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  • Bangsamoro police under PNP – Ferrer

    The Bangsamoro Police, once it is created, will be placed under the Philippine National Police (PNP), Government of the Philippines (GPH) chief negotiator Miriam Coronel Ferrer said yesterday. Based on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), Ferrrer said the…

  • Gov’t troops seize third ASG camp

    President Aquino has admitted that the kidnapping activities by the al-Qaeda allied terrorist group Abu Sayyaf  has been affecting Philippine relations with other countries and assured that the government will not waste time in pursuing the bandits. As a…

  • EU crackdown on illegal migrants, refugees worry Filipinos in Europe

    A crackdown ordered by the Council for the European Union against undocumented migrants and refugees is getting 746, 701 Filipinos in Europe worried – about 138,088 of them identified as irregular tourists. The crackdown called “Mos Maiorum” was approved…

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  • Child mendicancy in PH, Nepal: Begging for their small lives (First of a series)

    Cherry Diaz is a familiar face to motorists on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA). Many have watched her grow from the child selling flower garlands on Metro Manila, Philippines’ main thoroughfare, to the 24-year-old mother of two children.…

  • Senate hearing on Ebola virus

    Senate hearing on Ebola virus

    The Senate Committee on Health and Demography will conduct a hearing tomorrow to assess the country’s preparedness against the Ebola virus. Sen. Teofisto Guingona III, head of the committee, said the hearing primarily aims to check whether the country’s…

  • Repair work on Magallanes Flyover still long way to go

    The retrofitting on the bottom slab of the Magallanes Flyover in Makati City is almost complete, but remaining work to complete the repair is still a long way to go, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said…

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  • Bacolod City gearing up to host more national conventions, similar gatherings

    BACOLOD CITY– Mayor Monico Puentevella here said that Bacolod is bidding to host more national conventions and gatherings with the help of the soon to be opened SMX Bacolod Convention Center. Puentevella said that following the opening of the…

  • ERC gives Alson group go-signal to construct 105-MW plant

    Zamboanga City  –  The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has approved the Power Sales Agreement (PSA) between the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ZAMCELCO) and San Ramon Power, Inc. (SRPI) that will bring Alson Power Group  closer to fulfilling its …

  • NPA weakening in many fronts – EastMinCom

    Davao City – The strength of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) is already waning in many fronts in the country, a senior military official in Mindanao claimed. “What I see is they are weakening in many fronts. All…

World More

  • APEC Finance Ministers in Beijing to revive growth

    APEC Finance Ministers in Beijing to revive growth

    Finance ministers from the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will gather in Beijing, China on Wednesday to list ways to revive the flagging global trade and economic growth. The 2014 APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting which will…

  • Few hopes of success in Hong Kong talks

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given…

  • Yemen: Suicide bomber kills 10 Houthi rebels

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suicide car bomb on Monday targeted a house used by Shiite Houthi rebels in a town south of Sanaa, killing at least 10 and injuring 15, security officials said, in an attack that bore…

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  • Mindanaoans told to take climate change threats seriously

    Mindanaoans told to take climate change threats seriously

    Davao City — A week after the successful Mindanao-wide “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW” late last month, some 800 students from different colleges and universities in the country’s “land of promise” converged at the University of Immaculate Conception here for the…

  • BFAR nears 1.6 M listed fishermen, bolsters drive vs overfishing

    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is nearing its 1.6 million registered fishermen target this year as it is strengthening its campaign against overfishing, an official said in line with the celebration of the 51st fish conservation…

  • Reporting disasters ‘not worth dying for’

    Mandaue City — A veteran journalist reminded his Visayas-based colleagues about the dangers that come with covering and reporting disasters, like when super-typhoon “Yolanda” (“Haiyan”) barreled through Eastern and Central Visayas almost a year ago. “No news is worth…

SCU More

  • Around the world in 120 minutes

    Around the world in 120 minutes

    Thanks to the graduating class of the Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID), I was able to travel the world by visiting 22 different countries, seeing each “must-see,” and immersing myself in these cultures and lifestyles all in the…

  • Are you crazy enough?

    Are you crazy enough?

    The Millennial heart has big ideas, big ideals, whether in fashion, music, education, film, or whatever world kids wish to venture on. In Steve Jobs’ words, “And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius…

  • Leading the (Green) Way

    Any school in the Philippines today that declares itself as a “green school” probably don’t know what they are talking about. Let’s be honest, those trees, vegetable gardens, and waste segregation “management” schools try to employ are not enough…

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  • Editorial: An old and continuing problem

    It  would have been a great tragedy for the Philippines if the Abu Sayyaf  had beheaded two German hostages they had been holding  for six months  in  the wilds of Sulu. If the two had been beheaded, we would…

  • Egypt’s President El-Sisi

    Egypt’s new president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, has already shown that he is much more than just another general who staged a coup and took over the presidency of a country. He has already shown that, despite his military background,…

  • Foot-dragging in prohibiting political dynasties

    The Constitutional Commission convened by President Cory under a proclamation on March 25, 1986, adopted a Constitution a lot longer than the US Constitution of 1787 and the Commonwealth Constitution of 1935. The longer sentences and paragraphs were directed…

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…