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Obama faces challenge in forging front vs China sea actions

MANILA -- With the symbolic handshakes and unity photo-op, President Barack Obama's high-profile summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California this week aims to step up pressure against China's increasingly worrisome behavior in disputed water

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Comelec won't activate VCM's feature to prevent vote buying

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) will not activate one of the features of the Vote Counting machines (VCMs) that can possibly be used for vote buying, poll body chief Andres Bautista said on Sunday.

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P900M budget to help El Niño-affected farmers

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Sunday that it will provide intervention to assist farmers who have been affected by severe El Niño in Mindanao.

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Aquino to raise South China Sea issue at Asean-US summit

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III is ready to raise again the maritime security issue on the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-United States (Asean-US) summit this week in California.

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Majority of voting machines 'successfully transmit results'

MANILA (Updated) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reported that majority of the vote counting machines (VCMs) were able to successfully transmit results to the central server in Sta.

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Palace sympathizes with family of Lauro Vizconde

MALACAÑANG extended on Sunday its condolences to the family of Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) founding president Lauro Vizconde who passed away on Saturday.

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Comelec can't stop local bets' early poll campaigning

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it could not stop local bets from engaging in early campaigning, because there are no regulations to stop such activities.

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PNP chief: Happily married cops are better servants

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Ricardo Marquez reminded his men to love their spouses as it reflects on their performances as public servants.

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