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Aquino orders review of building safety code, legal framework

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has ordered the review of the building safety code and to come up with responsive legal framework after the fire that killed 72 people in a slipper factory in Valenzuela City on May 13, a Palace official said Thursday.

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Philippines to China: Use military for peace

MANILA -- China must use its military power to maintain peace and stability in the region rather than contribute to tensions that may impede the flow of commerce and navigation there, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday.

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Treason raps filed vs GPH-MILF peace panel members over BBL

(Updated) TWO party-list lawmakers filed Monday a complaint for treason and inciting to sedition before the Manila Prosecutor's Office against officials and members of the government peace panel and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)

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Qatar court to resolve appeal on Filipinos' espionage case

THE decision on the appeal filed by three Filipinos in Qatar convicted of espionage will be handed down on May 31, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday.

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Philippine economic growth slows to 5.2% in Q1

MANILA (Updated) — Sluggish government spending slowed Philippine economic growth in the first quarter of this year, officials said Thursday.

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Iligan logistics firm slapped with P34.6-M tax raps

AN ILIGAN City-based logistics company was charged with tax evasion before the Department of Justice on Thursday for alleged failure to remit P34.66 million to the government in 2009 and 2010.

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Organizers: U20 World Cup unaffected by FIFA investigation

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Football New Zealand does not expect the arrests of some leading FIFA executives on corruption charges to have any impact on the Under-20 World Cup, which kicks off Saturday.

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FDA recalls substandard batch of anti-anemia drug

THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered the recall of a batch of medicine for the treatment of anemia for being substandard.

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