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Hostage-taking haunts old Davao jail

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DAVAO CITY -- There’s an eerie feeling one gets while walking inside what was once a former jail facility at Camp Domingo Leonor here, the site of the bloody 1989 hostage-taking that was brought to national attention anew by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s “gutter” remarks during a campaign sortie by the presidential candidate.

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Duterte dares US, Australia to cut ties

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KALIBO, Aklan -- Trash-talking presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte has dared the United States and Australia to cut diplomatic ties with the Philippines after their ambassadors criticized his joke about the jailhouse rape of a missionary.

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Comelec needs more satellites for far-flung areas

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Around 6,000 voting centers in the country are not covered by transmission signals of the major telecommunication companies that will be needed for the electronic relay of the results on Election Day.

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Armed men on Facebook vow death to poll cheats

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A group of armed men wearing military uniforms has come out on video threatening government officials and others who would tamper with the May 9 elections with death if the “true will of the people is thwarted.”

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Marcos Jr. defiant on father’s legacy

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On the verge of securing his family’s biggest victory since their humiliating downfall three decades ago, the namesake son of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos talks confidently about his political ambitions and his father’s legacy.

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Filipino couple in Chicago charged in $45M Medicare fraud

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CHICAGO, Illinois -- A Filipino couple accused of swindling the federal government out of $45 million through a Medicare fraud scheme has also been charged with conspiring to force a Filipino woman to work as their nanny and housekeeper against her will.

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Fix power shortage in Mindanao to avoid poll fraud, gov’t urged

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A bishop from Mindanao on Wednesday, April 20, urged the government to respond to the power shortage and rotational brownouts in the region to prevent cheating in the May 9 national elections.

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PH to ratify Paris climate change pact

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The Philippines will ratify the landmark Paris Agreement, a legally-binding accord to combat climate change, during a signing ceremony in New York on April 22.

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Miriam ‘disheartened’ by surveys

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DAVAO CITY -- “It’s disheartening (nakakasama ng loob).” This was how Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago described how she felt about her consistently poor survey ratings.

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Top investors urge leaders to sign Paris climate accord

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In this Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 photo, the Eiffel Tower lights up with the slogan”Action Now”referring to the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. The carbon footprint for the COP21 conference runs to thousands of tons, for the some 40,000 people, including heads of state, negotiators, activists and journalists, in Paris to hash out a ground-breaking international agreement to put a brake on global warming. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Global firms responsible for tens of trillions of dollars in investments on Tuesday, April 19, urged the world’s leading economies to sign the landmark Paris accord to limit global warming adopted at a UN summit in December.

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