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‘Yolanda’ turns town into wasteland

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GUIUAN, Eastern Samar -- This fishing town where one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded made the first of a series of landfalls in the Visayas has been turned into a terrifying wasteland where armed men threaten to kill fellow survivors for food.

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Napoles told: Talk or die

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Thursday left her sickbed to give Janet Lim-Napoles that advice as the alleged mastermind behind the pork barrel scam clammed up on the involvement of lawmakers and government officials in the theft of P10 billion in government funds over the last 10 years.

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Barack and Michelle Obama send sympathies to Yolanda victims

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MANILA -- United States President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle have sent their sympathies to the victims of  the monster typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) that battered vast areas in central Philippines.

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Engr. Saturnino “Ninoy” Domingo passes away

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The officers and members of the Garden State Filipino-American Association, Inc. announce with great sadness the passing of their beloved FOUNDER, Engr. Saturnino "Ninoy" Domingo. Ka Ninoy succumbed to a heart attack last November 5, 2013 at the Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, NJ.

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Logjam in aid delivery

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TACLOBAN CITY -- A day after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck the eastern Philippine coast, a team of 15 doctors and logistics experts was ready to fly to the worst-hit city to help. On Tuesday, five days into what could be the country’s deadliest disaster, they were still waiting to leave.

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California lawmaker calls for better services for US veterans

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SACRAMENTO, California—To mark US Veterans’ Day, last Nov. 1, Assembly Member Rob Bonta cited Alfonso Lamata as “our 2013 Veteran of Year” and called for better services for veterans of the US armed forces.

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DOJ, NBI discover new Napoles 'scam'

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MANILA -- The Department of Justice and National Bureau of Investigation have come across another "scam" allegedly perpetrated by businesswoman and alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles.

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Makers of ‘Forgotten Soldiers’ get congressional recognition

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LAS VEGAS  -- Representatives of US Sen. Dean Heller and US Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada presented filmmakers Donald Plata, Lou Diamond Phillips and Chris Schaefer certificates of Congressional Recognition for creating and producing the documentary movie “Forgotten Soldiers.”

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Senate rejects Napoles’ request for executive session

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MANILA -- The Senate blue ribbon committee rejected a request by Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind in the P10 billion pork barrel scam, for an “executive session” because the subject of the investigation was a “sensitive issue”.

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Thousands flee fury of supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’

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Fearing the fury of the strongest typhoon expected to hit the country on Friday morning, provincial authorities in the Visayas, Mindanao and Bicol region on Thursday evacuated thousands of people away from danger zones, especially those living in low-lying areas and coastal barangays (villages).

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