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California Senate passes higher minimum wage bill

• Bill would give Californians  top  minimum wage in the nation by ‘17 • Automatically adjusted for inflation annually starting in ‘18 • Aimed at reducing poverty, income gap   LOS ANGELES – California’s State Senate on Thursday, May 29, voted 21-12 to raise the state’s minimum wage to at least $ 13 per hour […]

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National newsbits for June 1, 2014

National newsbits for June 1, 2014 However, only to those who enrolled in private schools outside Metro Manila are covered. DepEd Undersecretary for Finance and Administration Francis Varela said effective this School Year 2014-2015, the subsidy of freshmen students outside Metro Manila … Full News here – Read more on Manila Bulletin

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Australia backs US, Japan against China

SYDNEY—Australia has backed the United States and Japan in accusing China of “destabilizing” actions in the South China Sea, becoming the latest world power to elbow Beijing about respecting the rule of law in resolving territorial disputes.   Australian Defense Minister David Johnston has backed comments by his American counterpart Chuck Hagel accusing China of […]

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Students swamp ‘congested’ Metro Manila schools

MANILA, Philippines–As classes opened on Monday, already congested public schools in Metro Manila attempted to cope with overflowing enrollees by further dividing classrooms, using corridors, libraries, laboratories and even the principal’s offices as classrooms.   About 626, or 82 percent, of the 764 public schools in the metropolis have resorted to creating two shifts—or morning […]

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At least 20 killed, dozens wounded in clashes in Libya’s Benghazi – medics

BENGHAZI, Libya – At least 20 people were killed and almost 70 wounded when the Libyan army and forces of a renegade general fought Islamist militants in the eastern city of Benghazi on Monday, medical sources said. Full News here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Manila sorry for raiding Saudi diplomat's home

Manila sorry for raiding Saudi diplomat's home The Saudi government has welcomed an apology from the Philippine government over law enforcement officers raiding the home of a member of the Saudi diplomatic mission in Manila. According to reports, the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation … Full News here – Read more on Arab News

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NBI to check reports of Bilibid inmates being sent to private hospitals for treatment

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to look into reports that high-profile prisoners of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City have been receiving medical treatment in private hospitals outside the national penitentiary. Full News here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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PNP, Coast Guard to keep watch over Bangsamoro waters—Ferrer

MANILA, Philippines—Despite maritime issues like piracy and smuggling, the Bangsamoro waters will not be guarded by the Moro entity’s own coast guard, government panel chairperson Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said on Monday. Ferrer made the clarification during the aquaculture and fisheries resources committee hearing in the House of Representatives, which discussed the addendum to the Bangsamoro framework […]

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5 things to know about the NBA Finals

MIAMI — Here are five things to know as anticipation builds for the NBA Finals rematch between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat. The series starts in San Antonio on Thursday night: GAME 1 FACTS: The Spurs have never lost Game 1 of an NBA Finals. And Miami star LeBron James has never been […]

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Japan test-broadcasts super HD television technology

TOKYO — Japan on Monday began test broadcasts of satellite television programs in 4K, as major firms including Sony and Sharp bet on the super high-definition technology to rescue their embattled TV units.   A consortium of major broadcasters, TV manufacturers and communications firms rolled out the test across the country of 128 million, a […]

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Donaire seeks more titles

Donaire seeks more titles “My natural instinct was to fight,” said Donaire, who thanked the fans for their support, including those who flew in from Manila, among whom were Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and Ilocos Sur governor Luis “Chavit” Singson. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum … Full News here – Read more on Manila Standard […]

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KC Concepcion: I’m not pregnant

MANILA, Philippines — Actress KC Concepcion is not pregnant.   The daughter of Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion posted in her Instagram account on Monday a photo of herself working out to dispel a rumor that she is pregnant.   “Once & for all: What is this rumor that I am “pregnant”??? I AM NOT […]

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Recruitment agency suspended for issuing different visas to worker

MANILA, Philippines – A recruitment agency was suspended by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for giving two different visas to a worker bound for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).   “POEA officers prevented the worker from leaving the country when she presented two different visas for pre-departure verification at the Labor Assistance Center at NAIA Terminal […]

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More passengers crowd MRT on first day of school

Thousands of extra passengers took the Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) during the morning rush hour on the first day of the new school year, MRT spokesman Hernando Cabrera said. Full News here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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100-year-old beggar celebrated as living saint in Bulgaria

SOFIA – A 100-year-old beggar in a threadbare coat, “Grandpa” Dobri, is already celebrated as a saint in Bulgaria- a symbol of goodness in a country ravaged by poverty and corruption.   For over 20 years, Dobri Dobrev has been begging on the streets of Sofia, collecting alms worth tens of thousands of euros. And […]

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