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  • Duterte, Robredo to work on rapport

    Duterte, Robredo to work on rapport

    Davao City — With their proclamation scheduled at mid-afternoon today, incoming President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gets the 100-percent support and cooperation of incoming vice president Leni Robredo whose appointment to a Cabinet post Duterte said he will give priority to …

  • ‘The Punisher’ won’t mess with ‘Palace ghosts’

    Davao City — It wasn’t exactly the kind of reaction you get from somebody known for tough talk and who even carries the menacing moniker of “The Punisher.” Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday that there was no way he …

  • US in tense game of political brinksmanship in Asia Pacific

    Washington, D.C., United States — American ships and fighter jets maneuvering across the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan represent the “new normal” in US-Pacific relations despite rising tensions with China and Moscow. US moves in recent months have …

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  • Raps filed against parents of rescued street kids in QC

    The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said yesterday that parents and guardians who were arrested Friday following the conduct of rescue operations on street children are now facing criminal charges before the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office. Chief Superintendent Edgardo G. Tinio, …

  • Expect hot and humid weather till end of May

    Expect hot and humid weather till end of May

    The effect of the “hanging habagat” (southwest monsoon) slightly weakened but isolated rain showers and thunderstorms may still persist over the country during the remainder of the month, the state weather bureau said yesterday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services …

  • Product for dialysis patients recalled

    The Department of Health-Food and Drug Administration (DOH-FDA) has recalled from the market a product for dietary management of people on dialysis. The DOH-FDA said a batch of the Nepro HP Renal Nutrition-Vanilla Flavor (Food for Special Medical Purposes) is being …

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  • Public-private partnership key to quashing insurgency – Army

    Public-private partnership key to quashing insurgency – Army

    Iloilo City — For the Philippine Army (PA)’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID), public-private partnership (PPP) is a key tool in wiping out the Communist insurgency in the Visayas. This was the assessment made by the PA’s 3ID commander, Brigadier General Harold …

  • Bulacan marks Flag Day

    Bulacan marks Flag Day

    Malolos City, Bulacan – The Provincial Government of Bulacan will hold its own “simple yet meaningful” celebration of the 118th anniversary of the Philippine National Flag Day today with a ceremony at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Capitol Building in …

  • US Ambassador leads in new classrooms turnover

    US Ambassador leads in new classrooms turnover

    Palo, Leyte — United States Ambassador to the Philippines Phillip Goldberg turned over last Friday, May 27 a two-story 10-classroom building at the Palo National High School, this town. The school building is part of the US government’s donation of over …

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  • Pope: Migrants ‘not dangerous, but in danger’

    Pope: Migrants ‘not dangerous, but in danger’

    Vatican City — Pope Francis held an emotional meeting with hundreds of children on Saturday, including a Nigerian boy whose parents drowned in a shipwreck, and told them migrants “are not dangerous, but in danger.” The meeting followed a surge in …

  • Saudi rights activist jailed for 8 years: Amnesty

    Saudi rights activist jailed for 8 years: Amnesty

    A Saudi court on Sunday sentenced a human rights activist to eight years in jail under the kingdom's "repressive counter-terrorism law", Amnesty International said. Abdulaziz al-Shubaily, the only founding member of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights (ACPRA) not to be …

  • Tropical Storm Bonnie soaks S. Carolina over holiday weekend

    Charleston, S.C. — Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Bonnie soaked the coast of South Carolina ruining the start of Memorial Day weekend. Top sustained winds reached 45 mph (75 kph) early Sunday morning, making it the season's second-named tropical storm, four …

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  • BRP Gregorio Velasquez to arrive in Guam on Saturday

    BRP Gregorio Velasquez to arrive in Guam on Saturday

    MANILA, May 25 --- The BRP Gregorio Velasquez (AGR-702), the Philippine Navy (PN)'s first survey ship, is expected to arrive in Guam on Saturday before resuming her voyage home. This was disclosed by PN spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna in a message …

  • Renewable energy employed 8.1 million in 2015: IRENA

    Renewable energy employed 8.1 million in 2015: IRENA

    ABU DHABI, May 25, 2016 - The global renewable energy sector employed more than 8.1 million people last year, a 5 percent increase that bucked an overall downwards market trend, a green energy organisation said Wednesday.   In its annual review of …

  • Coal dust risk to Great Barrier Reef

    Coal dust risk to Great Barrier Reef

    By PNA/Xinhua Sydney –  A study released on Tuesday has found that a high concentration of coal dust can quickly kill coral on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The research by the Australian Institute of Marine Science discovered coal dust could also slow …

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  • Healthy eating places every student should go to

    Healthy eating places every student should go to

    By Jay Reforsado Rempis Just because you’re back at school doesn’t mean you have to stop eating healthy. There are alternatives to fast food like bringing food from home or opting for healthy restos. Here are some food outlets near your …

  • Desk Matters

    Desk Matters

    Craft Easy desk organizer P529.75, National Book Store Live Happy bunny stapler P795, InCase Usb hub, P998, Pylones Tape dispenser P385, Quirks Novelties and Curiosities Superhero bookends, P880, Quirks Novelties and Curiosities Pillow, P499, H&M Inspirational magnets, P50 each, Regalong Pambahay Tea Rex kettle, Alessi Umbra magnetic message …

  • Hip List

    Hip List

    Get the Avengers to guard your data. USB sticks, the SM Store Having just enough money for food and fare doesn’t seem so depressing if it’s inside a nice, limited edition wallet from a premier fashion collab line.      Mickey Mouse limited edition wallet, …

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  • The new Dep’t of Information and Communication Technology

    The new Dep’t of Information and Communication Technology

    With the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT),  the Philippine government finally acknowledges this new and fast-spreading field of technology in the delivery of services to the people. President Aquino last week signed Republic Act 10844, the DICT Act of …

  • Seven warnings

     By Jose Pujalte Jr. “To each his sufferings: all are men,   Condemned alike to groan…”— Thomas Gray (1716-1771), English poet, An Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College (1747) To those not familiar with this beloved poem, I’m sure they will still …

  • A thing or two for Mayor Digong in fighting street crimes

    It is popularly conceded that the incoming president received his overwhelming votes mainly because of his campaign rhetoric of fighting drugs and other street crimes. In him, the electorate saw crime-free communities as unfolding before them, with their new pistol-packing hero,  …

Off Beats More

  • 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, …