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MMDA: 12 roads to undergo reblocking, repair this weekend

The MMDA said the repair work by the Department of Public Works and Highways will start at 10 p.m. Friday and end at 5 a.m. Monday. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Soldier under tight watch

          The Department of Health (DOH) is closely watching a Filipino peacekeeper who developed symptoms of the dreaded Ebola disease on the second day of a government-imposed quarantine on Caballo island near Corregidor following his return with 137 others from Ebola-stricken Liberia on Wednesday.   Reports on Friday that the soldier […]

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Decomposing body found inside suitcase in Makati City

An abandoned suitcase containing the decomposing remains of a still unidentified victim was found in Makati City on Friday. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Govt agents seize P250M worth of fake goods

Government teams on Thursday seized some P250 million worth of fake goods following raids on buildings in Manila's Quiapo and Binondo districts. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Healthy Options pulls out peanut butter brand

MANILA, Philippines—The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that food distributor OneStop Distribution Inc. and Healthy Options Corp. have voluntarily recalled specific batches of Arrowhead Mills peanut butter due to potential salmonella contamination.   In an advisory, the FDA identified the affected products as Arrowhead Mills Creamy Organic Peanut Butter (16 oz) with product code […]

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Glitch isolates LRT-1’s Roosevelt station

Another glitch hit the Light Rail Transit Line 1 on Friday, forcing the transit system to limit trips between Monumento in Caloocan City and Baclaran in southern Metro Manila. The problem kept trains from servicing the Roosevelt Station in Quezon City. Full operations resumed at 3:57 p.m. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News […]

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Security Bank to debut in offshore bond market

MANILA, Philippines—Security Bank Corp. plans to tap the international bond market in a bid to attract more foreign investors.   In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Friday, Security Bank said it had mandated three foreign banks — ANZ, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan — to arrange a series of fixed-income investor meetings […]

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Bulgarian national, Pinoy driver arrested for ATM skimming

A Bulgarian national and his Filipino driver were arrested in Pasay City Thursday night for allegedly trying to steal money from an automated teller machine using a card skimming device. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Video of father singing to dying baby goes viral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lNBcTkssWA   LOS ANGELES — A heartbreaking video of a man singing a Beatles song to his dying newborn baby, after the mother passed away during labor, has gone viral online. Chris Picco took a guitar into the neo-natal ward to sing “Blackbird” to his son Lennon, born prematurely by emergency Caesarian section last weekend. […]

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2 children killed in Pasig City fire

Two children were killed in a fire that hit their house in Pasig City Friday morning. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Fire hits Valenzuela City warehouse

A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a warehouse at Pear Island in Barangay Punturin in Valenzuela City early Friday. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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P3 million shabu seized, 2 women arrested in Iloilo busts – report

Two women were arrested while some P3 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) was seized in a sting operation in Iloilo province Thursday afternoon, an Iloilo news site reported Friday. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Matt Evans sorry for losing cool

“Disagreements at work are normal. [But] we’re good now,” said actor Matt Evans who admitted that he recently “flared up” on the set of the drama series “Pure Love.” The object was coactor Arron Villaflor.   Evans has since apologized to Villaflor. “The very next day, I hugged Arron and said sorry. I swallowed my […]

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Back to basics

Trial and error. This was how filmmaker Kanakan Balintagos summed up the journey of bringing his script, “Esprit de Corps,” to the big screen.   The road to a digital film festival like Cinema One Originals is often fraught with all sorts of hazards and hurdles—on top of which Balintagos chose to make things more […]

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Fans’ response to Marvin-Jolina reunion ‘overwhelming’

JOLINA Magdangal said she was surprised and overwhelmed by the reception she and Marvin Agustin received from the viewers. Read full news here – Manila | Sun.Star Online

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