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Cagayan mayor, 2 aides killed in NPA raid on town hall's flag rites

Are PH banks ready for Asean? S&P shows 'the good, the bad and the ambivalent'

PH stock market returns above 6,700-mark

ON TRACK | Transition Commission signs draft Bangsamoro law

(UPDATE, 10:36 a.m.) The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) composed of representatives from the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed the final draft of the proposed law that will establish the Bangsamoro government in Mindanao, officials said Monday.

S. Korea ferry transcript reveals evacuation panic

Panic-stricken and fumbling for a response, the crew of a South Korean ferry dithered over the evacuation of passengers in the crucial final moments before it sank, a transcript released Sunday revealed, as divers began retrieving bodies from the vessel.

Without PH Senate vote, pact on US rotational presence violates Charter - Miriam

Unless concurred in by a 2/3 vote of the Philippine Senate, the proposed agreement covering the increased rotational presence of US troops in the country - believed being rushed in time for President Barack Obama's visit - will violate the Constitution, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said Sunday.
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Gigi Reyes as state witness? De Lima says it's a 'big question mark'

The Department of Justice on Sunday struck a tentative note amid speculations that Atty. Jessica Lucila Reyes, one of the principal respondents in the pork barrel plunder case, could end up as a state witness.

PARA SA MGA GUSTONG MAG-OFW | POEA delists 11 more recruiters for various reasons

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has delisted 11 recruitment agencies for various reasons.

National Press Club to file countersuit vs GSIS over Manansala mural

The National Press Club of the Philippines vowed to file a countersuit against the Government Service Insurance System after the Manila Regional Trial Court dismissed the estafa case filed against past club officials in 2008 over the sale of a mural by National Artist Vicente Manansala.

Malaysia Airlines jet makes safe emergency landing due to landing gear problem

A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard landed safely early Monday after turning back to Kuala Lumpur due to a landing gear problem, the carrier said.

DEADLY HOLY WEEK | 31 killed in car crashes, other incidents - NDRRMC

Thirty-one people died in 50 incidents, mostly car crashes, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Monday.

DOH urges Pinoy nurse's co-passengers from Abu Dhabi: 'You still need to get tested for MERS-CoV'

Fellow passengers of a Filipino nurse who flew home on April 15, before the man was found to have tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), still need to undergo tests, the DOH said on Saturday, even as the nurse has already been cleared of the virus.

NOOD TAYO NG METEOR SHOWER! 12 'falling stars' per hour from Monday evening to Tuesday morning

Want to see a night sky spectacle? From the evening of Monday (April 21) to the wee hours of Tuesday (April 22), the annual Lyrids meteor shower will peak, with about a dozen meteors per hour streaking across Philippine skies, the Philippine weather bureau said.

DI MAKAPILI | Sen. Jinggoy confident Atty. Gigi won't implicate him on pork scam, to be home Monday

Unlike other whistleblowers, Atty. Jessica "Gigi" Reyes, the former chief of staff of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile who returned to the country Saturday, is unlikely to "spill the beans" to implicate lawmakers in the P10-billion pork barrel scam, Senator Jinggoy Estrada said Sunday.
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