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Storm-triggered landslides, floods kill at least 50 in Philippines

Storm-triggered landslides, floods kill at least 50 in Philippines

By CGTN AT least 50 people are dead due to landslides and flooding triggered by a tropical cyclone in the Philippines, while 11 others remain missing, disaster officials told media on Sunday night. The tropical depression, named Usman, made landfall in Borongan, Eastern Samar on Saturday, dropping heavy rain over parts of the Philippines over the weekend. It left the […]

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‘God crucified? F**k, how unimpressive!’ Duterte says his Jesus would’ve burned all non-believers

By RT THE Philippines’ eccentric leader has shared his views on the cornerstone tenets of the Christian faith, calling the Holy Trinity doctrine “silly” and claiming that it was “unimpressive” for a true god to get himself crucified. In his latest tirade against the Catholic Church, Duterte started off by mocking the Holy Trinity, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, […]

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Grief before Christmas*

Grief before Christmas*

IT is truly saddening that some people would rather shroud their fellow men in grief and bring sadness rather than spread love and happiness this holiday season. Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara revealed that a whopping PhP30 million has been offered by some congressmen and the provincial government of Albay for anyone who can provide information on the identity of […]

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MIAA strongly committed in enhancing security

By Benjie Lim Vergara AIRPORT General Manager Ed Monreal said that the Manila International Airport Authority is committed to work with the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to boost security measures for the protection of passengers. “We were informed by the TSA about their observations regarding procedures, processes, equipment and personnel posting at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) […]

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On Christmas Eve, Pope censures materialistic life

On Christmas Eve, Pope censures materialistic life

By PressTV DURING the Christmas Eve Mass, Pope Francis has denounced the yawning gap between the rich and the poor, calling on people in the developed world to seek a less materialistic life and help the poor. Leading a solemn service for about 10,000 people in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican for his traditional Christmas Eve Mass, Pope Francis […]

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QC Public Library shares transformation story to librarians

TO motivate other libraries and fellow librarians, the Quezon City Public Library shared its transformation and success story at the recent general assembly and national congress of the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. The QCPL has been serving QC residents for over 70 years but it is not until 2016, at the start of Mayor Herbert Bautista’s third and last term, […]

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Larry Itliong

Fil-Am pols join efforts for Larry Itliong-named St. in LA

By Abner Galino THE National Federation of Filipino American Associations, several Southern California-based organizations, and elected Filipino officials led by Cerritos Mayor Mark Pulido and Carson Councilmember Lito Santarina, have endorsed the proposal to have a portion of the Temple Street in Los Angeles be renamed Larry Itliong Avenue. The proposal has been submitted to the Office of Los Angeles […]

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2 doktor sabit din sa Dengvaxia?

2 doktor sabit din sa Dengvaxia?

HINILING ni Public Attorney’s Office chief Attorney Persida Acosta sa panel of prosecutors ng Department of Justice na nagsasagawa ng pagsisiyasat sa pangalawang batch ng mga reklamo kaugnay ng Dengvaxia na alamin ang posibleng pananagutan nina Doctor Raymundo Lo, isang pathologist na dating deputy executive director ngPhilippine Children’s Medical Center at Doctor Sonia Gonzales, nataga-PCMC rin. Ayon kay Acosta ay […]

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Be wary of bogus Japanese language centers – expert

Be wary of bogus Japanese language centers – expert

By Benjamin Lim Vergara FILIPINO workers aspiring to work in Japan must be extra cautious in enrolling in some Japanese language centers that are not accredited with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. Recruitment and migration expert Emmanuel Geslani said Japan has opened up job market for 500,000 foreign workers which Nihongo is one of the requirements in qualifying for […]

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Luke Who’s Talking #118*

Luke Who’s Talking #118*

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Health benefits outweigh cost of climate action – WHO

Health benefits outweigh cost of climate action – WHO

MEETING the goals of the Paris Agreement could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone. The latest estimates from leading experts also indicate that the value of health gains from climate action would be approximately double the cost of mitigation policies at global level, and the benefit-to-cost ratio is even higher […]

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(File photo) NAIA Terminal 1

PH government launched “Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Pasko 2018”

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE different government agencies at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport has launched Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Pasko 2018 to ensure safe, reliable, and convenient airport operations as Filipinos and tourists travel for the Christmas and New Year. Aviation authorities will be putting in place additional security measures for maximum deployment of service and security personnel in anticipation […]

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2018 Miss CNMI Celine Cabrera

2018 Miss Marianas Celine Cabrera to revive Girl Scout program

By Lori Lyn Lirio CELINE Cabrera, the 2018 Miss Marianas, wants to reactivate the Northern Mariana Island Girl Scout program to be her major community project to help young girls learn valuable life and leadership skills as active volunteers. NMI Girl Scout president Tania P. David said the club was in hiatus for four years now. It took a break […]

