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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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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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EU earmarks P148-M aid for quake-hit Central Visayas

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MANILA -- The European Union on Thursday, Oct. 31 said up to €2.5 million (P148 million) in humanitarian assistance to was earmarked to help survivors of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that rocked Central Visayas in mid-October, the 28-nation bloc's representative office in Manila said Thursday. 

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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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Opportunity in tragedy’

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“This way to the fault line.” Wooden signs that carry this message have risen in Inabanga town in Bohol to lead tourists to the fissure in the earth that released the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that brought this province to its knees nearly two weeks ago.

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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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Aquino: I am not a thief

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President Aquino on Wednesday night made a rare public address on prime time TV in defense—yet again—of the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and to assail certain politicians for allegedly seeking to muddle the issue and bedevil his administration.

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