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  • President Aquino endorses Roxas as only candidate with five ‘Ks’

    President Aquino endorses Roxas as only candidate with five ‘Ks’

    As the campaign season kicked off Tuesday, February 9, President Aquino endorsed Liberal Party (LP) presidential bet Mar Roxas as the only presidential candidate with five “Ks”. In a meeting with local leaders and the community in Iloilo City, President Aquino …

  • Around P30 million to be spent on EDSA People Power’s 30th anniversary

    Around P30 million to be spent on EDSA People Power’s 30th anniversary

    Around P30 to P35 million will be spent for the country’s grand celebration of the 30th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution this month, organizers announced on Tuesday, February 9. The EDSA commemorative rites, which will be held from February …

  • Dengue scarier than Zika, say doctors

    Dengue, which has been a health concern in the Philippines for many years, is a lot scarier than the globally-hyped Zika virus, doctors from the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (PSMID) said …

Metro More

  • Tagle asks faithful to support feeding program this Lent

    Tagle asks faithful to support feeding program this Lent

    Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has urged the faithful to make feeding the hungry children their concrete act of charity this Lent. In his Pastoral Letter today, which is Ash Wednesday, the cardinal proposed that the faithful support the Fast2Feed, …

  • Napolcom submits police promotions for PNoy’s OK

    Napolcom submits police promotions for PNoy’s OK

    The National Police Commission (Napolcom) yesterday recommended to President Aquino the promotion of seven Police Senior Superintendents to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General in the military) and eight Police Superintendents to Police Senior Superintendent (equivalent to Colonel). The Napolcom …

  • FDA announces recall of drug products

    FDA announces recall of drug products

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the recall of several drug products, including eye drops and medicine for the treatment of infertility and tuberculosis. In different advisories, the FDA identified the recalled products as Urofollitropin 75 IU Lyophilized Powder …

Provincial More

  • Immediate construction of New Cebu International Container port pushed

    The House Committee on Transportation is recommending plenary approval of a resolution seeking the immediate construction of the New Cebu International Container Port to further maritime trade and commerce in the Visayas region. A House panel chaired by Catanduanes Rep. Cesar …

  • Abreco bewails NEA inaction on P20-M loan

    Bangued, Abra — The National Electrification Administration’s (NEA’s) alleged inaction on a P20-million loan for the financially-strapped Abra Electric Cooperative (Abreco) continues to hold up the power cooperative’s rehabilitation efforts, anchored on a downsizing mechanism to arrest further losses. To fully …

  • Army steps up security ops in Davao region

    DAVAO CITY – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is intensifying its security operations in Davao region as fresh armed encounters with the communists New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were recently recorded in the area. Tenth Infantry (Agila) Division commander …

World More

  • North Korea gets closer to firing nuclear missile

    North Korea gets closer to firing nuclear missile

    By Ahn Doo-Won and Kim Sung-Hoon, Maeil Business News Korea North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying what it called a satellite on Sunday, right before the Lunar New Year’s day, according to South Korea’s defense ministry. The launch is seen as …

  • Canada to end bombing missions in Iraq and Syria

    Ottawa – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday Canada would pull out six jets that have been bombing targets in Iraq and Syria, ending a controversial combat role in the fight against Islamic State. Trudeau's Liberals won an election …

  • Zika virus in the spotlight as US mosquito experts meet

    Savannah, Georgia – The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in spots where water collects inside houses and yards, insect experts noted Monday at the opening of the …

Environment More

  • ‘Meteorite’ kills man in south India, authorities say

    ‘Meteorite’ kills man in south India, authorities say

    Indian authorities say a falling object that killed a bus driver and injured three others was a meteorite. If proven, it would be the first such death in recorded history. Experts said other explanations were possible for the incident Saturday in …

  • UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

    UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

    WASHINGTON — A United Nations (U.N.) panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes beginning in 2020 for new aircraft designs and three years later for designs already in production. The International Civil Aviation Organization …

  • Get a room! Tokyo zoo’s bashful pandas try for a baby

    Get a room! Tokyo zoo’s bashful pandas try for a baby

    Two giant pandas at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo have been given some private time in a bid to create a romantic environment in which the bashful creatures can mate. Public viewing was halted on Thursday in the hope that male Ri Ri …

SCU More

  • To anyone who has ever felt insecure

    To anyone who has ever felt insecure

    Last week, my self-esteem went from confidently beautiful to zero real quick. It all started when I got to the airport for my flight to Bohol to attend an event for a skincare product. It was all going smoothly—I already …

  • Wanted: The right leader

    Wanted: The right leader

    Ninety-three days before the Philippine election and it is getting harder to choose who should be the rightful leader for the Philippines. The past six years of President Benigno Aquino III’s term in our country wasn’t an easy road. He needed to face issues and big events such …

  • Why I’m thankful for rejections

    Why I’m thankful for rejections

    I graduated college in 2013. I was 19 years old, and I felt like I was on the top of the world. It definitely wasn’t an easy journey and there were a lot of moments when I thought I wouldn’t …

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  • Who is my neighbor?

    Like a thief in the night, a 6.4 Richter scale earthquake struck Tainan, a city of two million in southern Taiwan. The devastation reminds us of the Ruby Tower debacle, but multiplied exponentially. There were reported at least 13 deaths, …

  • Being politically motivated in the Year of the Fire Monkey

    One of the many perks of being Mrs. Tan is celebrating two New Year’s Day every year. As usual, we had a sumptuous Chinese family dinner last Sunday to welcome the Year of the Fire Monkey, all three generations of …

  • Salamat, Nanay Curing

    Nanay Curing is with our Lord now. I can see her smiling in heaven, probably tending to her sari-sari store, selling whatever it is one can sell in heaven. I remember her as a model entrepreneur. Even at an advanced age, even …

Off Beats More

  • LOOK: Shark swallows shark in Seoul aquarium

    LOOK: Shark swallows shark in Seoul aquarium

    Visitors to a giant aquarium in Seoul on Friday were presented with the gory aftermath of a territorial dispute between two sharks, which left one dead inside the mouth and gullet of the other. Staff at the COEX aquarium said the …

  • Trump’s hair has stylists shaking their heads

    Trump’s hair has stylists shaking their heads

    Donald Trump's signature helmet of hair has top stylists shaking their heads and spewing scathing criticism. The Republican frontrunner's do -- which descends down his forehead and ranges in shade from canary yellow to tawny orange depending on the season and …

  • Frozen turtles come back to life

    Frozen turtles come back to life

    Two frozen turtles in ice, which concerned the citizens of China, have now been unfrozen and are still alive. China Xinhua News reported that the "heart-gripped Chinese netizens are finally relieved" after the two frozen turtles have come back to life, …