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R. Kelly denies charges in first interview

By The Manila Times March 07, 2019 CHICAGO: In his first interview since being charged with sexually abusing four people, including three underage girls, R. Kelly says he “didn’t do this stuff” and he’s fighting for his life. The R&B singer, out on bail after his February 22 arrest in …

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Large groups of migrants cross US border

By The Manila Times March 07, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.: The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border is again breaking records, and the crush is overwhelming border agents and straining facilities, officials said. More than 76,000 migrants crossed the US-Mexico border last month, more than double the number from …

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May polls to push through – Diokno

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT March 07, 2019 The midterm elections in May will be held even if the government continues on a reenacted budget, outgoing Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno assured the public on Wednesday. Diokno gave the assurance amid concerns that teachers who will render poll duties will not …

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Go denies using govt funds for campaign

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT March 07, 2019 Senate hopeful Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has denied allegations that government funds are being used for his campaign, particularly the purchase of T-shirts bearing his face that were distributed to barangay (village) officials. Go said he had “no idea” that his name …

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Create jobs for Filipinos, Bam prods Duterte

By BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO March 07, 2019 SEN. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino 4th on Wednesday called on the Duterte administration to generate jobs for Filipinos, and not for the Chinese, amid the reported influx of workers from China in the country. The reelectionist senator said the government should prioritize the …

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Jobs abound in Poland – POEA

By WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT March 07, 2019 THOUSANDS of job opportunities are available for Filipino workers in Poland, but the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned applicants to be wary of illegal recruiters. “While it is true that several employers from various industries [in Poland] are interested in hiring Filipinos, …

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NLEX to hike toll fees in March

By The Manila Times March 07, 2019 Motorists traversing the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) would have to pay higher toll starting March 20 as the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has approved its operators’ request to hike toll rates. In a statement on Wednesday, NLEX Corp. said it received the go-signal …

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SKorea court grants bail for ex-president Lee

By The Manila Times March 06, 2019 Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak AFP FILE PHOTO SEOUL: Jailed former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was granted bail on Wednesday, nearly a year after he was arrested over corruption charges. The CEO-turned president, who served from 2008 to 2013, was found …

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