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Lawmakers seek probe of luxury car smuggling at Cagayan de Oro port

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CAR BOOM IN CAGAYAN A fleet of imported used luxury vehicles—including Porsches, BMWs, Mercedes-Benzes, Hummers—await wash and polishing work at a car lot in Casambalangan village in Santa Ana, Cagayan province.  MELVIN GASCON / INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Two lawmakers from Mindanao have called for a congressional probe into reports that the Cagayan de Oro port has become a smuggling hub for luxury cars.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Egypt, Gulf Arab allies eye anti-militant alliance

Mideast Arabs Alliance

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are discussing the creation of a military pact to take on Islamic militants, with the possibility of a joint force to intervene around the Middle East, The Associated Press has learned.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Chuck Hagel

American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama’s current strategy fails, the top U.S. military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama’s plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

MERS-CoV scare: Search for 174 passengers intensified

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Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila’s International Airport in Paranaque. AP FILE PHOTO

Health authorities have opened a Facebook account, bought newspaper ad space for the names of 174 out of the 415 passengers of a flight from the Middle East who had yet to submit themselves as of Monday to nose-and-throat swab test for a deadly virus and enlisted the help of the police in tracing them.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Get medical checkup, 174 passengers told

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Go to the nearest government hospital and get tested for your and your family’s sake if you were on the plane with a male Filipino nurse who initially tested positive for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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