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  • Binay tells PDI: Get facts straight
    MANILA, Philippines--Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday gave reporters a lecture on responsible journalism as he took exception to a Philippine Daily Inquirer report revealing real property declarations that listed him as the administrator of four lots in Dingalan, Aurora, totaling more than 2 hectares.   "I appeal to you to check your facts," Binay told the Inquirer in Filipino.   Speaking to reporters after a tour of public markets in Makati, Binay said the documents that were assessed between Aug. 5 and 9, 2011, did not say he owned the properties in Barangay Matawe, a village in the province of Aurora. The documents only bore his name.   Th...

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  • Inquirer joins chat apps revolution
    MANILA, Philippines--Do you Viber? Or maybe WeChat? Perhaps KakaoTalk? Or Line?   You can now get free news updates from the Inquirer with the same smartphone chat applications you use to keep in touch with family and friends.   "We've had SMS alerts for several years now so when we saw more people using chat apps to send messages, we felt it was a natural extension to get into them," said JV Rufino, Inquirer director for mobile.   Rufino has worked closely with the group's mobile development arm, Inquirer Megamobile, to set up the Inquirer's presence on the chat apps.   The Inquirer is the only Philippine news organization on four major ch...

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