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DoJ to decide on Rodel Jayme case this week

By JOMAR CANLAS, TMT May 06, 2019 The Department of Justice (DoJ) will determine within the week the fate of Rodel Jayme, who admitted creating the website where the “Bikoy” videos were uploaded. The department is set to issue a resolution that will decide whether the National Prosecution Service would …

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Thai king crownedin regal splendor

By ASSOCIATED PRESS May 05, 2019 BANGKOK: Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned on Saturday amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago. The coronation represents a renewal of the monarchy’s …

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Japan’s new emperor seeks world peace

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE May 05, 2019 TOKYO: Emperor Naruhito urged Japan to work together for world peace as he made his first public appearance on Saturday in front of a cheering, flag-waving crowd of tens of thousands. “I sincerely wish that our country, hand-in-hand with foreign countries, seeks world peace …

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NKorea cuts rations after worst harvest

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE May 05, 2019 UNITED NATIONS, United States: North Korea has cut food rations to their lowest level ever for this time of year and may be forced to further slash them without international aid, a United Nations report warned on Friday (Saturday in Manila). About 10.1 million …

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At least 9 dead as cyclone barrels into Bangladesh

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE May 05, 2019 KHULNA, Bangladesh: Cyclone Fani, one of the biggest to hit India in years, barreled into Bangladesh on Saturday after leaving a trail of deadly destruction in India. Thanks to mass evacuations well ahead of time though, a major human disaster of the kind seen …

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Palace rejects quit call

By The Manila Times May 05, 2019 Malacañang on Saturday rejected the challenge of opposition Senate candidate Gary Alejano to President Rodrigo Duterte and his spokesman Salvador Panelo to resign over the oust-Duterte matrix that linked a lawyers’ group and several media outfits to an alleged destabilization plot. Panelo dismissed …

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Duterte admin gets record-high satisfaction

By The Manila Times May 05, 2019 THE Duterte administration got an “excellent” satisfaction rating in the first quarter of 2019, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. The survey, conducted from March 28 to 31, 2019, found that 81 percent of Filipinos voiced satisfaction with the government, while 9 …

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Trump, Putin discuss Venezuela, ‘Russian Hoax’

By ASSOCIATED PRESS May 05, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed what Trump again dismissed as the “Russian Hoax” in their first known phone call since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s extensive meddling during the 2016 election campaign. Putin chuckled …

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Oil firms impose big-time price cut

By JORDEENE B. LAGARE May 05, 2019 OIL companies announced a big-time price cut on Saturday, a week after raising pump prices by nearly a peso. Phoenix Petroleum was the first to implement the price adjustment on Saturday, reducing the prices of diesel and gasoline by 80 centavos per liter …

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