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2 dead, scores missing as South Korea ferry with 477 onboard, mostly high school students, sinks

Passengers bound for Yolanda-hit areas to get P200 bus fare discount

MMDA suspends number coding from Wednesday to Good Friday - MMDA

AboitizPower begins geothermal exploration in Mt. Apo

Tubbataha grounding: SC assailed over 'inaction' on petition for writ of kalikasan

An environmental activist group on Tuesday criticized the Supreme Court for its alleged "inaction" on the petition for a writ of kalikasan in connection with the January 17, 2013 grounding of a U.S. Navy minesweeper on Tubbataha Reef.

WARNING | Possible rotating brownouts in Luzon today as power facilities shut down--DOE

The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Manila Electric Co (Meralco) said they are closely monitoring the Luzon grid's thinning reserves, which may lead to possible rotating brownouts today.

2 dead, scores missing as South Korea ferry with 477 onboard, mostly high school students, sinks

(UPDATE 7 - 3:03 p.m.) South Korean officials said as many as 295 people were still unaccounted for as a ferry carrying 477 passengers and crew capsized Wednesday.The government retracted an earlier announcement that 368 people were rescued and the coastguard confirmed only 180 were saved so far.
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PAX ET LABORE | P350-million CBA averts UST strike

After three years of negotiations, the University of Santo Tomas and the UST Faculty Union representing the institution’s 1,243 teaching personnel finally forged a five-year collective bargaining agreement, National Conciliation and Mediation Board officials announced Wednesday.

Despite MERS, no travel restrictions to and from Middle East, only advice for precautions - DOH

Despite the death of another overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) recently, the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday said there is no travel restriction to and from Middle East.

Basilan bishop urges Holy Week truce

In the wake of Friday's clash between government troops and the Abu Sayyaf that left at least 20 dead and 45 injured, Basilan Bishop Martin Jumoad has called for a ceasefire for the Holy Week.

LENTEN MESSAGE TO BIR | Collect taxes from rich, not only the poor, former priests, nuns say

Snaking lines at the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Tuesday prove that ordinary working class citizens try to comply with their obligation to pay taxes on time while those with means can allegedly dodge the authorities so easily, a group of Catholic Church workers said.

Undersea drone hunt for Malaysian plane may take two months

A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 600 sq km area where the plane is believed to have sunk, US search authorities said on Tuesday.

DOJ sets preliminary hearing of tax evasion case vs Cedric Lee

The Department of Justice has scheduled the prelimary investigation on the tax evasion charges filed against businessman Cedric Lee for April 28.

Samar solon to US envoy: Give 300,000 TNTs in US reprieve due to Yolanda

A lawmaker asked the United States government to immediately grant the request of the Philippines for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for about 300,000 undocumented Filipinos in the US, citing humanitarian reasons in the Yolanda aftermath.

PNPA VS PMA? Police academy alumni planning moves to protest 'unfair' postings - sources

Alumni of the Philippine National Police Academy have been discussing how best to protest what they perceive to be discrimination in the system of promotions and assignments that tend to favor graduates of the Philippine Military Academy.
as of 16-Apr-2014 3:13 PM
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