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Pres. Obama visiting Manila next month

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— United States President Barack Obama has accepted the invitation of President Benigno S. Aquino III and will travel to Manila for a two-day visit next month, the Philippine Embassy said.

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CA upholds multiple murder charges vs. Andal Sr's son

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MANILA -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the multiple murder charges filed against one Ampatuan family member who stand accused in the high-profile Maguindanao massacre case.

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Misuari disowns acts of followers in Zamboanga City

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Moro rebel leader Nur Misuari on Wednesday disowned the commander of his followers who had seized coastal villages in Zamboanga City as government forces launched an offensive to dislodge the rebels.

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Frank Chavez passes away; 66

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MANILA -- Former Solicitor General Francisco “Frank” Chavez, who was a known critic of the Marcos family, died Wednesday night (September 11) due to stroke at the age of 66.

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Napoles’ ex-NGO operator now a congresswoman

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DAVAO CITY -- An alleged operator of a bogus nongovernment organization (NGO) identified with Janet Lim-Napoles regularly came to Batasan Hills on a Nissan Patrol with siren and blinkers that sported Plate No. 8, according to a former Central Mindanao lawmaker who has since turned to farming.

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Zambo evacuees sleep in small boats

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MANILA -- A number of evacuees have been forced to stay in fishing boats due to clashes between government forces and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in Zamboanga City, said a non-government organization Thursday on Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

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15 boxes of pork evidence

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On Wednesday afternoon, 15 boxes of evidence and more than 2,000 pages of financial transactions purportedly detailing the extent of a P10-billion racket involving state funds meant to ease rural poverty and ended in kickbacks over 10 years were submitted to the National Bureau of Investigation.

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ASEAN Navy Chiefs Meet in Manila

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MAKATI CITY -- President Benigno S. Aquino III lauded the 7th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Navy Chiefs Meeting held at the Fairmont Hotel here on Tuesday.

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WikiLeaks cables: MNLF commander a 'bad seed'

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MANILA -- Nur Misuari's most-trusted aide, who is among Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) commanders leading the attack in Zamboanga City, is a "bad seed" in the rebel group, according to confidential US embassy cables published by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.

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Palace to gunmen in Zambo: Stand down or face force

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MANILA -- Malacañang urged the gunmen behind the ongoing attacks in Zamboanga to stand down or face military action.

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