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  • No chance for Duterte impeachment – Belmonte

    Incoming President Rodrigo R. Duterte shouldn’t let talks of impeachment distract him, since it has “zero” chances of happening. House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. a vice chairman of the erstwhile ruling Liberal Party (LP) which some observers claim is still out …

  • Sweeping revamp

    Sweeping revamp

    A top-to-bottom revamp will be implemented in the Philippine National Police (PNP) as soon as Chief Supt. Ronald dela Rosa takes over the helm of the national police organization on Friday. As of now, Dela Rosa said they are now identifying …

  • Incoming AFP chief of staff vows 24/7 operations vs Abu Sayyaf

    Incoming AFP chief of staff vows 24/7 operations vs Abu Sayyaf

    Incoming Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya vowed to implement a 24/7 operation to hunt down the Abu Sayyaf when he assumes his post on July 1. “As far as I am concerned, I …

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  • SC dismisses Comelec’s SOCE extension on technicality

    SC dismisses Comelec’s SOCE extension on technicality

    By Rey G. Panaligan and Leslie Ann G. Aquino   The Supreme Court (SC) dismissed on technicality yesterday a  petition that challenged a resolution of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) that extended from June 8 to June 30 the filing of Statement of …

  • Joma optimistic about start of formal peace talks in Oslo

    Joma optimistic about start of formal peace talks in Oslo

    By  Antonio L. Colina Iv   Davao City – Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria Sison welcomed the resumption of peace talks with the government, particularly with the administration of incoming President Rodrigo R. Duterte, who he described as …

  • MMDA eyes Tarlac landfill for Metro trash

    MMDA eyes Tarlac landfill for Metro trash

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is eyeing Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation Sanitary Landfill located in Capas, Tarlac as an alternative to dump Metro Manila’s garbage. MMDA Chairman Emerson Carlos clarified that Metro Manila is not on a brink of …

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  • Bad weather halts search for missing VM

    Bad weather halts search for missing VM

    With the bad weather hampering its search and rescue (SAR) operations, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) terminated the SAR mission to find the body of Polillo Vice Mayor Ramil Fajardo last Monday. Lieutenant Commander Eugenio Federico, head of the PCG’s Northern Quezon …

  • Geraldine Roman: Don’t call me ‘Congressman’

    Geraldine Roman: Don’t call me ‘Congressman’

    Better address Congresswoman Geraldine Roman properly, or else. Roman, the first transgender woman elected to the Philippines’ House of Representatives (HOR), gave a stern warning that she will sue anyone who would refer to her as a man. “I will file cases …

  • Fisheries centers in Leyte, Samar

    Fisheries centers in Leyte, Samar

    President Aquino has signed a law allowing the establishment of training, development and product centers in the provinces of Eastern Visayas that would further improve marine agriculture in the area. President Aquino signed Republic Act (RA) No. 10861, or an Act Establishing …

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  • France opens manslaughter inquiry into EgyptAir crash

    France opens manslaughter inquiry into EgyptAir crash

    Paris  – French authorities opened a manslaughter inquiry Monday into the May crash of an EgyptAir plane that killed 66 people, saying there is no evidence so far to link it to terrorism. Prosecutor’s office spokesman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said the inquiry …

  • ‘I’m still alive,’ jokes Queen Elizabeth on N. Ireland visit

    ‘I’m still alive,’ jokes Queen Elizabeth on N. Ireland visit

    London – “I’m still alive,’’ quipped the British monarch Queen Elizabeth on Monday when asked about her health, in her first round of public engagements since Britain voted to leave the European Union. The dry remark followed a dramatic few days …

  • Tackle inequality to prevent children from dying – UN

    Tackle inequality to prevent children from dying – UN

    United Nations (AP) – The U.N. children’s agency warned Monday that 69 million youngsters under the age of five will die from preventable causes between now and 2030 if all countries don’t accelerate action to improve health and education for …

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  • Double happiness as China welcomes first giant panda twins of 2016

    Double happiness as China welcomes first giant panda twins of 2016

    By Reuters TV Two healthy baby giant pandas were born at a Chinese breeding research base on Monday, the first twins of the endangered species born this year, media said. The two females, weighing 144 grams (0.14 kg) and 113 grams, are …

  • Coastal residents rescue another stranded dolphin in Badoc town

    Coastal residents rescue another stranded dolphin in Badoc town

    BADOC, Ilocos Norte -- Coastal villagers in Barangay Gabut Sur, this town rescued another stranded adult male rough-toothed dolphin on Friday. Found near the village shoreline with bruises all over the body, Arthur Valente, Fishery Regulatory Officer of the Provincial Agriculture …

  • Experts demand more effort to save coral reefs

    Experts demand more effort to save coral reefs

    HONOLULU — As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists and policy makers are moving ahead with plans for action to save the world's imperiled reefs. "We are not ready to write the obituary for …

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  • The case of B

    The case of B

    By Isabelle Laureta I was barely six years old. I had just transferred to a new school. All the kids around me knew each other. I watched them as they played and screamed and chatted. I knew no one. I turned to the boy I was seated with. Like everybody …

  • ‘Let’s dance,’ so said Bowie (or ‘sumayaw, sumunod,’ so said the Hotdog)

    ‘Let’s dance,’ so said Bowie (or ‘sumayaw, sumunod,’ so said the Hotdog)

    Portrait by Jim Guiao Punzalan If last year’s hugely successful first serving of MTV Music Evolution Manila was dominated by male testosterone and showcased a stellar, practically all-male lineup of local and international hip hop artists and MCs, this year’s edition of the live music event is slated …

  • Meet the car of the future

    Meet the car of the future

    Images by Noel B. Pabalate Meet Archer. Archer is a green-and-white striped car replete with doors, a steering wheel, a luggage compartment, upright seating, wind screen, lights, and other car accessories. Archer can go up to 35 kilometers per hour. Looking at it, you might think that Archer is just one big …

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  • Peter’s confession about Jesus

    Mt 16:13-19   When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the …

  • Focus on the process

    READ: 2peter 1:2-11   IN William Zinsser’s book On Writing Well, he says that many writers suffer from “the tyranny of the final product.” They are concerned with selling their article or book, they neglect learning the process of how to think, …

  • Transitions

    Tomorrow, the nation will witness a momentous passage with the coming in of a new president and the exit of another. Finally, the hope of seeing Mindanao as the “Land of Promise” may soon become a reality when President-elect Rodrigo …

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  • Church to LGBT ‘sagala’: We respect you

    Church to LGBT ‘sagala’: We respect you

    He waves at the excited crowd, smiles when he sees a familiar face cheer for him, and poses for the blinking cameras. He walks with poise on his three-inch heels, unmindful of the uneven pathways. Quite unsurprisingly, 58-year-old Bing Custodio has …

  • Thai students caught using ‘Mission Impossible’ exam spy glasses

    Thai students caught using ‘Mission Impossible’ exam spy glasses

    A top Thai medical college has caught students using spy cameras linked to smartwatches to cheat during exams in what some social media users on Monday compared to a plot straight out of a Mission Impossible movie. Arthit Ourairat, the rector …

  • ‘Louis Vuitton fried chicken’ owner fined in S. Korea

    ‘Louis Vuitton fried chicken’ owner fined in S. Korea

    A South Korean court has ordered a fried chicken restaurant owner to pay 14.5 million won ($12,500) for refusing to comply with a ban on using the luxury Louis Vuitton brand name for his outlet, a report said Tuesday. The owner, …