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Shrine for ‘Lupang Hinirang’ unveiled in Pangasinan

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BAUTISTA, Pangasinan -- A historical shrine honoring the town where the lyrics of the national anthem “Lupang Hinirang” was written, was unveiled with a historical marker on Monday, Dec. 11, by Mayor Amadeo Espino and Ludovico Badoy, executive director of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).

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Tax evasion case vs Napoles daughter dismissed

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The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) Third Division has dismissed the P17-million tax evasion case of Jeane Catherine Napoles, the daughter of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind, Janet Lim-Napoles.

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Fil-Am Daly City councilor in hot water over photo with Bato

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DALY CITY -- The erstwhile mayor of this Bay Area City with a large Filipino population denied endorsing alleged human rights violations in the Philippines after a photo posted in many social media outlets showed him appearing to give a plaque of appreciation to with the visiting Philippine National Police (PNP) chief as the San Francisco Philippine Consul-General stood by.

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Senate votes to confer Quezon Service Cross to late Sen. Miriam Santiago

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The Senate has unanimously adopted a resolution concurring in the posthumous conferment of the Quezon Service Cross - the highest award the nation can bestow on a person for outstanding civilian service - to the late Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee suddenly dies

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Mayor Ed Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in San Francisco that brought with it sky-high housing prices despite his lifelong commitment to economic equality, died suddenly early Tuesday, Dec. 12, at age 65.

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Senate ratifies tax reform bill

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Voting 16-4, the Senate ratified on Wednesday, Dec. 13, a measure that would raise the take home pay of 7.5 million individual income tax payers and at the same time impose higher taxes on fuel, cars, tobacco, coal and mining, among others.

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Elderly in US often prescribed too many unneeded drugs

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Consider it America’s other prescription drug epidemic.

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I won’t jail ex-presidents – Duterte

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His predecessors have nothing to fear, at least from him.

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SWS: More Filipinos await better life, economy in 2018

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More Filipino adults now feel positive that their quality of life would improve within the next 12 months, the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.

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Duterte to Congress: Thanks for extending martial law in Mindanao

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, Dec. 13, thanked Congress for approving his request to extend martial law in Mindanao for one year.

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