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  • New security pact up with Obama visit

    Manila, Philippines — Finalizing a new security pact, investment, and trade agreements, and financing of quality infrastructure projects across the country–these should be on top of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s “wish list” when he meets with United States…
  • Gov’t allocates P2.5B for 8 new navy assault vehicles

    Manila, Philippines — The government will spend P2.5 billion to buy eight brand-new amphibious assault vehicles for the Navy, said the Department of National Defense (DND). The money will be sourced from the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines…
  • De Lima doubts Gigi as pork scam state witness

    De Lima doubts Gigi as pork scam state witness

    Manila, Philippines — Lawyer Jessica “Gigi” Reyes, who quietly returned to the country on Saturday to face plunder charges filed against her, may be the strongest link to tie Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile to the pork barrel…

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  • Trafficking, labor in PH-US deal sought

    Manila, Philippines — A non-government organization focusing on labor issues sought for the inclusion of anti-human trafficking and anti-labor exploitation provisions in the proposed Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation (AEDC) between the Philippines and the United States (US). The…
  • ‘Join Bayani challenge’

    Gawad Kalinga (GK) called on government officials and employees to participate in this year’s Bayani Challenge, aiming to gather one million volunteers to help the disaster-stricken provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao. “All heads of departments, agencies, and instrumentalities…
  • Thousands back but some roads remain impassable

    Thousands back but some roads remain impassable

    Manila, Philippines — Thousands of travelers from the provinces have started returning to Metro Manila, but portions along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue that have undergone road repairs during the Holy Week are still impassable to motorists and public utility…

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  • Military reports anti-insurgency gains in Eastern Visayas

    Catbalogan City, Samar – The Philippine Army (PA)’s 8th Infantry Division (81D) based here said it has scored heavily against the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in Eastern Visayas particularly during the first quarter of 2014. Maj Gen Jet…
  • Central Visayas mangrove rehab prioritized

    Daanbantayan, Cebu – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) is set to allocate some P35.4 million to help in rehabilitation and recovery efforts in disaster-stricken areas in Central Visayas. DENR 7 Regional Executive Director…
  • Badoc celebrates 300 years

    Badoc, Ilocos Norte — This historic southern gateway town of Ilocos Norte has started the celebration of its tri-centennial on Easter Sunday as the main highlight of  the opening of this year’s “Bado-Badoc Festival” on April 20-28. As part…

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  • Japan expands military, risks China’s anger

    Yonaguni, Japan – Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years on Saturday, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan. The move risks…
  • US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia’s buildup of forces…
  • Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats

    Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that’s warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China. Each of the four…

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  • 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…
  • Army turns over rare Philippine eagle

    The Philippine Army has turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) a rare Philippine hawk eagle rescued by soldiers in Samar. Capt. Amado Gutierrez, the 8th Infantry Division (8ID) spokesman, said the eagle was estimated…
  • P588-M agri produce damaged by drought

    BAGUIO CITY – More than half a billion pesos worth of agricultural produce, specifically corn, were damaged by drought in Kalinga, Mt.Province and Ifugao. The damage began in November 2013 to March 2014 due to the rise in temperature.…

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  • They made it

    They made it

    The school year is over, and all over the country students have been recognized for the outstanding work they did all year. It is the same for the University of Santo Tomas (UST), who recently held their Student Awards…
  • Campus beat

    UST Holds National Arts And Literature Conference The Department of Literature of the University of Santo Tomas will hold “SININGCUENTRO 2014: A National Conference on Arts and Literature” on April 21-23 at the UST Alfredo M. Velayo College of…
  • Mind-controlled robotic suit to debut at World Cup 2014

    Mind-controlled robotic suit to debut at World Cup 2014

    Shortly before 5pm local time on 12 June at Arena Corinthians in São Paulo, a young paraplegic Brazilian will stand up from a wheelchair, walk over to midfield, and take a kick in the opening ceremony of the 2014…

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  • Celebration: Queen Elizabeth II 88th Birthday

    Today, the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland celebrate the 88th Birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen celebrates two birthdays: her actual birthday on April 21 and her official birthday on…
  • Editorial: Philippines among 10 emerging economies

    The Philippines is among 10 new emerging economies, according to French credit rating agency Compagnie Francaise d’Assurance pour le Commerce Exterieur (COFACE), citing the country’s high growth potential, favorable business environment, good production prospects, and sufficient financing to support…
  • The sleeping giant awakes (2)

    Dr. Sheng Lijun of Singapore’s Institute of Southeast Asian Studies argues China lacks the definition of superpowerdom. It does not create technology, which defines a superpower. He said given time, China will change since it invented printing and gunpowder…

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  • Time for change, redemption, and salvation

    Time for change, redemption, and salvation

    By Franklin M. Drilon, Senate President   Today, I join all Christians in celebrating Easter. As we leave the sorrow of Lent and witness Christ’s resurrection from the dead, we now find strength and rejoice in God’s message of…
  • For enduring peace and sustainable development

    For enduring peace and sustainable development

    By Fidel V. Ramos, Former President The tradition of Holy Week is deeply ingrained in us Filipinos.  Because of our Christian faith, the passion, suffering, sacrifice, death, redemption, and salvation of Jesus Christ, as man and as son of…
  • A better future for our nation

    A better future for our nation

    By Feliciano R. Belmonte Jr. Speaker, House Of Representative   The feast of Easter is an important holy day for Christians as it marks the end of the 40-day Lenten season and the mourning of Jesus Christ’s death on the…