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  • House cautioned vs. rushing P23-B supplemental budget

    A party-list solon cautioned his colleagues yesterday against rushing the approval of the P23.34-billion supplemental budget, claiming it would only serve as the Aquino administration’s Christmas gifts to its allies. Senior Deputy Minority Leader and Bayan Muna party-list Rep.…

  • Delaying bonus tax exemption bill spells injustice, BIR warned

    Lawmakers called on revenue-generating agencies yesterday not to be afraid of the bill seeking to increase the income tax exemption cap for employee bonuses, warning them that their asking to delay its passage this year is a form of…

  • Slow justice hit in 5-year-old Maguindanao Massaacre case

    Five years after the 2009 “Maguindanao Massacre” a journalists’ group deplored the government’s allegedly lethargic treatment of the case, saying there has been “zero justice” for the 58 massacre victims of the incident that occurred on Nov. 23, 2009.…

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  • ‘Pope Paul VI’s 1970 visit to PH was also about mercy and compassion’

    ‘Pope Paul VI’s 1970 visit to PH was also about mercy and compassion’

    Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal G. Tagle said the first-ever Papal visit to the Philippines, that of Pope Paul VI in 1970, was also about mercy and compassion, which is the same theme embraced by the forthcoming visit of…

  • Forced repatriation may raise risk of Ebola entry – Migrante

    A migrant advocate group warned the government from declaring a total deployment ban in Ebola-hit countries, which it said will expose the country to higher risks from the dreaded disease. Citing the statement of its Sierra Leone chapter, Migrante…

  • Henares out to go after tax cheats

    Henares out to go after tax cheats

    Retailers at the thousands of tiangge stalls that will crop up for the usual Christmas shopping madness, beware. At any given moment, no less than Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto Henares might just walk up…

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  • DOT chief turns over P9.6-million school buildings in Palo

    DOT chief turns over P9.6-million school buildings in Palo

    Palo, Leyte – Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla led in the turnover of three new school buildings to three elementary schools in two towns of this province last Saturday, November 20, 2014. The school buildings will…

  • DOJ targets zero backlog in Bataan

    Balanga City, Bataan — Saddled with the towering task of disposing of thousands of pending cases, the Department of Justice (DOJ) through the Provincial Prosecution’s Office here is targeting a “zero backlog” by year’s end. Provincial Prosecutor Angelito Lumabas…

  • Media marks Maguindanao massacre

    Media marks Maguindanao massacre

    Tacloban City, Leyte – Members of the local media here joined their confreres in other media organizations in the country in commemorating the Maguindanao massacre Sunday morning. The massacre occurred five years ago in Nov. 23, 2009 in Ampatuan…

World More

  • Taiwan braces for crucial polls

    Taiwan braces for crucial polls

    Taipei  – With public fears of Chinese influence growing, a slowing economy and a series of food scandals, Taiwan’s ruling party is facing a rough ride in the island’s biggest ever local elections – seen as a barometer for…

  • Nagano tremor may have caused more damage

    Tokyo – Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. More than half a dozen homes were destroyed in a…

  • Iraq PM gives more muscle  to Anbar tribal fighters

    Iraq PM gives more muscle to Anbar tribal fighters

    Baghdad – Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Saturday ordered more air support for the security forces and allied tribal fighters battling jihadists in the western province of Anbar. He ”ordered to provide extensive air support to Anbar, arm…

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  • US company introduces odor-eating toilet seat

    US company introduces odor-eating toilet seat

    MILWAUKEE — Blow out the scented candle and ditch the aerosol spray can. The Kohler Co. has introduced a deodorizing toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odors and the need for candles and sprays to cover them…

  • 360 Eco-Loop to help reduce PH air pollution, carbon footprint

    360 Eco-Loop to help reduce PH air pollution, carbon footprint

    A game-changing vehicle is all it takes to convert a city into a green zone and help the country reduce its air pollution and carbon footprint, while it provides its citizens a safe way to travel, according to a…

  • Sustainable tourism in Coron

    Providing leisure without ruining delicate beachfronts is possible. As the first eco-friendly resort on Malaroyroy Peninsula in Coron, Palawan, the Two Seasons Coron Island Resort and Spa uses solar energy, a desalination and sewerage system, and locally sourced building…

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  • Fist bump for speed bumps

    Fist bump for speed bumps

    Are you happy with your new tablet? Well, according to Tab Times, last year, the world saw 285 million users of tablet computers. That’s right, almost 300 million individuals around the world use tablet computers. The numbers may be impressive but…

  • Standing out

    Standing out

    Most young people today just want to fit in, go with the flow, and give in to peer pressure. Kids don’t want to feel left out, especially during a time in their life when they are in need of good friends. But some…

  • Choosing schools? Try one in Europe.

    Choosing schools? Try one in Europe.

    One of the many advantages of studying abroad is that a student gets exposed to different environments and cultures. Aside from giving them access to quality education, studying overseas teaches students independence and ultimately expands their horizons, not just in school but in real life. “Expanding Horizons” was…

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  • Editorial: Filipino immigrants in the US

    Editorial: Filipino immigrants in the US

    There are millions of Filipinos living today in the United States. The official census figure from the US Census Bureau as of 2011 was 1.8 million from the Philippines, the fourth largest immigrant group in the US after Mexico,…

  • We think we’re advanced

    We Filipinos like to think we’re among the intelligent peoples in the world, that we’re up-to-date on what’s going on on the planet, that we’re knowledgeable about many things. And it’s true in some areas. Filipinos are advanced in…

  • The farmer and the dell

    Today and tomorrow, they must be holding their breath, literally, at the Senate hearings. I thought I heard it first from acting Senate Minority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto II who expressed concern about acting Health Secretary Janette Garin presenting…

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  • 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…