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  • Old people should be disaster-ready

    Old people should be disaster-ready

    Everyone, including the elderly, must be prepared and equipped with the knowledge on how to survive disasters. This is the reason why the city government of Makati will hold a series of activities to teach senior citizens about what…

  • DepEd wants more ideal, permanent evacuation centers

    DepEd wants more ideal, permanent evacuation centers

    Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Armin Luistro recently assured the doors of public schools nationwide will “remain open” to evacuees, many of whom are students and teachers themselves, fleeing from natural and man-made disasters, although he believes that such…

  • 3 arrested in drug operations

    Three individuals were arrested in separate anti-illegal drugs operations in Taguig City and Binondo, Manila on Friday, based on belated police reports. Senior Supt. Arthur Felix Asis, chief of the Taguig City Police Station, identified two of the arrested…

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  • BIMP-EAGA, platform for ASEAN integration

    BIMP-EAGA, platform for ASEAN integration

    Davao City  – The Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines – East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) has  long been identified as a platform for the Asean integration that will help the Philippines become competitive, former President Fidel V. Ramos said.…

  • Engineer gunned down in Agusan del Sur

    Sibagat, Agusan del Sur – A municipal engineer was gunned down right before his horrified wife Thursday night at Purok 10, Barangay  Poblacion, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur, police reported yesterday. According to police reports, Sotero Apat Jr., 55-year-old municipal…

  • Tacloban prepares activities to commemorate ‘Yolanda’

    Tacloban prepares activities to commemorate ‘Yolanda’

    Tacloban City, Leyte – The City Government of Tacloban has announced Thursday the activities lined up to commemorate typhoon Yolanda on November 8. City Information Officer Bernardita Valenzuela, said that the commemoration is one way of remembering those who…

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  • Jokowi`s pledge to revive Indonesia`s maritime supremacy lauded

    Jokowi`s pledge to revive Indonesia`s maritime supremacy lauded

    Jakarta –  Indonesia’s new President, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, is expected to announce his cabinet that will include a minister to coordinate maritime affairs, a new portfolio to revive the glorious maritime past of the nation.   Jokowi, throughout his…

  • Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm

    Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm

    SINGAPORE — The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city. How quickly any case is detected — and the measures taken once it…

  • Japan mulls asking importers not to buy bluefin tuna from Mexico

    Japan mulls asking importers not to buy bluefin tuna from Mexico

    TOKYO — Japan’s Fisheries Agency is considering asking importers to refrain from buying Pacific bluefin tuna from Mexico as much as possible in a bid to nudge the Latin American country to take steps against overfishing, sources with the…

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  • Ilocos Norte goes for drought-tolerant native trees

    Laoag City, Ilocos Norte – Vacant timberland areas in Ilocos Norte are now being planted with indigenous tree species to increase the latter’s survival rate, according to a local environmental officer here. “Native trees are more adaptable and more…

  • Council cites rise of ‘green’ bldgs. amid complex env’l problems

    Council cites rise of ‘green’ bldgs. amid complex env’l problems

    For the past 30 years, Filipinos have been renewing their interest in constructing green buildings as they face more complex environmental problems, a top official of the national green council said. “Green buildings are new kinds of buildings that…

  • Shun GMOs, promote  eco-agriculture — Greenpeace

    Shun GMOs, promote eco-agriculture — Greenpeace

    Environmental advocacy group Greenpeace Philippines called on Filipinos to stand up and fight for the country’s diversified food crops, and promote ecological agriculture, as the Philippines joined other nations in marking World Food Day last week. “Demand for government’s…

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  • Meet Malala

    Meet Malala

    Though Malala Yousafzai is 17; she does not use Facebook or even a mobile phone lest she lose focus on her studies. She spent her summer vacation flying to Nigeria to campaign for the release of girls kidnapped by the extremist…

  • Mathletes for the win

    Mathletes for the win

    The road to Bali started months before with the young Math Olympians training every Saturday to hone their skills. Under the guidance of the Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG), which trains and sends students to math competitions abroad, and experts…

  • Top dog

    Top dog

    For the past few days, the National University (NU) community was in a state of jubilation, students celebrated online, and yesterday, the school held a victory party in honor of the new University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP)…

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  • Editorial: More positive news reports

    President Aquino met with members of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines the other day and lamented what he called the penchant of members of the Philippine media to spread negativism, when the country, he said, is ”teeming…

  • Celebration: National Day of the Republic of Austria

    Celebration: National Day of the Republic of Austria

    The Republic of Austria celebrates its National Day today (26 October) which commemorates the country’s declaration of permanent neutrality after World War II. During the National Day, the Austrian National Flag is displayed throughout the country. Celebrations include memorial…

  • Building a memory bank

    Building a memory bank

    “So, how do you go about being a father?” A friend from my high school days asked me that question one day. Already in his early 40s, he still was not married. According to him, the thought that marriage…

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  • 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…

  • Ice sales soar on bucket challenge

    Ice sales soar on bucket challenge

    The Ice Bucket Challenge has become a global internet phenomenon, raising millions for charity and boosting sales of ice – one company says it’s seen a 20 percent increase. The craze which started in the US has spread around…

  • Celebrities in ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to fight disease

    Celebrities in ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to fight disease

    Steven Spielberg, Justin Bieber and Bill Gates are among many celebrities pouring buckets of ice water over their heads and donating to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease, in a fundraising effort that has gone viral. Since June, several thousand people…