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Binibining Pilipinas 2012 winners blow kisses during the coronation night of the country’s most prestigious beauty pageant at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Photo shows (from left) 2nd runner-up Annalie Forbes, Bb. Pilipinas-International Nicole Schmitz, Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Janine Mari Tugonon, Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism Katrina Jayne Dimaranan and 1st runner-up Elaine Kay Moll.  (Photo by Boy Santos)

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Members of the quick response and recovery team of the Office of Civil Defense in Legazpi, Albay put on gas masks and HazMat suits in preparation for deployment to Catanduanes, one of the provinces on alert for possible debris from the North Korean rocket.  (Photo by Edd Gumban)

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Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao (right) listens while one of his lawyers, Abraham Espejo (left), speaks during a press conference in Manila on March 26.

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Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco holds a Philippine Star front page photo showing him without his shoes during a break in the impeachment trial the other day. Tiangco apologized to the Senate Tuesday for what he said might be seen as disrespect, explaining, “I was just tired. I just wanted to relax a bit.”

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Supporters of private prosecutor Vitaliano Aguirre wear shirts featuring his face and cover their ears during a rally outside the Senate, which was discussing the penalty for the lawyer over the incident with Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago (inset) last week.  (Photos by Manny Marcelo)

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