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  • MILF not forced to accept Palace BBL version

    Malacañang on Saturday denied that the government has been forcing the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to accept the government’s version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) draft. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the government has always worked…

  • ASEAN Sec-Gen sends sympathy for ‘Glenda’ victims

    Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretary General Le Luong Minh expressed sympathy to the Philippines for the loss of lives and properties in the communities of Bicol and Southern Luzon regions in the aftermath of typhoon Glenda (international name:…

  • INC celebrates 100 years

    INC celebrates 100 years

    Manila - Iglesia Ni Cristo renowned for its discipline, money and political power will mark its 100th anniversary on Sunday with more than one million followers expected to join the celebrations. INC members will congregate at a giant complex especially built…

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  • Pag-IBIG now has 14-M members

    Membership in the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF or Pag-IBIG) has reached 14 million as of June this year, according to Vice President Jejomar Binay. Binay, chairman of the Pag-IBIG Board of Trustees, said the Fund membership increased by…

  • Tomorrow, PH population will already be 100 M

    Tomorrow, PH population will already be 100 M

    The Commission on Population (POPCOM) disclosed that the country’s population will reach 100 million tomorrow. In a statement, POPCOM said that, based on 2010 population projections by Philippine Statistics Authority, the Philippines’ population is estimated to turn 100 million…

  • Quezon City Council OKs rice allowance for teachers

    The more than 13,000 Quezon City (QC) teachers in addition to other non-teaching personnel in the city’s public schools will soon be accorded their quarterly rice allowance worth P1,500 after the city council approved the measure. With QC Mayor…

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  • Vintage bomb found in Butuan City

    BUTUAN CITY – A World War ll vintage bomb was found at a construction site at San Francisco Street, Barangay Urduja, Butuan City. Metro Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) report showed the bomb weighing almost 400 kilograms buried at…

  • Landslide zone discovered in La Union

    Landslide zone discovered in La Union

    San Fernando City, La Union — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) discovered what could be dangerous landslide zone, following earth’s movement in Barangay Nagyubuyuban, here, last Wednesday. Ms. Edna Patricia Mendoza, Phivolcs senior science research specialist,…

  • Status report of SC pending cases sought

    Davao City – 1-ABAP Party-list Representative Silvestre Bello III disclosed yesterday that he will require the Supreme Court (SC), during the budget deliberations in the House, to submit a status report of all its pending cases. “Mga cases sa…

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  • Ebola outbreak spreads to 4th West African country

    Abuja, Nigeria (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent’s most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to…

  • South Sudan food crisis worst in the world: UN

    United Nations, United States (AFP) – South Sudan’s food crisis is now the worst in the world, the UN Security Council said Friday as it called for urgent funding to step up deliveries of desperately-needed aid. Some 3.9 million…

  • US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

    Kiev, Ukraine (AP) — Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of…

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  • Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

    Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

    Washington - Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to “knock modern civilization back to the 18th century,” NASA said. The extreme space weather that tore through Earth’s orbit on July…

  • Scientists to excavate Wyoming cave with trove of Ice Age fossils

    Scientists to excavate Wyoming cave with trove of Ice Age fossils

    Scientists will begin excavation early next week of an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare bounty of fossil remains of prehistoric animals, such as mammoths and dire wolves, preserved in unusually good condition, researchers said on Thursday. The two-week…

  • Solar switch

    Solar switch

    SCHOOLS INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS ON ROOFTOPS Sara Grace C. Fojas With energy costs skyrocketing these days, some schools in Metro Manila have started switching to solar energy for their source of electricity by installing solar panels on buildings’ roof…

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  • Youthspeak SONA

    Youthspeak SONA

    PNoy has yet to deliver his speech, but these kids, what they think, where they are headed are the state of the nation or, most important, its future. Here’s what they think right here, right now. Rich but corrupted,…

  • Prior to the Presidency

    Prior to the Presidency

    What were these world leaders doing before they became heads of state? Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), US In 1926, Ronald Reagan began his stint as a lifeguard at the Lowell Park in Dixon, Illinois. In the seven summers he was…

  • Heroland

    Heroland

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Every child has been asked this question. Most would answer “astronaut” or “firefighter” or “doctor.” But the real challenge is to achieve them. Like Frank Sinatra’s song, they have…

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  • Editorial: A supplemental budget for projects in limbo

    With all the debates and discussions on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), many worthy projects for which funds were set aside under DAP now find themselves under a shadow of doubt. Those projects that have already been completed are…

  • Celebration: National Day of Maldives

    Today is the National Day of Maldives. Consisting of a group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, Maldives is about 700 kilometers southwest of Sri Lanka. The country has 26 atolls with 1,193 islands, 200 of which are inhabitable.…

  • Stop letting go

    For a long time now, the government has let go of its important role in the electricity, oil, and telecommunications sectors. The dominant view is that these sectors work and serve everyone better only with little or no state…

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  • Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager

    Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager

    Mumbai - Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday. Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side…

  • Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash

    Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash

    In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who’d been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions…

  • China censors squash giant inflatable toad reports

    China censors squash giant inflatable toad reports

    Chinese reports about a giant inflatable toad have been deleted from the Internet after social media users compared the puffed-up animal to a former Communist Party chief. The installation of a giant inflatable duck in Hong Kong’s harbour last…