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  • INC builds 500 houses, farm, factories for storm victims
    ALANGALANG, Leyte---On Feb. 15 last year, Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) members from all over the world walked for a cause---to raise funds to build houses and provide a livelihood for victims of Supertyphoon "Yolanda."   Barely a year later, the promise was fulfilled.   In Sitio (settlement) New Era here, in Barangay (village) Langit, 500 concrete houses stand ready for occupancy, with an eco-farming site, a garment factory, a fish-drying plant and a mushroom facility nearby to provide jobs for the residents.   INC Executive Minister Eduardo V. Manalo on Jan. 23 inaugurated the village called the EVM Self-Sustainable Resettlement Community, which he had en...

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  • 10 dead, 13 injured in Greek fighter jet crash in Spain–gov’t
    MADRID, Spain--A Greek fighter jet crashed on takeoff at a military airbase in Spain while taking part in NATO exercises Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 13, the defense ministry said.   "Seven of the injured are in a 'very serious' condition," a defense ministry spokesman told AFP.   Earlier on Monday the defence ministry said a Greek F-16 plane had crashed on takeoff at the base at Los Lanos near the southeastern city of Albacete, striking other planes parked on the tarmac, but that it was not immediately clear if there had been fatalities.   "The plane, part of NATO's Tactical Leadership Programme, was participating in an exercise when it los...

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  • Comelec, bidders called to hearing
    MANILA, Philippines--The House committee on suffrage and electoral reform has summoned to a public hearing the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the main bidders for additional polling equipment to assess preparations for the 2016 elections.   Committee chair Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro said the hearing would address concerns raised against Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM) Corp. and Indra Sistemas SA which joined the Dec. 4 bidding for the lease of 23,000 precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines using the optical mark reader (OMR) technology.   The new PCOS machines would augment the 82,000 units the Comelec has in it warehouse.   "...

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  • PAGASA: Light to moderate rain over the Eastern Visayas, Caraga
    The Eastern Visayas and Caraga Region will be cloudy with light to moderate rain and isolated thunderstorms due to the tail-end of a cold front, weather service PAGASA said in Tuesday morning forecast.
  • ‘Bored’ Miriam Santiago may run in 2016
    MANILA, Philippines--Given the "boring" choices, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Monday spoke again of her intention to run for president, but with a big "if."   "I expect to be able to run for president if I get well, simply because it's boring, boring, boring. The landscape is boring," the cancer-stricken senator said, chuckling.   "Who are you going to choose for president, haber, Sandra?" she asked GMA 7 reporter Sandra Aguinaldo. "So I might as well give you someone who can write a book like Stupid Is Forever." She was referring to her best-selling collection of pickup lines and one-liners.   Santiago, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer ...

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  • Pope saw poor kids, says Tagle
    BACOLOD CITY, Philippines---Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Monday said that if there was any intention to hide the street children of Manila from Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines, those behind it did not succeed.   "If there was any intention to hide the street children from him, they were not hidden. We were able to bring the Holy Father to the street children being sheltered in one house and they were able to interact," said Tagle, who was in Bacolod on Monday.   Hundreds of street children and homeless people were carted off by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to a plush resort in Batangas during the pa...

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