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Lawmaker seeks probe of overpricing of airline tickets

A LAWMAKER filed House Resolution 1960 seeking for an investigation into the alleged overpricing of airline tickets in the country. Representative Ronald Singson (Ilocos Norte, 1st district) said the congressional inquiry should be conducted to determine if the airlines spikes in airfare pricing are justifiable. “Explanation must be given as regards to these massively overpriced […]

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Mayor Binay spends third night at Makati City Hall

Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin "Junjun" Binay and his father Vice President Jejomar Binay stayed at Makati City Hall on Friday night, the third since the Office of the Ombudsman issued a suspension order against the younger Binay.   Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Liezl Martinez loses cancer battle

ACTRESS Liezl Martinez lost her eight-year battle with breast cancer, less than two weeks before her 48th birthday. Read full news here – Manila | Sun.Star Online

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Pacquiao, Mayweather agree to undergo rigid drug tests—report

MANILA, Philippines–Showing their mutual respect and jumping over any possible roadblocks, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. agreed to Olympic-style drug tests for their mega-fight onMay 2in Las Vegas.   According to a report of the Los Angeles Times, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will supervise rigorous drug tests on the two fighters.   […]

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LOOK: Carabao that injured 6 in QC is caught

A carabao that injured six people as it ran amuck at a market in Quezon City early Saturday has been captured. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Liezl Martinez, wife of actor Albert Martinez, passes away

  MANILA, Philippines—Actress Liezl Martinez passed away on Saturday morning after several years of battling cancer.   Actress Amalia Fuentes confirmed to Inquirer Entertainment’s Bayani San Diego that Liezl died at around 6:15 a.m. She was 47.   San Diego said that Fuentes broke down several times while talking about Liezl, her only daughter. She […]

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LOOK: Fire razes Novaliches warehouse

A Saturday morning warehouse fire on 105 General Luis Street in Novaliches Quezon City was under control at 2:45 a.m., radio dzBB's James Agustin reported. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Want to see the solar eclipse in Norway? Mind the bears

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Norwegian authorities are reminding visitors who want to eye a total solar eclipse from the remote Arctic island of Svalbard this month to be aware of polar bears, dress warmly and make sure they have a place to stay before coming.   The governor of Svalbard said in leaflets and online that […]

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Army general put peace process above SAF commandos’ safety

The commander of the Army unit in Central Mindanao put primacy to the government’s peace negotiations with Moro rebels over the lives of the Special Action Force (SAF) commandos.   This was among the telling findings of the Philippine National Police board of inquiry that looked into the bungled SAF mission to get wanted Malaysian […]

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Makati courts on half-day work amid tension over mayor’s suspension

Amid continued tension in Makati City involving the suspension of Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr., courts in the city are allowed to go on half-day work. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Roxas on dare to serve Mayor Binay arrest warrant: This is high school mentality

"Ano ba 'to, parang sa high school [show]?" This was Interior Secretary Mar Roxas' reaction to the challenge of United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) interim president and Navotas City Rep. Tobias “Toby” Tiangco for him to personally serve the arrest warrant on Makati Mayor Junjun Binay. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News […]

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Binay camp hits Ombudsman over ‘rush job’ to cite Mayor Binay in contempt

The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday scored the Office of the Ombudsman for threatening to cite in contempt Makati Mayor Junjun Binay who continues to defy its suspension order for six months in connection with the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall Building II. Read full news here – GMA News Online / […]

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Residents ask SC to stop Payatas dumpsite ops, expansion

Several homeowners and homeowners' associations in Quezon City and Rizal province have asked the Supreme Court to stop the operation and expansion of the Payatas Sanitary Landfill. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Residents ask SC to stop Payatas dumpsite ops, expansion

Several homeowners and homeowners' associations in Quezon City and Rizal province have asked the Supreme Court to stop the operation and expansion of the Payatas Sanitary Landfill. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Visitation program for children with incarcerated parents sought

SENATOR Miriam Defensor Santiago has filed a bill seeking to authorize a program providing grants to non-profit organizations that carry out children-parent visitation programs for children with incarcerated parents. Read full news here – Manila | Sun.Star Online

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