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  • ‘Peaches’ walk out of SONA

    Partylist solons backing the impeachment complaint against President Aquino yesterday walked out from the plenary hall during the joint congressional session for the State of the Nation Address of the chief executive. All dressed in peach-colored Filipiniana, members of…

  • 12.1 M families say they are poor, up from 11.5 M in March – SWS

    The number of poor Filipino families who claimed they are poor has increased to 12.1 million from 11.5 million households three months earlier, results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. The nationwide survey conducted last June…

  • ASG kills 21 civilians on the Feast of Eid’l Fitr

    At a time of jubilation marking the end of Ramadan, tragedy struck when Abu Sayyaf terrorists ambushed two passenger vans with 50 civilians on board, killing 21 persons – mostly women children. Of the 50 passengers, Brig. Gen. Martin…

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  • Business lauds Aquino conciliatory SONA

    If President Aquino tried to appeal to the emotions as a tact to drumbeat support at a time of sagging performance ratings, he succeeded at some point. Filipino businessmen have given President Aquino’s second to the last State of…

  • Makati moves to stop city hall time theft

    To thwart attempts of time theft, the Makati City hall has adopted the use of the Automated Biometrics Timekeeping System in monitoring the daily attendance of employees. Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay said the move was in keeping…

  • QC, NFA to forge pact on rice purchase

    QC, NFA to forge pact on rice purchase

    The Quezon City government and the National Food Authority (NFA) will forge an agreement to enable the former to purchase rice on credit from the latter. Officials said the city government will now be able to improve the distribution…

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  • Final Ramadan celebration today

    Bacolod City, Negros Occ. — Muslims in this city are all set to celebrate the final day of Ramadan today, Tuesday, July 29. President Aquino has declared the final day of Ramadan, known as Eid’l Fitr, as a national…

  • Rehab of Zamboanga mangrove areas set

    Zamboanga City – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) allocated some P18 million to the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) here for the rehabilitation and reforestation of at least 1,800 hectares of marshlands at the…

  • Livelihood aid for displaced Caraga OFWs

    Butuan City – The National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) has extended livelihood assistance to the displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were sent home due to maltreatment, conflict (war), or laid-off from work. Initially, the NCRO, an attached…

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  • Troops move on jet crash site

    Zuhres, Ukraine — Just hours after the Malaysian government reached an agreement with Ukrainian separatists Sunday over access to the crash site of a Malaysian airliner shot down in rebel territory, the Ukrainian military launched an operation to recapture…

  • ‘Spider-Man’ arrested in Times Square

    New York– Spider-Man punched a police officer in the face over the weekend in Times Square while resisting arrest, the police said, the latest episode of children-friendly characters displaying R-rated behavior in front of stunned tourists in the heart…

  • Israel admits mortar shell struck UN school in Gaza

    Israel admits mortar shell struck UN school in Gaza

    Jerusalem— Israel acknowledged Sunday that troops fired a mortar shell that hit the courtyard of a UN school in Gaza last week, but said aerial footage shows the yard was empty at the time and that the shell could…

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  • US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

    US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

    Luenen, Germany— One of Germany’s newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Now the coal comes the other way. The 750-megawatt…

  • Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

    Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

    Washington - Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to “knock modern civilization back to the 18th century,” NASA said. The extreme space weather that tore through Earth’s orbit on July…

  • Scientists to excavate Wyoming cave with trove of Ice Age fossils

    Scientists to excavate Wyoming cave with trove of Ice Age fossils

    Scientists will begin excavation early next week of an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare bounty of fossil remains of prehistoric animals, such as mammoths and dire wolves, preserved in unusually good condition, researchers said on Thursday. The two-week…

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  • Youthspeak SONA

    Youthspeak SONA

    PNoy has yet to deliver his speech, but these kids, what they think, where they are headed are the state of the nation or, most important, its future. Here’s what they think right here, right now. Rich but corrupted,…

  • Prior to the Presidency

    Prior to the Presidency

    What were these world leaders doing before they became heads of state? Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), US In 1926, Ronald Reagan began his stint as a lifeguard at the Lowell Park in Dixon, Illinois. In the seven summers he was…

  • Heroland

    Heroland

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Every child has been asked this question. Most would answer “astronaut” or “firefighter” or “doctor.” But the real challenge is to achieve them. Like Frank Sinatra’s song, they have…

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  • Editorial: Two positions at opposite ends of the spectrum

    In the Senate last Thursday, Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad defended anew the projects launched under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). “At no other period in our recent history has the Philippine bureaucracy achieved so much in so little time,…

  • Celebration: Eid’l Fitr is a time for spiritual renewal

    Eid’l Fitr, the festival of breaking fast, is celebrated by the Muslim community all over the world, including in the Philippines, after the end of Ramadan, the holy month of prayer and fasting. It is a three-day feast starting on…

  • We’re still poorer than others

    For a nation of 100 million population – the world’s 12th most populous country after Mexico’s 119 m – most of us still insist that FOI enjoys the first priority among more than a dozen pressing problems, the most…

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  • Chubby Checker, HP settle lawsuit over penis-measuring app

    Chubby Checker, HP settle lawsuit over penis-measuring app

    The singer Chubby Checker has settled a lawsuit in which he accused Hewlett-Packard Co of using his trademarked name without permission on a software app that purported to measure the size of a man’s penis. HP denied liability in…

  • Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager

    Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager

    Mumbai - Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday. Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side…

  • Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash

    Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash

    In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who’d been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions…