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Cebu Province now under state of calamity

THE Provincial Board (PB) has placed the entire Cebu Province under a state of calamity due to the prolonged dry spell.

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Aquino: Roxas tops list for presidential bet

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II is still the administration's top choice for presidential candidate.

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Aquino: Philippines to fly usual routes over disputed reefs

MANILA (Updated) — Philippine planes will continue to fly their usual routes over disputed reefs in the South China Sea, defying China's challenges to its planes and those of the United States, the country's president said Monday.

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LeBron's triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start and withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback to record a triple-double as the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of the NBA Finals by beating the Hawks 114-111 in overtime on Sunday

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Probers: Welding works cause deadly factory fire

MANILA -- Authorities have concluded that the welding job that was carried out close to inflammable materials sparked the fire at a Valenzuela City slipper factory that killed at least 72 people on May 13.

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Senate probe into tuition hikes in private schools sought

SENATOR Miriam Defensor Santiago would file a resolution on Monday seeking for an investigation on the Commission on Higher Education's (Ched) approval of tuition hikes for some 300 private schools.

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OFW sentenced to death in UAE for killing employer

MANILA -- An overseas Filipina worker was sentenced to death for allegedly killing her employer in the United Arab Emirates, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed Sunday.

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'Bold' Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide

DUBLIN -- Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a "social revolution."

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