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  • Teachers hit DepEd over tax, ITR woes

    Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares has ordered her legal staff to investigate accountants of the Department of Education (DepEd) for faulty withholding of income taxes, prompting scores of public school teachers nationwide to file their…

  • House set to tackle BBL, Mamasapano report

    The House of Representatives will not only prioritize the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), but likewise the adoption of a committee report on the Mamasapano investigation when Congress resumes sessions in May. The assurance was made…

  • CA junks Ampatuan’s petition vs trial witness

    The Court of Appeals (CA) has junked the petition filed by alleged Maguindanao massacre mastermind Andal Ampatuan, Jr. seeking to strike down the order of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (QCRTC) discharging a former mayor and ally as…

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  • ‘Take meaningful rests that bear fruit’

    Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas has asked the faithful to also take time to rest. But the head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said it should be the kind of rest that should bear fruit. “Jesus…

  • Consumer group raises concerns on coin shortage

    The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) was asked by a consumer welfare group to ensure the adequate supply of coins that are durable and of high quality, citing that a possible shortage would have an adverse impact on ordinary…

  • DOH warns vs traditional circumcision methods

    The Department of Health (DOH) warned young boys and their parents of the potential adverse affects of the traditional manner of circumcision, referred to in many parts of the country as ‘pukpok’. “Circumcision through the pukpok method is really…

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  • OIC, MILF, MNLF meet on Mindanao peace process

    OIC, MILF, MNLF meet on Mindanao peace process

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) led by Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani met over the weekend with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) led by Chairman Nur P. Misuari and former Cotabato City Mayor Muslimin G. Sema, and…

  • Contractor assures April 30 runway repair completion

    Tacloban City, Leyte (PNA) — The contractor tasked to repave the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport runway here has assured the city council that work will be completed by April 30, for as long as there will be good…

  • 2 shot dead, 1 beheaded in Masbate

    Masbate City, Masbate — Unidentified gunmen riding a van opened fire at another vehicle along the national highway in Aroroy town, this province, at noon last Saturday, killing all three occupants and beheading one of the fatalities. Senior Superintendent…

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  • Gray whales’ Pacific crossing leads to questions of origin

    Gray whales’ Pacific crossing leads to questions of origin

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A study of the migration of rare western Pacific gray whales has led U.S. and Russian scientists to question whether they’re a separate population or simply California gray whales that have expanded their feeding grounds.…

  • The globe’s record heat keeps on broiling into this year

    The globe’s record heat keeps on broiling into this year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s been no break from the globe’s record heat — the first three months of 2015 have set new high temperature marks. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said last month’s average temperature of 56.4…

  • New England Aquarium offering penguins ‘honeymoon suites’

    New England Aquarium offering penguins ‘honeymoon suites’

    BOSTON (AP) — The New England Aquarium wants its endangered African penguins to get a little steamy. Aquarium experts are playing matchmaker behind the scenes to encourage eight pairs of African penguins to breed more chicks. Biologists say that…

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  • The threat of e-waste

    The threat of e-waste

    What does e-waste exactly mean? No, it’s not the “trash” inside the recycle bin on your desktop or the tons of electronic junk the world produces each year. It’s more complicated than that. Let’s start with Persistent Organic Pollutants-Polybrominated…

  • 6 Signs you’re a student environmentalist

    6 Signs you’re a student environmentalist

    “It’s so hot. I can’t even.” Yes, I know you cannot handle this heat right now, even the flood, the typhoons, and the rising waters due to climate change. The same thing you felt when One Direction announced they…

  • Coding is the future

    Coding is the future

    According to a survey conducted by Microsoft, 97 percent of students in the Philippines are interested in coding and 96 percent wish that coding could be offered as a core subject in their schools. This suggests that coding is…

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  • The ‘Goebbels’ among us

    Paul Joseph Goebbels was the Reich Minister of Propaganda in Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. Known for his zealous orations and heightened righteousness, he embraced Hitler’s concept of a “pure” Aryan race and with no qualms…

  • Whims and caprices in politics

    IT was the late Senate President Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Sr. who made famous a candid observation that “politics is addition.” What “the grand old man of Philippine politics” meant was people can gauge how strong and influential political parties…

  • Study: Autism could be linked with moms’ diabetes during pregnancy

    Chicago, Illinois, United States — Diabetes that develops early in pregnancy may increase women’s chances of having a child with autism, according to a new study. The risk was seen in young children whose mothers were diagnosed with diabetes…

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  • Gay couple’s photo goes viral

    Gay couple’s photo goes viral

    “Love has no gender and does not discriminate”, a netizen commented on a viral post of two guys holding hands. The post, which read “Suporta para sa kanila! Bawal ang bitter“, was uploaded by the BV Patrol Facebook page at…

  • Portuguese water dog is the pooch to watch at Westminster

    Portuguese water dog is the pooch to watch at Westminster

    NEW YORK — True to his breed, Matisse the Portuguese water dog likes to play in the koi fish pond. He enjoys going on long bicycle runs, chewing Benny Bully’s liver treats and falling asleep on his back. Pretty…

  • Beard of Egypt’s King Tut hastily glued back on with epoxy

    Beard of Egypt’s King Tut hastily glued back on with epoxy

    CAIRO — The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it was knocked during cleaning, conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo…