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US, PH launch war games near West Philippine Sea

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ZAMBALES -- The Philippines and the United States launched war games Wednesday at a naval base facing turbulent waters claimed by China, as the allies sought to highlight their expanding military ties.

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Hospital settles with Chicago elderly’s case for $250K

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) – The St. Joseph Hospital – Chicago had come up with $250,000 to settle the nearly $1-Million asset dissipated by its Filipino employee, Carmelita Pasamba, from one of its patients – Marshall F. Davies, an elderly retired Chicago engineer with severe dementia – when it entered into an agreement with the Cook County Public Guardian Robert F. Harris.

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Opposition senators ready own bombshell

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MANILA -- Days after being named in plunder cases filed with the Office of the Ombudsman, two senators said they are preparing to drop bombshells aimed at exposing the Aquino administration’s alleged involvement in high level corruption.

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Japanese warships dock in Manila port

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MANILA -- Two Japanese warships have docked in Manila for a two-day port call.

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Aquino: I’m responsible for Zamboanga operations

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As Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, President Aquino on Thursday took full responsibility for the government’s response to the crisis caused by the attack on Zamboanga City by rebels of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) faction led by Nur Misuari.

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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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Update: New York cop in gunrunning granted bail!

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) – Chief Magistrate Judge Steven M. Gold of the U.S. District court of the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn granted Thursday (Sept. 12) a $300,000 bond for Filipino American New York police officer Rex G. Maralit in lieu of his detention, according to Robert Nardoza, spokesperson of the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of New York.

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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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13 cops in Atimonan slays indicted

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MANILA -- The justice department on Thursday filed multiple murder charges against 13 policemen for the killing of a suspected gambling lord and his companions in Atimonan town, Quezon  province, but threw out the same charges against another police officer and 11 soldiers.

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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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