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For the first time, 1 billion people used Facebook in a day

NEW YORK -- For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday, August 24.

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Woman, 75, caught with P236,000 in shabu

POLICE arrested five persons, including a 75-year-old woman, for alleged possession of P236,000 worth of shabu in Barangay Bolinawan, Carcar City.

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Palace defends De Lima from INC's claim

MALACAÑANG denied Friday that the government, through the Department of Justice (DOJ), is meddling in the affairs of the religious group Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC).

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Gunmen attack broadcaster Anthony Taberna's coffee shop

TWO unidentified gunmen strafed the newly opened coffee shop owned by broadcaster Anthony Taberna along Visayas Avenue in Quezon City.

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10 soldiers hurt in clash with Abu Sayyaf troops

TEN Marine soldiers were wounded following a clash with a large number of Abu Sayyaf terrorists, believed to be harboring Jemaah Islamiyah operatives, in Patikul town in Sulu on Friday morning.

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Aquino to lead National Heroes' Day celebrations Monday

MANILA -- President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the commemoration of National Heroes’ Day with a simple wreath-laying ceremony and commemorative program at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB), Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City Monday.

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Philippine economy grew 5.6 pct in the second quarter

MANILA — The Philippine economy grew by 5.6 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, slightly below the government's target, officials said Thursday.

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Pagasa: Fair weather prevails over PH

MANILA -- Most parts of the country, except Eastern Visayas, will continue to experience fair weather until the weekend, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Friday.

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