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Winnie Monsod: Congress sustains evil of feudalistic economy

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines—Economics professor Winnie Monsod on Monday said corruption and the “feudalistic economy” prevailing in the Philippines are evil and the elite or landholding composition of Congress was sustaining that evil. Monsod spoke to an audience of mostly college undergraduates at a Silliman University meeting sponsored by the Philippine Daily Inquirer Conversations media forum. […]

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‘If peace talks fail, there will be more Marwans’

COTABATO CITY—Even in death, international terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir alias, “Marwan,” could still end up victorious if the peace process collapses because an outbreak of another war in Mindanao could give birth to future radicalized young Moros disillusioned with the government, a congresswoman from Mindanao said.   “They may have killed Marwan but they forgot […]

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Chiz: I still can’t believe it

It lasted about five seconds; it was “gentle” and “felt by everybody,” said GMA 7 vice president for drama Redgie Acua-Magno when asked to describe the kiss that sealed the wedding of Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero, 44, and actress Heart Evangelista, 30, on Sunday at the posh Balesin Island Resort off Quezon province. It had […]

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40 houses razed, P500k destroyed in Malabon fire

At least 80 families lost their homes after a fire of undetermined origin destroyed 40 houses in Malabon City Tuesday afternoon. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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MRT suffers glitch at Boni Avenue station

Yet another glitch hit the Metro Rail Transit on Tuesday afternoon, this time at its Boni Avenue station in Mandaluyong City. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Benilde on alleged drug issue: Our primary concern is welfare of students

MANILA, Philippines—“The primary concern of the school is the welfare of the students.” This was said by Ivy Cruz, a staff member of the Institutional Communications unit of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), on Tuesday when sought for comment by INQUIRER.net on the column penned by journalist Ramon Tulfo alleging that the sale […]

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SC denies with finality ER Ejercito’s bid to lift Comelec’s disqualification order

MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court denied with finality the appeal of Laguna Gov.Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito to reverse the Commission on Election’s (Comelec) order finding him guilty of election overspending during the 2013 midterm elections and removing him from his post. “The Court denied the motion for reconsideration filed by petitioner Ejercito of its decision dated […]

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2 brake-related glitches hound MRT

At least two "brake-related" incidents involving the Metro Rail Transit were recorded Tuesday morning. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Egypt signs deals to buy advanced French fighter jets

  CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt signed agreements to purchase 24 advanced fighter jets from France on Monday, hours after Egyptian aircraft bombed Islamic State targets in Libya and implored foreign governments for help fighting extremists in the region.   The deal for 24 of Dassault Aviation’s multi-role Rafale aircraft as well as a frigate and […]

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DOJ urges telcos to adopt kill switch technology

MANILA, Philippines–The Department of Justice (DOJ) has called on telecommunications companies to adopt the “kill-switch” feature to protect cellular phone owners and subscribers. Kill-switch is a software lock that can beactivated remotely when a phone is lost or stolen. The owner can wipe all the data, shut down the phone and make it inaccessible once […]

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Suspected summary execution victim found in Mandaluyong

The brutalized body of a suspected victim of summary execution was found in Mandaluyong City before dawn Tuesday. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Suspect killed at the QC Hall of Justice while attempting to grab cop's weapon

An armed-robbery suspect was killed Monday night at the Quezon City Hall of Justice as he attempted to grab a police officer's pistol, radio dzBB's James Agustin reported. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Mamasapano clash: Napeñas plea sparked Pangilinan’s outburst

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao—“Stop fooling us, Sir!” Frustrated at the piecemeal information being given him by Director Getulio Napeas, the relieved Special Action Force (SAF) commander, Maj. Gen. Edmundo Pangilinan, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, blew his top, banged the table with his hands and pleaded with his senior officer to be honest […]

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Roxas: Metro weekly crime rate down due to ‘Oplan Lambat-Sibat’

If Interior Secretary Mar Roxas is to be believed, Metro Manila is safer now compared to last year.   In a speech during the National Capital Region Police Office’s (NCRPO) celebration of the Philippine National Police’s 24th foundation anniversary Monday, Roxas attributed the situation to “Oplan Lambat-Sibat” which, over the past months, has significantly reduced […]

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MARINA bans Sulpicio Lines, now Span Asia, from transporting passengers

MANILA, Philippines—Almost seven years after the sinking of MV Princess of the Stars, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) issued a ruling banning the shipping firm Sulpicio Lines now under the name Span Asia Carrier Corporation from transporting passengers. In its 50 page ruling, MARINA has cancelled the company’s Certificate of Public Convenience of the following: […]

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