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  • Pastoral letter urges faithfuls to watch their health

    As Christians celebrate Christ’s resurrection, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference  of the Philippines (CBCP) asked the faithful to be good stewards of health. In a pastoral letter on health, the CBCP led by its president Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said…
  • Gigi Reyes returns from the US

    Lawyer Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, former chief of staff of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and one of the accused in the Productivity Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam arrived early Saturday morning from the United States. She left the country…
  • More tourists from New Zealand visit Philippines

    More tourists from New Zealand are flocking to the Philippines and spending more than other foreign tourists, data from the Department of Tourism (DoT) showed. The Philippine Embassy in New Zealand said there were 15,783 tourists from New Zealand…

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  • Erap celebrates 77th birthday

    Former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada celebrated his birthday Saturday with one fervent wish:  bring back Manila’s old glory in order to improve the lives of Manileños. “As I’ve said, this is my last hurrah. I hope…
  • Hundreds join Black Nazarene procession

    Hundreds join Black Nazarene procession

    Manila, Philippines — Hundreds of devotees joined the Good Friday procession of the Black Nazarene at Quiapo Church in Manila yesterday. Mostly clad in maroon shirts, the devotees trooped to the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene as early…
  • Rubber seen to gel PH-India economic ties

    Manila, Philippines — Rubber is poised to emerge as a potent growth-driver for economic relations between India and the Philippines, which have been seemingly laid back over the years. A 35-member delegation from the Philippines, including government officials, rubber…

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  • DENR allocates P35.4M for mangrove rehab

    DAANBANTAYAN, Cebu-  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 is set to allocate P35.4 million for the rehabilitation and recovery program of disaster stricken areas in Central Visayas. The 2014 Work and Financial Plan for the rehabilitation…
  • Penitents leave mounds of trash

    Antipolo City, Rizal — As millions of penitents trekked to this upland city of the province to fulfill their Lenten vow starting Thursday night until yesterday morning, mounds of trash of all sizes and shapes were left on stretches…
  • Drought damages P.58-B crops

    Baguio City — More than half a billion pesos worth of farms, mostly corn fields, have been reported damaged, so far, by the drought being experienced in some lowland areas of the provinces of Kalinga, Ifugao, and Mountain Province.…

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  • Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

    Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

    BOSTON — With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year’s bombings elevating interest in one of the world’s great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of…
  • 12 killed in Mt. Everest avalanche

    12 killed in Mt. Everest avalanche

    An avalanche sweeping down Mount Everest killed at least 12 Nepali guides on Friday in what may be the deadliest single incident on the world’s highest peak. The avalanche struck a perilous passage on the main route to the…
  • Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) _ A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday (local time).  The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the…

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  • DENR allocates P35.4M for mangrove rehab

    DAANBANTAYAN, Cebu-  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 is set to allocate P35.4 million for the rehabilitation and recovery program of disaster stricken areas in Central Visayas. The 2014 Work and Financial Plan for the rehabilitation…
  • Army turns over rare Philippine eagle

    The Philippine Army has turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) a rare Philippine hawk eagle rescued by soldiers in Samar. Capt. Amado Gutierrez, the 8th Infantry Division (8ID) spokesman, said the eagle was estimated…
  • P588-M agri produce damaged by drought

    BAGUIO CITY – More than half a billion pesos worth of agricultural produce, specifically corn, were damaged by drought in Kalinga, Mt.Province and Ifugao. The damage began in November 2013 to March 2014 due to the rise in temperature.…

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  • Selfie Nation

    Selfie Nation

    Last month, Time Magazine released a study of the “selfiest” cities in the world. It’s not surprising that two Philippine cities landed on top of the list. The cities of Makati and Pasig took the top spot for “Selfiest…
  • Leave it between the two of you

    DEAR CHICO, DELAMAR, AND GINO… Last year was my first year in college, and since I live so far away from school, my parents and I decided that it would be better for me to stay in a dorm.…
  • Filipino student wins in Harvard Model Congress Asia

    Teaching students the importance of good governance and leadership in a borderless world is a challenge that the Multiple Intelligence International School (MIIS), in Quezon City, has successfully risen to. The school strengthened this vision further as Chiara Abaquin,…

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  • A fetish for full body suits in Japan

    A fetish for full body suits in Japan

    By day, she is a mild-mannered office clerk, whose modest make-up and conservative hairstyle make her blend in to any crowd. By night, she dresses in a skin-tight, all-in-one Spandex body suit that covers everything — including her eyes…
  • German Shepherd summoned for jury duty

    German Shepherd summoned for jury duty

    Call him juror K-9. A computer glitch is likely to blame for a summons that called a German Shepherd to report for jury duty, court officials in New Jersey’s Cumberland County said on Wednesday. Barrett Griner IV, of Bridgeton,…
  • French dies after cliff fall

    TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite — A French pensioner died Monday when he accidentally fell down a 90-feet-deep river cliff here while walking his dog. Juan Bullos Linares, 76, succumbed to head and body injuries at M.V. Santiago Hospital. His…