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  • PH seeks more military aid from US to counter China

    PH seeks more military aid from US to counter China

    San Antonio, Philippines – The Philippines said Tuesday it would soon ask the United States for more military equipment and training to build its defences, as it faces Chinese “aggressiveness” in disputed waters. As hundreds of Filipino and American Marines simulated…

  • China reclamations have serious national, global security implications — Trillanes

    China reclamations have serious national, global security implications — Trillanes

      Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday expressed concerns over the serious national and even global security implications that would be created by China’s reclamation operations in the West Philippine Sea. “China’s continued reclamation operations have serious national and…

  • SWS: Aquino government’s public satisfaction rating drops in Q1

    SWS: Aquino government’s public satisfaction rating drops in Q1

    Almost half of Filipinos were satisfied with the performance of the Aquino administration in the first quarter, but its public satisfaction rating fell to record low after the anti-terrorist raid in Mamasapano, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said. In…

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  • P30 B allotted to fill up 87,000 gov’t vacancies

    The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Monday disclosed that a total of P30.8 billion has been allotted to fill up 86,994 vacancies in government offices, contrary to the 190,000 positions reported in media recently. The latter figure…

  • Burdened by K-12? Send your kids to public schools – Malacañang

    Burdened by K-12? Send your kids to public schools – Malacañang

    Malacanang on Monday said private schools are not the only option for parents who are sending their children to school under the K to 12 program. The statement was made at the heels of concerns raised by several parents’…

  • PCOS, Makati cases tackled in SC session today

    Baguio City – Supreme Court (SC) justices brace themselves up for today’s  full court session here as they are set to tackle two controversial and urgent cases – one in a closed-door deliberation on its merits and the other…

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  • Mindanao Newsbits for April 22, 2015

    TROOPS ARREST KIDNAP GANG LEADER IN SIBUGAY Zamboanga City – Police and military authorities have arrested last Saturday, an active leader of a kidnap-for-ransom-group (KFRG) operating   in Sibugay province. Sibugay Provincial Police Director Sr. Supt. Jose Bayani Gucela  identified…

  • District jail improves ventilation of inmates’ cells

      SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, April 20 (PNA) — The Santiago City District Jail is improving the ventilation of the inmates’ cells to prevent lung and skin diseases during summer. Jail Superintendent Nanding Bayle of Santiago City District Jail said…

  • MinDA pushes development of more world-class tourism sites

    MinDA pushes development of more world-class tourism sites

    General Santos City — Upbeat with Region 12’s tourism potentials, the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is pushing for the development of more world-class tourism sites in the area. Sec. Luwalhal Antonino, MinDA chairperson, said the region has vast resources…

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  • One tanker attacked in SE Asia every two weeks: piracy watchdog

    One tanker attacked in SE Asia every two weeks: piracy watchdog

    Pirates attack one small coastal oil tanker every two weeks in the waters off Southeast Asia, which remained the world’s piracy hotspot in the first quarter, the International Maritime Bureau  said Tuesday. Southeast Asia saw 38 pirate attacks during…

  • Israeli plane in emergency landing over wheel fault

    An Israeli passenger plane was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv Tuesday after part of a wheel came off, an airport official said. “An El Al flight bound for…

  • Welcome to tiny Liberland, world’s newest tax haven

    Welcome to tiny Liberland, world’s newest tax haven

    The world’s latest contender for statehood, Liberland, is a tiny new, self-proclaimed country sandwiched between Croatia and Serbia that lives up to its “live and let live” motto by offering optional taxes, its president said Monday. “The key idea is voluntary taxes,…

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  • The threat of e-waste

    The threat of e-waste

    What does e-waste exactly mean? No, it’s not the “trash” inside the recycle bin on your desktop or the tons of electronic junk the world produces each year. It’s more complicated than that. Let’s start with Persistent Organic Pollutants-Polybrominated…

  • 6 Signs you’re a student environmentalist

    6 Signs you’re a student environmentalist

    “It’s so hot. I can’t even.” Yes, I know you cannot handle this heat right now, even the flood, the typhoons, and the rising waters due to climate change. The same thing you felt when One Direction announced they…

  • Coding is the future

    Coding is the future

    According to a survey conducted by Microsoft, 97 percent of students in the Philippines are interested in coding and 96 percent wish that coding could be offered as a core subject in their schools. This suggests that coding is…

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  • Editorial: Three wishes on Erap’s birthday

    Editorial: Three wishes on Erap’s birthday

    Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada had three wishes on his 78th birth anniversary last Sunday. As mayor of Manila, he said, he wishes to see the city “regain its stature as the premier city of the country, with disciplined residents…

  • Birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

    Today, the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland celebrate the 89th birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen celebrates two birthdays – her actual birthday on April 21 and her official birthday…

  • Confrontation in Washington: With 2 years left, Obama getting tough on critics

    Washington, DC, United States — Just as Congress is hitting something of a bipartisan stride on such issues as Medicare, Iran and trade, President Barack Obama and his White House team have decided to go after their Republican critics,…

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  • For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change

    For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change

    NEW YORK (AP) — Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity to be inclusive rather…

  • Gay couple’s photo goes viral

    Gay couple’s photo goes viral

    “Love has no gender and does not discriminate”, a netizen commented on a viral post of two guys holding hands. The post, which read “Suporta para sa kanila! Bawal ang bitter“, was uploaded by the BV Patrol Facebook page at…

  • Portuguese water dog is the pooch to watch at Westminster

    Portuguese water dog is the pooch to watch at Westminster

    NEW YORK — True to his breed, Matisse the Portuguese water dog likes to play in the koi fish pond. He enjoys going on long bicycle runs, chewing Benny Bully’s liver treats and falling asleep on his back. Pretty…