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Militants stage rallies to protest increased US presence in PH

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Two seperate rallies were staged by militant groups on Wednesday, August 14, to protest talks for the rotational presence of American forces.

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‘Labuyo’ death toll at 6; damages at P816 M

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The death toll after days of rains brought by Typhoon ‘Labuyo’ rose to six while the cost of damage to properties doubled to P816 million as of Wednesday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

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NHA to provide aid for damaged houses

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The National Housing Authority (NHA) is set to provide financial assistance for families affected by Typhoon ‘Labuyo’ to help rebuild their damaged houses, Vice President Jejomar Binay said in a statement on Wednesday, August 14.

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Relocation of estero families on

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Soon, having “Manggahan Floodway” as a residential address in Metro Manila will be a thing of the past as the clearing of squatter colonies choking Metro Manila’s waterways finally began last Monday, August 5.

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Aquino says gov’t pushes for passage of Bangsamoro Basic Law for peace and progress in Mindanao

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MANILA -- President Benigno S. Aquino III said his administration is working hard for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law by 2014, paving the way towards a peaceful and prosperous Mindanao.

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Filipina in California convicted of mail fraud, immigration scam

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SAN JOSE, California—A 66-year-old Filipina “immigration consultant” was convicted of mail fraud and running a multimillion-dollar scheme that victimized Filipinos who hoped to get permanent residency but really had no chance of getting it.

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Furious planholders storm Prudentialife office

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MANILA -- Thousands of Prudentialife planholders trooped to the company's office in Makati to claim their checks from the initial liquidation of the company.

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Taiwan removes sanctions against PH after apology

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TAIPEI — Taiwan lift  ed its sanctions against the Philippines Thursday, August 8, after Manila apologized for the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman, an incident which had severely strained relations.

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Misuari declares independence

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MANILA -- Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Chairman Nur Misuari declared independence during a recent gathering by the separatist group in Talipao, Sulu.

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Taser did not work on “possessed” Fil Am

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) ---  If there is nothing wrong with the Taser gun, it is very likely that Filipino American Mylene “Mhai” De Leon Scott, who was described as  “possessed” and under a “psychotic break,” appeared to be getting strength from a higher power after she was hit with a Taser.

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