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Fil-Ams win in California city’s school board elections

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CERRITOS, California -- As expected by political pundits in the ABC school district, Lynda Johnson, a paralegal by profession, cruised to an easy victory when she topped the recent ABC School Board election in the field of five candidates.

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PH typhoon warning to man, says UN chief

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TALLINN -- The secretary general of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon, said on Saturday the supertyphoon that killed thousands in the Philippines was an example of climate change and should serve as a warning to mankind.

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Enrile breaks silence, hits Santiago in speech

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Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile on Wednesday broke his silence and fought back, weeks after Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago claimed that he was the mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel scam and that he was the financier of the Zamboanga City siege.

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Megan Young, Miss World 2013ushers fundraising efforts in US

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Miss World’s charity organization, Beauty With A Purpose, has scheduled a series of fundraising events in the US for the victims of super typhoon “Yolanda.”

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Court orders freeze on assets of 4 ex-solons in pork scam

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The Court of Appeals has ordered a freeze on the bank accounts and assets of four former congressmen and six chiefs of staff or representatives of lawmakers, led by Jessica Lucila “Gigi” G. Reyes and Ruby Chan Tuason who allegedly acted as agents for Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, for their complicity in the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam believed to be masterminded by businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.

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Cooper: We honor Filipinos’ strength

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MANILA -- With his voice choked with emotion, veteran CNN reporter Anderson Cooper said that they honored Filipinos in every broadcast, citing the strength and resiliency of those affected in the areas destroyed by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

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Probe of DBM scam widens

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The fake special allotment release order (Saro) scam appears to be much bigger and broader than earlier thought. A Saro is a document issued by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) that leads to the release of funds for government projects.

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Tacloban comes back to life

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Returning to typhoon-devastated Tacloban on Tuesday, Nov. 19, a week since she first saw the city stripped of almost everything, the United Nations humanitarian chief found communities eager to get back on their feet and resume normal living.

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Korina Sanchez Suspended From ABS-CBN For One Week

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Television news anchor Korina Sanchez was reportedly suspended from ABS-CBN according to entertainment site Southomer.

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Filipinos to become 'stronger than before'

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MANILA -- A US government official said that Filipinos will rise from the devastation caused by Supertyphoon Yolanda and become “stronger than before.”

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