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Philippines Ditches Russian Helicopter Deal Amid Fears of US Sanctions

WHILE many countries, such as India, Turkey and Indonesia have decided to stick to their Russian arms deals despite the threat of sanctions under the US CAATSA, some states have decided to play it safe and avoid ending up in the Treasury Department’s blacklist. Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced that the country has decided to buy 16 Black Hawk helicopters […]

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Dalawang karnaper todas sa QC

Ni Santiago Celario NAPATAY ng pulisya nitong Sabado ng madaling araw ang dalawangmagnanakaw ng motorsiklo matapos umanong makipagbarilan ang mga itosa kanila sa Barangay U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City. Sa ulat ni Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director, P/Chief Superintendent Joselito T Esquivel Jr., inilarawan ang isa sa nasawing suspek na nasa pagitan ng 30 hanggang 35-anyos, may 5’5” ang […]

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Duterte Incites Killing ‘Useless’ Bishops as ‘All They Do is Criticise’

By Sputnik News PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte is well known for his controversial relationship with the Catholic church – at one point he even called God “stupid”, having questioned the concept of original sin and other key tenets of the religion. In a Wednesday speech at the presidential palace,  Duterte slammed his country’s Catholic bishops as “useless fools”, calling on his people […]

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QC Bans Mercury-Laden Skin Whiteners Ahead of 2020 Global Phase-Out Deadline

QC Bans Mercury-Laden Skin Whiteners Ahead of 2020 Global Phase-Out Deadline

TO protect the public from mercury exposure, the Quezon City local government recently took a bold action by cracking down on dangerous mercury laden skin whitening cosmetics. This was learned shortly after an environment and public health watchdog, EcoWaste Coalition, lauded the city government for its action after it passed Ordinance No. 2767 into law. The new city ordinance prohibits […]

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QC Mayor Herbert Bautista receiving/presenting the much coveted award. Photo by QC PAISO

Quezon City is nation’s best in disaster risk reduction

QUEZON City earned the much-coveted Gawad Kalasag as it emerged number one in this year’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council national search. The nation’s premier city outpointed top contenders Angeles and Davao Cities. Quezon City was first runner-up in the last two staging of the nationwide search overseen by the Office of the Civil Defense. After emerging as having […]

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Infographic: Why is fentanyl dangerous?

Infographic: Why is fentanyl dangerous?

By CGTN / Guo Meiping, Yu Yiwei FENTANYL, a strong narcotic analgesic, has raised attention around the world. Fentanyl is an important ingredient in “laboratory drugs.” It is easy to derive different variants called “fentanyl analogs.” Just 0.02 grams of a “fentanyl analog” is enough to kill an adult. As such, fentanyl has been targeted by international traffickers and become a […]

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NAIA conducts bomb drill

By Benjamin Lim Vergara AVIATION authorities on Tuesday conducted full-scale security drill at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to train bomb explosive ordinance personnel to respond rapidly to cases of bomb threats or actual bombings. Conducting a full scale security exercise to practice its crisis action plan on one scenario of possible Acts of Unlawful Interference is part of the […]

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Mayon nagaalburoto

Ni Santiago Celario NAGTALA ng siyam na “volcanic earthquakes” ang bulkang Mayon nitong Lunes, palatandaan na muli itong nagaalburoto. Ayon sa ulat ng Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), bukod sa pagyanig ay may namataan na pagbubuga ng puting usok sa bunganga ng bulkan. Sinabi pa ng Phivolcs na nasa “Alert Level 2” ngayon ang paligid ng bulkan. Pinaalalahanan […]

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No Catholic No Gay: Pope Tells LGBTQ Nuns, Priests to Cease or Leave

By Sputnik News IN A new book, Pope Francis has written that gay people should not join the Catholic clergy because “there’s no room for that kind of affection” in the religious life of the world’s largest church. “The issue of homosexuality is a very serious issue that must be adequately discerned from the beginning with the candidates,” Francis wrote in his book titled […]

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Ecowaste members during Thursday's protest action in front of the South Korean embassy

Environmentalists welcome BoC’ assurance that toxic Korean garbage will be out of PH by “year’s end”

PHILIPPINE environmentalists welcomed the Bureau of Customs assurance that the toxic Korean garbage will be out of the country come New Year, it was learned yesterday. BoC spokesperson Atty. Erastus Sandino Austria gave the assurance on Wednesday as he spoke before the protesting members of EcoWaste Coalition and Greenpeace in front of the bureau’s main office in Port Area, Manila. […]

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BoC foiled attempt to smuggle foreign currency in PH

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Friday has intercepted a huge amount of undeclared foreign currency brought into the country by a Korean tourist, the bureau said yesterday. Kim Junheon arrived in the Philippines late Friday night on board a Philippine Airlines flight from Hong Kong with an undeclared cash amounting […]

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