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Our Lady of Peñafrancia fluvial procession

Our Lady of Peñafrancia fluvial procession today to draw crowds of devotees

  Our Lady of Peñafrancia fluvial procession today to draw crowds of devotees   Crowds of devotees, numbering close to a million and composed of homecoming Bicolanos, pilgrims, and tourists, are expected to gather along the Bicol River banks at [...]

September 17, 2016 What The Papers Say

Robredo assures good working relationship with President Duterte despite party rifts

Robredo assures good working relationship with President Duterte despite party rifts Despite rifts between their political parties, Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo yesterday assured that she and President Rodrigo Duterte continue to have a very good working relationship. In [...]

September 17, 2016 What The Papers Say

US still a trusted ally

US still a trusted ally Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said Thursday the Philippines still regards the US a trusted ally but will not accept lectures on human rights as a condition for receiving American help.       “I am [...]

September 17, 2016 What The Papers Say

Children as young as 14 to be charged as adults under new Australian counter-terror laws

Children as young as 14 to be charged as adults under new Australian counter-terror laws CANBERRA — Children as young as 14 years old will be charged as adults while convicted terrorists who serve out their sentences in prison could [...]

September 17, 2016 What The Papers Say

China braces for Typhoon Malakas

China braces for Typhoon Malakas BEIJING — The State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters on Friday activated a level III emergency response to cope with approaching Typhoon Malakas. . Heavy rain and gales are expected to affect China’s eastern [...]

September 17, 2016 What The Papers Say

No Abu Sayyaf presence yet in Metro Manila, says military

No Abu Sayyaf presence yet in Metro Manila, says military The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said it still has to detect any presence of the Abu Sayyaf in Metro Manila, despite threats from the terrorist group that is [...]

September 17, 2016 What The Papers Say

Life jackets placed at NY waterfront reflect refugee crisis

Life jackets placed at NY waterfront reflect refugee crisis NEW YORK — Advocates have placed hundreds of Life jackets on the ground along the New York City waterfront to draw attention to the refugee crisis. Advocates with Oxfam America have [...]

September 17, 2016 What The Papers Say

Gov’t eyeing cuts in PH consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

Gov’t eyeing cuts in PH consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) The country’s campaign against climate change is entering a new phase. Stakeholders concerned are now studying the possibility of phasing down or reducing nationwide consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which the country imports, and [...]

September 17, 2016 What The Papers Say

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s former boyfriend held liable in wrongful death suit

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, waves while arriving with boyfriend Nick Gordon at the premiere of the new film “Sparkle”, in Hollywood, California August 16, 2012. (Reuters/Fred Prouser/File) A Georgia judge on Friday held Bobbi [...]

September 17, 2016 What The Papers Say

Mel Gibson’s girlfriend pregnant with star’s 9th child

Mel Gibson’s girlfriend pregnant with star’s 9th child PEOPLE magazine was the first to report Friday that the actor-director’s girlfriend, writer Rosalind Ross, is pregnant. Gibson’s publicist Alan Nierob confirmed the report. actor Mel Gibson, right and Rosalind Ross (AP [...]

September 17, 2016 What The Papers Say

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