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  • POEA sounds alarm on MERS virus

    POEA sounds alarm on MERS virus

    The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Wednesday advised the public to take preventive measures against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV). POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac told Manila Bulletin Online that OFWs from MERS-CoV affected countries are…
  • DOLE hit for clearing exec in sex-for-flight case

    Gabriela Rep. Emmi de Jesus assailed the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for clearing a Filipino labor official in Riyadh who had been linked in the sex-for-flight case. De Jesus called DOLE’s exoneration of former assistant labor attaché…
  • AFP urges pensioners to settle accounts

    The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) urged pensioners to settle their bank accounts used for pensions to ensure that they can get their benefits without a hitch. In an advisory issued on Wednesday, AFP urged pensioners to apply…

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  • MRT exec to sue Czech envoy for perjury

    Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT) general manager Atty. Al Vitangcol III on Wednesday said he is suing Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Josef Rychtar for perjury. In a media forum in San Juan City Wednesday, Vitangcol finally broke his silence…
  • 4 hurt in QC vehicular accident

    Four people were hurt in a vehicular accident along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City Wednesday morning, police said. Supt. Ely Pintang, chief of the Quezon City Police District-District Traffic Enforcement Unit (QCPD-DTEU) headquarters in Camp Karingal, identified the victims as…
  • 19 women rescued from human trafficking

    The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) rescued 19 women, believed to be victims of human trafficking, in a raid in a suspected sex den in Pasay City. NBI Anti-Human Trafficking Division (NBI-ATHRAD) chief Atty. Dante Bonoan said their unit,…

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  • Abducted soldier freed

    DAVAO CITY – Communist rebels in southern Mindanao on Wednesday released the abducted soldier in Barangay Casoon, Monkayo town in Compostela Valley province. Sgt. Jeric Curay, who was abducted on April 4 in Barangay Andap in Laak town while…
  • Power outage in parts of Pampanga on Saturday

    Parts of Pampanga will experience up to nine hours of power interruption on Saturday (April 26), the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced. “Customers of PELCO I will have outage from 7a.m. to 4:45 p.m.,” said Ernest…
  • Sandiganbayan junks Marcos’ claim over Ilocos land

    The Sandiganbayan has junked the Marcos family’s claim over a more than 50-hectare property in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. In a 33-page decision, the Sandiganbayan First Division said that the resort property in Barangay Suba was not legally owned by…

World More

  • Ukraine government resumes offensive, hopes for more U.S. help

    Ukraine government resumes offensive, hopes for more U.S. help

    (Reuters) – Ukraine’s government has formally ended an Easter truce and is relaunching the “active phase” of an “anti-terrorist operation” to eliminate armed pro-Russian separatist groups in the east, First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema said on Wednesday. Yarema,…
  • China and rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions

    China, the United States, Japan and more than a dozen other Asia-Pacific countries have signed a naval agreement aimed at ensuring miscommunication between ships at sea does not escalate into conflict. The Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, which…
  • Divers feel with their hands for corpses in depths of South Korean ferry

    Divers feel with their hands for corpses in depths of South Korean ferry

    (Reuters) – South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children’s bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing.…

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  • Rhino horns worth millions stolen from safe in S. Africa

    Johannesburg - Around 40 rhino horns worth millions of dollars have been stolen from the safe of a state tourism organisation in South Africa, a press report said Monday. The horns — which are highly prized in some forms traditional…
  • Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy

    Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy

    Kathmandu - Distraught Nepalese guides and climbers cancelled expeditions on Mount Everest Monday after at least 13 colleagues died in an avalanche, as anger mounted at poor payments for sherpas who take huge risks on the world’s highest peak. Sherpas already grief-stricken…
  • 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…

SCU More

  • Ice, ice, baby

    Ice, ice, baby

    When Michael Christian Martinez represented the country — and played really well — in the recently concluded Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, everybody suddenly turned their heads to admire the talented Olympian. Martinez was the first Filipino to compete…
  • ‘Love loves to give’

    DEAR CHICO, DELAMAR, AND GINO... James and I started going out a month ago. While I always knew that he came from a well-off family, I didn’t really get it until a couple of weeks ago when he asked…
  • Youth-oriented fashion for the young ones and the once young

    Youth-oriented fashion for the young ones and the once young

    Starting this Wednesday, you will be reading more of my thoughts about youth-oriented fashion, at least once a week—I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing since I can’t assure everyone that my articles will…

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  • Editorial: Greater German investments in Philippines

    The Department of Finance (DOF) pushed for greater German investments in the Philippines during the recent German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV) Liebesmahl event in Hamburg, Germany, attended by over 500 German business executives of the OAV. The DOF stressed…
  • Information: International Day of the Book

    World Book and Copyright Day (WBCD), also called International Day of the Book, is observed on April 23, 2014, to promote reading, publishing, and the connection between copyright and books. Books are valuable depositories of heritage, cultures, and knowledge,…
  • Reports: Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics

    Washington, DC, United States — Five years after refashioning US foreign policy to emphasize Asia, President Barack Obama will face questions over his strategy’s content and staying power in the region this week. Obama will counter the impression that…

Off Beats More

  • Portland, Oregon flushes water reservoir after man urinates in it

    Portland, Oregon is flushing 38 million gallons (143 million liters) of drinking water down the drain because a 19-year-old man urinated in an open reservoir early on Wednesday morning, city water officials said. Three teens were observed at the…
  • 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,…