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Comelec slams door to pleas to blacklist Smartmatic

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An election watchdog group seeking the blacklisting of Smartmatic from any participation in the 2016 presidential balloting may have to seek recourse from higher courts.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Pope to eat ‘paksiw,’ other Filipino food during lunch in Leyte

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Familiar comfort food will be served during the visit of Pope Francis to Palo, Leyte, in January, so survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) need not step out of their comfort zone, according to church officials.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Doctors urge solons to probe dengue drug trials on humans

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Aedes aegypti mosquito, carrier of the dengue virus.

A group of doctors has called on lawmakers to investigate an experiment that allowed the testing of a supposed “breakthrough drug” against dengue on Filipinos that was allegedly riddled with “scientific and ethical flaws.”

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ona has packed belongings at DOH, ready to go, says source

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It looks like embattled Health Secretary Enrique Ona is slipping quietly away from his office.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Faithful start 9-day ‘Simbang Gabi’ Tuesday

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As the Filipino faithful began Tuesday the nine-day “Simbang Gabi” or dawn Masses, a Catholic priest reminded them that the best way to observe the true meaning of Christmas was to love others—not equate it with feasting on bibingka and puto bumbong.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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