‘Yutu’ nears PAR; landfall unlikely

MANILA Typhoon Yutu gained strength as it approaches the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) but is not expected to make landfall in the country, the weather bureau said Wednesday.

In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said …

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Customs execs, employees vow support for LapeAa

MANILABureau of Customs (BOC) officials and employees have expressed their support for Commissioner Isidro LapeAa amid attacks on his leadership pushed by certain groups and personalities.

In their manifesto, the bureau's deputy commissioners, service directors and division chiefs and collectors, assured the BOC head of …

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House leader supports PH withdrawal from IPU

MANILA Minority Leader Danilo Suarez has filed a resolution expressing the support of the House of Representatives to the proposed withdrawal of the Philippines' membership from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

Suarez filed House Bill 2270 on Tuesday following Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's recommendation to pull out …

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