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  • Death penalty, tax cuts, CCT, pension top list of 1st bills filed

    Efforts to lower income tax rates, revive the death penalty, institutionalize the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, grant P2,000 across-the-board increase in the monthly pension of Social Security System (SSS) members and amend the 1987 Constitution to pave way for …

  • Sandigan sends ex-DOF officials to jail for scam

    The Sandiganbayan First Division yesterday sentenced to imprisonment five former officials and personnel of the Department of Finance (DOF) who were found guilty of graft for their involvement in tax credit scams from 1997 to 1998. In an 83-page decision, those …

  • Marcos confident PET will declare him VP

    Marcos confident PET will declare him VP

    Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. expressed confidence yesterday that the Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), would eventually proclaim him as the winner in the May 9, 2016 vice- presidential race. Marcos, son of the late …

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  • Revilla’s pre-trial deferred

    Revilla’s pre-trial deferred

    The Sandiganbayan First Division decided to cancel yesterday's scheduled pre-trial of former Senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. who has been charged with graft and 16 counts of violating Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. The tribunal made the …

  • MMDA chief bows out, names OIC

    MMDA chief bows out, names OIC

    A caretaker/ officer-in-charge has been assigned to temporarily lead the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) as President Rodrigo R. Duterte has yet to appoint a chairman. MMDA chairman Emerson Carlos, in a special order, assigned Amante Salvador, head of Health, Public …

  • Medical marijuana bill filed anew

    Isabela Rep. Rodito Albano re-filed yesterday his pet measure seeking to legalize the medical use of marijuana in the country. He said his proposed Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act will benefit thousands of patients in the country suffering from serious illnesses. "Its …

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  • Negros Island Region can be a federal state — Pimentel

    Negros Island Region can be a federal state — Pimentel

    Bacolod City, Negros Occ. — The newly-formed Negros Island Region (NIR) can become one of 11 federal states envisioned by the new Duterte administration. “We have to consider NIR because it can stand as one federal state,” stressed former Senate President …

  • 1.4-M citizens remain poor in Central Luzon

    1.4-M citizens remain poor in Central Luzon

    Clark Freeport Zone — Despite the billions spent by the past Aquino administration for its poverty alleviation program, there are still 244,593 poor households or 1,401,878 individuals in Central Luzon, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) revealed. The statistics, …

  • JICC gives waste compost facility to Benguet farms

    JICC gives waste compost facility to Benguet farms

    La Trinidad, Benguet — Two important projects were recently turned over by the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) to the farmers in Buguias and La Trinidad towns, which could help boost the farming industry in these two places, and …

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  • Top scientists: Climate change is real threat

    Top scientists: Climate change is real threat

    Washington  – Thirty-one of the country’s top science organizations are telling Congress that global warming is a real problem and something needs to be done about it. The groups, which represent millions of scientists, sent the letter on Tuesday, saying the …

  • New buoy listens for singing whales

    New buoy listens for singing whales

    Mineola, New York – Scientists have deployed a buoy 22 miles off the coast of New York’s Fire Island to monitor several species of great whales in “near real-time.” The high-tech acoustic device will eavesdrop on the songs of the …

  • People told not to touch or pick up seal pups

    People told not to touch or pick up seal pups

    Seattle  – As harbor seals are being born in the Pacific Northwest, marine mammal advocates up and down the West Coast are urging people not to touch or pick up pups that come up on beaches and shorelines to rest. At …

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  • The case of B

    The case of B

    By Isabelle Laureta I was barely six years old. I had just transferred to a new school. All the kids around me knew each other. I watched them as they played and screamed and chatted. I knew no one. I turned to the boy I was seated with. Like everybody …

  • ‘Let’s dance,’ so said Bowie (or ‘sumayaw, sumunod,’ so said the Hotdog)

    ‘Let’s dance,’ so said Bowie (or ‘sumayaw, sumunod,’ so said the Hotdog)

    Portrait by Jim Guiao Punzalan If last year’s hugely successful first serving of MTV Music Evolution Manila was dominated by male testosterone and showcased a stellar, practically all-male lineup of local and international hip hop artists and MCs, this year’s edition of the live music event is slated …

  • Meet the car of the future

    Meet the car of the future

    Images by Noel B. Pabalate Meet Archer. Archer is a green-and-white striped car replete with doors, a steering wheel, a luggage compartment, upright seating, wind screen, lights, and other car accessories. Archer can go up to 35 kilometers per hour. Looking at it, you might think that Archer is just one big …

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  • Transportation emission and not coal plants is the real problem

    A fortnight ago, I decided to take a walk inside Quezon Memorial Circle. It’s been years since I last visited the place, and it surely brought back good memories of days when I would jog there more often. Not having …

  • Ernesto Maceda

    The age of political and intellectual dinosaurs is passing. They are slipping into surly extinction, to form that great part of national memory and history. Few remain and may be counted by our fingers as they fade, advancing in age. …

  • Orchestrating a Rainbow Cabinet

    “A curious blend of a man. Part sophisticate and part hick. At once shy and incredibly arrogant. He felt so awkward; he had so little real sense of his position and accomplishments.”  — David Halbertam   The fun begins on June 30 at …

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  • Church to LGBT ‘sagala’: We respect you

    Church to LGBT ‘sagala’: We respect you

    He waves at the excited crowd, smiles when he sees a familiar face cheer for him, and poses for the blinking cameras. He walks with poise on his three-inch heels, unmindful of the uneven pathways. Quite unsurprisingly, 58-year-old Bing Custodio has …

  • Thai students caught using ‘Mission Impossible’ exam spy glasses

    Thai students caught using ‘Mission Impossible’ exam spy glasses

    A top Thai medical college has caught students using spy cameras linked to smartwatches to cheat during exams in what some social media users on Monday compared to a plot straight out of a Mission Impossible movie. Arthit Ourairat, the rector …

  • ‘Louis Vuitton fried chicken’ owner fined in S. Korea

    ‘Louis Vuitton fried chicken’ owner fined in S. Korea

    A South Korean court has ordered a fried chicken restaurant owner to pay 14.5 million won ($12,500) for refusing to comply with a ban on using the luxury Louis Vuitton brand name for his outlet, a report said Tuesday. The owner, …