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Duterte approves P1,000 increase for SSS pensioners 

January 10, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved an increase in the pension of some 2.2 million beneficiaries of the state-run Social Security System but with a corresponding increase in the contribution of its members. In a press conference, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella

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Feast of Black Nazarene ends after 22-hour procession  

January 10, 2017

The procession of the image of the Black Nazarene ended after 22 hours, tying the longest on record, as it arrived at 3:42 am Tuesday. “The community in the smaller streets in Quiapo didn’t wish to let go of the

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Abe arriving on Thursday for two-day official visit

January 10, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will arrive in Manila on Thursday before proceeding to Davao City for a two-day official visit, Malacanang said on Tuesday. Abe is the first head of government that President Rodrigo Duterte will be welcoming in

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UPDATE: Eight crewmen killed as armed men attack fishing boat

January 10, 2017

Eight crewmen of a fishing boat were killed as armed men attacked a vessel at the high seas of Laud Siromon, Barangay Dita, Zamboanga City Monday night. But a military spokesman virtually ruled out the attack was done by the

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UPDATE: 7.2 magnitude quake off Celebes Sea

January 10, 2017

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred off Mindanao, with the epicenter at Celebes Sea on Tuesday,  according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). The quake, which  struck around 2:13 pm, was 223 kilometers southeast of  Tongkil, Sulu. No tsunami warning

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Two jail officials relieved after big prison escape in North Cotabato

January 10, 2017

The regional director of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and the North Cotabato  provincial warden were relieved even as authorities have recaptured less than half of those inmates which bolted from a jail last week. In a

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UPDATE: Black Nazarene procession trouble free

January 10, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of devotees joined the annual procession of the Feast of the Black Nazarene as it was brought from the Quirino Grandstand to Quiapo Church on Monday morning. Underscoring tight security, cellphone signals were cut around 5 am

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Storm warning signal lifted as “Auring” weakens into a low pressure area

January 9, 2017

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)  on Monday lifted signal number one  over several areas  after tropical depression “ Auring” weakened into a low pressure area  around 10:30 am. As of 5pm, the low pressure area was

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