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SC upholds constitutionality of RH Law

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Voting unanimously, the Supreme Court upheld yesterday Republic Act No. 10354 or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act, but struck down certain provisions.

In summer session here, justices of the high court voted to declare unconstitutional eight provisions in the controversial law and in its implementing rules and regulations (IRR).

Tropical Storm Basyang: thousands stranded in ports

MANILA, Philippines - At 12:00 a.m. 01 February 2014, Tropical Storm "BASYANG" was estimated based on all available data in the vicinity of Naga City, Cebu (10.0°N, 123.8°E).

At least 5,000 people have been stranded in various ports in five regions due to the tropical storm.

This developed as the state weather bureau raised yesterday storm warning signal No. 2 over several areas in the Visayas and Mindanao.

2013 Yearender: Destruction, resilience in the year of Yolanda, ‘pork’

MANILA, Philippines - Natural and man-made disasters jostled with the pork barrel scandal for the headlines in a year of destruction and despair but also resilience. Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) made landfall in Eastern Visayas on a Friday, Nov. 8, rendering more than 6,000 people dead and counting, according to latest official figures, with nearly 2,000 still missing and thousands more injured.

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