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Mounting frustrations

By LISBET K. ESMAEL May 01, 2019 Thousands of passengers have seen their travel plans disrupted after budget carrier Cebu Pacific, citing a confluence of factors such as airport traffic and an aircraft shortage, announced fresh flight cancellations extending up to next week. BUSINESS UNUSUAL Queues can still be seen …

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‘Hidden fault may have caused quake’

By DIVINA NOVA JOY DELA CRUZ May 01, 2019 The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the deadly quake that jolted Luzon on April 22 could have been triggered by a hidden fault. Phivolcs Science Research Assistant Bhenz Rodriguez said a team was gathering information on the possible …

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End of an era: Japan’s emperor abdicates

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE May 01, 2019 TOKYO: Emperor Akihito of Japan formally stepped down on Tuesday, the first abdication for 200 years in the world’s oldest monarchy, as his son Naruhito prepared to take the Chrysanthemum Throne and usher in a new imperial era. END OF HIS REIGN Japan’s Emperor …

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Bilateral talks to settle WPS ‘irritants’ – Palace

By RALPH VILLANUEVA April 30, 2019 Territorial incursions raised by President Rodrigo Duterte during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jingping last week would be resolved via bilateral talks, Malacañang said on Monday. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives a warm welcome from People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping prior …

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Sri Lanka eyes banning face cover for Muslim women

By ASSOCIATED PRESS April 30, 2019 AMPARA, Sri Lanka: Muslim women in Sri Lanka will no longer be able to veil their faces under an emergency law ordered by President Maithripala Sirisena that bans all kinds of face coverings that may conceal people’s identities. The law takes effect Monday, eight …

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Biden strong candidate; Trump: He is very weak

By ASSOCIATED PRESS April 30, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C: US President Donald Trump called Joe Biden “very weak,” but a Trump ally said the former Democratic vice president was “a good man” who would be “a strong candidate” for the White House. The 76-year-old Biden entered the 2020 race last week …

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Indonesia floodings death toll rises to 31

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE April 30, 2019 BENGKULU, Indonesia: Floods sparked by torrential rains had killed 31 people in Indonesia, with a dozen more still missing, officials said Monday, marking the latest calamity for a disaster-prone nation. Landslides and floods are common, especially during the monsoon season between October and April, …

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1 killed, 7 injured in Baltimore shooting

By ASSOCIATED PRESS April 30, 2019 BALTIMORE: A gunman fired indiscriminately into a crowd that had gathered for Sunday (Monday in Manila) afternoon cookouts along a west Baltimore street, killing a man and wounding seven other people, authorities and reports said. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said the gunfire erupted after …

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Metro TODA pledges support for Go

By The Manila Times April 29, 2019 The National Capital Region-Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (NCR TODA) Coalition has pledged their support for the candidacy of Senate aspirant Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. “We solemnly swear to support the candidacy of Go as senator. We assure you of our partnership in …

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