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  • PHL students bag 18 medals, trophies in India math tilt

    PHL students bag 18 medals, trophies in India math tilt

    Filipino students once again brought honor to the country by winning 14 medals and four team trophies in an international math competition held from October 18 to 21 in Lucknow, India. The Philippine team bagged 2 gold, 10 silver…

  • Henares to COA?

    Henares to COA?

    Is Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares moving to the Commission on Audit (COA)? “It is premature, no offer,” were her terse remarks over  persistent buzz that President Benigno Aquino III would transfer her to COA…

  • DFA: Malaysia rejects Amalilio extradition

    DFA: Malaysia rejects Amalilio extradition

    Malaysia has declined the Philippine government’s request for the extradition of Manuel K. Amalilio whose company, Aman Futures Group Philippines Inc., was linked to a P12-billion scam that allegedly victimized hundreds of investors in Mindanao. According to Department of…

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  • Bill on bonus tax exemption limit may be passed before year ends

    Senate President Franklin Drilon yesterday said it is possible that Congress would be able to pass the bill imposing a tax exemption limit on Christmas bonus, or 13th month pay, and other benefits before the year 2014 ends. Drilon,…

  • Eco-Waste asks public to keep cemeteries clean

    With the approaching All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, a Quezon City-based environmental watchdog appealed to the public not to turn cemeteries into a garbage dumpsite when they pay homage to their dearly departed loved ones. The toxic…

  • Gov’t agencies keep child beggars off the streets (Part Two)

    Gov’t agencies keep child beggars off the streets (Part Two)

    Children who beg on the streets like Sarah Joy Ida are apprehended by the Manila Police District (MPD), the station that has jurisdiction over the Intramuros area, where the kid lives with her family. About once a month, authorities…

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  • Camarines Norte governor’s wife surfaces

    Naga City — The wife of Camarines Norte Gov. Edgardo Tallado and her companion Darleen Mitchell Francisco surfaced this morning at a national morning show after being reported missing since Friday night. Josie Tallado appeared with her lawyer Lorna…

  • Red Cross pours aid for Iloilo typhoon rehab

    Iloilo City – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has embarked on an estimated rehabilitation program which cost a total of over half a billion pesos in areas ravaged by super-typhoon Yolanda in Northern Iloilo. This was disclosed by PRC…

  • Three faces of gay life in Olongapo

    Three faces of gay life in Olongapo

    Olongapo City, Zambales — Olongapo City has been a melting pot of every culture and every gender in the country. Known for its great night life, Olongapo City has been a bastion of great musicians when they were still…

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  • Samsung seeks boost from redesigned Note

    Samsung seeks boost from redesigned Note

    SEOUL, South Korea — The latest version of Samsung’s popular big-screen Galaxy Note has gone on sale at a crucial time for the South Korean company as it suffers a rapid decline in profit from its global smartphone business.…

  • North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens…

  • US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened U.S. defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports. The…

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  • Mindanaoans told to take climate change threats seriously

    Mindanaoans told to take climate change threats seriously

    Davao City — A week after the successful Mindanao-wide “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW” late last month, some 800 students from different colleges and universities in the country’s “land of promise” converged at the University of Immaculate Conception here for the…

  • BFAR nears 1.6 M listed fishermen, bolsters drive vs overfishing

    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is nearing its 1.6 million registered fishermen target this year as it is strengthening its campaign against overfishing, an official said in line with the celebration of the 51st fish conservation…

  • Reporting disasters ‘not worth dying for’

    Mandaue City — A veteran journalist reminded his Visayas-based colleagues about the dangers that come with covering and reporting disasters, like when super-typhoon “Yolanda” (“Haiyan”) barreled through Eastern and Central Visayas almost a year ago. “No news is worth…

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  • Around the world in 120 minutes

    Around the world in 120 minutes

    Thanks to the graduating class of the Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID), I was able to travel the world by visiting 22 different countries, seeing each “must-see,” and immersing myself in these cultures and lifestyles all in the…

  • Are you crazy enough?

    Are you crazy enough?

    The Millennial heart has big ideas, big ideals, whether in fashion, music, education, film, or whatever world kids wish to venture on. In Steve Jobs’ words, “And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius…

  • Leading the (Green) Way

    Any school in the Philippines today that declares itself as a “green school” probably don’t know what they are talking about. Let’s be honest, those trees, vegetable gardens, and waste segregation “management” schools try to employ are not enough…

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  • 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…

  • Celebrities in ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to fight disease

    Celebrities in ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to fight disease

    Steven Spielberg, Justin Bieber and Bill Gates are among many celebrities pouring buckets of ice water over their heads and donating to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease, in a fundraising effort that has gone viral. Since June, several thousand people…