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DOT relaunches ‘Bring Home a Friend’ program

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The Department of Tourism (DOT) relaunched on Saturday night, Oct. 14, the “Bring Home a Friend” program that aims to make every Filipino an ambassador of the Philippines.

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Public told: Expect longer queues at Naia as holiday season nears

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As the holiday season nears, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) asked the public to expect longer lines at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia)’s immigration counters.

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Duterte accuses Piston, other groups of ‘committing rebellion’

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President Rodrigo Duterte slammed on Tuesday, Oct. 17, the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston) and two other groups, accusing them of “committing rebellion.”

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Filipinos to enjoy visa-free entry to Taiwan starting Nov. 1

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Beginning November 1st, Filipinos who wish to visit Taiwan for up to two weeks may enter the country without applying for a visa.

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Drivers in protest: Costly modernization to drive us to unemployment

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Jeepney drivers and operators have vowed to continue their fight against the impending jeepney modernization plan even as Malacañang stood firm on implementing the upgrade of what had long been touted as the country’s “King of the Road”.

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Duterte: Marawi City ‘liberated from terrorists’

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MARAWI CITY  -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, Oct. 17, declared Marawi “liberated from terrorist influence,” but the military said the five-month battle against gunmen loyal to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group was not yet over.

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No more old PUJs next year – Duterte

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President Rodrigo Duterte warned transport groups that the government would proceed with the modernization of public utility jeepneys amid opposition from some sectors.

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Missing Fil-Am, girlfriend found dead in California national park

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The father of a missing Lakewood man said he believes the bodies of his son and his son’s girlfriend have been found in Joshua Tree National Park, near the area where they vanished while hiking three months ago.

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Marawi locals cheer: Death of Maute, Hapilon ‘answered prayers’

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MARAWI CITY -- Displaced residents rejoiced here on Monday, Oct. 16, over Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana’s confirmation that Marawi siege leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute have been killed.

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GOP senator raises dark concerns about Trump, who hits back

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WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker is hardly the only Republican lawmaker raising dark concerns about harm President Donald Trump might cause the US and the world. But he’s one of the few willing to air those worries in public.

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