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  • Pay hike order reviewed

    Despite the deadlock in the bicameral conference committee on the proposed Salary Standardization Law 4 (SSL-4), government workers may have the chance to receive the first tranche of their salary increase once President Aquino signs an executive order (EO) to …

  • QC Treasurer ordered dismissed over Manila Seedling Bank seizure

    Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the dismissal from the service of Quezon City Treasurer Edgar Villanueva for alleged oppression in connection with the seizure of the property of the Manila Seedling Bank Foundation,Inc. (MSBFI) located at the corner of …

  • Obama courts ASEAN leaders as US touts ‘Batman’ destroyer

    US officials are looking to superheroes in their quest to preserve Asia’s postwar security order in the face of an increasingly assertive China. “If Batman had a ship, this’d be it,” Admiral Harry Harris, head of US Pacific Command, told a …

Metro More

  • 19 PNP personnel tie the knot ahead of Valentine’s Day

    A total of 19 uniformed and non-uniformed police personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) tied the knot Thursday during a mass wedding held in Camp Crame, Quezon City, as part of the PNP’s pre-Valentine’s activity. PNP Director General Ricardo Marquez …

  • 30 gun ban violators arrested daily – PNP

    At least 30 individuals are being arrested each day for violation of the election gun ban, data released by the Philippine National Police (PNP) showed. The total number of arrested violators reached 883 as of Friday morning. The gun ban was first …

  • LTFRB slaps P200,000 fine on Uber driver who tried to hurt passenger with pipe

    The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) yesterday imposed a P200,000-fine on an Uber driver for cursing and threatening his female passenger with a metal pipe last year, an incident that caught widespread attention in social media. The LTFRB penalized …

Provincial More

  • Buyogan Festival to highlight Leyte’s resilience before world stage

    Tacloban City, Leyte – The municipality of Abuyog’s renowned Buyogan Festival was tapped to represent the Philippines in the World Culture Festival in India this March, Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico L. Petilla announced yesterday. Petilla said that the Buyogan Festival was …

  • Bomb attempt to disrupt Sagayan Fest thwarted

    Buluan, Maguindanao – Government troops discovered yesterday morning an improvised explosive device (IED) along the highway here, causing a brief disruption in the Fifth Sagayan Festival in this town, which is already on its fifth day. Sr. Insp. Gani Miro, Buluan …

  • Busted pipeline reflects mismanagement of water resources – Alvarado

    Malolos City, Bulacan — After seeing the big volume of water spilling into the street from a busted pipeline of Maynilad Water Services, Inc. on television last Thursday, Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado bewailed yesterday the wasted water enough to …

World More

  • Obama courts ASEAN leaders as US touts ‘Batman’ destroyer

    US officials are looking to superheroes in their quest to preserve Asia’s postwar security order in the face of an increasingly assertive China. “If Batman had a ship, this’d be it,” Admiral Harry Harris, head of US Pacific Command, told a …

  • Britain’s ‘The Independent’ to drop print edition

    Britain’s ‘The Independent’ to drop print edition

    The Independent will publish its final print edition next month and become digital only, its owners said on Friday, February 12, in the latest shake-up for British newspapers hit by falling advertising revenues. "The newspaper industry is changing and that change …

  • Major powers agree on ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria

    Major powers agree on ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria

    Munich — Major powers agreed on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syrian towns, but failed to secure a complete ceasefire or an end …

Environment More

  • LOOK: Wild elephant goes on rampage in Indian town

    LOOK: Wild elephant goes on rampage in Indian town

    A wild elephant went on an hours-long rampage in a town in eastern India on Wednesday, damaging about 100 homes, shops and other buildings, a state minister said. Photos showed the bewildered animal wandering around Siliguri, about 577 kilometres (360 miles) …

  • Mapua wins in renewable energy project tilt

    Mapua wins in renewable energy project tilt

    Mapua Institute of Technology bested 11 colleges and universities in a renewable energy (RE) project competition called “2015 Sikat Design Challenge” of Sikat Solar Challenge Foundation, Inc. (SSCFI). A group engineering students from Mapua has come up with the winning project …

  • Mediterranean sees severe overfishing

    Brussels – Experts say almost all species in the Mediterranean are still overfished despite decades of seeing stocks dwindle — and the European Union (EU) is considering creative solutions like using drones or space technology to catch fraudulent fishermen. EU Fisheries …

SCU More

  • First human skulls found

    First human skulls found

    “Nothing’s inside that thick skull of yours!” “You’re such a Neanderthal!” “Use that coconut.” Well, it’s time to celebrate all that’s amazing and jawdropping about the human skull—and how mightily enduring our noggin’ is—as the Ateneo Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the …

  • Trashing fashion

    Trashing fashion

    Hey, fellow young fashionistas! Do you want to know how to look good and do good at the same time? A bunch of college students like me showed how as they topbilled the Green Fashion Revolution led by the Aboitiz Foundation, where …

  • In Defense Of Love

    In Defense Of Love

    I was scrolling through social media one day (as I always do) and came across a post by a friend. It was a simple photo of her with her boyfriend, having a chill dinner somewhere. The caption was, of course, …

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  • The 90-day 2016 presidential election campaign is underway

    The 90-day 2016 presidential election campaign is underway

    The 90-day campaign period for national candidates started last Tuesday, February 9, with the usual exuberance of Philippine elections. Almost at the same time, the results of one public opinion survey were released, showing the shifting fortunes of the presidential …

  • Resisting temptations

    A priest did an illegal parking. He left a note on the windshield, saying: “I’m a priest. Can’t find a parking space. Please don’t give me a ticket. ‘Forgive my trespasses.’” * * * On returning, he found a ticket on his …

  • The call of Levi

    LK 5:27-32 Jesus saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And leaving everything behind, he got up and followed him. Then Levi gave a great banquet for him in his house, …

Off Beats More

  • Top dog: scientists measure canine IQ

    Top dog: scientists measure canine IQ

    Dog owners who think their beloved pets are just smarter than the others might be right, according to a report published in Britain based on intelligence tests on 68 border collies. Researchers from the London School of Economics (LSE) and University …

  • LOOK: Shark swallows shark in Seoul aquarium

    LOOK: Shark swallows shark in Seoul aquarium

    Visitors to a giant aquarium in Seoul on Friday were presented with the gory aftermath of a territorial dispute between two sharks, which left one dead inside the mouth and gullet of the other. Staff at the COEX aquarium said the …

  • Trump’s hair has stylists shaking their heads

    Trump’s hair has stylists shaking their heads

    Donald Trump's signature helmet of hair has top stylists shaking their heads and spewing scathing criticism. The Republican frontrunner's do -- which descends down his forehead and ranges in shade from canary yellow to tawny orange depending on the season and …