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  • Lawyers insist Justiniano can’t join prosecutors

    Lawyers insist Justiniano can’t join prosecutors

    The lawyers of Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada remain uncomfortable that Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano sits beside state prosecutors inside the court room. While the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division has accepted the deputization of Justiniano as a member of the prosecution…

  • Heroes from Golan Heights confident of protecting Pope Francis

    Guarding Pope Francis in his upcoming visit to the Philippines will be a “challenging mission” but the 330 Filipino peacekeepers are confident of providing the Pontiff adequate protection. Lt. Col. Ted Dumosmog, head of the 7th Philippine peacekeeping contingent…

  • Bill strengthens students’ rights vs discrimination

    A bill has been filed in the Senate that will strengthen students’ rights against being discriminated for, among others, their sexual orientation, religion, or membership in organizations. Filed by Sen. Paolo “Bam” Aquino IV, Senate Bill No. 2369, the…

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  • New motorbike identification scheme proposed by QC councilor

    Following the veto of the much publicized ‘plaka vest’ scheme, a Quezon City councilor is pushing for a new motorcycle identification scheme likewise aimed at curbing crimes committed by motorcycle-riding suspects in the city. Fifth District Councilor Allan Butch…

  • Mindanao gets P63-B infra budget for 2015

    Mindanao, known as “The Land of Promise,” will get a whopping P63-billion infrastructure budget for next year. Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio Singson described it as a very big “magnitude of this scale in any…

  • Sotheby’s, Christie’s to appraise Marcos paintings

    The Philippine government is tapping international auction houses, Sotheby’s and Christie’s, to determine the authenticity and the current value of the precious paintings seized from Imelda Marcos, that included valuable artworks by Michaelangelo Buonarotti and Pablo Picasso. Presidential Commission…

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  • Igorot artist ‘draws’ with sunlight

    Igorot artist ‘draws’ with sunlight

    Baguio City – Most artists use canvas, paint, pencil, oil, charcoal to create art. But Igorot artist Jordan Mang-osan uses sunlight to produce his art work, using a magnifying glass to catch the sun and direct the heat to…

  • Bataan officials work on project to revive the past

    Balanga City, Bataan – With the assistance of historians, local officials in Bataan led by Governor Albert Raymond S. Garcia are now working on a project to revive their historic past and preserve the province’s rich cultural heritage sites.…

  • Fashion designers set eyes on Mindanao native fabric

    Cagayan De Oro City – Manila-based entrepreneurs and fashion designers from Mindanao have committed recently to use raw silk woven by natives of the island for their finished products. The designers – ranging from bag and she manufacturers to…

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  • White House breach ‘unacceptable’: Secret Service chief

    Washington – The head of the US Secret Service pledged to revamp her elite agency Tuesday as she was subjected to withering criticism from angry lawmakers outraged over White House security breaches. Julia Pierson’s grilling before a House of…

  • Mass coral bleaching reported in Hawaii

    Honolulu – Warm ocean temperatures have caused large expanses of coral to bleach in the pristine reefs northwest of Hawaii’s main islands, scientists said Tuesday. Mass bleaching has occurred at Lisianski atoll, about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) northwest of…

  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    Dallas – The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas _ a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. The…

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  • On equal ground

    Drums are rolling, the competitors and their supporters are all tense and waiting for the announcement of the winners, when suddenly, on the University of the Philippines’ (UP) side of the coliseum, students unfurled a rainbow flag and started…

  • Internationally local

    Internationally local

    Studying abroad may be too good to be true at this moment, so while waiting for that big break, invest your time in studying world-class programs right here in the country—or much better,  learn fashion from practitioners straight from…

  • The world is your campus

    The world is your campus

    Ever dreamed of taking a class where, when you look out the window you have the most amazing view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris? Or every time you step out the door, a stranger greets you with “Guten…

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  • Information: Catholic Physicians’ Guild of the Philippines hosts 24th FIAMC World Congress

    The Catholic Physicians’ Guild of the Philippines (CPGP) hosts the 24th FIAMC World Congress and holds its 78th Anniversary and Annual Convention at the Manila Hotel on October 1-4, 2014. It is the second time that the international Congress…

  • Is ISIS unstoppable?

    Even the most out-of-touch among us in world events can’t miss the fact that there’s an unprecedented wave of terrorism smothering practically every part of the globe. The most terrifying of the conflicts that currently divide and conquer many…

  • Jokes can win an election

    In April, 1940, the Commonwealth Constitution of 1935 was amended by the Second National Assembly and approved by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 2, 1940.  The amendment provided for a Congress of two houses, a Senate and a…

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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…