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WHO: Risk of acquiring Ebola now slimmer

MANILA -- Months after seeing the massive spread of the Ebola virus disease (EVD), the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that the situation is getting better.

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Davao massage therapists may lose jobs due to new policy

SPA owners in Davao City say a new policy that requires them to hire only licensed massage therapists could lead drive many practicing therapists out of work.

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10-hour maintenance blackout set for Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has scheduled a 10-hour blackout in the Zamboanga Peninsula region to make way for maintenance work.

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Oro prelate challenges for peace in Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO -- In his Easter message Sunday, Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ, of the archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, spelled out propositions why no letup on pursuing peace in Mindanao is a must.

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Mindanao in the dark; no report yet on cause

DAVAO -- The whole of Mindanao, except for small islands that are off grid, were thrown into darkness for at least six hours, with Davao City residents experiencing two other hour-long power interruption and water supply cutoff as well at past mid

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Philippines lauds US readiness to face China's threats

MANILA -- Malacañang welcomed Sunday the statement of an American navy official, who said the US military is ready to respond to China's threats in the Asia Pacific region amid Beijing's continued construction in the disputed West Philippine Sea.

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'Chedeng' weakens into tropical depression

CEBU -- Typhoon Chedeng (Maysak) weakened into a tropical depression and reduced its speed while hovering over the Philippine Sea, east-southeast of Aurora province, early Sunday morning, the state weather bureau said.

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5,000 people brave heat for faith

CEBU -- The sweltering heat didn't stop an estimated 5,000 people from witnessing the story of Christ's journey to Calvary through this year's Buhing Kalbaryo.

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