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Duterte signs order creating panel to review 1987 Constitution

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Executive Order 10, which seeks to create a consultative committee that will review the 1987 Phili

Palace: Matobato complaint filed to harass, distract Duterte

MANILA, Philippines — The complaint that self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato filed against President Rodrigo Duterte is only aimed to distract the chief exe

HRW: Despite RH Law, policies deter condom use

MANILA, Philippines — Government policies make it difficult for people at risk of HIV to get access to condoms, Human Rights Watch said in a report this week

As ASEAN chair, Philippines expected to put South China Sea on table

MANILA, Philippines — As the Philippines assumes chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2017, the country is expected to take

Trillanes: 9 witnesses not questioned in Senate probe

MANILA, Philippines — There were nine more witnesses set to testify at the public hearing of the Senate justice panel's inquiry into extrajudicial killings,

Matobato files murder, crimes against humanity raps vs Duterte

MANILA, Philippines — Self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato filed on Friday complaints against President Rodrigo Duterte and his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Pa

Russia says Syria army halts Aleppo attacks as rebels cornered - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Russia says Syria army halts Aleppo attacks as rebels cornered
Daily Mail
Syria's army has halted its attacks in Aleppo to allow trapped civilians to be evacuated, Russia's foreign minister said, after advancing regime forces cornered rebels in the city. Immediately after the announcement, AFP correspondents in Aleppo said ...
Syrian president says victory still in sight for
Putin and Assad Are About to Achieve Their Biggest Victory in SyriaThe Atlantic
150000 'face extermination' as Aleppo on brinkIrish Independent
Voice of America -Haaretz -The Boston Globe -BBC News
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John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95 -

John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95
In this Feb. 20, 2012, file photo, U.S. Sen. John Glenn talks with astronauts on the International Space Station via satellite before a discussion titled “Learning from the Past to Innovate for the Future” in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn, who was the first U ...
'Godspeed, John Glenn': Public hails hero of space, politicsPhilippine Star
American space legend John Glenn dead at 95Daily Mail
John Glenn and the courage of the Mercury SevenWashington Post -New York Times -The Register -South Bend Tribune
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At least 50,000 IS fighters killed in Iraq, Syria since 2014 — US official

At least 50,000 Islamic State jihadists have been killed by the US-led coalition since it began operations in Iraq and Syria in late 2014, a senior US military official said Thursday.

Tigris lioness: Iraqi militiawoman fights for revenge against Islamic State - AOL News

AOL News

Tigris lioness: Iraqi militiawoman fights for revenge against Islamic State
AOL News
MAKHMUR, Iraq (Reuters) - Wearing a camouflage cap over her headscarf, Miaad al-Jubbouri cuts an unusual figure among the hundreds of men fighting to retake a village from Islamic State in northern Iraq. The mother of five was the sole woman among a ...
US and British-led coalition has killed more than 50000 ISIS fightersDaily Mail
Kurds looking to Trump in post-Mosul scrambleWashington Times
Don't Shrink Iraq to Save ItThe National Interest Online
The Japan Times -Santa Cruz Sentinel -BBC News
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North Korea capable of launching nuke, does not master targeting — US official

North Korea has developed the capability to pair a nuclear warhead with a missile and launch it, but has not mastered bringing the weapon back from space and onto a target, a senior US defense official said Thursday.

Former US astronaut, Senator John Glenn dies in Ohio at 95

John Glenn, who became one of the 20th century's greatest heroes as the first American to orbit Earth and later as the world's oldest astronaut, in addition to a long career as a U.S. senator, died on Thursday at age of 95, Ohio's governor said.

Indonesian quake toll passes 100 as rescuers struggle

Indonesian medical teams struggled on Thursday to treat scores of people injured in a 6.5 magnitude earthquake a day after more than 100 people were killed in the worst disaster to hit the province since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

E-cigarettes a 'major public health concern' — US surgeon general

E-cigarette use is exploding among young people and is now "a major public health concern," the US Surgeon General warned in his first report on the issue Thursday.

Unite vs death penalty, CBCP urges Filipinos - The Manila Times

Unite vs death penalty, CBCP urges Filipinos
The Manila Times
THE influential Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Thursday called on Filipinos to unite against moves to revive the death penalty, which President Rodrigo Duterte wants to use in his war against crime. The CBCP president ...
Church: Death penalty not a simple matterManila Bulletin
PH House approves reimposition of death

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Strong quake hits Solomon Islands, tsunami alert lifted

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands early on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties and a tsunami warning for a wide swathe of the South Pacific was later lifted.

USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast - Philippine Star

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USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast
Philippine Star
SAN FRANCISCO — A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Thursday, jolting residents of the coastal town of Ferndale but bringing no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake hit at 6:50 a.m. in the Pacific ...
Strong quake strikes off northern California, no tsunami threatManila Bulletin
6.5 earthquake off Northern California; 'the…The Mercury News
Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits off Northern California coastLos Angeles Times
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Rody assures Leni she'll finish VP term - Philippine Star

Philippine Star

Rody assures Leni she'll finish VP term
Philippine Star
“I will assure Leni and the rest of the Bicol region that you will have her until the very end of her term,” President Duterte said in a chance interview in Albay yesterday. “And there is no such thing as removing a Vice President. What's the crime ...
WATCH | Duterte says no plot to unseat vice presidentInterAksyon
Leni will remain VP until the end of her term – DuterteManila Bulletin
Leni dares Duterte ally Cayetano to continue outrage vs. MarcosesGMA News
BusinessWorld Online Edition -Rappler -The Manila Times -CNN Philippines
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Ministry aims to make Malaysia AIDS-free by 2030 - The Borneo Post

The Borneo Post

Ministry aims to make Malaysia AIDS-free by 2030
The Borneo Post
Dr Subramaniam looks at health products on sale during the World AIDS Day at BCCK. He is flanked by Dr Sim (left) and Dr Lokman (third right). KUCHING: The Health Ministry is targeting to make Malaysia AIDS-free by 2030. In order to achieve this target ...

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Rody assures Leni she’ll finish VP term

MANILA, Philippines - President Duterte yesterday vowed to retain the country’s Vice President until her term ends, days after she resigned from the Cabinet

House defers death penalty bill approval

MANILA, Philippines - There will be no death penalty law before Christmas.

ERC welcomes NBI probe on exec’s suicide notes

MANILA, Philippines - The Energy Regulatory Commission welcomed yesterday a probe by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on the suicide notes left by

Quake magnitude 6.5 reported off coast of Northern Calif. — USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 was reported off the coast of a sparsely populated area of Northern California on Thursday but there were no reports of damage in the nearest town, officials said.

After air crash, Pakistan fights over legacy of rock star-turned-cleric

The death of Junaid Jamshed, a Pakistani rock star-turned-evangelist, in a plane crash on Wednesday has stirred debate over his legacy, raising questions that cut to the heart of Pakistan's widening cultural schisms.

'De Lima, Trillanes liable for unparliamentary acts' – joint panel - Rappler


'De Lima, Trillanes liable for unparliamentary acts' – joint panel
'UNPARLIAMENTARY.' A Senate joint panel wants senators Leila de Lima and Antonio Trillanes IV held liable for their 'unparliamentary conduct' during the probe into extrajudicial killings. MANILA, Philippines – The Senate joint panel that probed ...

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Ayo vows to give more titles to La Salle - The Manila Times

Ayo vows to give more titles to La Salle
The Manila Times
De La Salle University head coach Aldin Ayo wants to win more championships in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men's basketball tournament. Two days after winning his second title in a different collegiate league last ...
Ayo vows back-back-back for Archers sans Jeron TengThe Standard
Pages: Green Archers shoot down the Blue EaglesSun.Star
Green Archers win UAAP men's basketball championshipCoconuts Manila

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S. Korea parliament introduces bill to impeach Park; vote due Friday

South Korea's parliament introduced a bill on Thursday to impeach President Park Geun-hye, setting the stage for a historic vote to oust the embattled leader engulfed in an influence-peddling scandal.

Fil-Am philanthropist: Duterte resignation, yes; ouster, no

Although she is calling for his resignation, Filipino-American philanthropist Loida Nicolas-Lewis is not supporting calls for President Rodrigo Duterte's ouster from office.

Risking China’s ire, Vietnam starts dredging on disputed reef

SYDNEY/HONGKONG—Vietnam has begun dredging work on a disputed reef in the South China Sea, satellite imagery shows, the latest move by the Communist state to bolster its claims in the strategic waterway.

