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Trillanes: Duterte accounts had P2.4B in transactions

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Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte deals in hundreds of millions of pesos, records of his bank transactions show.

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Fil-Ams keep memory of WWII vets alive as ranks dwindle

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Justin Iselin, Rudy Asercion and U.S. Army Sgt. (ret.) Pelagio Valdez lead a moment of silence after the wreath-laying ceremonies at the Filipino Veterans Education Center.

SAN FRANCISCO -- And now they are down to nine. This is the sad reality facing the number of surviving Filipino World War II (WWII) veterans who were able to attend the recent Prisoners of War Day.

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Pacquiao shrugs off Sayyaf threat

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Saragani Rep. and senatorial hopeful Manny Pacquiao said he was not alarmed by reports that the Abu Sayyaf group has planned to take him hostage to attract the attention of the Islamic State (IS).

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Obama looking for laughs one last time

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President Barack Obama speaks at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York on Nov. 2, 2015, at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser. AP FILE

WASHINGTON - Once a year, the US president attends a party he can’t avoid and is asked to make Washington laugh. When Barack Obama steps onto the stage of the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on Saturday, April 30, he will carry out that ritual for the eighth and final time.

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Trump’s mention of ‘woman’s card’ draws backlash

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ATLANTA -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claim that Hillary Clinton is playing “the woman’s card” drew intense backlash Wednesday, April 27, from the Democratic front-runner herself as well as tens of thousands of critics on social media.

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China exported missile-firing military drones to 10 nations - report

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BEIJING -- China has exported military drones to more than 10 countries in deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and plans to sell unmanned craft capable of launching laser-guided bombs, state-run media said Thursday, April 21.

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After hostage beheading, is Philippines facing IS threat?

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This image made from undated militant video shows Canadians John Ridsdel (right) and Robert Hall. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered on April 25 in the southern Philippines belongs to Ridsdel, who was taken hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in September 2015. AP

Months before Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded retired Canadian mining executive John Ridsdel in the tropical jungles of the southern Philippines, they showed him pleading for life in a video with three other hostages that demanded a record-high ransom.

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Hostage-taking haunts old Davao jail

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DAVAO CITY -- There’s an eerie feeling one gets while walking inside what was once a former jail facility at Camp Domingo Leonor here, the site of the bloody 1989 hostage-taking that was brought to national attention anew by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s “gutter” remarks during a campaign sortie by the presidential candidate.

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Toots Ople seeks creation of OFW department

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For the longest time, the Philippines has been losing Filipinos “by default” in search of greener pastures abroad. But less than two weeks before a major crossroad that is the May presidential election, millions of overseas Filipino workers can’t help but feel hopeful of better things to come.

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Comelec needs more satellites for far-flung areas

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Around 6,000 voting centers in the country are not covered by transmission signals of the major telecommunication companies that will be needed for the electronic relay of the results on Election Day.

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