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  • Pampanga braces for pilgrims, tourists at 4 crucifixion sites today

    City Of San Fernando, Pampanga – Some 20 people are expected to be crucified today, Good Friday, at four sites in Pampanga – Barangays San Juan, Sta. Lucia, and San Pedro Cutud, in this city, and Barangay Sto. Tomas…
  • Be ready to sacrifice for others – Aquino

    Be ready to sacrifice for others – Aquino

    Manila, Philippines — President Benigno S. Aquino III encouraged Filipinos to do good deeds even after Lent as he expressed hope for a peaceful and meaningful observance of this year’s Holy Week. In his Holy Week message, the President…
  • PH 3rd most dangerous country for journalists

    The Philippines has retained its unenviable position among the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists. According to the 2014 Impunity Index, the continued killing of journalists in the Philippines has pinned the country to its third-place ranking behind Iraq…

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  • Driver gets ticket after overtaking PNoy convoy, threatens officer

    Manila,  Philippines — Do not attempt the fast and furious-style of racing whenever you encounter the presidential convoy on the road or risk the consequences. Malacañang has called on motorists to avoid overtaking or blocking the convoy of President…
  • Students to help in Pasig River Ferry System rehab

    Students to help in Pasig River Ferry System rehab

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be getting some timely help from maritime students in the ongoing rehabilitation of the Pasig River Ferry System, which is due to start servicing passengers on April 28. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino…
  • Singapore-style ticketing system for LRT, MRT seen

    Metro Manila’s envisioned single-ticketing system for rail, buses, and expressways will most likely be patterned after Singapore’s Automated Fare Collection System (AFCS). AF Consortium, the winning bidder for the AFCS, recently contracted the commercial arm of the Singapore Land…

Provincial More

  • Loud music banned in Boracay today

    Boracay, Aklan  — The Department of Tourism’s field office in Boracay said the local government of Malay, Aklan will again be enforcing the local law prohibiting loud music on the island today, Good Friday. Tim Ticar, head of the…
  • 5 Lucky Baguio visitors chosen

    5 Lucky Baguio visitors chosen

    Baguio City — This year’s Baguio-Benguet Lucky Summer Visitors (LSV) are from Iligan City and Bataan and four of them are first-time visitors in this country’s summer capital. In the original plan, the search committee had opted for those…
  • Visayas newsbits for April 18, 2014

    Education Summit Bacolod City, Negros Occ. (PNA) — Over 200 education stakeholders are expected to attend the city’s first Education Summit on April 21, 2014 at the Bacolod Pavillion Hotel. The event is organized by the Bacolod City government…

World More

  • Agony and anger hammering grieving South Korean parents

    Agony and anger hammering grieving South Korean parents

    Jindo, South Korea – The pin-drop silence as the student’s name was read out was broken by a piercing scream of anguished recognition as her shattered parents clutched each other in the cold harbor-side gymnasium. The announcement of the…
  • World newsbits for April 18, 2014

    Defend ‘Obamacare’ Washington (AP) – Some Democrats said it’s time to stop hiding from President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul – even in this year’s toughest Senate elections – given that enrollments are higher than expected and costs are…
  • Silent black box leaves MH370 searches with ‘shot in the dark’

    Sydney, Australia (PNA/Xinhua) – The agonizing search for the vanished Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 and its equally confounding black box is now reaching into seemingly inaccessible depths – with the best technologies reaching their limit this week. With the…

Environment More

  • Central Visayas vulnerable to climate change

    MANDAUE CITY, Cebu- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has released the list of 52 municipalities in Central Visayas identified as most vulnerable to experience climate change impacts based on the assessment conducted by the Protected…
  • Jamaica reports big drop in lionfish sightings

    Jamaica reports big drop in lionfish sightings

    Kingston, Jamaica — Jamaica is reporting a big decline in sightings of lionfish, the voracious invasive species that has been wreaking havoc on regional reefs for years and wolfing down native juvenile fish and crustaceans. Some four years after…
  • DENR uses new system to monitor tree planting program

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has adopted the powerful technology of geo-tagging in monitoring the progress of the government’s massive reforestation program. DENR Secretary Ramon Paje said the Department has started the use of the geo-tagging…

SCU More

  • Selfie Nation

    Selfie Nation

    Last month, Time Magazine released a study of the “selfiest” cities in the world. It’s not surprising that two Philippine cities landed on top of the list. The cities of Makati and Pasig took the top spot for “Selfiest…
  • Leave it between the two of you

    DEAR CHICO, DELAMAR, AND GINO… Last year was my first year in college, and since I live so far away from school, my parents and I decided that it would be better for me to stay in a dorm.…
  • Filipino student wins in Harvard Model Congress Asia

    Teaching students the importance of good governance and leadership in a borderless world is a challenge that the Multiple Intelligence International School (MIIS), in Quezon City, has successfully risen to. The school strengthened this vision further as Chiara Abaquin,…

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  • Celebration: National Day of Zimbabwe today

    Today is the National Day of Zimbabwe which celebrates its independence in 1980. This public holiday is celebrated with speeches, military parades, and public air exhibition of fighter planes. The celeration is widely held in Harare, the country’s capital…
  • Editorial: Grow in spirituality and grace

    Good Friday is the pinnacle of Holy Week, the most solemn part of the Triduum that leads to Easter Sunday. Catholics all over the world, including in the Philippines, observe it with reverence and devotion.  It was on Good…
  • Information: We celebrate World Heritage Day

    World Heritage Day is observed around the globe, including in the Philippines, on April 18, 2014, with the theme “Heritage of Commemoration.” Institutions and communities as well as children and young people are encouraged to take part in efforts…

Off Beats More

  • French dies after cliff fall

    TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite — A French pensioner died Monday when he accidentally fell down a 90-feet-deep river cliff here while walking his dog. Juan Bullos Linares, 76, succumbed to head and body injuries at M.V. Santiago Hospital. His…
  • Dateline: Ayala Alabang

    Dateline: Ayala Alabang

    While welcoming the many guests who graced the Ayala Alabang Village Association (AAVA) general meeting last Sunday at the cavernous main ballroom of the Alabang Country Club, Inc., outgoing president Richard Fong let out a long sigh of relief,…
  • Chinese Buddhist temple forms “anti-terrorist” squad

    Nervous about a repeat of last month’s deadly knife attack at a Chinese train station, a well-known Buddhist temple in eastern China has drafted some of its monks into a new “anti-terrorist” squad, state media said on Thursday. The…