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Magnitude 8.5 strikes off Japan, no tsunami warning

TOKYO (Updated) — A powerful earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but it occurred well beneath the earth's surface and did not trigger a tsunami warning.

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Palace refuses to comment on Poe's signing of report to charge Binay

A PALACE official said on Saturday that Malacañang distanced itself from the move of Senator Grace Poe to sign the partial report of the Senate subcommittee recommending plunder and graft charges against Vice President Jejomar Binay.

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Palace rushes passage of draft BBL not for Sona

MALACAÑANG underscored on Saturday the need to follow the timetable in passing the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

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Palace: PNP should prepare for poll-related violence

MALACAÑANG said on Saturday that the Philippine National Police (PNP) has to ensure orderly and peaceful elections next year following recent killings of local officials in some areas in the country.

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Palace vows more improvement on calamity readiness

MALACAÑANG said on Saturday that the Aquino government has continued to improve the disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) measures as it cited the better performance now of the state weather forecasting agency.

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House worries lack of quorum on BBL voting

MANILA – The House leadership is facing a tougher problem in passing the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) next week, because of the possible lack of quorum during the voting, House majority floor leader Neptali Gonzales II said.

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PNoy to tackle business, security issues in Japan trip

MANILA-- President Benigno Aquino III is set to discuss business and security issues during his visit in Japan next week, a Palace official said Saturday.

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