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Powerful quake kills six in southern Philippines; 100 policemen dismissed for using drugs

SURIGAO, Philippines, Feb 11, (Agencies): A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least six people and injured more than 120, with officials combing through cracked buildings and nearby towns Saturday to check on the damage and other possible casualties. The magnitude 6.7 quake roused residents from their …

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Fire engulfs Philippine slum, thousands homeless

As many as 15,000 people are homeless after a huge fire engulfed an overcrowded slum in Manila, destroying thousands of homes and sending residents fleeing with their few possessions. The inferno started in a sprawling slum near the port late Tuesday and raged for about 10 hours, as hundreds of …

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Issue of moratorium Pinoy on HSWs draws ‘mixed reactions’ in Kuwait – Call for full implementation of Domestic Labour Law

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 4: The issue on moratorium on the deployment of Filipino household service workers (HSWs) to Kuwait generated varied reactions from the Filipino community, representative and owners of manpower recruitment agencies in Kuwait as they all wait for the decision of the Philippine government on the matter. With …

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‘Temporary ban not answer’ – Provide jobs: Philippine bishop

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga, a Catholic bishop, has urged the Philippine Labor Department to reconsider its plan to stop sending Filipino domestic helpers to Kuwait due to reports of abuses by employers. A report published Thursday on www.ucanews.com quoted Bishop Santos, who currently heads the …

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Manila plans on a temporary ban sending domestic workers to Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29: The Philippines’s Ministry of Labor is planning to temporarily ban sending domestic workers to Kuwait in the wake of the execution of a Filipina woman, identified as Jakatia Pawa, who was accused of killing her sponsor’s daughter, reports Arab Times daily quoting a press release that …

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Huge crowds stage procession

MANILA, Jan 9, (Agencies): Masses of Catholic devotees in the Philippine capital braved sizzling weather and terrorist fears on Monday in a frenzied bid to touch a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ that is believed to have miraculous powers. The annual parade, which police said attracted more than one million …

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Family challenges death in drug war – ‘New findings’

MANILA, Dec 8, (RTRS): It’s a Friday morning in late October, and Florjohn Cruz’s body lies on a metal table at a funeral parlor in the Philippine capital of Manila. A forensics team is about to perform an autopsy on him — his second. His widow, Rita, glances at the …

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Manila holds 2 over bomb

MANILA, Nov 30, (AFP): Philippine police have detained two men for an attempted bombing this week near the US embassy that has been blamed on Islamic State sympathisers, an official said Wednesday. Other alleged plotters are still being hunted over the powerful bomb found planted in a trash can near …

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Manila defuses Embassy bomb

MANILA, Nov 28, (AFP): Police defused a bomb near the US embassy in the Philippine capital Monday, with militants who had declared allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group likely behind the attempted terrorist attack, authorities said. A taxi passenger dropped the mortar bomb with a mobile phone detonator in …

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Bomb defused near US embassy in Philippines: police

Manila, Nov 28, 2016 (AFP) -Philippine police defused a bomb found in a rubbish bin near the US embassy in Manila Monday, authorities said, with officials blaming Islamic militants for what they called an attempted terrorist act. An improvised explosive device composed of a cellphone, blasting cap, nine-volt battery and …

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