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Despite threat to nuke USA, North Korea will attend Manila summit

Despite issuing blood-curdling threats of a nuclear strike on the USA, North Korea’s top diplomat will attend a regional summit in Manila next month. The secretive state’s vice foreign minister met his Philippine counterpart in Manila today (Wednesday, July 26) to prepare for the regional security meeting, at which Pyongyang’s…


Philippines to scrap agency hunting Marcos family’s stolen billions

The Philippine government agency working to recover the ill-gotten billions amassed by former dictator Ferdinand Marcos may be scrapped. The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) could be among the casualties of a bid to “rightsize” the government. The PCGG was set up after the “People Power” revolution to recover…



Pimps snared after Japanese tourist had sex with 13-year-old girl

A Japanese tourist has been arrested in Angeles City for having sex with underage girls, one only 13 years old. Michichiro Suzumura, aged 43, was joined in detention yesterday (Tuesday, July 25) by three young female pimps after a police ensnarement operation. According to a report in rappler.com, just minutes…





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Mount Apo reopens to trekkers after devastating fire

Mount Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines, will reopen to trekkers after a devastating fire destroyed huge tracts of forest and grassland last year. The decision follows extensive lobbying from local people who rely on guiding tourists as a major source of income. Kidapawan City Mayor, Joseph Evangelista, said…

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