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Rescuers in Taiwan pull out survivors from quake rubble

TAINAN, Taiwan -- With anxious families waiting nearby, rescuers on Sunday painstakingly pulled more survivors from the remains of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake that shook southern Taiwan and

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Abu Sayyaf frees grandson of Zambo Sur town mayor

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Members of the Abu Sayyaf freed on Sunday the three-year-old grandson of Pitogo Mayor Richard Garban in Indanan, Sulu.

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Dole: 'No work, no pay' on Chinese New Year

THE “no work, no pay” policy will apply on Monday, February 8, Chinese New Year, which was declared by Malacañang as a special non-working holiday, an official from the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) said.

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Oro's Lumbia airport to serve as depot for rescue equipment

CAGAYAN de Oro's Lumbia Airport would serve as storage depot for equipment necessary for rescue operations during calamities, a Palace official said Sunday.

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Printing of over 55M ballots starts Monday

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) will start printing the more than 55 million official ballots at the National Printing Office (NPO) in Quezon City on Monday.

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Aquino inks protocols for more Asean flights

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has signed protocols that allow Philippine carriers to fly unlimited frequencies to and beyond the capital cities of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) member-countries, the Department of Transportation

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PH joins int’l disdain over N. Korea rocket launch

THE Philippine government has joined the growing international condemnation over the rocket launch of North Korea on Sunday.

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Tawi-Tawi mayor wounded in ambush

A TOWN mayor in the province of Tawi-Tawi was wounded in a gun attack by riding-in-tandem gunmen on Sunday morning in San Jose road in the village of Baliwasan.

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