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PNR resumption of ops no definite date yet, says spokesman

Thursday, 7 May 2015 | Written by

Philippine National Railway spokesperson Paul de Quiros said they have yet to give an exact date on when the operations of railway would resume, a report read.   “We are asking for more patience from our commuters. We are rushing the replacements of parts and if there are still missing,” De Quiros said in a GMA News report.   Last…Read More »

Mayweather beats Pacquiao in richest mega fight

Monday, 4 May 2015 | Written by

Floyd Mayweather outclassed Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao via unanimous decision on Saturday (Las Vegas time), cementing his status as the best pound-for-pound fighter of his generation and retaining a flawless 48-0 record. Judges’ scorecards favored Mayweather at 118-110, 116-112, and 116-112 after 12 tense rounds of action at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. With his victory, five-weight champion…Read More »

PAGASA: Prepare for a scorching hot Labor Day

Thursday, 30 April 2015 | Written by

The rest of the week will be hotter according to weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (Pagasa) as temperature could soar to 40 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country. In a report, PAGASA said the heat index will most probably reach 39 degress Celsius. In Laoag, Ilocos Norte the highest temperature will be felt on Friday, May 1…Read More »

Fight not yet over for Mary Jane Veloso

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 | Written by

The fight for Mary Jane Veloso does not end in granting her temporary reprieve as Philippine law has to be exhausted before death sentence against her shall be lifted, this is according to the National Union of People’s Lawyer (NUPL) who has been handling Veloso’s case. In an report, Minerva Lopez of the NUPL relayed information from Veloso’s lawyer Edre…Read More »

Grace Poe leads SWS survey for VP

Friday, 24 April 2015 | Written by

Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares is the top choice to become Vice President in the 2016 polls. This is the result of a March 20-23 Social Weather Station’s survey among 1,200 adults nationwide. According to a Business World online report, 26 percent or about one in every four Filipinos automatically chose Poe to run for vice presidency. Next is the list were…Read More »

Lawyers await for Veloso’s affidavit from PDEA

Friday, 24 April 2015 | Written by

Lawyers of Mary Jane Veloso are awaiting for her affidavit to be sent to Indonesia to serve as evidence in their last bid to save her from execution.   Veloso’s counsels are planning to file for a second judicial review on the case next week, as soon as they receive the affidavit already translated in Bahasa Indonesia. The said affidavit would stress…Read More »

Pacquiao–Mayweather tix now up for sale

Friday, 24 April 2015 | Written by

With only nine days to go, tickets are finally up for sale as organizers have ironed out issues on the distribution of tickets in the highly-anticipated fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.   “It was a battle but finally everybody came together,” said Bob Arum, chairman of Top Rank, said in a report.   Sports news website ESPN…Read More »

WikiPinoy Awardee Dr. Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay, Vibal Publishing House, Quezon City(Photo: EddCastro)

Project NOAH Executive Director and UP Prof. Mahar Lagmay received award.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Written by
WikiPinoy Awardee Dr. Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay, Vibal Publishing House, Quezon City(Photo: EddCastro)

Project NOAH Executive Director and University Of the Philippines professor Mahar Lagmay received recognition from the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for his work in disaster risk reduction and mitigation in the Philippines. Lagmay was conferred the prestigious 2015 Plinius Medal for “outstanding interdisciplinary natural-hazard research and natural-disaster engagement… particularly with respect to volcanic hazards, earthquakes, typhoons, landslides and floods.” “His…Read More »

Hundreds of migrants feared dead as ship sinks off Libya

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Written by

Nearly seven hundred people are feared dead as an Italy-bound ship crowded with migrants capsized Saturday night in the sea north of Libya, according to various reports. The Italian Coast Guard statement said an Italian merchant ship attempted a rescue of the passengers in the sinking 20-meter-long vessel. The passengers however rushed to one side of the ship upon seeing…Read More »

DOJ readies criminal charges vs Moro rebels, private armed groups

Sunday, 19 April 2015 | Written by

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima said 90 suspects that include members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and private armed groups will face criminal charges over the death of 35 Special Action Force (SAF) members during a counter terror operation in the town of Mamasapano, Maguindanao last Jan. 25. De Lima…Read More »

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