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Palace defends high-level delegation for sea row oral argument

MALACAÑANG shrugged off China's recent statement, calling the Philippine arbitration case on the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as political provocation.

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Monsada named DOE OIC

ENERGY Undersecretary Zenaida Monsada has been appointed as the officer-in-charge of the Department of Energy (DOE) after Jericho Petilla left the post.

Monsada formally assumed the post Friday after a turnover ceremony.

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Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles Surigao Norte, Caraga

A MAGNITUDE 6.1 earthquake jolted Surigao del Norte and neighboring provinces on Friday afternoon, the Philippine Insitute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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Zambales guv indicted for graft, usurpation of official functions

THE Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to indict Zambales Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. and six others in relation to mining activities in the province.

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Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family

LONDON — In "Amy," performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess.

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‪Meralco subsidiary bags MRT's power supply maintenance

THE Aquino administration has awarded the six-month contract to maintain the power supply for problematic Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) to a subsidiary of Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the Department of Transportation and Communications (

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Explosion at chemical plant in South Korea kills 6 workers

SEOUL, South Korea — An explosion at a chemical plant in South Korea killed six workers on Friday, fire officials said.

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PH arbitration team in sea dispute to leave Saturday

THE Philippine delegation for the oral argument on its arbitration case against China will be leaving on Saturday for The Hague, Netherlands, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said.

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