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  • Cayetano claims Binays trying to buy damaging information against him
    MANILA, Philippines---A Makati lawyer has dangled P5 million to P20 million to suppliers for information about any anomalous projects in Taguig City, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano claims.   "The lawyer is willing to give P5 to P20 million for any information of any anomalies during the time of my wife,'' the senator said, referring to Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano.   In essence, the lawyer "is buying information'' from two to three suppliers, he added in a telephone interview Friday.   The suppliers have refused to identify the lawyer since they also have contracts with the Makati City government, but Cayetano said he believed the lawyer is from the c...

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  • Palace advises Filipinos going abroad to stick to immigration laws
    MANILA, Philippines---Malacaang cautioned Filipinos Saturday against using the United States' new policy on unauthorized immigrants as a license to go there undocumented.   "President (Barack) Obama also mentioned that this will not apply to future cases. So, there's a cut-off. So, let's not think this is license to go anywhere undocumented,'' Malacaang deputy spokesperson Abigail Valte said over the state-run dzRB radio.   Valte advised Filipinos planning to work or live in the US or any other country to abide by immigration laws.   "Please, if you intend to reside or to work in other countries, please make sure that we abide by the proper rules and ...

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  • Four-year-old boy killed by grandpa in Pampanga
    PAMPANGA – A four-year-old boy was killed by his grandfather in Barangay San Juan Baño in Arayat, Pampanga on Friday.
  • Taiwanese fisherman arrives to testify at trial of Coast Guard men
    MANILA, Philippines---State prosecutors are ready to present their first witness in the shooting death of a Taiwanese fisherman in the Balintang Channel when the trial of eight Philippine Coast Guard men begins in the Batanes Regional Trial Court next week.   Juan Pedro Navera, head of the prosecution panel, said Taiwanese fisherman Hong Yu Tzu arrived in Manila on Friday and is set to fly to Batanes with the Department of Justice team on Sunday for hearings set on November 24 and 25.   Hong is the son of Hong Shi Cheng, who was killed when PCG men fired on their fishing vessel in the Balintang Channel last May 9. He is the state panel's key witness, having seen...

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  • Tigresses beat Lady Warriors in straight sets
    MANILA, Philippines – University of Sto. Tomas dominated University of the East (UE) in three sets at the season opening game of the 77th UAAP women’s volleyball on Saturday.
  • Amid continued Wi-Fi woes, Apple rolls out new Yosemite beta
    Amid persistent issues with Wi-Fi connectivity, Apple over the weekend rolled out a second beta of its update for OS X Yosemite, its operating system for desktop and laptop computers.
  • Gunmen kill 28 in northeast Kenya bus attack - ministry
    NAIROBI - Attackers ambushed a bus and killed 28 people early on Saturday in northeast Kenya, police and the Ministry of Interior said.
  • Araneta Center marks 60 years as commercial and leisure hub
    Business leaders and top Cabinet officials as well as guest of honor President Benigno Aquino III were nostalgic as they toasted to the Araneta Center’s 60 years of growth on Friday.