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House passes economic Cha-cha on 2nd reading

THE House of Representatives approved on second reading Wednesday a resolution which seeks to lift foreign ownership restrictions in the 1987 Constitution.

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Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen's capital

SANAA, Yemen -- Dozens of Saudi-led airstrikes rocked Yemen's capital on Wednesday, targeting a sprawling police commando camp in Sanaa and sending black smoke billowing into the air.

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DepEd to establish temporary centers for quake-prone schools

THE Department of Education (DepEd) is planning to put up temporary learning centers for students of schools situated along the West Valley Fault, a Palace official said Wednesday.

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Binay admits talking to Arroyo party for possible coalition

VICE President Jejomar Binay admitted on Wednesday that his group, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), is talking to Lakas-CMD (Christian Muslim Democrats), headed by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, for a possible coalition in the 2016 el

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China's army plays down South China Sea island-building

BEIJING — China's military on Tuesday compared its controversial island-building in the South China Sea to ordinary construction such as road-building going on elsewhere in the country, trying to deflect criticism over an issue seen as inflaming

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DOTC: P7-B new Bohol airport to rise soon

A P7-BILLION airport will soon rise in Bohol as the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and Japanese joint venture firm signed last May 22 the deal for the project.

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Estrada seeks furlough to attend mom's birthday

DETAINED Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada has asked the Sandiganbayan to grant him five-hour break so he could attend the 85th birthday celebration of his mother, former senator Luisa Ejercito Estrada.

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Customs seizes P25M worth of smuggled sugar

CUSTOMS intelligence agents in Misamis Oriental recently seized 416,000 kilos of refined white sugar from China worth some P25 million.

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