Duterte to Jack Lam: Pay taxes, settle obligations - Philippine Star

Philippine Star

Duterte to Jack Lam: Pay taxes, settle obligations
Philippine Star
"Jack Lam (pictured right)has sent feelers that he would like to come back. One, because he takes pity on the 6,000 plus Filipinos who (work for him). Second is that he will settle his obligations," President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.
Duterte willing to absolve Jack Lam if he pays right taxesSun.Star
Jack Lam Lambasted by President Duterte, Philippines Revokes Casino LicenseCasino.Org News
Lam told: Settle taxes, resume business in PHThe Standard

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Pinoy umbrella org in Guam elects new leaders

For the first time in its 62 years, the umbrella organization of all Filipino groups in Guam will be lead by someone born in the US territory.

Trump taps wrestling tycoon McMahon of WWE to head small-business agency

Nine years ago Donald Trump shaved off her husband's hair after a wrestling match on live television. On Wednesday, the president-elect nominated wrestling tycoon Linda McMahon to his cabinet.

Saudi Arabia, Taiwan in need of dental assistants, factory workers

Saudi Arabia and Taiwan have opened their gates for more Filipinos in need of overseas employment, "Unang Balita" reported on Thursday.

Trump picks fossil fuel ally to head environment agency

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, transition officials told US media Wednesday, drawing loud criticism from Democrats who warn the fossil fuel ally is a climate change denier.  

Trump fills homeland security, environment, China ambassador jobs

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked a fossil fuel industry defender as his top environmental official, another retired general as homeland security chief and Iowa's governor as U.S. ambassador to China in choices at odds with some of his recent pronouncements.

Israel's Netanyahu gives conditional 'No' to meeting Abbas in Paris

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that he had told French President Francois Hollande he would not meet Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas if France pushed ahead with an international peace conference in Paris later this month.

Paris imposes driving restrictions, plans clunker ban as smog hits highs

The French capital Paris announced on Wednesday licence-plate based driving restrictions for a third day in a row and plans bans on old cars as the City of Light experienced the worst air pollution in a decade.

'Balikbayan' dupes taxi driver by paying him fake dollar bills

A passenger who introduced himself as a "balikbayan" duped a taxi driver by paying him fake US dollars and asking for P1,500 in "change," a report by GMA News' Vonne Aquino on "24 Oras" said Wednesday.

No Pinoys hurt in powerful Indonesia quake –DFA

No Filipinos were hurt in the a powerful earthquake that struck western Indonesia on Wednesday, according to initial reports received by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

South Korea lauds PHL efforts to reduce number of undocumented OFWs

The South Korean government has lauded the Philippines for its efforts to reduce the number of undocumented Filipinos in South Korea as well as its promotion of voluntary return programs.

New web service allows OFW families to 'request' for remittances

Families of Filipinos working in the United States can control the frequency and form in which they receive remittances through the new "request" function by digital money transfer provider, Xoom.

Legal clinic for immigrants in Jersey City addresses 'climate of fear'

A free legal clinic on immigration was recently held in response to what the organizers called “climate of fear and uncertainty” caused by the election to the presidency of Donald Trump.

Anti-human trafficking group cleared of estafa charges

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has dismissed the charges against anti-human trafficking group Visayan Forum Foundation Inc. over the alleged misuse of funds from the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

LA press club honors GMA-7's Hollywood correspondent 

GMA-7's Hollywood correspondent Janet Susan R. Nepales has won third place in the recently-held Los Angeles Press Club's Ninth Annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism (NAEJ) Awards.

OFWs warned vs. online scam using Labor chief Bello's name

Filipino workers abroad have been warned against an online solicitation scam using Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III's name.

PHL eyes Russia as new OFW destination

The government is looking at Russia as the next work destination for skilled Filipino workers, in light of an apparent decrease in the demand for OFWs in the Middle East.

Couple becomes first Pinoy same-sex couple to marry in Italy

A Filipino same-sex couple of 11 years finally tied the knot in a historic ceremony in Milan, Italy, a report on Unang Balita on Friday said.

DOLE mulls banning deployment of domestic helpers to Kuwait

The Labor Department is considering a ban on the deployment of Filipino domestic helpers to Kuwait due to reports of abuses by employers.  

US Congress passes bill giving highest honor to Pinoy WWII vets

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday (US time) unanimously passed the bill that seeks to award Filipino World War II veterans the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor the US Congress gives to civilians.