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5.2 Quake Hits Masbate

By Elena L. Aben – One month after a strong tremor jolted Negros Oriental, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Masbate City early yesterday morning causing injuries to at least eight people. Authorities said one building collapsed while several structures suffered minor cracks following the quake.

Philippines Storm Death Toll Exceeds 650

By AP / BULLIT MARQUEZ AND JIM GOMEZ Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 (ILIGAN, Philippines) — As a storm that killed more than 650 in the southern Philippines raged outside the store where she works, Amor Limbago worriedly called home to check on her parents, but their cellphones just kept Read more »

Video of Parañaque plane crash

Possible sanctions loom vs owner, other ‘parties’ in Parañaque plane crash Possible sanctions are being readied against the parties involved in the crash of a light cargo plane in a populated area in Parañaque City that killed 14 people last Saturday. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines investigation team Read more »

Filipino Maid Wins HK Residency Ruling

(AP) – A Filipino maid in Hong Kong won the opening legal battle in her fight for permanent residency after a court ruled Friday that an immigration provision excluding the city’s hundreds of thousands of foreign maids was unconstitutional.

Palace opposes sanction vs controversial artist

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By Amita O. Legaspi – Malacañang is not in favor of having Mideo Cruz, the artist behind the “blasphemous” artwork “Poleteismo,” sanctioned, saying it would be tantamount to censorship.

‘Blasphemous’ art exhibit shut down

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By Delon Porcalla – The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) yesterday closed down the gallery showing a controversial art exhibit, part of which reaped a firestorm for being “sacrilegious” and “blasphemous.”