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AS IT MOVES AWAY FROM PAR

‘Mario’ leaves 4
dead—NDRRMC

As Tropical Storm “Mario” continues its upward path out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility, it has left four people dead in its wake, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Friday.

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Super ‘Mario’
swamps Metro

Marikina resident Fredilie Paraños learned her lesson well when Tropical Storm “Ondoy” struck Metro Manila in 2009, flooding 80 percent of the National Capital Region and killing more than 100 people.

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DPWH says sorry,
floods will be back

The flash floods that shut down Metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces on Friday will keep recurring until the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) can finish clearing the waterways, upgrading the pumping stations and unclogging the roadside drains in the National Capital Region, the government said.

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VOLCANIC ACTIVITIES SLOW DOWN

Eruption threat
stays on Mt. Mayon

Volcanic activities have slowed down on Mt. Mayon but the possibility of a hazardous eruption remained, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

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Merkel backs PH
on China row

President Benigno Aquino III won the support of another world power—Germany—in the Philippines’ call for international arbitration to resolve the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

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FILIPINO-SPEAKING

Frenchman
surprises Aquino

He stands 6-foot-4 (1.9 meters) and is a dead ringer for NBA superstar Kevin Durant. Not only that, he speaks fluent Filipino.

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AFTER VOTE TO STAY IN UK

Scots must
heal divide

Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence.

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UNITED STATES, Washington : The sign on the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund is seen June 5, 2011 in Washington, DC. Fallen IMF chief and one-time French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn enjoyed a final calm Sunday before heading to a New York court to plead not guilty to charges that he tried to rape a hotel maid. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

Gov’t seen struggling to boost spending

The government’s role in directly pushing economic growth this year remains precarious as authorities struggle to…

Mining companies have expressed their uneasiness over a proposed bill of the interagency Mining Industry Coordinating Council, under which the government will receive a 10-percent share in the industry’s gross sale, or 55 percent of the adjusted net mining revenue, plus a share in windfall profit, whichever is higher. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Miners air anxiety over proposed bill

Mining companies in the country have expressed their uneasiness over a proposed bill of the interagency…

PH stocks gain on Fed news

The local stock index on Thursday gained for a third session in a row as investors…

Jack Ma, center, founder of Alibaba, raises a ceremonial mallet before striking a bell during the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in New York. The stock is to start trading Friday under the ticker "BABA." AP

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a…

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ENTERTAINMENT

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Mother of actress Cherry Pie Picache found dead in Quezon City home–reports

The mother of actress Cherry Pie Picache was found dead in her Quezon City home Friday,…

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Bela Padilla, working girl

While taping for “Sa Puso ni Dok,” GMA 7 actress Bela Padilla noticed a bleeding…

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Karylle supports beleaguered Billy

“We all go through ups and downs,” said Karylle of “It’s Showtime” cohost Billy Crawford. The…

ALONZO (TOP) AND DANTES. Attention-calling “shock tactics.”

Plotting surprises keep viewers on tenterhooks

Last Wednesday (Sept. 17), we stayed glued to our TV set until 11 p.m., and we’re…

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Rockwell Primaries pops up in SM Megamall

Rockwell Rockwell Primaries, Rockwell Land’s newest subsidiary, is here to help the modern Filipino family find their new home that provides

Team Unilever Food Solutions bags ‘Filipino Cuisine Challenge’

Team Unilever Food Solutions Team Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) emerged victorious in the PCC’s Filipino Cuisine Challenge as the top scorer to bring home

Rare double bass concert at the CCP

Jiovanni Tabada. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Cultural Center of the Philippines           The Netherlands-trained double bass player Jiovanni Tabada will be the featured artist of the third

Asia-Pacific to be major draw for International Oil and Gas Players

Returning to occupy an impressive 36,000 square meters of exhibition space at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands from December 2-5, OSEA is currently priming

Ogilvy & Mather wins ‘Best in Market Performance’

ogilvy   Ogilvy & Mather has been adjudged the Best in Market Performance at the 4As Agency of the Year Awards

UP College of Mass Comm holds homecoming Sept 20

The University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) will hold its alumni homecoming dubbed as ‘’Countdown to