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aaaBALITANG PH (Manila) : On Thursday, Hsu Kong-yung , the spokesman of Taiwan’s executive cabinet, said that Filipinos can travel to Taiwan visa-free as part of its government's effort to promote its New Southbound Policy. Premier Lai Ching-te said the Executive cabinet approved the plan on Wednesday to issue 14-day visa-free status to citizens of ...

September 29, 2017
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aaa  CUSTOMS officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 on Sunday  held the check-in-luggage of a lady passenger who arrived from Singapore for containing undeclared assorted jewelry weighing  least a kilo. Customs collector-on-duty Paul Urrea identified the passenger as A. S. Flores, a resident of Pasay City and resid...

September 25, 2017
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aaaSOME 130 Filipinos living in Puerto Rico who were severely affected by Hurricane Irma were repatriated and arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 before midnight on Wednesday. The 132 Filipino victims of Hurricane Irma, which slammed the US territory on Sept. 6, arrived on board Philippine Airlines chartered flight after av...

September 22, 2017
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aaaAIRPORT policemen at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 arrested a lady security guard of Cebu Pacific for keeping a missing pouch containing assorted foreign currencies in her locker left by a passenger who arrived from Malaysia on Wednesday. NAIA Terminal 3 airport police officer-in-charge Capt. Bing Jose identified the lady gua...

September 22, 2017
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aaaBALITANG PH : Father Teresito “Chito” Soganub and another hostage, a teacher, were rescued by government forces from the Maute group in Marawi City on Saturday ( Sept 16 ) after more than 100 days of being taken captives by the Islamic State group-aligned captors in the southern Philippines. Father Soganub, 51, the vicar-general of the prelate ...

September 19, 2017
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aaaMANILA : The body of Horacio Tomas Topacio Castillo III  of San Lorenzo Village in Makati was found at the corner of H. Lopez Blvd. and Infanta Street in Balut, Tondo at around 7:50 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Manila Police District,  Philippine Star reports. The 22-year-old law student, who had hoped to become a senator, was clad in a white...

September 19, 2017
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aaaTHE Philippine National Police (PNP) Aviation Security Group and the airport police department at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) recovered a World War II vintage bomb unearthed by construction workers who were digging the improvement of the drainage system along MIA road near the old Nayong Pilipino on Thursday afternoon. Manila I...

September 15, 2017
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aaaAs Tropical Storm Maring moves away from Luzon, it has left many low-lying areas flooded in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, prompting landslide and flash floods. A number of households were forced to evacuate as floodwaters rose in a number of regions. Many commuters were stranded, classes were cancelled and government work was suspended in Metr...

September 13, 2017
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aaaAccording to the military, an estimated 50 to 60 Islamic State-linked militants still in the besieged city of Marawi, have sent "feelers" that they are prepared to surrender after three-and-a-half months of fighting. "There are feelers. Definitely, there are feelers," spokesman Colonel Romeo Brawner told a news conference on Monday. Philippine forc...

September 11, 2017
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aaaManila -- The Philippine government on Wednesday told Filipinos in the U.S. to brace for deportation after President Donald Trump cancelled an amnesty for undocumented immigrants relative to Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals or DACA. He announced on Tuesday that he is revoking the DACA program and gave the US Congress up to March 5, 2018 to com...

September 8, 2017
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