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  • Five dead, three missing after flash flood in Bukidnon

    Five dead, three missing after flash flood in Bukidnon

      Five people, including a six-month-old baby and three children, died while three others were reported missing after a flash flood  triggered by heavy rains brought about by an inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) hit Valencia City in Bukidnon Tuesday afternoon. Ana…

  • ITCZ affects 2,000 families in Maguindanao

    ITCZ affects 2,000 families in Maguindanao

    By Edwin O. Fernandez and Noel Y. Punzalan COTABATO CITY, Aug 5 (PNA) — The moderate but continuous rain spawned by Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) in mainland Mindanao has affected at least 2,000 families in in 12 municipalities of…

  • Mar formally asks Grace to run as his VP

    Mar formally asks Grace to run as his VP

    Administration standard bearer Mar Roxas has asked Senator Grace Poe on national TV to be his running mate and eventually form what some political analysts described as a “Dream Team” in the 2016 presidential elections. Through the morning program…

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  • LP, NPC likely to part ways

    The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) and the Liberal Party (LP) will likely part ways in the 2016 presidential elections as the latter, the second largest political party in the country, is set to endorse Senators Grace Poe and Francis…

  • USNS Mercy takes mission to Subic Bay

    USNS Mercy takes mission to Subic Bay

    After completing 16 days of operation in Capiz province, the US Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Subic Bay yesterday for the second phase of the Pacific Partnership 2015 (PP2015). A statement released by the US…

  • CA summons Trillanes over P25-M bribe raps

    The Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to appear before it on August 14 to explain his accusations that two of its associate justices received P25 million each to stay the execution of the first…

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  • Lopez to Diaz: “File hundred more cases for I will win them all”

    Councilor Carlos Jose V. Lopez dared  Bacolod City Legal officer Rayfrando Diaz II to file a hundred more cases against him for he is sure that he will win them all. This he said following the filing of a…

  • SP OKs regulation of Tricycle Operation

    The Sangguniang  Panlungsod of  Bacolod has passed a measure on 2nd reading that seeks amendment of some provisions of City Ordinance No. 185, Series of 1997 otherwise known as regulating the operation of motorized tricycles and granting of franchise…

  • 26 residents rushed to hospitals due to food poisoning in Albay

    26 residents rushed to hospitals due to food poisoning in Albay

    Ligao City, Albay — More than 26 residents of Barangay Calsada, in Ligao City, Albay province were rushed to hospitals due to food poisoning after allegedly eating “pancit palabok” at a birthday celebration here last Monday. Albay Provincial Health…

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  • Pressure rises on China over island-building drive

    Pressure rises on China over island-building drive

      by Nicolas REVISE Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP – China came under mounting pressure Wednesday over its land reclamation in the South China Sea with both the United States and Japan criticising it for militarising the disputed waters. US Secretary of State…

  • Greek early elections ‘likely’ in the autumn: government spokeswoman

    Greek early elections ‘likely’ in the autumn: government spokeswoman

    Early elections are “likely” in Greece in the fall, a government spokeswoman said Wednesday as Athens races to hammer out a new bailout deal with its creditors by August 20. “Elections are likely in the autumn,” government spokeswoman Olga…

  • Former S. Korea first lady begins rare trip to North

    Former S. Korea first lady begins rare trip to North

      The widow of late South Korean president Kim Dae-Jung arrived in North Korea on Wednesday, hoping the rare trip would help ease the perennial tensions that have stymied efforts at cross-border cooperation. The August 5-8 visit by Lee…

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  • Strengthening El Niño giveth and taketh away

    Strengthening El Niño giveth and taketh away

    Washington –  In California, they’re counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they’ve already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It’s both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it’s likely to increase…

  • Study says coastal cities will be uninhabitable in next decades

    Study says coastal cities will be uninhabitable in next decades

    Sea levels will rise, waters will engulf lands, and cities will be uninhabitable – these will happen in this century, a lead scientist said. A former top climate scientist of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), James Hansen…

  • Thank you, Mr. President

    In the last five State of the Nation Addressees of President Benigno S. Aquino III, climate change was never mentioned. This led several well-meaning citizens to push for the inclusion of the government’s climate change agenda at least on…

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  • What’s in a grab bag?

    What’s in a grab bag?

    The unpredictable weather and the “Big One” have everybody on their toes. Disaster preparedness has never been more relevant today. The National Earthquake Simultaneous Drill, which happened yesterday, prompted a metrowide earthquake drill that required the participation of every establishment both private…

  • Survivor

    Survivor

    It’s never too early to start teaching children how to protect themselves, especially during emergencies. It’s always better to start them young. Around 200 children aged 10 to 16 years old learned about fire safety and disaster preparedness during the Shell Junior Fire…

  • English only, please

    English only, please

    One of the best assets of Filipinos is our ability to speak and write English. The country has not only become a major destination for its beautiful beaches but also for English education. In fact, the Department of Tourism is actively promoting…

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  • Editorial: Behind the move to extend the campaign period to 120 days

    Editorial: Behind the move to extend the campaign period to 120 days

    Since the Supreme Court pointed out in a ruling in 2009 that the Omnibus Election Code provides that “any unlawful act or omission applicable to a candidate shall take effect only upon the start of the campaign period,” no…

  • PNoy for continuing service and Mar Roxas

    President Aquino III calls on public officials to continue serving the people with sincerity, concern, and genuine sense of service to sustain reforms and progress. PNoy wants continuity of service, reforms, and more. *** The President also endorses and…

  • Awareness: August is Family Planning Month

    The observance of Family Planning Month in August raises awareness on the importance of the attainment of a better quality of life for every Filipino family. The main focus is information, education, and advocacy efforts on family planning, particularly…

Off Beats More

  • ‘Walt Disney is not anti-Semitic’: experts

    ‘Walt Disney is not anti-Semitic’: experts

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Walt Disney was a complex figure, both celebrated and condemned, but allegations that he was a rabid anti-Semite are unproven, Disney experts said. Talking to TV critics Sunday about PBS’ “American Experience” September documentary on…

  • Air India plane forced to turn back after ‘rat sighting’

    Air India plane forced to turn back after ‘rat sighting’

    An Air India plane was forced to return to New Delhi two hours into a flight to Milan on Thursday after a “suspected rat sighting” in the cabin. The airline said no rodent had been found, but it had…

  • Single ladies say ‘I do’…alone

    Single ladies say ‘I do’…alone

    In Japan and especially in South Korea, ladies can go through a wedding ceremony… even without a partner. The Unni Network — an organization for the women community — has established a ceremony for women who choose not to…