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Senate approves ‘Balik Scientist’ bill

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Senators voted 13-0 on Monday, Nov. 27, to approve on third and final reading a bill that would encourage Filipino scientists, engineers, and innovators abroad to return to the country by providing them with more benefits.

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Rape victim, ex-‘escort’ now on rescue mission for youths

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taking all her clothes as they fled. She would spend the next few days practically in rags walking aimlessly in the streets of Manila and Quezon City, “feeling dirty and robbed of my soul.”

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US parents not liable for adult offspring’s medical debts on shared health insurance

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Are parents responsible for adult children’s medical debts? Should people squeeze in appointments and expensive procedures before year’s end because of changes that might come with the GOP tax bill? Should consumers pay a broker to help them enroll in a plan? I answer these questions from readers this week.

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Palace sees no reason to declare revolutionary gov’t

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DAVAO CITY -- Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Malacañang appreciates the call of President Duterte’s supporters for a revolutionary government but stressed a drastic shift of government “has no factual or legal basis for now.”

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Is US headed for worst nursing shortage?

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We live in a country with the third highest population in the world. Over 320 million people live here, and vital to the health and wellbeing of each one of us are the 3.9 million registered nurses who keep our hospitals, nursing homes, and doctor’s offices running.

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Marawi benefits from union of Marcos, Manglapus grandkids

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PAOAY, Ilocos Norte -- When lawyer Michael Ferdinand Marcos Manotoc took Carina Amelia Gamboa Manglapus as his bride in a private wedding in Makati City on Nov. 22, officials here could not let it pass without celebrating the union in the traditional Ilocano way.

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Albayalde backs Bato in blasting Reuters report on druggies’ execution

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National Capital Region Police Office Chief Oscar Albayalde has backed Philippine National Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa in calling the Reuters report that claimed policemen executed three drug suspects during an anti-narcotics raid in Tondo last October as “very biased.”

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Doctors fear rise in organ trafficking as demand spikes

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DAVAO CITY -- Trafficking in human organs, especially kidneys, could increase as a result of a spike in the number of people with chronic renal diseases, according to a government hospital official here.

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Follow-up talks on PH-US free trade held in Washington

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WASHINGTON, DC -- A wide-ranging meeting held November 29 between trade representatives of the Philippines and the United States covered economic issues including a bilateral free trade agreement.

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4Ps beneficiaries gamble money

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DAVAO CITY -- Officials of Davao Oriental have asked the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to regulate the operation and presence of Small Town Lottery (STL) there.

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