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Guiuan in Eastern Samar prepares for 500th anniversary of Magellan landing

Guiuan in Eastern Samar prepares for 500th anniversary of Magellan landing

By: Edgar Allan M. Sembrano Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:00 AM April 30, 2018 Located on the southernmost tip of Samar Island, the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province has moved to preserve, conserve, and protect its historical and cultural heritage assets through the creation of the Guiuan Council for Culture and Arts (GCCA).

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Labor groups expect more workers to be laid off due to TRAIN Act

Labor groups expect more workers to be laid off due to TRAIN Act

By: Tina G. Santos - Reporter / @santostinaINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:23 AM April 30, 2018 ADVERSE EFFECTS OF NEW TAX LAW More than 15.6 million workers in the informal sector suffer more from higher prices due to the TRAIN Act, as they do not benefit from the personal income tax exemption enjoyed by those earning P250,000 yearly, according to the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines. —MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

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PNP: May 1 rallies cause of concern

PNP: May 1 rallies cause of concern

By: Jeannette I. Andrade - Reporter / @jiandradeINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:02 AM April 29, 2018 The Philippine National Police (PNP) considered the coming Labor Day rallies as a source of concern for security planners for the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to be held in the country next week.

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Fire razes heavily populated Manila neighborhood

Fire razes heavily populated Manila neighborhood

By: Krixia Subingsubing, Manil fire - @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:13 AM April 29, 2018 Another fire broke out in a residential area in Sta. Cruz, Manila, near where three men were killed when an earlier fire on Friday razed through rows of houses.

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Duterte signs proclamation placing Boracay under state of calamity

Duterte signs proclamation placing Boracay under state of calamity

By CNN Philippines Staff Updated 18:58 PM PHT Thu, April 26, 2018 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 25) — President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Thursday a proclamation placing three barangays on Boracay Island under a state of calamity for a year.

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Toronto police eye deadly van attack suspect's 'cryptic message'

Toronto police eye deadly van attack suspect's 'cryptic message'

TORONTO (Reuters) - The man accused of plowing a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people in Canada’s deadliest mass killing in decades, left a “cryptic message” on social media before his attack, police said on Tuesday.

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Isolated showers expected across the PHL – PAGASA

Isolated showers expected across the PHL – PAGASA

The entire country would experience partly cloudy to cloudy conditions with isolated rainshowers, weather service PAGASA predicted in a Wednesday morning forecast.

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Hailstorm hits Benguet village

Hailstorm hits Benguet village

LATE POST ABS-CBN News Posted at Apr 22 2018 02:38 PM | Updated as of Apr 22 2018 05:01 PM MANILA – Pellets of ice rained down on a village in Atok, Benguet on Saturday afternoon as the rest of the country roasted in summer heat.

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US Military Focus Shifts from Iraq, Syria to Afghanistan, Bombing Report Shows

US Military Focus Shifts from Iraq, Syria to Afghanistan, Bombing Report Shows

MIDDLE EAST 02:23 20.04.2018 The United States dropped more weapons on Afghanistan in March 2018 than it did in Syria and Iraq that month, a first since the commencement of the 2014 US anti-Daesh campaign in Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve.

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Las Piñas blaze displaces 100 families

Las Piñas blaze displaces 100 families

Philippine Daily Inquirer / 06:40 AM April 20, 2018 About 100 families were left homeless in a fire that hit a residential area in Las Piñas City shortly before midnight on Wednesday.

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4 killed as van plunges into Benguet ravine

4 killed as van plunges into Benguet ravine

By: Karlston Lapniten - @inquirerdotnet Inquirer Northern Luzon / 08:12 AM April 20, 2018 BAGUIO CITY – A van bound for Quirino province fell into a steep ravine on Thursday night, leaving four people dead at Bokod town in Benguet province, police said.

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No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

Published April 20, 2018 4:24am TOKYO, Japan - A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of meters into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain.

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Southwest pilots righted plane quickly after engine failed

Southwest pilots righted plane quickly after engine failed

By Faith Karimi and Steve Almasy, CNN Updated 0449 GMT (1249 HKT) April 19, 2018 (CNN)When the engine on the left wing broke in mid-flight, the pilots of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 had to deal with a 737 that suddenly banked left on its own, well past any angle they would use.

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NTSB: Engine in deadly Southwest jet incident missing a fan blade

NTSB: Engine in deadly Southwest jet incident missing a fan blade

LATE POST By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Brian Todd and Julia Jones, CNN Updated 0251 GMT (1051 HKT) April 18, 2018 Philadelphia (CNN)Passengers aboard a Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday struggled to pull a woman back into the plane after she was sucked into a hole left by a shattered window, witnesses said.

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Exercise, not vitamins, urged to prevent falls in senior citizens

Exercise, not vitamins, urged to prevent falls in senior citizens

Agence France-Presse / 09:20 AM April 18, 2018 Falling is the leading cause of injury-related death among people over age 65, and seniors who want to avoid falls should exercise, not rely on supplements like vitamin D, United States guidelines said on Tuesday.

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Trump says US has had talks with North Korea at high levels

Trump says US has had talks with North Korea at high levels

Published April 18, 2018 4:25am WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States has been having direct talks with North Korea "at extremely high levels" to try to arrange a summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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One dead after engine failure forces Southwest emergency landing in Philadelphia

One dead after engine failure forces Southwest emergency landing in Philadelphia

Published April 18, 2018 4:48am By MARK MAKELA, Reuters PHILADELPHIA - A Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines Co flight with 149 people on board suffered engine failure on Tuesday, forcing an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport and killing a passenger, the airline and federal officials said.

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Saudi renews offer to deploy troops to Syria

Saudi renews offer to deploy troops to Syria

Published April 18, 2018 7:11am RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir reaffirmed on Tuesday the kingdom's willingness to deploy troops to Syria as part of US-led efforts to stabilize the conflict-torn country. "We are in discussions with the US and have been since the beginning of the Syrian crisis (in 2011) about sending forces into Syria," Jubeir said at a press conference in Riyadh with UN chief Antonio Guterres.

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Address root causes of NFA rice shortage

Address root causes of NFA rice shortage

05:03 AM April 18, 2018 Rice price hike is still an alarming issue and despite calls from various concerned groups advocating for food security and safe and affordable quality rice for all, the government is still doing nothing to stop it.

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Decoding of hair color genes could aid cancer research

Decoding of hair color genes could aid cancer research

Published April 17, 2018 2:15am By EMMA CLARK, AFP France - Scientists on Monday said they have uncovered more than 100 new genes linked to hair color, a discovery which could advance knowledge on skin cancer and other diseases. The findings, published in Nature Genetics, could also help forensic scientists use DNA samples to identify the natural hair color of unidentified criminals.

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