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Probe sought on school calendar

The House Committee on Higher and Technical Education is set to look into the academic calendar shift of several higher education institutions (HEIs). Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo, the committee chairman, and Kabataan party-list Rep. Terry Ridon, filed separate resolutions calling for a congressional inquiry into the move of major universities to change their academic […]

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21st Ulirang Ina Awards to fete 34 outstanding mothers today

Honoring the women who are the light of our home, the 21st Ulirang Ina Awards will be recognizing 34 outstanding Filipino mothers today, Mother’s Day, at the historic landmark Manila Hotel. Organized by the National Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Foundation, Inc., the awards are given to mothers who have made significant achievements in their […]

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Pope urges priesthood prayers on Good Shepherd Sunday

Pope Francis is requesting the Catholic faithful “to continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life” as Catholics observe today, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday and the 51st World Day of Prayer for Vocations. In a circular, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said the Pontiff “stresses that a […]

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Only 1,301 out of 13,618 pass Principals’ Test

The Department of Education (DepEd) announced that only 1,301 examiners out of the total 13,618 test takers “met the cut off score” in the 2013 Principals’ Test which was simultaneously administered in 16 regions nationwide earlier this year. Education Secretary Armin Luistro, through DepEd Order Memorandum No. 53 series of 2014 dated May 8, 2014, […]

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Gov’t urged to crack down on defective maritime schools

Saying that the country cannot afford to flunk the European Union’s (EU) next maritime audit in October, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has asked the Aquino government to seriously launch a crackdown on defective maritime schools and institutions. The House Chief said the government should use the grace period given by the EU to clean up […]

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Soon, a martial law museum

A museum for martial law human rights victims will rise soon. Preparations are underway to get the total and final list of the martial law human rights victims whose names will be enshrined in the museum. “Aside from the names, we will also get the stories of each of them to immortalize their sacrifices and […]

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Aquino to tout Bangsamoro deal as ASEAN peace model

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The 24th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit set this weekend here serves as an opportunity for the Philippines to share with neighboring countries its success in ending the decades-old conflict with the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MNLF). President Aquino made the statement yesterday before departing Manila for […]

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Solons want no permit, no rally policy repealed

Activist solons are pushing for the repeal of the “no permit, no rally” policy saying that this law curtails the basic constitutional right of people to peaceably assemble. Bayan Muna Reps. Neri Colmenares and Carlos Isagani Zarate called for the abolition of Batas Pambansa Blg. 880 which requires people to secure written permit from local authorities before […]

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Palace mum on next PCSO chair

Malacañang is still mum about the appointment of the new chairperson of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) following the sudden resignation of chairwoman Margarita Juico. Deputy Presidential Spokeswoman Abigail Valte could not yet confirm persistent reports that former Cavite Rep. Erineo “Ayong” Maliksi will take over the top post in the state-owned charity agency. […]

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Employer of abused OFW in HK blacklisted

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Hong Kong blacklisted the employer who tortured and abused overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Rowena Uychiat. Philippine Labor Attache to Hong Kong Manuel Roldan told Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz that they have already blacklisted Uychiat’s employer, Yui Anna Hoi Yin. “This means Yui Anna […]

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