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  • Lifestyle check for solons?

    A number of lawmakers yesterday expressed readiness to undergo a lifestyle check, saying that “it will restore the people’s faith” in the Lower Chamber. However, others were cool to the idea, with one congressman saying nobody will pass such…

  • Aquino to trumpet good news about PH in 5-day US visit

    Aquino to trumpet good news about PH in 5-day US visit

    Boston – President Aquino will tell the world of the “good news about the Philippines” during his five-day working visit to the United States through his speeches in top educational institutions and interviews with various international media organizations. Philippine…

  • ‘Mario’ leaves 10 dead, P144-M damage to agriculture, infrastructure

    Tropical storm “Mario” (international name: “Fung-wong”) left 10 people dead and at least P144 million worth of damage to agriculture and infrastructure, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said yesterday. “Mario” is expected to leave the…

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  • Comelec awaiting Congress’ nod to move SK polls to 2016

    Comelec awaiting Congress’ nod to move SK polls to 2016

    The Commission on Election (Comelec) announced yesterday it will wait until the end of the year before finalizing preparations for the upcoming Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes, Jr. said this will give Congress ample time to…

  • Way to ease urban poor families’ woes pushed

    To help urban poor families cope with their financial difficulties, a proposed ordinance has been filed before the Quezon City Council that would restructure the payment scheme of delinquent beneficiaries who acquired properties sold by the city government. The…

  • DOST briefs business sector on disaster risk reduction

    The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) enhanced the business sector’s knowledge and capabilities in dealing with disasters and calamities recently through the SM Cares-organized 2014 Green Retail Agenda conference with the theme “The Business Case for Disaster Risk…

Provincial More

  • Notorious gang leader falls

    Cotabato City — Three days after a failed attempt to rob a pawnshop in Koronadal City, a man long wanted for a series of kidnapping cases in Central Mindanao was arrested by a joint Cotabato and Koronadal City police…

  • P68-M drainage study to end Metro Cebu flood woes

    Cebu City — The flooding problems in Metro Cebu are expected to finally get a solution after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) approved a P68-million contract to study and draft the Metro Cebu Integrated drainage master…

  • Samar punter hits 6/42’s P23-M pot

    A lone punter who placed a bet in Borongan, Eastern Samar, hit on Saturday Lotto 6/42’s almost P23-million jackpot, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said yesterday. PCSO acting Chairman Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II relayed this to journalists,…

World More

  • Pope orders annulment process review to simplify procedure

    Vatican City – Pope Francis has ordered a review aimed at simplifying the Church’s procedures for annulments, the Vatican said on Saturday, a move that could make it easier for Catholics to end marriages. A statement said Francis had…

  • US sees other, more direct threats beyond Islamic State

    Washington – As the United States begins what could be a lengthy military campaign against the Islamic State, intelligence and law enforcement officials said another Syrian group, led by a shadowy figure who was once among Osama bin Laden’s…

  • Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

    Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

    Chicago – Pope Francis’ choice of a bishop who has long staked out a firm position as a moderate for the next archbishop of Chicago sends a strong signal about the direction that the pontiff is taking the church.…

Environment More

  • Bishop urges faithful to support TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW

    Bishop urges faithful to support TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW

    Butuan City – The former president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Most Rev. Juan De Dios Pueblos of the diocese of Butuan has called on the faithful to be ready and actively involved in the…

  • Wildlife keepers told to get permit

    Cebu City — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has urged all wildlife keepers and owners to apply and acquire a wildlife farm permit (WFP) to legally obtain rights to possess wildlife species for exhibition and…

  • Dumping at Great Barrier Reef blocked

    Dumping at Great Barrier Reef blocked

    Brisbane, Australia — The government of Australia’s Queensland state approved a plan recently that will prevent 3 million cubic meters (106 million cubic feet) of seabed mud from being dumped in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The state-owned…

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  • Young lawmakers

    Young lawmakers

    Anti-Selfie Bill? Puhlease! Anti-Koreanovela Bill? Srsly?! These are probably the silliest, most ridiculous bills that were recently proposed by local lawmakers. Sometimes they make us think why they’re even in the position to lead us. They overthink small issues…

  • Inside the Mind of a Teenager

    Inside the Mind of a Teenager

    Being a teenager is all about growing up and learning new experiences. Justin Timberlake once said, “My teenage years were exactly what they were supposed to be. Everybody has their own path. It’s laid out for you. It’s just…

  • Get ready for the future at Teen Week

    Recognizing the teen years as a crucial time in personal development, in 2013, Unilever drew strengths from its top brands and brought Filipino teens #TeenWeekPH, a youth development program aimed at powering up one million future-ready teens. The program…

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  • Editorial: A coordinated program for floods and traffic

    Typhoons are a fact of life in the Philippines; at least 16 of them come every year without fail. They begin in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, then inexorably move west or west-northwest. Nearly all of them first…

  • Celebration: National Day of Mali

    Today,  the Republic of Manila celebrates its National Day to commemorate its independence from France in 1960. Parades, political speeches, performances of traditional dances and patriotic hymns are the main activities of the National Day celebration. Located in northwestern…

  • ‘Sensya lang’

    It’s not surprising that former President Ferdinand E. Marcos declared at one time in the history of our nation of masochists September 21 as National Thanksgiving Day. Returning last week from Tabuk, Kalinga, Mountain Province, our Cebu Pacific flight…

Off Beats More

  • 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…