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Terror attempt
at NAIA foiled

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday foiled an attempt to detonate a car bomb inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) and arrested four people.

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Actor Mark Gil
passes away

Actor Mark Gil, Raphael Joseph De Mesa Eigenmann in real life, passed away on Monday morning, the actor’s manager, June Rufino, confirmed.

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Senate enforces
Enrile suspension

The Senate on Monday implemented the 90-day preventive suspension order of the Sandiganbayan against detained Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, who has been charged with plunder in connection with the pork barrel scam.

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PH troops pull
‘greatest escape’

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.

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Palace execs take
on ‘MRT challenge’

They heard your call and are taking up the challenge. Government officials are braving long lines and cramped spaces to prove that they understand the situation of ordinary Filipino commuters.

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NEAL H CRUZ’S AS I SEE IT

What’s behind
MRT-3’s problems

I’m sorry to say that the problems of the MRT-3 cannot be solved by government VIPs, including Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya and Sen. Grace Poe riding the train to see how commuters suffer before and during the trips. (They suffer very much.) The problem is congenital. The elevated train system is like a two-headed monster: It has one body (the train line) but has two heads—one belongs to the owners and the other belongs to the operator; and the two heads are quarreling.

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‘ARE YOU RUNNING OR NOT?’

Aquino asked
for final answer

Are you running or not? Just say yes or no. Tired of President Aquino’s nebulous answers to questions about whether he’s supporting his allies’ moves to amend the Constitution so he could run for a second term, officials of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines urged him to quit hedging and give the nation a straight answer.

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