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BBL finally approved

By JP LOPEZ | July 19, 2018
LAWMAKERS last night completed the challenging task of reconciling the conflicting versions of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), and came up with the final version of the landmark legislation that is seen to end decades-long secessionist movements in the southern region. 
 

US doctor stricken with Ebola

by Reuters on August 05, 2014
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ATLANTA. — An American doctor stricken with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia and brought to the United States for treatment in a special isolation ward is improving, the top U.S. health official said on Sunday.

Good hygiene one way to fight

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by ELLEN TORDESILLAS on August 05, 2014
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THE president of the Philippine College of Physicians is reminding the public to practice good hygiene as one of the measures to combat the Ebola virus which has claimed at least 700 lives in the latest outbreak in West Africa.

Lebanese army tries to expel

by Reuters on August 05, 2014
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BEIRUT. — Lebanese soldiers traded fire with Islamist gunmen and shelled areas around the border town of Arsal on Sunday aiming to roll back the biggest incursion by militants into Lebanon since Syria’s civil war began.

More repatriates from Libya d

August 05, 2014
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THE Department of Foreign Affairs said more Filipinos from Libya are set to be repatriated this week.

More than 20 killed as Libya

by Reuters on August 05, 2014
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TRIPOLI. — Libya’s government said more than 20 people had been killed in the latest battles between factions seeking to control Tripoli airport on Sunday, while fighting led to a huge fire raging nearby at the city’s fuel depot.

Comelec eyes pilot test for i

August 05, 2014
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THE Commission on Elections is already looking at conducting pilot testing of internet voting for the overseas absentee voting in the 2016 polls.

Some 400,000 in Ohio without d

by Reuters on August 05, 2014
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TOLEDO, Ohio. — Health authorities tested water for toxins in Toledo, Ohio, on Sunday as some 400,000 people remained without safe drinking water for a second day following the discovery of high toxin levels from algae on Lake Erie.

Jittery over Bangsamoro; Even

August 04, 2014
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MILITARY commanders are holding dialogues with their counterparts in the Moro Islamic Liberation Front amid the delayed submission of the Bangsamoro Basic Law to Congress.
 

Lacson job as rehab czar far

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on August 04, 2014
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COMMUNICATIONS Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. yesterday said the mandate of Rehabilitation and Recovery of Secretary Panfilo Lacson did not end with the submission of the Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (CRRP) for Yolanda-affected towns, adding as he has to see the programs through until 2016.
 

Resolution on savings not urge

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on August 04, 2014
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COMMUNICATIONS Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. yesterday said while President Aquino has asked Congress to prioritize the passage of a joint resolution about savings, there is no plan to certify it as urgent.
 

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By BERNARD KARGANILLA | July 19,2018
‘Jose Rizal’s life is serialized as a Japanese manga (comics).’

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By PHILIP S. CHUA | July 19, 2018
‘Growing old is a great privilege denied many. Let us relish every second we have left.’