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Sandiganbayan bars Cedric Lee from leaving PH

THE Sandiganbayan issued an order Thursday barring businessman Cedric Lee and a former Bataan mayor from leaving the Philippines because of cases involving the construction of an alleged ghost market in 2005.

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DFA continues with info campaign on maritime dispute

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday that it continued to hold seminars and forums on the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea despite China's opposition.

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Government still working to lower Veloso's death sentence

THE Aquino administration continues to monitor and do what it can to reduce the death penalty imposed by Indonesian court to overseas Filipino worker (OFW), Mary Jane Veloso, a Palace official said Thursday.

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Police official: No to amicable settlement with Binay

A POLICE official who figured in a scuffle with Vice President Jejomar Binay said Thursday he has no plans of dropping the charges he is preparing against the country's second highest official.

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Passenger boat sinks off Ormoc; 36 dead

CEBU CITY (Updated) -- At least 36 passengers of the motorized passenger banca that capsized off Ormoc City, Leyte were confirmed dead as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 2, said the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

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Boat bound for Camotes sinks off Ormoc

CEBU CITY (3rd Update) -- At least eight people have been reported dead after a motorized passenger banca bound for Camotes Island in Cebu sank off Ormoc, Leyte on Thursday, officials confirmed.

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DepEd, Phivolcs conduct forum on quake preparedness

PASIG CITY -- The Department of Education (DepEd), Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) and the Central College of the Philippines conducted Thursday a joint forum on earthquake safety and preparation.

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LPA now a tropical depression

MANILA -- The low pressure area (LPA) east of Luzon has developed into a tropical depression and was named 'Egay', the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Thursday.

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