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  • Almendras new traffic czar

    Almendras new traffic czar

    Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras is turning out to be President Aquino’s troubleshooter. With no clear solution in sight for the worsening traffic problem, particularly in Metro Manila, Malacañang is pinning its hopes on the managerial skills of Almendras…

  • UN calls on EU states to share 200,000 refugees

    UN calls on EU states to share 200,000 refugees

    Geneva – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees called Friday on the European Union (EU) to admit up to 200,000 refugees as part of a “mass relocation program” that would be binding on EU states. “People who are found…

  • US has new commander for ‘listening post’ in Pacific

    Pearl Harbor, Hawaii – The US Navy on Thursday installed a new commander to lead its submarine force in the Pacific at a time when growing Chinese operations in places like the South China Sea are boosting US demand…

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  • Guatemala President resigns and is swiftly jailed

    Guatemala President resigns and is swiftly jailed

    Guatemala City – Just hours after tendering his resignation, Guatemala President Otto Pérez Molina was sent to jail to await the conclusion of a hearing examining his role in a multimillion dollar customs fraud case that has shaken the…

  • Dengue outbreak feared despite El Niño

    Dengue outbreak feared despite El Niño

    The Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday it is not ruling out the possible outbreak of dengue fever in the coming days even with the start of the dry spell brought about by El Niño phenomenon this month. Health…

  • Gov’t-to-gov’t rice import policy eyed

    Gov’t-to-gov’t rice import policy eyed

    As the nation braces for the El Niño phenomenon which causes prolonged dry periods, the Senate wants the state-owned National Food Authority (NFA) to undertake a government-to-government rice importation policy. Sen. Cynthia A. Villar stressed this as chairwoman of…

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  • Groups score mining victory in Zambales

    Groups score mining victory in Zambales

    The national environmental coalition, Alyansa Tigil Mina or ATM, has thrown its support for the Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz (CCOS), a local People’s Organization (PO) in Zambales that is spearheading actions against mining companies in the province. ATM…

  • Leyte athletes shine in Batang Pinoy-Visayas

    Tacloban City, Leyte — Athletic scholars from the provincial government-run Leyte Sports Academy (LSA) based in this city captured 35 gold, 17 silver medals, and 12 bronze medals in the recently concluded Batang Pinoy Visayas leg in Romblon, the…

  • CA junks Atimonan rubout cops’ petition

    The Court of Appeals (CA) has junked the petition of eight of the 13 former policemen, involved in the 2013 Atimonan rubout case, seeking to strike down the criminal information that the Department of Justice (DOJ) lodged against them.…

World More

  • Europed-bound refugees ‘will go through windows if doors closed’ — UN

    Europed-bound refugees ‘will go through windows if doors closed’ — UN

    UNITED NATIONS — The European migrant crisis can only be resolved if conflicts are eliminated in the Middle East and North Africa, from where refugees are flowing in great numbers to EU member-states, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights…

  • US wildfires could be costliest on record

    US wildfires could be costliest on record

    The battle against wildfires sweeping across the drought-stricken western United States, mobilizing 30,000 firefighters, could be the costliest on record with $1.23 billion spent so far, officials say. Last week alone, a record $243 million was spent fighting more…

  • US submarine force in the Pacific gets new commander

    US submarine force in the Pacific gets new commander

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — The U.S. Navy on September 3, 2015 installed a new commander to lead its submarine force in the Pacific at a time when growing Chinese operations in places like the South China Sea are boosting…

Environment More

  • US wildfires could be costliest on record

    US wildfires could be costliest on record

    The battle against wildfires sweeping across the drought-stricken western United States, mobilizing 30,000 firefighters, could be the costliest on record with $1.23 billion spent so far, officials say. Last week alone, a record $243 million was spent fighting more…

  • In Alaska, Obama becomes 1st president to enter the Arctic

    In Alaska, Obama becomes 1st president to enter the Arctic

    KOTZEBUE, Alaska — President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world’s wake-up call on global warming.…

  • 90% of seabirds have eaten plastic

    90% of seabirds have eaten plastic

    Washington – About 90 percent of the world’s seabirds today have consumed some form of plastic, a study estimated on Monday. The study, published in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is important in revealing…

SCU More

  • Netiquette for netizens

    Netiquette for netizens

    Learning internet etiquette or “netiquette” is the first step in promoting a safe and friendly online environment. When you keep yourself safe and secure online, you minimize the power of cybercrime, which includes identity theft, information theft, and even…

  • 3 Things you should know about the Filipino Millennial

    3 Things you should know about the Filipino Millennial

    “Who is the Filipino Millennial?” The answer to this question was explored during a public forum conducted by the Policy Center of my alma mater, Far Eastern University (FEU), last Aug. 6. The discussion centered on the preliminary results…

  • An abundance of Daniels

    An abundance of Daniels

    The statistic is shocking: Over 1.2 million children are out of school in the Philippines. But the good news is, that number is getting smaller according to the new data released by the Department of Education. Poverty, natural disasters,…

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  • Editorial: It’s September and all is well

    Editorial: It’s September and all is well

    The coming of September has always been welcomed by many people as the start of the “ber” months – those last four months of the year associated with the Christmas season. Some radio stations start airing Christmas carols, giving…

  • WHO promotes water, sanitation to battle tropical diseases

    Stockholm, Sweden (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Water, sanitation, and hygiene are part of a new World Health Organization (WHO) strategy to fight neglected tropical diseases which afflict more than 1.5 billion people, the WHO said on Thursday. Those suffering…

  • Catholic faith: Feast of Blessed Mother Teresa

    Today, September 4, is the memorial of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The youngest of the children born to Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu, she was born on August 26, 1910, in Skopje and was given the name Gonxha Agnes…

Off Beats More

  • Muslim couple finds ‘Allah’ sign embossed on egg

    Muslim couple finds ‘Allah’ sign embossed on egg

          A Muslim couple from Iceland believe they were ‘blessed by a miracle’ after discovering an egg with the name of Allah embossed on its shell. Anisa Jussab decided to bake a cake for her husband Farid,…

  • Conor McGregor gets a new tattoo

    Conor McGregor gets a new tattoo

      UFC President Dana White can now take a peaceful nap as UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor disproved rumors about his “cat butt” tattoo. McGregor, who would be on a title unification clash with Jose Aldo for UFC 194, posted…

  • A meal and a webcam form unlikely recipe for S. Korean fame

    A meal and a webcam form unlikely recipe for S. Korean fame

    SEOUL, South Korea — Every evening, 14-year-old Kim Sung-jin orders fried chicken, delivery pizza or Chinese food to eat in a small room in his family’s home south of Seoul. He gorges on food as he chats before a…

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