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24 dead, 28 safe, hundreds missing as Med migrant boat sinks

ROME -- A boat believed to be crowded with 700 migrants capsized in the waters north of Libya overnight, leaving at least 24 confirmed dead and sparking fears for what could become the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant sea disaster, Italy's

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Palace can't grant Estrada's wish for Arroyo's house arrest

ONLY the court can grant the birthday wish of former president and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to allow house arrest for former president and Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, a Palace official said Sunday.

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DA cuts chicken price in Metro Manila

THE Department of Agriculture said Sunday the suggested retail price (SRP) for chicken in Metro Manila will be slashed by P25 per kilo starting Monday.

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OIC secretary general to call on Aquino

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III is expected to receive in Malacanang on Monday high-ranking officials of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), which has long been supporting the peace process in Mindanao.

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Landfill settlers to move out before class opens

CEBU CITY -- The Inayawan Sanitary landfill settlers, who have been evacuated to a nearby school, said on Saturday that they are still uncertain where they will be moved again following reports that they have to leave the school to give way for th

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Valte: Aquino to announce 2016 presidential bet by June

MALACANANG urged Saturday the public to just be patient in waiting for President Benigno Aquino III's announcement of his presidential bet by end of June.

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Palace to MILF: There is proper venue to defend fighters

MALACANANG advised Saturday the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) that there is a proper venue to defend its members who were allegedly involved in the tragic Mamasapano incident.

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Marcos: MILF's 'non-cooperation' to affect BBL

THE decision of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) not to surrender combatants involved in the killing of 44 police commandos in Mamasapano, Maguindanao will affect the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), Senator Ferdinand Ma

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