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Authorities verifying death toll in Biliran

CIVIL defense authorities in Eastern Visayas region are verifying reports that at least 20 people perished during the onslaught of tropical cyclone Urduja (international name: Kai-tak) in the island-province of Biliran.

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'Urduja' changes course, headed towards Aklan

TROPICAL depression Urduja has slightly changed its course and was headed towards Aklan province as of 4 p.m. Sunday, December 18.

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Police brace for NPA attacks

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) has mobilized its tactical and maneuver units in anticipation of possible attacks by the New People’s Army (NPA) in line with the 49th founding anniversary celebration of the Communist Party of the Philippines

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Wildfire approaches homes of celebrities in Montecito

RESIDENTS piled into cars and fled on Saturday, turning downtown Santa Barbara into "a ghost town" as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California's history toward the city and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito.

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Police say 800 contract killings blamed on drug war

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Ronald Dela Rosa said Sunday, December 17, that of the over 10,000 deaths under investigation (DUI) since the administration started its war on drugs, 800 were found to be contract killings that were not drug

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Duterte eyes CNN hero as new urban poor commission head

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is considering CNN hero Efren Peñaflorida Jr. as the next chairman of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP), presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Saturday.

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Arrested priest extradited to North Dakota

A PRIEST accused of molesting two boys in the 1990s has been extradited from the Philippines to North Dakota to face charges.

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Pay hike for soldiers could demoralize other state workers, solons warn

IF HOUSE Resolution No. 18 is signed into law, the salary of soldiers and other uniformed personnel will be doubled.

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