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  • Palace against ‘Truth’?

    Malacañang yesterday called on the Senate to reconsider its proposal of creating a Truth Commission to investigate the massacre of 44 police commandos in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, saying there is already a Philippine National Police (PNP) Board of Inquiry that…

  • BBDO Guerrero launches new campaign for Manila Bulletin

    BBDO Guerrero has launched an advertising campaign for the Manila Bulletin, the Philippines’ leading national newspaper. The campaign to be revealed in a TV commercial, radio, print, and out-of-home executions show that Manila Bulletin is the best choice for…

  • 2,500 jobs up for grabs at Cebu edition of Manila Bulletin job fair

    2,500 jobs up for grabs at Cebu edition of Manila Bulletin job fair

    Cebu City, Cebu — Norman Solamo arrived from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia last July where he worked as welder. And he wants to go back to that MiddleEast country again where welders earn between P25,000 to P27,000 a month plus…

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  • Summer irrigation

    In preparation for the summer months, the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) National Rice Program (NRP) will be augmenting the efforts of National Irrigation Administration (NIA) in the development of small-scale irrigation facilities during the dry season.

  • Safeguards to OFWs’ terminal fee exemption pressed

    Senator Sonny Angara told airport authorities Saturday to ensure that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) would be spared from paying airport terminal fees, as such is guaranteed by law. He made this request amid a directive from the Manila International…

  • Navy to receive state of the art P4-B sealift vessels by 2016

    Construction of the Philippine Navy’s (PN) future strategic sealift vessels (SSVs) has kicked off in Surabaya, Indonesia, where Navy flag officer-in-command (FOIC) Vice Admiral Jesus C. Millan attended last week the first steel cutting ceremony to signal the start…

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  • No more illegal dump sites in Sasmuan riverbanks

    No more illegal dump sites in Sasmuan riverbanks

    City of San Fernando, Pampanga – There are no more illegal dump sites in Sasmuan and no more garbage on the riverbanks along Pampanga River going out to Manila Bay. Sasmuan Mayor Nardo Velasco confirmed this yesterday after he…

  • Fallen Cebuano SAF members brought home

    Fallen Cebuano SAF members brought home

    Mactan, Cebu – Families, relatives, and fellow policemen stood silently as they awaited the arrival of the remains of PO1 Windel Candano of Dumanjug town and PO1 Romeo Cempron of Consolacion town at Mactan Airbase yesterday morning. The bodies…

  • Donate old phones, rebuild classrooms

    Aklan—Classrooms damaged by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)—in Aklan province will be rebuilt using recycled mobile phones and accessories. Telecommunications firm Globe Telecom is continuing its appeal for users to donate their old and non-working mobile phones to help rebuild…

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  • ‘Give peace a chance’

    ‘Give peace a chance’

    Kuala Lumpur  – Philippine government and Muslim rebel negotiators issued a joint plea yesterday for the country to stick to a historic peace accord that is now in peril after a deadly clash spurred calls for retribution against the…

  • 3 Chad soldiers, 123 Boko Haram militants killed in Cameroon

    N’djamena – Three soldiers and 123 Boko Haram militants were killed when the Islamist group attacked a Chadian army contingent in northern Cameroon, the Chadian military said Friday. Twelve soldiers were wounded in the attacks staged by the Islamists…

  • Makati advances fire safety drive

    The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Makati City is intensifying its information dissemination drive aimed at minimizing fires and increasing fire safety awareness among city residents and workers. Makati City Fire Marshal Supt. Ricardo Perdigon said that the distribution…

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  • GMO mosquito plan sparks debate in Florida

    GMO mosquito plan sparks debate in Florida

    A British company’s plan to unleash hordes of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida to reduce the threat of dengue fever and other diseases has sparked an outcry from fearful residents. As of Friday, more than 145,000 people had signed…

  • Far from over

    Far from over

    Sixty-year-old Conchita Diaz has the habit of burning household garbage at least once a day, as she believes there is no other way of disposing of them. Since no one has ever taken the initiative to collect them, Diaz,…

  • Media help sustains Negros watershed

    Members of the media in Negros Occidental not only report the news, but also help preserve the environment. For four consecutive years, the Negros Press Club (NPC) has partnered with telecommunication giant Smart Communications Inc. in sustaining a watershed…

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  • Time’s up, tobacco!

    Time’s up, tobacco!

    If you think smoking is cool, you better think again. Studies show that nine out of 10 adult smokers today started as teens or younger. Tobacco companies intentionally target children as young as 13, because once hooked they could be their…

  • Lessons from a former teenage mom

    Lessons from a former teenage mom

    Some girls grow up to become beauty queens. Some girls become singers and actresses. Some girls become great leaders, serving the public. Some girls become authors and build their world around books and words. Some girls become heroes and save lives.…

  • A triumphant year for filipino students

    A triumphant year for filipino students

    Two thousand fourteen was a blazing year for young Filipino students as they conquered the international stage in various math and science competitions. These wizards, both in elementary and high school, won a staggering haul of 374 medals and awards consisting…

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  • Editorial: It could be the richest fight in ring history

    Editorial: It could be the richest fight in ring history

    One Sunday very soon, perhaps this May, our own boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will climb into the ring to face American superstar Floyd Mayweather in a bout that could earn $250 million for the two fighters and their camps.…

  • Are you a Sea of Galilee or Dead Sea?

    GALILEE, Israel, I’m serving as chaplain to a group of pilgrims visiting the Biblical sites where Jesus was born, lived, died, and resurrected. * * * One of the most interesting destinations we visited was the Dead Sea, perhaps…

  • The biblical exodus story revisited

    There have been many Biblically-inspired epic films produced in Hollywood. To name a few: The Ten Commandments, Abraham, Samson and Delilah, The Robe, The Passion of the Christ, David and Bathsheba, and King Solomon. These Biblical-themed films have a…

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  • Beard of Egypt’s King Tut hastily glued back on with epoxy

    Beard of Egypt’s King Tut hastily glued back on with epoxy

    CAIRO — The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it was knocked during cleaning, conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo…

  • Great Dane’s upset stomach yields 43 ½ socks

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital. It was something he ate. X-rays showed a stomach full of foreign material. After nearly…

  • Ice sales soar on bucket challenge

    Ice sales soar on bucket challenge

    The Ice Bucket Challenge has become a global internet phenomenon, raising millions for charity and boosting sales of ice – one company says it’s seen a 20 percent increase. The craze which started in the US has spread around…