Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7,373 – WHO

The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The latest data, posted overnight on the WHO website, reflected nearly 500 new deaths from the worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since previous WHO figures were issued on Dec. 17.  

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MRT, LRT fare hikes bewailed

Commuters are railing against the upcoming fare increases of 50 to 87 percent on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) starting Jan. 4, pointing out that LRT-1 and MRT-3 trains often break down.

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CONDE NAST TRAVELER: Palawan is ‘top island in the world’

With its world-renowned underground river, the island of Palawan in the Philippines emerged as the top island destination in a poll by an award-winning US travel magazine.

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JUSTICE LINKED TO NAPOLES SC affirms Ong’s dismissal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the appeal of Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong to reverse its earlier ruling dismissing him from office.

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Palace: LRT, MRT fare hike long overdue

Malacañang yesterday supported the decision of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to increase fares in the Light and Metro Rail Transit systems, saying this was long overdue.

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Tacloban after Yolanda: the European Union’s mission to Leyte

As the turbo-prop plane prepared to make its descent to Tacloban Domestic Airport, the pilot announced his personal thanks to the 30-something people aboard for visiting Leyte. A few people were peering out the small windows and...

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Noy hit for silence on Jennifer case

An alliance of advocates of LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender) rights have expressed disappointment over President Aquino’s silence on the killing of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, saying letting his spokesmen and...

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Pinoy priest ‘horrified’ by Pakistani children’s massacre

MANDALUYONG City, Dec. 21, 2014—A Catholic priest expresses horror at the killing of least 148…

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Most prisoners not convicted — CBCP agency

MANILA, Oct. 21, 2014— Most of the country’s prisoners have been locked inside overcrowded facilities…

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‘Call to African missions continues’ – priest

MANILA, Oct. 20, 2014—Despite and precisely because of the Ebola virus claiming lives in Africa,…

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Lacson resigns as rehabilitation czar

MANILA - Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR) Panfilo Lacson confirmed he has tendered his “irrevocable” resignation. He said he has done everything as rehabilitation czar in connection with the Yolanda disaster.

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15-year-old Pinay wins 'X Factor Australia'

VP Binay blasts probe: Prejudged, vicious

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Hospital fears Ebola, rejects 2 OFWs

Olongapo City—Two Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) recently returned from West Africa who apparently did not...

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Ebola: ‘Disaster of our generation’

Aid agency Oxfam said in London over the weekend that Ebola could become the “definitive humanitarian disaster of...

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10 more Sayyaf hostages pursued

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday stepped up its operations in a bid to free at least 10 more...

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Ebola scare in Olongapo

By JONAS REYES OLONGAPO CITY – An Ebola scare is gripping this city of more than 200,000 after two overseas foreign workers (OFW) from West Africa were turned away by a government hospital for allegedly... 

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Military takes over another ASG camp

Government forces yesterday seized another Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) camp in Patikul, Sulu as full-scale law enforcement operations continue against the bandit group. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)... 

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Trillanes hopes Binay won’t win in 2016

Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV is praying that Vice President Jejomar C. Binay will not win in the 2016 presidential election to spare Filipinos from being led by a man whose integrity is highly suspect. I... 

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