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  • More senators in ‘pork’ scam

    More senators in ‘pork’ scam

    Manila, Philippines — More senators are in trouble. Yesterday, former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson disclosed that the number of senators allegedly implicated in the P10-billion pork barrel fund scam is enough to constitute a quorum. In the 24-man Senate,…
  • Aquino-Obama talks to focus on beneficial bilateral bonds

    Aquino-Obama talks to focus on beneficial bilateral bonds

    Manila, Philippines — The talks in Manila next week between President Benigno S. Aquino III and US President Barack Obama will focus on expanding bilateral mutually beneficial economic and defense cooperation, Malacañang announced Wednesday. The two leaders are also…
  • Financial Management graduate hired at Manila Bulletin Job Fair

    Financial Management graduate hired at Manila Bulletin Job Fair

    A 25-year-old female fresh graduate was hired on-the-spot yesterday at Manila Bulletin (MB) Classifieds Job Fair 2014’s second leg at Trinoma Activity Center in Quezon City. Hanna Sales, who hails from Fairview, Quezon City, is now one of the…

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  • ‘Don’t just get a job; start a career’ — expert

    EC Business Solutions & Career Center President Ernie Cecilia tackled yesterday at the Manila Bulletin (MB) Classifieds Job Fair 2014’s second leg, which took place at Trinoma Activity Center in Quezon City, 10 valuable things to remember in career…
  • Luistro to new officials: ‘Be shepherds who smell like your sheep’

    Manila, Philippines — Education Secretary Armin Luistro, FSC challenged newly appointed executives of the Department of Education (DepEd) to “be shepherds who smell like your sheep.” A total of 18 newly appointed schools division superintendents (SDSs) and assistant superintendents…
  • Aquino government won’t tolerate cronyism – Lacierda

    Manila, Philippines — The Aquino administration is determined to dismantle the remnants of cronyism in the country after a survey showed such government partiality to friends supposedly persists. Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda maintained that the administration does not tolerate…

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  • NBI hunts for fugitive Cedric Lee in Cebu

    Cebu City, Cebu – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Central Visayas (NBI-7) has officially joined in the national manhunt for controversial businessman Cedric Lee after receiving information that Lee could be hiding in Cebu. NBI-7 Director Max…
  • Manhunt on for 4 rob suspects

    Cabagan, Isabela – The provincial police command has ordered the manhunt against the four suspects who killed two guards of a resort after a robbery holdup at barangay  Cansan here. S/Supt. Sotero De  Guzman Ramos Jr. has ordered Edwin…
  • Mayors’ Alliance renews support to peace process

    Cotabato City – The “tri-people” Alliance of Lumads, Iranons and Maguindanaons (ALIM) has renewed allegiance to the government peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front amid perceptions that its acceptance of the proposed Bangsamoro governance had fizzled out.…

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  • Acts of bravery emerge from Korean ferry’s rebuked crew

    Mokpo, South Korea — As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked from rescue boats to break…
  • Deeper search for jet eyed

    Canberra, Australia — Australia’s prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned to soon…
  • Disputed isles ‘within scope’ of US-Japan ties – Obama

    Tokyo – The islands at the center of a corrosive row between Tokyo and Beijing are covered by the US-Japan defense alliance, Barack Obama told a newspaper ahead of his arrival in Tokyo Wednesday. Obama — whose tour of…

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  • DOH, firm partner for lab-based dengue control

    The Department of Health (DOH) and the vaccines division of pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur entered into a partnership to implement the National Laboratory-Based Surveillance for Dengue at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) through the Asian Foundation for…
  • Rare sarcophagus, pharaoh’s scarab ring found in Israel

    Jerusalem – Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel’s Antiquities Authority said Wednesday. The mystery man whose skeleton was found inside the…
  • Ecotourism focus of beauty tilt

    Forty-nine candidates to the 2014 Miss Philippines Earth beauty pageant vowed to help protect and preserve Mother Earth during the press presentation Tuesday. Now on its 14th year, the environmental-driven beauty pageant will focus on the promotion of ecotourism.…

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  • They dreamed, pursued, conquered

    They dreamed, pursued, conquered

    In a country where a college degree is a source of pride for the family, what a sweet achievement it is to graduate not only with honors but on top of the batch. For this year’s creme de la…
  • Ice, ice, baby

    Ice, ice, baby

    When Michael Christian Martinez represented the country — and played really well — in the recently concluded Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, everybody suddenly turned their heads to admire the talented Olympian. Martinez was the first Filipino to compete…
  • ‘Love loves to give’

    DEAR CHICO, DELAMAR, AND GINO... James and I started going out a month ago. While I always knew that he came from a well-off family, I didn’t really get it until a couple of weeks ago when he asked…

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  • Tourism: 2015 is ‘Visit Philippines year’

    The Philippine tourism sector is gearing up for 2015 as “Visit Philippines year” (VPY 2015) which was declared by Department of Tourism (DOT) during the 17th Meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers, a part of activities in ASEAN Tourism Forum…
  • Editorial: Highest Metro Manila employment rate

    More workers got hired than those who got fired or opted to resign in the fourth quarter of 2013 in Metro Manila, bringing the Labor Turnover Rate (LTR) to 3.22%, the highest in 12 quarters, since the fourth quarter…
  • Can DPWH plant 183,000 trees?

    Can DPWH plant 183,000 trees?

    For the moment, thanks to the Holy Week break, 700 trees along MacArthur Highway in Pangasinan are safe from DPWH’s chainsaw crews. But as 1,229 trees have already been cut, is that reason to rejoice this Easter week? In…

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  • Portland, Oregon flushes water reservoir after man urinates in it

    Portland, Oregon is flushing 38 million gallons (143 million liters) of drinking water down the drain because a 19-year-old man urinated in an open reservoir early on Wednesday morning, city water officials said. Three teens were observed at the…
  • A fetish for full body suits in Japan

    A fetish for full body suits in Japan

    By day, she is a mild-mannered office clerk, whose modest make-up and conservative hairstyle make her blend in to any crowd. By night, she dresses in a skin-tight, all-in-one Spandex body suit that covers everything — including her eyes…
  • German Shepherd summoned for jury duty

    German Shepherd summoned for jury duty

    Call him juror K-9. A computer glitch is likely to blame for a summons that called a German Shepherd to report for jury duty, court officials in New Jersey’s Cumberland County said on Wednesday. Barrett Griner IV, of Bridgeton,…