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  • OFWs told to leave Ebola-hit countries

    The Philippine government has asked some 900 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to voluntarily leave Ebola-hit west African countries, and anyone who returns home would be placed under a 21-day quarantine. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said the government…

  • Halloween traditions, beliefs remain well observed

    Halloween traditions, beliefs remain well observed

    A number of superstitious beliefs such as avoiding crossing paths with a black cat, walking under ladders, breaking mirrors, stepping on cracks on the streets, and spilling salt to avoid misfortune and bad luck will, once again, come into…

  • PNoy finally signs P167.9-B Yolanda rehab master plan

    PNoy finally signs P167.9-B Yolanda rehab master plan

    Almost a year after super-typhoon Yolanda left a wide swath of death and destruction in the country, President Aquino has finally approved the P167.9-billion rehabilitation master plan for storm-hit communities. The Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (CRRP) aims to…

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  • Half-day work for state workers today – Palace

    Malacañang last night announced the suspension work in government offices starting noon today to give way to those who will be going to the provinces for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said…

  • Binay is Erap’s presidential bet in 2016

    Vice President Jejomar C. Binay remains confident of winning the presidential race in 2016 despite his skidding ratings amid the ongoing Senate probe against him. His confidence was boosted by the endorsement of former President and now Manila Mayor…

  • Immigration law amendments sought

    Following the deportation fiasco involving the German fiancé of slain transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, a House leader is seeking the “overhaul” of the country’s antiquated immigration law. Iloilo Rep. Jerry Trenas cited the need for Congress to tweak the…

Provincial More

  • For Ibaloi and Kankanaey tribes, the dead are buried in backyards

    For Ibaloi and Kankanaey tribes, the dead are buried in backyards

    La Trinidad, Benguet — While most Filipinos will flock to cemeteries to observe All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days this weekend, many Ibaloi and Kankanaey tribal families will remember their departed loved ones at their backyards – where their…

  • Increase in traffic by 15 percent starts today – TMC

    Increase in traffic by 15 percent starts today – TMC

    Malolos City, Bulacan — The Tollways Management Corporation (TMC), operator of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) and the the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), said yesterday traffic is expected to increase by 10-15 percent from today October 31 until…

  • 2 NPAs die in new battles in ComVal

    Davao City — New skirmishes between soldiers from the army’s 60th Infantry Battalion (60IB) and the New People’s Army (NPA) has resulted in the death of two communist rebels in Sitio Kimataan, Barangay Gupitan, Kapalong town, Compostela Valley, last…

World More

  • US nurses’ union calls for strike over Ebola gaps

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A major US nurses’ union on Thursday announced plans for nationwide strikes and protests next month over what they called hospitals’ failure to protect workers against Ebola risks. On November 11 and 12, thousands of registered…

  • Experts urge caution over Ebola hopes

    MONROVIA (AFP) – Health authorities called Thursday for renewed vigilance over the Ebola epidemic and urged caution over claims it is retreating as the World Bank announced a $100-million fund for more health workers. The warning follows an announcement…

  • Sistine Chapel gets brighter look, cooler feel

    Sistine Chapel gets brighter look, cooler feel

    Vatican City – The Sistine Chapel has a brighter, cooler new look. The Vatican on Wednesday unveiled a state-of-the art illumination and air conditioning system designed to better show off the chapel’s precious frescoes and protect them from the…

Environment More

  • Stinking snag

    Stinking snag

    Every time dump trucks pass through Barangay Sapang Palay Proper, resident Eugenio Cervantes can’t help but breathe in the foul odor that penetrates the air. “There are instances that a truck making its way here leaves behind leachates on…

  • Joint project to boost PH climate change resilience

    Responding to the need for innovative solutions and collaborative action toward climate change resilience, a project between energy and petrochemical giant Shell Philippines and the Manila Observatory aims to expand the latter’s existing network of Automated Weather Stations (AWS).…

  • Respect the departed; keep cemeteries clean this ‘Undas,’ faithful told

    Respect the departed; keep cemeteries clean this ‘Undas,’ faithful told

    Manila North Cemetery (MNC) Director Daniel Tan has urged would-be visitors to show respect to their departed love ones by keeping the cemetery’s premises clean all the time. “Our fellow citizens must show due respect to the tradition of…

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  • The fear factor

    The fear factor

    The world is a dangerous place. Danger lurks seeking opportunity—in public transport, malls, and even schools. Learning institutions are a safe environment for the kids but beyond it, no one is sure what may hide behind the dark street…

  • What’s your story?

    What’s your story?

    Stories about the youth and education always create a bigger impact. Their idealism and optimism (and even the trends they set and follow) overflow throughout the society. They hold and create the future. After all, a big chunk of…

  • Sembreak scare

    Sembreak scare

    The Smallville strip, an entertainment hub in Iloilo City, is where the cool kids and yuppies hang out, well most nights at least. Rich in culture and history, people, especially the young ones, can create their own adventures in…

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  • Editorial: Enjoy the lower gas prices while we can

    In the last three weeks, oil prices have gone down by as much as P2.85 per liter of gasoline and P3.20 per liter of diesel. It was happily welcomed by the nation’s motorists as entire families travelled to the…

  • Observance: Enduring Halloween tradition

    Halloween is observed on October 31. Imbued with tradition and superstition, it is derived from All Hallows’ Eve, the eve of Western feast of All Hallows’ Day (All Saints’ Day) on November 1 and All Souls’ Day on November…

  • Investigation must push through

    We are impressed with the courage of Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel in leading the Blue Ribbon subcommittee hearing on the allegations of corruption in the City of Makati. The probe on the Makati Parking Building (MPB2) started when Senate…

Off Beats More

  • Great Dane’s upset stomach yields 43 ½ socks

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital. It was something he ate. X-rays showed a stomach full of foreign material. After nearly…

  • Ice sales soar on bucket challenge

    Ice sales soar on bucket challenge

    The Ice Bucket Challenge has become a global internet phenomenon, raising millions for charity and boosting sales of ice – one company says it’s seen a 20 percent increase. The craze which started in the US has spread around…

  • Celebrities in ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to fight disease

    Celebrities in ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to fight disease

    Steven Spielberg, Justin Bieber and Bill Gates are among many celebrities pouring buckets of ice water over their heads and donating to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease, in a fundraising effort that has gone viral. Since June, several thousand people…