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  • PAGASA: Tropical strom ‘Egay’ maintains strength

    PAGASA: Tropical strom ‘Egay’ maintains strength

    PAGASA reported tropical storm “Egay” has maintained its strength while moving over Luzon Sea. The location of the storm’s center as of 10:00pm (July 5)  is 125km Southwest of Laoag City in Ilocos Norte. It has maximum sustained winds…

  • Zero casualty from ‘Egay’

    Zero casualty from ‘Egay’

    Severe tropical storm “Egay” (international name “Linfa”) made landfall over Palanan, Isabela, late Saturday but maintained its strength as it dumped heavy rains up north, causing floods and knocking out power in La Union and triggering landslides on mountainside…

  • Motel mogul, pilot die in Batangas chopper crash

    Cuenca, Batangas — Two persons including a Victoria Court owner and a pilot died while six passengers were hurt when a private helicopter crashed on a forested area near Mt. Makulot in Barangay Pinagkaisahan, this town, past noon yesterday.…

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  • Fire razes UST AB/Commerce bldg

    Fire razes UST AB/Commerce bldg

      A fire hit Saint Raymund’s bldg. at the University of Santo Tomas campus in Espana, Manila, Sunday evening. The fire damaged at least four rooms of the building. There were no reports of any injuries. The incident reportedly…

  • UST fire now under control

    UST fire now under control

    The fire that hit Saint Raymund’s bldg. at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila was declared under control as of 9:45 pm. 20 trucks from the local fire department were deployed.  

  • Fire alert: UST now on 4th alarm as fire hits campus

    Fire alert: UST now on 4th alarm as fire hits campus

    Saint Raymund’s bldg. at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila was hit by fire and is now in fourth alarm.  

Provincial More

  • MGB director slammed over black sand pronouncements

    MGB director slammed over black sand pronouncements

    Lingayen, Pangasinan — The Provincial Legal Officer here has slammed the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for alleged inconsistencies in its statements regarding the piles of black sand in this…

  • Big time pusher in South Cotabato falls

    Sto. Niño, South Cotabato– This province’s most wanted drug dealer fell into the hands of authorities Saturday after three months of extensive police surveillance. “The end of the road for man who once kept P25 million worth of shabu,”…

  • Marina confirms overloading of ill-fated vessel

    Ormoc City, Leyte – The vessel that capsized in Ormoc Bay last July 2 was overloaded. This was determined by the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) after 142 survivors were rescued and the final casualty count has reached 58, bringing…

World More

  • EU could grant emergency loans to Athens

    EU could grant emergency loans to Athens

      Europe will not “desert” the people of Greece regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s referendum and may provide it emergency loans, the head of the European Parliament said Sunday. Martin Schulz told Germany’s Welt am Sonntag newspaper that…

  • Tears on Greek island as voters despair

    Tears on Greek island as voters despair

    The clear turquoise waters around Greece’s Poros island usually buoy the spirits of 63-year old resident Nadia, but today she can do little but weep as she contemplates her troubled country’s future. “I voted ‘No’,” she said with eyes…

  • S. Korean official falls to death in China

    S. Korean official falls to death in China

    An official dispatched from Seoul to deal with the aftermath of a bus crash in China that killed 10 South Koreans was found dead in a suspected suicide early Sunday after falling from a hotel, Chinese state media reported.…

Environment More

  • More efforts urged to speed up climate change talks

    More efforts urged to speed up climate change talks

    United Nations (PNA/Xinhua) – United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and representatives from a number of countries on Monday called for more efforts to speed up the talks on climate change so that an ambitious and universally binding agreement…

  • Eastern Visayas residents observe Arbor Day

    Eastern Visayas residents observe Arbor Day

    Tacloban City – An estimated 10,000 individuals from all over Eastern Visayas participated in the Arbor Day celebrations last week. Regional Director Leonardo R. Sibbaluca of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources regional office 8 (DENR-8) informed reporters…

  • Group wants tree cutting at planned solar farm site explained

    Currimao, Ilocos Norte – A group of environment protection advocates sought another round of public hearing with Gov. Imee Marcos to explain the possible effect of the cutting of trees to give way to the construction of a 20-megawatt…

SCU More

  • One library at a time

    One library at a time

    Many people saw the devastation of super typhoon Yolanda after it hit Eastern Visayas in November of 2013. Most structures were flattened to the ground by the strong winds and raging waters of the storm surge. This included the small library of…

  • Because they’re worth it

    Because they’re worth it

    Beauty means different things to different people. For some, beauty is a hackneyed trait that abstracts an object (or subject) from what is aesthetically pleasing to what is not. For others, beauty is, well, “in the eye of the…

  • Learn from the Summa

    Learn from the Summa

    She did what any student would do in school—passed her projects, did her assignments, performed her experiments, defended her thesis, and answered her exams—the only difference is, she did it extremely well. In fact, she earned a 1.004 general…

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  • Editorial: ‘Outdated data’ no reason to scrap CCT probe

    Editorial: ‘Outdated data’ no reason to scrap CCT probe

    After the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released a report of a “high leakage” in the operations of the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program estimated at P19 billion that, it appears, did not reach the intended beneficiaries, the Department…

  • More on that towering feeling….

    As if we didn’t have enough troubles with Chinese fortresses in the West Philippine Sea denying our fishermen livelihood… Mamasapano victims holding hostage a BBL… when will that mile-long MRT/LRT queue end (and if the train will reach destination?)……

  • Beware the candidates’ insiders

    Who do we blame for the Philippines still being poor, beset with so many socio-economic ills, including malnutrition, lack of access to affordable medical services, food insecurity, inadequate mass housing, criminality, and many others? For this long and continuing…

Off Beats More

  • ‘Sorry Not Sorry’: Viral man delays delivery, hits back at bashers

    ‘Sorry Not Sorry’: Viral man delays delivery, hits back at bashers

    A man who claimed to be a doctor from Ateneo de Manila received online bashing after allegedly boasting how he intentionally delayed receiving fast food delivery to get 200 worth of gift certificates. A certain Jay Bee, reportedly put…

  • VIDEO: Homeless ex-Marine playing street piano goes viral

    VIDEO: Homeless ex-Marine playing street piano goes viral

        Video by Sly Dylan’s Youtube channel A video of a homeless man conducting a street piano recital on Main Street, Florida went viral on social media. Ex-marine Donald Gould’s piano cover of Styx’s “Come Sail Away” caught…

  • Bubble Wrap no longer ’pops’

    Bubble Wrap no longer ’pops’

    Sealed Air Corp., the innovative retailer of the famous Bubble Wrap introduced the new version of their signature product. The new iBubble Wrap looked a lot like the old model. However, there’s one major difference, it no longer pops…