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  • DOST launches Filipino Weather Channel

    By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) held the soft launching of DOSTv, The Filipino Weather Channel, Monday at the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) central office in Quezon City. First launched in 2013, …

  • House okays bill exempting new graduates from payment of gov’t fees/charges

    House okays bill exempting new graduates from payment of gov’t fees/charges

    The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill that seeks to exempt fresh graduates from government charges and fees. Authors of House Bill 6416 said the waiver on government fees and charges would enhance the youth’s …

  • Duterte, Robredo to work on rapport

    Duterte, Robredo to work on rapport

    Davao City — With their proclamation scheduled at mid-afternoon today, incoming President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gets the 100-percent support and cooperation of incoming vice president Leni Robredo whose appointment to a Cabinet post Duterte said he will give priority to …

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  • Raps filed against parents of rescued street kids in QC

    The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said yesterday that parents and guardians who were arrested Friday following the conduct of rescue operations on street children are now facing criminal charges before the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office. Chief Superintendent Edgardo G. Tinio, …

  • Expect hot and humid weather till end of May

    Expect hot and humid weather till end of May

    The effect of the “hanging habagat” (southwest monsoon) slightly weakened but isolated rain showers and thunderstorms may still persist over the country during the remainder of the month, the state weather bureau said yesterday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services …

  • Product for dialysis patients recalled

    The Department of Health-Food and Drug Administration (DOH-FDA) has recalled from the market a product for dietary management of people on dialysis. The DOH-FDA said a batch of the Nepro HP Renal Nutrition-Vanilla Flavor (Food for Special Medical Purposes) is being …

Provincial More

  • Oil leaks anew from pipeline in Bataan

    Oil leaks anew from pipeline in Bataan

    DINALUPIHAN, Bataan – Almost four months after an oil leak was discovered in this town, unleaded gasoline leaked again on Friday (May 27, 2016) from the portion of the 94-kilometer oil pipeline that runs from the Subic Bay Freeport to …

  • Public-private partnership key to quashing insurgency – Army

    Public-private partnership key to quashing insurgency – Army

    Iloilo City — For the Philippine Army (PA)’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID), public-private partnership (PPP) is a key tool in wiping out the Communist insurgency in the Visayas. This was the assessment made by the PA’s 3ID commander, Brigadier General Harold …

  • Bulacan marks Flag Day

    Bulacan marks Flag Day

    Malolos City, Bulacan – The Provincial Government of Bulacan will hold its own “simple yet meaningful” celebration of the 118th anniversary of the Philippine National Flag Day today with a ceremony at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Capitol Building in …

World More

  • Pope rules out retiring like his predecessor

    Pope rules out retiring like his predecessor

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis says he has no intention of quitting the papacy — a possibility opened up by his predecessor Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. The pope, responding to a question from a young person at a Vatican event, said …

  • Czech Republic man dies while skiing on Alaska mountain

    Czech Republic man dies while skiing on Alaska mountain

    TALKEETNA, Alaska — A mountaineer from the Czech Republic is dead after an estimated 1,500-foot fall on Denali Mountain. Pavel Michut, 45, was skiing Messner Couloir when he fell Saturday (May 28, 2016), the National Park Service said. Nearby climbers found his …

  • Woman fails to save friend in Australian crocodile attack

    Woman fails to save friend in Australian crocodile attack

    BRISBANE, Australia — A woman struggled in vain to drag her friend from a crocodile's jaws off a northeast Australian beach, police said on Monday (May 30, 2016). The pair were in shallow water at Thornton Beach in the World Heritage-listed …

Environment More

  • BRP Gregorio Velasquez to arrive in Guam on Saturday

    BRP Gregorio Velasquez to arrive in Guam on Saturday

    MANILA, May 25 --- The BRP Gregorio Velasquez (AGR-702), the Philippine Navy (PN)'s first survey ship, is expected to arrive in Guam on Saturday before resuming her voyage home. This was disclosed by PN spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna in a message …

  • Renewable energy employed 8.1 million in 2015: IRENA

    Renewable energy employed 8.1 million in 2015: IRENA

    ABU DHABI, May 25, 2016 - The global renewable energy sector employed more than 8.1 million people last year, a 5 percent increase that bucked an overall downwards market trend, a green energy organisation said Wednesday.   In its annual review of …

  • Coal dust risk to Great Barrier Reef

    Coal dust risk to Great Barrier Reef

    By PNA/Xinhua Sydney –  A study released on Tuesday has found that a high concentration of coal dust can quickly kill coral on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The research by the Australian Institute of Marine Science discovered coal dust could also slow …

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  • Healthy eating places every student should go to

    Healthy eating places every student should go to

    By Jay Reforsado Rempis Just because you’re back at school doesn’t mean you have to stop eating healthy. There are alternatives to fast food like bringing food from home or opting for healthy restos. Here are some food outlets near your …

  • Desk Matters

    Desk Matters

    Craft Easy desk organizer P529.75, National Book Store Live Happy bunny stapler P795, InCase Usb hub, P998, Pylones Tape dispenser P385, Quirks Novelties and Curiosities Superhero bookends, P880, Quirks Novelties and Curiosities Pillow, P499, H&M Inspirational magnets, P50 each, Regalong Pambahay Tea Rex kettle, Alessi Umbra magnetic message …

  • Hip List

    Hip List

    Get the Avengers to guard your data. USB sticks, the SM Store Having just enough money for food and fare doesn’t seem so depressing if it’s inside a nice, limited edition wallet from a premier fashion collab line.      Mickey Mouse limited edition wallet, …

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  • The new Dep’t of Information and Communication Technology

    The new Dep’t of Information and Communication Technology

    With the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT),  the Philippine government finally acknowledges this new and fast-spreading field of technology in the delivery of services to the people. President Aquino last week signed Republic Act 10844, the DICT Act of …

  • Seven warnings

    “To each his sufferings: all are men,   Condemned alike to groan…”— Thomas Gray (1716-1771), English poet, An Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College (1747) To those not familiar with this beloved poem, I’m sure they will still recognize the last …

  • A thing or two for Mayor Digong in fighting street crimes

    It is popularly conceded that the incoming president received his overwhelming votes mainly because of his campaign rhetoric of fighting drugs and other street crimes. In him, the electorate saw crime-free communities as unfolding before them, with their new pistol-packing hero,  …

Off Beats More

  • 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, …