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VIDEO | After 18 years, 9 get jail terms for Ozone Disco fire that killed 162 20-Nov-14, 3:08 PM | Philippines News Agency The Sandiganbayan sentenced on Thursday seven former officials of the Quezon City Engineer's Office and two other persons to imprisonment of up to 10 years after they were found guilty of graft in connection with the 1996 Ozone Disco fire.

TALKING 2016 ELECTIONS | No Chiz in LP talent search for 2016 president, only Mar - Drilon 20-Nov-14, 1:51 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II is the only contender that the Liberal Party will field as presidential candidate in 2016, Senate President and LP stalwart Franklin Drilon said Wednesday night.

VIDEO | Govt should seize properties owned by Mercado as these are fruits of graft - Tiangco 21-Nov-14, 1:39 AM | Ina Zara, News5 The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Thursday dared the administration to seize at least 10 properties of former Makati Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado, including the 100-hectare garden resort in Palawan that will be the venue for the Miss Earth beauty pageant.

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MMDA bans road works starting Dec. 15, asks DPWH to complete jobs on Christmas Lanes 20-Nov-14, 12:15 PM | Clara Masinag, InterAksyon.com Expecting the usual 20-percent increase in traffic volume in the metropolis in the final run-up to Christmas, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will not allow road works and diggings starting December 15.

How to monitor if govt funds were spent as intended in budget? Recto proposes simple solution 20-Nov-14, 2:55 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com In a bid to ensure that government projects and programs are implemented, Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. Ralph Recto on Thursday proposed a "new budget accountability" form that reports on the status of the General Appropriations Act (GAA).

CBCP: Preparations for Papal Visit 'on time'; security is govt's top concern 20-Nov-14, 2:46 PM| Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines Executive Secretary Fr. Marvin Mejia says the government and the Church have already set a timeline, and donations are being accepted to help defray expenses for the event.

Allies blame PNoy for stalling passage of tax incentive for bonuses, 13th month pay 20-Nov-14, 5:52 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senate President Pro-Tempore Sen. Ralph Recto and Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara disclosed there were requests to from the Department of Finance not to pass the measure for now.

WHAT FAMILY FEUD? | Palace denies Bongbong Marcos claim, says PNoy just wants justice for ML victims 20-Nov-14, 6:18 PM| Roices Naguit, News5 | InterAksyon.com Malacanang on Thursday belied Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos' claim that the latter's family and the family of President Benigno Aquino III have a decades-old feud that must end once and for all.

PANALO | Pasay judge rules: No P550 airport terminal fee for OFWs 20-Nov-14, 11:05 AM| InterAksyon.com (UPDATE, 21 November 2014, 8:25 a.m.) A Pasay City court has ruled that the Manila International Airport Authority cannot collect its P550 airport terminal fee from overseas Filipino workers.

SM North Edsa is world's biggest solar-powered shopping mall 20-Nov-14, 1:38 PM| Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo, InterAksyon.com Solar Philippines plans to install similar facilities in other SM malls.

WHO's Manila office issues guidance on Ebola as furor over Garin Caballo visit rages 20-Nov-14, 3:53 PM| Philippines News Agency | With InterAksyon.com The World Health Organization (WHO) Philippines office said on Thursday that catching the dreaded Ebola disease requires direct contact with the body fluid of an infectious person, as it clarified some of the terms, protocols and policies ascribed to WHO in the media.

 
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