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  • Maguindanao under state of calamity

    Maguindanao under state of calamity

    Cotabato City – Maguindanao was placed under state of calamity in the face of the massive displacement of residents amid mass displacement following joint police and military operations against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) suspected of coddling wanted…

  • Senate brushes off Palace, MILF pressure to pass BBL

    The Senate won’t rush passage of the controversial Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) billed as a measure that will bring peace to troubled Mindanao. Not even pressure from Malacañang or the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) can move the…

  • Veto on OFW legal aid fund shows no concern for ‘heroes’ – Nancy

    Senator Ma. Lourdes “Nancy” Binay yesterday asked the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to explain the “conditional implementation” of the legal assistance fund for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Sen. Binay was referring to President Aquino’s veto message on…

Metro More

  • Makati remembers SAF’s ‘Forgotten 19’

    The city government of Makati has extended financial assistance to 19 members of the 84th Seaborne Company of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) who also took part in the  Mamasapano operation last January 25. Makati Mayor Jejomar…

  • ‘Bikini Island’ cited for smoother EDSA – West Avenue traffic

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported a marked improvement in vehicular travel time and movement along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue-West Avenue and North avenue intersections following a recent road design modification. The bikini island or a triangular shaped…

  • ‘24 hours foar the Lord’ on March 13-14

    As an expression of unity with Pope Francis’ call for collective adoration during the Lenten season, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas has declared March 13 to 14 as “24 Ore per Il Signore” (“24 Hours for the Lord”) in…

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  • Strawberry Festival kick off in Benguet

    Strawberry Festival kick off in Benguet

    La Trinidad, Benguet — The red strawberries of this capital town will take the spotlight from nearby Baguio City’s flower festival in the month-long Strawberry Festival in this capital town of Benguet. This town, located three kilometers from Baguio…

  • Development of bamboo industry pushed

    Angeles City — More than 230 participants from national and local government agencies and units, as well as bamboo farmers and entrepreneurs gathered here, recently to discuss the promotion and development of the bamboo industry. Organized by the Department…

  • Military sees wiping out NPA in Sarangani

    DAVAO CITY – The Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) recently announced the near annihilation of the forces of the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in the province of Sarangani. “The NPA bandit…

World More

  • Pope approves legal framework for financial reform

    Vatican City– Pope Francis approved detailed new plans to reform Vatican finances on Tuesday, giving Cardinal George Pell sweeping powers to monitor Vatican departments and ensure budgets conform to international accounting standards. The statutes had been keenly awaited for…

  • Michelle Obama touring Asia To promote girls’ education

    Michelle Obama touring Asia To promote girls’ education

    Washington — First lady Michelle Obama will travel to Japan and Cambodia this month as part of a US global effort to support education for girls, the White House said on Tuesday. She will visit Tokyo and Kyoto in…

  • Netanyahu warns US ‘bad deal’ Would put Iran on nuclear path

    Washington — In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the US that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran “paves Iran’s path to the bomb.” President…

Environment More

  • Proclamation of Dinagat conservation areas pushed

    Proclamation of Dinagat conservation areas pushed

    San Jose, Dinagat Islands – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), with the support of the provincial government, is pushing for the implementation of the proposed Dinagat Islands Conservation Areas (DICA). DICA includes watershed areas, forest reserve,…

  • Phivolcs says reconstruction plan needed for post-quake Metro Manila

    If a strong earthquake hits Metro Manila and nearby provinces, an efficient reconstruction plan is imperative, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. “In the six goals for Metro Manila earthquake risk management, the fifth is to…

  • 8,000 hectares in W. Visayas targeted for reforestation

    Iloilo – The Region 6 office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-6) is aiming to reforest a total area of 27,000 hectares all across Western Visayas. DENR-6 Regional Director Jim Sampulna said the reforestation program will…

SCU More

  • Discipline on trial

    Discipline on trial

    Friday, Feb. 6, at approximately 6:30 in the morning, a then unidentified man jumped off from the sixth floor of a car park building in Legazpi Village in Makati City. He was rushed to the nearest hospital, Makati Medical Center, but after a few hours, he…

  • Stand & deliver

    Stand & deliver

    From the teachers I loved: I learned to love learning and to be curious and interested in the world around me. From the teacher (only one really) I loved to hate: I learned how to be a good public…

  • The storytellers

    The storytellers

    One of the best ways to tell a story is to do it through moving pictures. Actor Neil Patrick Harris even performed a song and dance number about how amazing moving pictures were during his opening bit at last weekend’s 87th Academy Awards. Movies make it…

Views and Comments More

  • Editorial: ‘We can make history together in Paris’

    Editorial: ‘We can make history together in Paris’

    At the end of French President Francois Hollande’s visit to Manila last week, he and President Aquino issued the “Manila Call to Action on Climate Change,”  in which they said they hope to “make history together in Paris in…

  • Yes, Ma’am!

    Who was it who said the best Filipino is a Filipina? The Mastercard Worldwide Index of Women’s Advancement ranks the Philippines as one of four best countries for women, and now three of the best examples have made it…

  • What peace?

    Kudos to Senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Chiz Escudero for pointing out what the public has long noticed – the over-indulgence of Presidential Peace Adviser Teresita Deles and Chief Negotiator Miriam Ferrer speaking for and in behalf of the…

Off Beats More

  • 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…

  • Beard of Egypt’s King Tut hastily glued back on with epoxy

    Beard of Egypt’s King Tut hastily glued back on with epoxy

    CAIRO — The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it was knocked during cleaning, conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo…

  • 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…