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Thousands flee as IS fighters close in on Syria border town

Turkish security forces use teargas and water cannons to disperse protesting local people as several hundred Syrian refugees wait, at the border in Suruc, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Islamic State militants closed in on Syria's third-largest Kurdish town on Sunday as tens of thousands fled in terror across the border into Turkey.  AP PHOTO/BURHAN OZBILICI

Islamic State militants closed in on Syria’s third-largest Kurdish town on Sunday as tens of thousands fled in terror across the border into Turkey.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mayon activity down, but eruption still possible – Phivolcs

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AFP FILE PHOTO

Mayon continued to quiet down on Sunday but officials were not letting their guard down as the volcano could still erupt at any time.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Mario’ leaves 1 dead, P70 M in damage in Ilocos Norte; 2 missing in Zambales

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Fallen Trees in Ilocos Norte due to strong winds as tropical storm "Mario" slammed the entire province on Saturday.

Photo Credit: Joemar Tolentino

Residents of Ilocos Norte province endured more than 16 hours of intense rain and heavy gusts accompanying Tropical Storm “Mario” from Friday to Saturday, but the province recorded only one storm-related fatality.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

LP cracks seen in Belmonte-Gonzales opposition to term limit lifting, special powers

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Majority leader Neptali Gonzales II and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales are making no secret of their opposition to President Aquino’s inclination for another term and written request for emergency powers to avert a power crisis in 2015. Are these signs that the ruling political party is on the verge of splitting up less than two years before the 2016 elections?

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH to fully implement RH law by November

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Iloilo Representative Janette Garin. Photo from congress.gov.ph

The Department of Health (DOH) is looking at fully enforcing the controversial reproductive health (RH) law by the end of November when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues its certification on artificial contraceptives as “non-abortifacients.”

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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