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Driven away by China’s de facto occupation, PH fishers starve

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MASINLOC, Zambales – Life has never been the same again for the couple,  Mario and Luz Porones, after China’s intrusion in (and virtual occupation of) Scarborough shoal in April 2012.

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Driver in death of 4 Filipinos had expired license

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) – A driver of a car heading against the flow of traffic while fleeing a police car pursuing him for alleged illegal lane violation that resulted in the death of four Filipinos last April 3 at the Miami-Dade side of the county boundary line in Florida has been charged with fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer, criminal use of personal identification and driving with expired license.

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US senators blast China’s use of force in sea disputes

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MANILA – US senators have filed a resolution condemning China’s use of threats and force in territorial disputes with other countries.

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LAVARRO: MARAMING SALAMAT!

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Councilman-At-Large Rolando Lavarro’s historic journey in Jersey City politics concluded in victory as the city’s first Filipino American councilman was re-elected for four more years and grabbed one of three contested At-Large seats in the June 11 runoff election. 

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Bishops give PNoy failing grade in 3 years of gov't

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MANILA -- Leaders of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) gave President Benigno Aquino III a failing grade for failing to curb poverty in the country amid claims of better-than-expected economic growth.

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Kalahi-CIDSS completes P33.53 M worth of classrooms in Region 12

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KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, June 11 -- Thousands of school children in remote villages of Soccsksargen Region returned to school last week in newly-built classrooms instead of the usual dilapidated, overcrowded, makeshift learning facilities.

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Gringo cautions Palace about suing Coast Guard

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MANILA -- Re-elected Sen. Gregorio Honasan on Wednesday said the Aquino administration should be very careful in dealing with the alleged recommendation of the National Bureau of Investigation to charge members of the Coast Guard for the killing of a Taiwanese fishermen.

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DENR to destroy P420-M worth of seized elephant tusks

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QUEZON CITY, June 10 -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to destroy about five tons of confiscated elephant tusks estimated to be worth US$10 million or roughly P420 million in support of global effort to end the illegal trade of wildlife species.

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NBI: Philippine coast guards liable

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The National Bureau of Investigation has recommended the filing of criminal charges against the Filipino coast guards involved in the shooting death of a Taiwanese fisherman in northern Philippine waters last month, the Inquirer learned on Tuesday.

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PNoy signs law declaring the province of Kalinga as Tourism Dev't Area

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MANILA, June 10 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed a law declaring the province of Kalinga in the Cordillera Region as a Tourism Development Area (TDA) in a bid to boost the country's tourism industry.

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