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FIRST CASE | Foreigner who arrived from Middle East tests positive for MERS-CoV - DOH chief Garin 06-Jul-15, 10:01 AM | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com A foreigner who arrived from the Middle East tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Health Secretary Janette Garin said in a press conference Monday.

Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No' 06-Jul-15, 6:01 AM | Karolina Tagaris and Lefteris Papadimas, Reuters Greeks voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to reject terms of a bailout, risking financial ruin in a show of defiance that could splinter Europe.

Bizman Archie King, pilot die in chopper crash; style mavens Ocampos and San Diego, 3 others, hurt 05-Jul-15, 3:49 PM | News5 | With a report from Eric B.Apolonio, InterAksyon.com UPDATE 2, 8:05 P.M - Businessman Archie King and the pilot of a private helicopter died as the chopper crash-landed in Batangas before noon Sunday, as storm 'Egay' spawned heavy rains and winds over much of Luzon. Among those wounded were style mavens Ricco and Tina Ocampo and Anton San Diego.

'I CLOSED MY EYES AND ENTRUSTED MY LIFE TO GOD' | Yolanda survivor survives Ormoc ferry tragedy 04-Jul-15, 11:37 AM | Leonita Guinocor as told to Lottie Salarda, InterAksyon.com Leonita Guinocor, 57, took the ferry from the island town of Poro in Cebu's Camotes islands to nearby Ormoc City, Leyte early in the morning of July 2 for some errands and expected to be back early that afternoon.

Egay-enhanced 'habagat' to bring more rains over Luzon, Visayas; another storm nears 06-Jul-15, 7:09 AM | Philippines News Agency Rains will continue to pour on most parts of Luzon including Metro Manila and the Visayas due to the southwest monsoon or "hanging habagat" as enhanced by tropical storm Egay which maintained its strength and remains almost stationary over Luzon Sea.

DOH reminds the public: Do not wade or swim in dirty floodwaters 06-Jul-15, 9:42 AM| Philippines News Agency The Department of Health (DOH) is reminding the public not to wade or swim in dirty floodwaters during these rainy days to prevent leptospirosis, an infectious bacterial disease that occurs in rodents, dogs, and other mammals and can be transmitted to humans.

Beijing lobbies hard ahead of South China Sea hearing despite snubbing UN tribunal 05-Jul-15, 4:03 PM| Greg Torode and Manuel Mogato, Reuters China's claims to the disputed South China Sea will come under international legal scrutiny for the first time this week, but while Beijing has officially refused to take part in the case filed by the Philippines at a UN tribunal, it has made its presence felt.

Philippines expects to win UN South China Sea case 04-Jul-15, 9:02 PM| Agence France-Presse The Philippines expects a United Nations tribunal to rule in its favor in an increasingly fraught dispute with China over territories in the South China Sea, a presidential spokeswoman said Saturday.

VIDEO | Knife vs gun : Ex-security guard kills one to two robbers in Pasay 04-Jul-15, 8:19 AM| Gary de Leon, News5 In a scene caught on video, a former security guard fought off and killed one of two suspected robbers who tried to grab his female friend’s bag in Pasay City Friday afternoon.

'I CLOSED MY EYES AND ENTRUSTED MY LIFE TO GOD' | Yolanda survivor survives Ormoc ferry tragedy 04-Jul-15, 11:37 AM| Leonita Guinocor as told to Lottie Salarda, InterAksyon.com Leonita Guinocor, 57, took the ferry from the island town of Poro in Cebu's Camotes islands to nearby Ormoc City, Leyte early in the morning of July 2 for some errands and expected to be back early that afternoon.

SELECTIVE JUSTICE? | Nancy, Grace Poe question Abaya exclusion from MRT raps 05-Jul-15, 6:51 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senators Nancy Binay and Grace Poe on Sunday questioned the decision of the Office of the Ombudsman excluding Transportation and Communication Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, Liberal Party acting president, from those indicted for the anomalous maintenance contract of Metro Rail Transit 3.

 
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