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Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao showed flashes of his former self, with his explosive fists and old fury, chasing American challenger Chris Algieri all day that led to six knockdowns and a shut-out unanimous decision at the Cotai Arena here yesterday.

Malacañang hopes the Senate and the House of Representatives would soon come up with a joint resolution granting President Aquino emergency powers to deal with the looming power shortage next year.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has partially lifted the suspension of recall proceedings and ordered the opening of five pending recall petitions against elective officials.

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International media groups yesterday joined the commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre.

The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) said the blacklisting of nine Hong Kong journalists over an unclear definition of “public safety threat” sends a chilling message to the members of the press all over the world.

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. will meet with Budget Secretary Florencio Abad this week to discuss Malacañang’s proposed P23-billion supplemental budget for 2015.

An Abu Sayyaf leader and a soldier were killed and another wounded in clashes with government troops in Padang town, Sulu, the military said yesterday.

Officials vowed yesterday to deliver justice as the country marked the fifth anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre that killed 58, with no one yet convicted and several would-be witnesses murdered.

Health Secretary-on-leave Enrique Ona went against recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) in approving a questionable procurement of vaccines by his department in 2012.

Three civilians were injured when they were hit by a grenade and bullets fired by New People's Army (NPA) rebels during an attack on a military detachment in Masbate this morning, said military officials.

Suspected leader of terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group and a soldier were killed in a shootout late yesterday afternoon in Sulu, the military said today.

The night before the storm came, the birds stopped singing.

Around 1,400 experts from all over Europe have gathered here for the 7th European Public Health Conference to discuss possible strategies that will reduce inequalities in health and healthcare in the continent.