get to the negotiating table, and it could easily take another to finish the job, but UN talks in New York to safeguard life in the high seas finally begin in earnest Monday. The stakes ...

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Troops nab bomb courier

AN army task force arrested a 22-year-old resident of Kidapawan City who was caught with explosives at a checkpoint in Davao City’s Toril district on Good Friday, the authorities reported on Saturday. The authorities arrested Roy Moreno, a resident of ...

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Pope slams unfaithful ministers, terrorists

ROME—Pope Francis decried the “indifferent and anesthetized conscience” over migrants and also slammed pedophile priests, arms dealers and fundamentalists during the traditional Stations of the Cross rite on Good Friday. Tens of thousands of Catholic faithful gathered for the service, ...

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Noy’s housing units ‘hellish’

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III’s close allies in Congress have demanded that the Palace account for the anomalous P18.6-billion housing projects as they condemned the “hellish, inhumane, and uninhabitable” shelters for military soldiers and policemen. Magdalo Reps. Gary Alejano and Francisco ...

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Jejomar Binay's Glaringly Unpresidential Performance Before the 2nd Debate

Jejomar Binay with the notes and documents he brought to the debateas Rodrigo Duterte looks on. STAR / KJ Rosales, pool n March 20, 2016 four Philippine presidential contenders had their second debate in University of the Philippines’ Cebu campus. The ...

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Pacific countries lead charge in climate deal

MAJURO, Marshall Islands—Battered by massive cyclones, El Niño-fueled drought and swollen king tides, fragile Pacific island nations vulnerable to climate change are leading the charge in implementing the landmark Paris climate deal. The Marshall Islands is the latest Pacific nation ...

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Filipino-American Republicans and the Donald Trump Phenomenon

Trump at an early campaign event in New Hampshire. Photo: Wikipedia vast majority of Filipinos who migrated to the United States to settle in the many towns and cities that dot the country from coast to coast have for decades ...

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Row over rules delays TV debate

CEBU CITY—A disagreement over the rules delayed the second presidential debate at the University of the Philippines Visayas by more than an hour Sunday. Off camera, administration candidate Manuel Roxas II objected to opposition candidate Vice President Jejomar Binay’s plan ...

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