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  • Palace to public: Exercise right to vote on May 9

    Malacañang on Thursday urged registered Filipino voters to take the time to go out and exercise their right to vote on Monday. Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the participation of everyone is important, as he noted that polling precincts …

  • MMDA launches website for No Contact Policy, adds ‘hugot’ lines

    MMDA launches website for No Contact Policy, adds ‘hugot’ lines

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) recently launched a website where motorists can check violations committed on No Contact Apprehension Policy and enjoy a few “hugot” lines for those with a good sense of humor. Upon typing or encoding the plate …

  • uberHOP reaches QC in its latest expansion

    uberHOP reaches QC in its latest expansion

    Looks like Uber will be taking on new routes in its latest expansion as the world’s leading application brings new ways to its uberHOP service, allowing its Quezon City riders to travel to Makati or Bonifacio Global City (BGC). With uberHOP, …

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  • Northern Palawan towns declare state of calamity due to El Niño

    Northern Palawan towns declare state of calamity due to El Niño

    PUERTO PRINCESA CITY – The northern Palawan municipality of Roxas is next in declaring a “state of calamity” due to the effects of the El Niño phenomenon, one of which is dried up water sources. Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer …

  • Las Casas, provincial gov’t eye joint dev’t in Bagac

    Las Casas, provincial gov’t eye joint dev’t in Bagac

    Bagac, Bataan — The world-class Las Casas hotel and restaurant here will work hand in hand with the province to further develop not only this town but also the province. This was revealed to newsmen by Mayor Ramil del Rosario who …

  • Wage hike for Cagayan Valley workers OK’d

    Wage hike for Cagayan Valley workers OK’d

    Dagupan City, Pangasinan — Post-Labor Day good news to Cagayan Valley (Region 2) workers: A wage increase has been approved to take effect on May 15. The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) approved last Apr. 22, 2015 Wage Order …

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  • Chinese immigrants now the largest group of new arrivals to US

    Chinese immigrants now the largest group of new arrivals to US

    Recent data shows that more than 13,000 families from the Chinese mainland immigrated to the United States through the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program between 1992 and2014, according to uschinapress.com. That number is much higher for Chinese families than it is for immigrants from any other country, which some people speculate means the coming of the third emigration flow. Between 1992 and 2014, a total of 13,392 Chinese families that applied for the I-526 petition obtained conditional green cards, accounting for 67.5 percent of total approved green cards. The investment of these immigrants amounted to 6.7 billion yuan. The majority of Chinese immigrants now fall into one of several categories: people who have studied and worked overseas; entrepreneurs, senior managers and technical elite at medium-to-large enterprises; film or musical celebrities; and corrupt officials and their families

  • Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike

    Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike

    ATHENS, Greece — Services ground to a halt in Greece Friday (May 6, 2016) as workers walked off the job at the start of a three-day general strike protesting new bailout austerity measures they say will further reduce incomes, in …

  • Vote-counting taking place across Britain

    Vote-counting taking place across Britain

    LONDON — Votes are being counted throughout Britain to determine London's new mayor, control of many city councils, and national assemblies in Northern Ireland and Wales. In Scotland, the pro-independence Scottish National Party scored well to keep control of the Scottish …

Environment More

  • Fishackathon: Leveraging technology  to protect fisheries and marine resources

    Fishackathon: Leveraging technology to protect fisheries and marine resources

    Over 10 percent of the world’s population depends on fisheries and agriculture for their livelihood and for many people, fish is a major source of protein in their diet. Yet, these vital resources are continuously threatened by overfishing, illegal fishing, …

  • UN chief names choices for top UN environments posts

    UN chief names choices for top UN environments posts

    United Nations (AP) – The newly-appointed head of the UN environment agency said Tuesday he wants to change the organization to relate more to the average person and plans to further engage the private sector to achieve global environmental goals. Erik …

  • Jellyfish Lake in Palau losing namesake

    Jellyfish Lake in Palau losing namesake

      Wellington, New Zealand– The big question at Palau’s Jellyfish Lake: Where are all the jellyfish? Part of a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage area, the saltwater lake has long been a source of wonder for tourists, …

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  • It’s all about the Cat-titude

    It’s all about the Cat-titude

    By Isabelle Laureta It’s a no brainer: humans train their pets. That’s just how the system goes between domesticated animals and human beings. For as long as I could remember, (and sometimes, much to my mom’s dismay) we’ve always had pets in our …

  • Making Memories

    Making Memories

    Nothing beats the feeling of opening a photo album or a scrapbook, with your personal notes and stickers, and remembering the feeling when those photos were captured, not even the likes you get in Facebook and Instagram. You feel a …

  • What kind of voter are you?

    What kind of voter are you?

    By Inka Magnaye Choosing new leaders is always a huge issue, and everyone knows it can get pretty intense. Scandals start popping up left and right, pop hits are (poorly) tweaked and turned into campaign material, and nasty back-and-forths between candidates are broadcast throughout the …

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  • Gov’t again vows no let-up in drive on Abu Sayyaf

    Gov’t again vows no let-up in drive on Abu Sayyaf

    A week after the beheading of a Canadian kidnap victim by the Abu Sayyaf in Mindanao for alleged failure to pay ransom, the Abu Sayyaf was in the news again. It released 10 Indonesian seamen it had seized aboard a …

  • Microfinance 2016 election prayer

    Some important concepts have to be taken into consideration with microfinance. Microfinance is lending to the poorer classes of the economy. On that level the first consideration is to whom the loans are being made and on that level percentages …

  • ‘Cayetano has already won’

    The motley issues faced by leading presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte in the past weeks were as much a test for his vice-presidential running mate Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano as they were for the mayor of Davao City. A lesser man …

Off Beats More

  • ‘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, …

  • Spain sells off ‘ghost airport’

    Spain sells off ‘ghost airport’

    Spanish judicial authorities revealed Friday that the "ghost airport" of Ciudad Real, a symbol of the country's financial excess in the boom years, had been sold off for 56 million euros ($62 million). Spain's construction and property sectors boomed until the …

  • Goat wanders away from home, goes on Starbucks run

    Goat wanders away from home, goes on Starbucks run

    ROHNERT PARK, California — Police say a goat apparently needed a caffeine fix when it wandered into a Starbucks in Northern California. Rohnert Park police Sgt. Rick Bates says dispatchers received several calls Sunday morning about a goat named Millie wandering …