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School president, 3 professors face malversation raps

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio-Morales yesterday ordered the filing of charges against the president of the Tawi-Tawi Regional Agriculture College and three professors in connection with the anomalous conversion of checks amounting to P8,623,930 for their own personal use. Facing charges of malversation and violation of Sec. 3(e) of the Republic Act…

Bomb joke delays flights to Tacloban

A BOMB joke caused the delay and diversion of flights to Tacloban airport Wednesday night. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines received a report around 5 p.m. last Wednesday that an incident transpired at the ramp area of the Daniel Z. Romualdez airport. A PAL security doing an inspection…

War, Ebola, elections top African Union meet

ADDIS ABABA -- Conflict in Africa, especially the violence of Nigeria’s Boko Haram insurgents, and efforts to stem Ebola will top the agenda as African leaders gather for their annual summit this week. While the official theme of the African Union meeting will be women’s empowerment, leaders from the 54-member…
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IS halted but not defeated

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The Islamic State group has suffered “devastating” blows in Syria’s Kobane and on several Iraqi fronts, but analysts warn such victories in the fight against the jihadists cannot be replicated everywhere. Kurdish fighters backed by US-led airstrikes this week ousted IS from most of Kobane, after a…
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Heroes welcomed at Villamor base

THE bodies of 42 slain Special Action Force commandos placed in flag-draped metal caskets arrived at the Villamor Airbase past 10 a.m. yesterday starting a tearful ceremony in honor of the fallen heroes minus President Benigno Aquino III who was in Laguna to open an automobile plant. Interior and Local…
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