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  • Luy tells court how funds were diverted

    If only on paper, maids, drivers, and security guards under the employ of suspected fund scam brains Janet Lim Napoles were conveniently used and named presidents of her foundations where the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF)  of legislators were…

  • Senate grills Sec. Abad

    Senate grills Sec. Abad

    Senators yesterday took turns in questioning Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad on the source of funds for the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and how these were utilized to pump-prime the economy. Upon questioning, Abad revealed that some P239…

  • Business hopes SONA to address sustainability of reforms, policies

    Sustainability of reforms on good governance and economic policies to sustain economic growth ranked high on the list of priorities of businessmen on what they hope to hear on the much-anticipated second to the last State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) of…

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  • Comelec: No more ousting of candidates for spending violations

    The Commission on Election (Comelec) said yesterday it will no longer oust government officials who won during the May 2013 elections, but failed to promptly submit their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCEs) before the poll body. Comelec Chairman…

  • Classes in 32 public schools canceled over Monday’s SONA

    The Department of Education (DepEd) yesterday announced that 32 public schools will suspend classes on Monday, July 28, to avoid traffic congestion in the areas surrounding the House of Representatives where President Aquino will deliver his 5th State-of-the-Nation Address…

  • BIR eases rules for professionals, self-employed

    The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) instructed yesterday its revenue district officers (RDOs) nationwide to immediately approve applications for registration and printing of receipts and invoices issued by professionals and self-employed individuals even if they have still unsettled accounts.…

Provincial More

  • P245-M dev’t programs up in Sarangani

    Alabel, Sarangani – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and League of Municipal Mayors of Sarangani signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that seeks to fast-track the implementation of various development projects in the seven towns…

  • CCTV footage reveals CDO holdup incident

    Cagayan De Oro City – Authorities are searching for a woman who was at the crime scene seconds before holduppers entered an establishment inside a mall in Masterson Avenue on Tuesday night. The woman was captured by the closed-circuit…

  • DENR-8 spearheads tree cut replacements

    Tacloban City, Leyte – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources office in Region 8 (DENR-8) is spearheading the replacemens of cut trees along roads being repaired and constructed in two Samar province. DENR-8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca told…

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  • UN’s Amos: Relief funding falling short

    Tokyo – The UN’s top humanitarian official called Thursday for major changes in the delivery of relief, as funding falls short because of a growing number of conflicts and disasters. “Needs are growing so fast, the funding cannot keep…

  • Taiwan suspects  bad weather caused crash

    Taiwan suspects bad weather caused crash

    Taipei, Taiwan (AP) – Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people, the airline said Thursday. The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan’s TransAsia…

  • MH17 airline crew recalls happy voyagers boarding flight

    The Hague – An airline ground crew member who checked passengers in for doomed flight MH17 has made an emotional post on Facebook, recalling sending off holidaymakers, children and grandparents with wishes for “a pleasant flight.” “A loving family…

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  • Solar switch

    Solar switch

    SCHOOLS INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS ON ROOFTOPS Sara Grace C. Fojas With energy costs skyrocketing these days, some schools in Metro Manila have started switching to solar energy for their source of electricity by installing solar panels on buildings’ roof…

  • Massive tree planting helps PH face climate change

    Butuan City –  Various speakers during the First Regional Information Officer’s Summit on Climate Change Advocacy in the Caraga Region (Region XIII) held here last week were one on the reality of climate change and the urgency of doing…

  • Unpolluted, safer Manila Bay seen

    To restore the historic Manila Bay’s old luster, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is fielding various campaigns that are expected to draw more visits from the Baywalkgoers. Working hand-in-hand with the Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO)…

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  • Youthspeak SONA

    Youthspeak SONA

    PNoy has yet to deliver his speech, but these kids, what they think, where they are headed are the state of the nation or, most important, its future. Here’s what they think right here, right now. Rich but corrupted,…

  • Prior to the Presidency

    Prior to the Presidency

    What were these world leaders doing before they became heads of state? Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), US In 1926, Ronald Reagan began his stint as a lifeguard at the Lowell Park in Dixon, Illinois. In the seven summers he was…

  • Heroland

    Heroland

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Every child has been asked this question. Most would answer “astronaut” or “firefighter” or “doctor.” But the real challenge is to achieve them. Like Frank Sinatra’s song, they have…

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  • Editorial: Greater autonomy for greater development

    Senator Antonio Trillanes IV last week expressed support for autonomy for the Cordillera Administrative Region  (CAR). He was speaking at the celebration of Cordillera Day in Baguio City, marking the 27th anniversary of the region’s creation after the ratification…

  • Commemoration: Commonwealth Constitution Day of Puerto Rico

    Today is the Commonwealth Constitution Day of Puerto Rico which commemorates the signing of its first Constitution in 1952. Puerto Rico was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 during his second voyage. He named the island San Juan Bautista,…

  • ‘Way of St. James’

    The liturgical feast of St. James the Great, the patron saint of Spain, is celebrated every July 25. Religious accounts say the saint’s remains are kept in the magnificent Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain, where there…

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  • Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash

    Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash

    In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who’d been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions…

  • China censors squash giant inflatable toad reports

    China censors squash giant inflatable toad reports

    Chinese reports about a giant inflatable toad have been deleted from the Internet after social media users compared the puffed-up animal to a former Communist Party chief. The installation of a giant inflatable duck in Hong Kong’s harbour last…

  • Bid of $10,755 wins 1937 ‘Snow White’ billboard

    Bid of $10,755 wins 1937 ‘Snow White’ billboard

    DALLAS (AP) — A large, colorful billboard from the 1937 release of the animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” has been sold at auction for $10,755. In a statement, Heritage Auctions said it was not identifying the…