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Stunning star suspects scheming beauty stole her prize

Fans wonder why Stunning Star started a word war against Controversial Beauty in cyberspace. Is it because SS fell victim to CB’s selfish scheme?   SS thought she was a shoo-in for a certain award, but CB’s camp actively lobbied for it. Needless to say, CB prevailed.   SS didn’t take the defeat well, certain […]

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Burj Khalifa goes dark to join worldwide celebration of Earth Hour

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), went dark for an hour Saturday to join the worldwide celebration of Earth Hour. Burj Khalifa stands at 829.8 meters tall and towers over its nearest rival, the soon to be completed Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, China, which stands […]

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Bus and truck collide, killing 14 in Brazil

SAO PAULO  — Police say 14 people were killed in a head-on collision between a dump truck and a minibus in northern Brazil.   At least 20 passengers were injured and rushed to nearby hospitals after Friday night’s accident in the city of Manaus. Their condition was not immediately known.   Citing witnesses, police said […]

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Massive anti-mosquito drive starts in vulnerable Metro Manila areas

Massive anti-mosquito drive starts in vulnerable Metro Manila areas MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday started a massive mosquito elimination action, targeting construction areas and stagnant canals and waterways all over Metro Manila. “Eliminating mosquitoes is everyone's business! We cannot do it … Full News here – Read more on InterAksyon

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CPP told: Don’t use Bangsamoro peace pact as ‘propaganda’

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) told the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) not to use the recently signed Bangsamoro peace agreement as its propaganda tool, after the latter released a statement cautioning the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to be “vigilant” against government “machinations.” “The peace process is a […]

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CPP lauds NPA for 45 years, claims fighters could reach 25,000

MANILA, Philippines – As it congratulates its armed group the New People’s Army (NPA) during its 45th founding anniversary, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) claimed it could increase its armed forces to 25,000. In a statement, the CPP said it is looking forward to increasing its high-powered rifles to 25,000 from its current […]

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Cuban lawmakers weigh key foreign investment law

HAVANA — Cuban lawmakers meet in Havana on Saturday for an extraordinary session on a proposed law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to do business in and with the country. Expected to be approved by the more than 600 deputies, the bill would replace Cuba’s 1995 foreign investment law which […]

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Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks

SAN FRANCISCO—Microsoft on Friday scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft. The change came after news broke last week that the United States technology titan peered into the account of a French blogger who had gotten hold of inside information about Windows software […]

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Putin, Obama discuss solution to Ukraine crisis

MOSCOW  — Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Barack Obama on Friday to discuss a diplomatic solution to the Ukrainian crisis, while Ukraine’s fugitive leader urged a nationwide referendum that would serve Moscow’s purpose of turning its neighbor into a loosely knit federation.   The statement from Viktor Yanukovych, the former Ukrainian president who fled […]

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3 civilians injured in Abu Sayaff attack in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Three civilians were wounded when heavily-armed Abu Sayyaf bandits swooped down on a populated community in Patikul, Sulu on Friday, authorities told the Inquirer by phone on Saturday. Brig. Gen. Martin Pinto, commander of the Joint Task Force Sulu, said the bandits, “brandishing newly-acquired M203 grenade launchers,” strafed and fired rifle grenades […]

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Indian air force plane crashes, killing 5 on board

NEW DELHI — An Indian air force cargo plane inducted into service just last year crashed during a training mission Friday, killing all five crew members in the latest in a series of accidents that have hit the Indian armed forces.   The C-130J Hercules plane went down 115 kilometers (72 miles) west of Gwalior […]

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OFWs can again work in Thailand

MANILA, Philippines—Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (Poea) governing board has approved a resolution allowing the resumption of deployment of Filipino workers to Thailand.   “The Poea governing board, as duly convened, resolved to resume the processing and deployment of all Filipino workers, including both vacationing and new hires,” the resolution […]

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Four-month summer holiday for UP students

MANILA, Philippines—Students of the country’s premier state university will be returning to school in August—after a four-month summer holiday.   The Diliman campus of the University of the Philippines (UP) is the latest in the UP university system to jump on the bandwagon favoring a change in the academic calendar to ostensibly align the Philippines’ […]

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Honest answer

Honest answer The government imported 76 fire trucks priced at P21 million each for a total amount of more than P1 billion. Some members of the House of Representatives consider the fire trucks a poor excuse for predetermined loses even if the government has money … Full News here – Read more on Manila Standard […]

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PH sets record but won’t be official until Guinness approves

MANILA, Philippines — Battling through injuries and fatigue, the Philippines surpassed the previous record of 112 hours and 13 seconds of nonstop basketball early Saturday. But the Basketball Marathon record will still undergo thorough review and won’t be official until the Guinness adjudicator declares it. “I’m confident that our players are going to set the […]

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