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Congress may proclaim winning president, VP on May 31

THE Congress, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), may proclaim the winning president and vice president on May 31, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III said Thursday.

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Duterte rivals urged to formalize concession

THE camp of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte urged Thursday the losing presidential candidates to formalize their concession to fast track the canvassing of votes by the Congress, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC).

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Comelec won't recognize proclaimed Mountain Province governor

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Thursday that it will not allow the newly proclaimed Mountain Province governor Kathy Jill Mayaen-Luis to assume her post after the poll body denied her petition for substitution last May 7.

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WHO: Some 1,000 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 1,000 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years in violation of humanitarian norms, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report Thursday.

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New cloud formation discovery may lessen warming forecast

WASHINGTON — A new discovery about how clouds form may scale back some of the more dire predictions about temperature increases caused by man-made global warming.

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Duterte apologizes to Trudeau over beheading

MANILA -- The Philippines' presumptive president said he has apologized to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the beheading by Moro bandits of a Canadian hostage in the southern province of Sulu.

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DOH: Rainy season to bring respiratory, water-borne diseases

THE Department of Health (DOH) warned the public on Wednesday, May 25, over the expected rise in the number of respiratory illnesses and water-borne diseases now that the rainy season has officially started.

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16-year-old dies in Cebu blaze

CEBU CITY -- A 16-year-old boy died after a candle was left unattended in his home in Barangay Basak San Nicolas early Thursday.

The fatality was identified as Jomarie Dihagan, who died after being trapped inside his house.

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