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Young beauty raises fund for charity in Philippines

MANILA — A Filipina beauty queen, who grew up abroad, finds her peace in doing charity works in her parents’ home country. It was Excelsa de Jesus’ first time to visit here when she was crowned Miss Philippines America in the United States in 2016. As she was raised by parents who are both working in...

Philippines and China sign 6 deals in Duterte’s 5th Beijing visit
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Philippines and China sign 6 deals in Duterte’s 5th Beijing visit

BEIJING – President Rodrigo R. Duterte bagged six deals with China during his bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping here Thursday evening. The documents signed between the Philippines and China include two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) – one on Higher Education Cooperation between the Commission on Higher Education and Ministry of Education of China, and...

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Use Quezon’s legacy as compass, Israeli envoy tells leaders

MANILA — As a gesture of gratitude, Israel Ambassador to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz on Monday shared his deep appreciation of former President Manuel Quezon’s order to open the country’s borders for victims of the holocaust during the ceremonial celebration of his 141st birthday in Quezon City. We may have heard of this before, but Harpaz,...

Ex-rebels confirm Communist Party of the Phils – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) recruitment in schools
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Ex-rebels confirm Communist Party of the Phils – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) recruitment in schools

MANILA — Four former rebels on Wednesday confirmed before the Senate that students are being recruited from various schools nationwide to join the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). Testifying before the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs headed by Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, the former rebels also shed light into...

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PHL President Duterte hits Aquinos for excluding Hacienda Luisita from land reform

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday described the exclusion of the Hacienda Luisita from the agrarian reform program as “the greatest aberration” done to farmer-beneficiaries. Duterte said although he has “nothing against” the Aquino family, including the late President Corazon Aquino and her son, President Benigno Aquino III, he said farmer-beneficiaries should have been awarded...

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TAKE UP CUDGELS FOR GRIEVING MOTHERS, AFP CHIEF PARLADE TELLS GABRIELA GROUP

MANILA – Dismayed by the baffling silence of militant women’s group, Gabriela**, acronym for General Assembly Binding Women for Reforms, Integrity, Equality, Leadership, and Action  over the cases of missing minors reportedly recruited by Anakbayan in various schools in Metro Manila, a ranking official of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict...