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  • Palace gives dry response to question of water crisis

    A Malacañang official evaded yesterday questions on whether or not the country is facing a water crisis. Instead of addressing the question squarely, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. gave the impression that the government is…

  • SSS gets rating of ‘very good’ vs corruption

    The Social Security System (SSS) earned a “very good” net sincerity rating of +57 for its efforts to fight corruption, placing second overall among government institutions based on the latest results of a periodic survey of business executives from…

  • 5 candidates shortlisted for top PCG post

    Five prospective candidates are in the shortlist for the top post in the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to be vacated by Commandant Admiral Rodolfo Isorena once he retires on October 2. Isorena is supposed to retire on October 26…

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  • DILG underscores key role of policy research in LGUs

    The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) wants all local government units (LGUs) to actively support the celebration of Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) this Sept in order to promote nationwide awareness on the importance of policy…

  • Private sector tapped in DSWD program for street dwellers

    Private sector tapped in DSWD program for street dwellers

    The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has engaged the support of public and private academic institutions in the metropolis for the implementation of Oplan Balik Bahay, Sagip Buhay (OBBSB) program. OBBSB aims to address the prevalence of…

  • Judges condemn Alaba’s murder

    The country’s trial court judges condemned yesterday the killing last Tuesday of Judge Erwin Alaba of the regional trial court (RTC) in Baler, Aurora. In a manifesto, the judges called on the authorities to arrest the suspect and serve…

Provincial More

  • Authorities closing in on suspect in Ozamiz radio-TV man’s murder

    Cagayan De Oro City – Police authorities here have identified one of the suspects who killed a hard-hitting cable radio and TV personality last August 26. Misamis Occidental Provincial Police Office acting director Sr. Supt. Archival Diokno Macala said…

  • Bulacan bags Regional Green Banner Award for 4th time

    Bulacan bags Regional Green Banner Award for 4th time

    Malolos City, Bulacan — This province has been conferred with the “Green Banner Award 2015” in nutrition for the fourth time by the Regional Nutrition Committee in a ceremony held last Friday at the Heroes’ Hall in the City…

  • Scattered coffins cause an eerie stir in Bauang

    Bauang, La Union — Many residents of Barangay Quinavite, here, are not amused at the sight of two empty coffins scattered at a barangay nursery. “It will bring bad luck (to our village),” said one resident. “You never know…

World More

  • Ceasefire holds in Ukraine

    By PNA/Xinhua Kiev – A ceasefire that started in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday has led to a notable decrease in hostilities along the entire frontline, but isolated skirmishes still occur, government and rebel representatives said Friday. “The situation remains…

  • Is Canada willing to take refugees?

    Toronto – Canada has long prided itself for opening its doors wider than any nation to asylum seekers, but the number it welcomes has waned since Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper took power almost 10 years ago. Harper has…

  • Syria blast kills cleric, 25 others

    Beirut – A prominent Druze cleric known for criticizing Syria’s regime and Islamists was assassinated in a car bomb attack that killed 25 others and sparked riots outside the city of Sweida on Friday, a monitor said. ”Sheikh Wahid…

Environment More

  • UN climate talks plagued by twin fears

    UN climate talks plagued by twin fears

    Negotiators from 195 nations tasked with crafting a universal climate pact are driven by twin fears tugging in opposite directions, which may result in a hollow deal, say analysts. The all-too-real prospect of climate catastrophe on a horizon of…

  • Green trade boosted as network takes shape

    Green trade boosted as network takes shape

    A new Green Supply Chain Cooperation Network within the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) area is being put into action to facilitate the reduction of pollution and waste linked to manufacturing and logistics networks in the region while boosting secure…

  • Longest Polish river reveals secrets amid drought

    Longest Polish river reveals secrets amid drought

    Archaeologists are having a field day in Poland’s longest river, the Vistula, which because of a drought has hit a record low water level allowing them to uncover a treasure trove of ancient artifacts. “There are pieces of marble…

SCU More

  • Netiquette for netizens

    Netiquette for netizens

    Learning internet etiquette or “netiquette” is the first step in promoting a safe and friendly online environment. When you keep yourself safe and secure online, you minimize the power of cybercrime, which includes identity theft, information theft, and even…

  • 3 Things you should know about the Filipino Millennial

    3 Things you should know about the Filipino Millennial

    “Who is the Filipino Millennial?” The answer to this question was explored during a public forum conducted by the Policy Center of my alma mater, Far Eastern University (FEU), last Aug. 6. The discussion centered on the preliminary results…

  • An abundance of Daniels

    An abundance of Daniels

    The statistic is shocking: Over 1.2 million children are out of school in the Philippines. But the good news is, that number is getting smaller according to the new data released by the Department of Education. Poverty, natural disasters,…

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  • Heroes as ordinary people

    “What kind of people become heroes?” That was a question I overheard one teacher ask another a few days ago, I paused a bit and sharpened my auditory senses to wait for the other teacher’s answer. Here was what…

  • Celebration: National Day of Swaziland

    Today, September 6, is the National Day of Swaziland. Also called Eswatini or kaNgwane, Swaziland is a landlocked country bordered by South Africa on three sides except to the east, where it borders Mozambique. The country, inhabited primarily by…

  • Rescue required

    Galatians 6:1-5 If another believer is overcome by some sin… help that person back onto the right path (v.1). What do you get when you cross a Frisbee with a life belt? The answer is an invention called a…

Off Beats More

  • Muslim couple finds ‘Allah’ sign embossed on egg

    Muslim couple finds ‘Allah’ sign embossed on egg

          A Muslim couple from Iceland believe they were ‘blessed by a miracle’ after discovering an egg with the name of Allah embossed on its shell. Anisa Jussab decided to bake a cake for her husband Farid,…

  • Conor McGregor gets a new tattoo

    Conor McGregor gets a new tattoo

      UFC President Dana White can now take a peaceful nap as UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor disproved rumors about his “cat butt” tattoo. McGregor, who would be on a title unification clash with Jose Aldo for UFC 194, posted…

  • A meal and a webcam form unlikely recipe for S. Korean fame

    A meal and a webcam form unlikely recipe for S. Korean fame

    SEOUL, South Korea — Every evening, 14-year-old Kim Sung-jin orders fried chicken, delivery pizza or Chinese food to eat in a small room in his family’s home south of Seoul. He gorges on food as he chats before a…

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