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  • OMB ‘not playing favorites’ over suspension order vs Mayor Binay

    OMB ‘not playing favorites’ over suspension order vs Mayor Binay

    The Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) is independent and performs its mandate according to law and the evidence. OMB chair Conchita Carpio Morales issued the statement in answer to criticism hurled by Makati Mayor Erwin “Junjun” Binay and his…

  • OMB fires Gen. Purisima

    OMB fires Gen. Purisima

    Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales dismissed former Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima and 10 other PNP officials for entering into an anomalous courier service contract with Werfast Documentary Agency (Werfast) in 2011. In a 50-page consolidated decision, Ombudsman…

  • Pena tells Mayor Binay to respect rule of law

    Pena tells Mayor Binay to respect rule of law

    Makati Vice Mayor Romulo “Kid” Pena who was sworn into office as acting mayor anew has appealed to beleaguered Makati City Erwin Binay to follow the rule of law. Pena immediately set up his office at the old city hall, which…

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  • SC declares QC garbage fee unconstitutional

    SC declares QC garbage fee unconstitutional

    The Supreme Court (SC) declared unconstitutional yesterday a Quezon City ordinance that imposes an annual garbage fee on all households in the city. But the SC, during its full court session, sustained the constitutionality of an ordinance that imposes…

  • Road accidents to reduce by 50% -DOH

    Road accidents to reduce by 50% -DOH

    Road accidents in the country are expected to be reduced by 50 percent in the next five years after it became the beneficiary of the Bloomberg Initiative Global Road Safety Program (BIGRSP), the Department of Health (DOH) said. In…

  • BI rescues nine young boys and girls from illegal recruiters

    Nine young girls and boys bound for Japan were disallowed from boarding their flight at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after the real purpose of their trip of finding jobs and not to study was uncovered, the Bureau…

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  • Taxpayers, Concessionaires mull injunction vs. Bacolod Water

    Some taxpayers and concessionaires of the Bacolod City Water District mulled filing of an injunction case against the Bacolod Water District before a local court. Atty. Roger Reyes said they will ask the Regional Trial Court  to stop the…

  • Bacolod Water to bid out P1.2B bulk water supply project next month

    The Board and management of the Bacolod Water District cannot postpone the bidding for the 1.2 billion bulk water supply project slated on July 1 and 2, 2015. This was announced yesterday  by Baciwa interim General Manager Eng’r. Mario Macatangay…

  • Series of robberies alarm Bataeños

    Balanga City, Bataan — Recent robberies in this province have alarmed residents by the way burglars have broken in and out of houses and commercial establishments undetected. Chief Inspector Aylin C. Perez, chief of the Bataan Police Provincial Office Crime…

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  • 30 monkeys freed from Puerto Rico primate research center

    30 monkeys freed from Puerto Rico primate research center

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Authorities say more than two dozen monkeys have been set free in Puerto Rico after someone broke a lock on their enclosures at a primate research facility. Police say the roughly 30 rhesus macaques…

  • Deformed mutt is crowned World’s Ugliest Dog

    Deformed mutt is crowned World’s Ugliest Dog

    PETALUMA, California  — A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left him a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog contest. The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and his owner took the $1,500 prize…

  • Protecting the underwater fast-food joint

    Protecting the underwater fast-food joint

    Anilao, Batangas — The reclamation activities of the Chinese in the West Philippine Sea has allegedly destroyed a large parcel of coral reefs, threatening to affect the supply of fish and other marine products for the Philippines including those…

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  • If these prison cells could talk

    If these prison cells could talk

    Only a few get a chance to do an immersion at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). While it may serve as a requirement to others, a lot of us also consider it as a rite of passage for being an Atenean. With the help of the Office…

  • Ride a bike while doing the laundry

    Ride a bike while doing the laundry

    All inventions start from a crazy idea, concepts that seem bonkers at first but would be proven genius in the end. Who would have thought that humans could fly? The Chinese did when they first invented the kite and also Leonardo da Vinci who played on the…

  • Finding a cure

    Finding a cure

    Stroke, HIV-AIDS, MERS-CoV, are just some of the many diseases that doesn’t have any known cure. Everyone in the scientific world is working tirelessly to discover a breakthrough to finally put an end to these health dilemmas. Not all…

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  • Editorial: Human rights in the Philippines

    Editorial: Human rights in the Philippines

    The United States recently issued its “Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2014.” In his speech at the release of the report in Washington, DC, US Secretary of State John Kerry noted that in 2014, “no development has…

  • Crossing the line in politics

    A  split vote for one party’s candidates for president and vice president had its unexpected start in the November, 1957, presidential election. President Carlos P. Garcia of the Nacionalista Party had chosen a veteran NP stalwart, Speaker Jose B.…

  • The calming of the storm at sea

    Mt 8:23-27 As Jesus got into a boat, and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke…

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