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Protesters zero in on Aquino, allies

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A funny thing happened to marchers protesting against the pork barrel in all forms. Their target turned out to be President Aquino.

Posted: June 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Stray bullet kills baby

A boy cries as he is treated for his wounds after being injured in a firecracker explosion following the raucous celebration to welcome the New Year Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014, in Manila. Children were the most vulnerable victims of the New Year’s Eve “big bang” revelry, highlighted by the death of a 3-month-old who was hit by a stray bullet in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur province.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Children were the most vulnerable victims of the New Year’s Eve “big bang” revelry, highlighted by the death of a 3-month-old who was hit by a stray bullet in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur province.   The bullet pierced the head of Von Alexander Llagas as he slept beside his father, Valeriano, in their house in Barangay […]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

AFP, PNP vigilant vs election spoilers

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Government security forces are all set for Monday’s barangay (village) elections, with the Philippine National Police saying there are no monitored threats meant to disrupt Election Day. PHOTO BY NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Government security forces are all set for Monday’s barangay (village) elections, with the Philippine National Police (PNP) saying there are no monitored threats meant to disrupt Election Day.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Floods displace 500,000; 19 dead

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THE HAPPY GIVER  President Aquino distributes relief packages—consisting of a sleeping mat, bread, canned goods and rice—to flood victims in Imus, Cavite, on Thursday.  LYN RILLON

The number of people whose lives were disrupted by five days of monsoon rains generated by Tropical Storm “Maring” rose to 1.75 million on Thursday, with more than half a million of them, displaced from their homes by floods, huddled in evacuation centers.

Posted: August 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Comelec: 300 PCOS machines broke down

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Hours before the voting ended, the Commission on Elections had placed the number of counting machines that broke down and needed replacement Monday at between 200 and 300, or less than 1 percent of the total—something that the head of the Comelec’s service provider considered typical in any automated polls.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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