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Typhoon “Ruby” slightly weakened, five landfalls expected – PAGASA

Saturday, 6 December 2014 | Written by

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced in its latest weather bulletin that tropical cyclone ‘Ruby’ has slightly weakened as it continues to threaten Samar provinces in Eastern Visayas. PAGASA weather forecaster Chris Perez said in a DZMM radio report that “Ruby” is expected to make landfall Sunday early morning over Eastern Samar. “Ruby” will bring heavy…Read More »

Summon Napoles over Malampaya funds scam, House urged

Saturday, 6 December 2014 | Written by

The House of Representatives is urged to summon businesswoman Janet Napoles and other heads of government agencies involved in the reported anomalous use of the Malampaya funds, according to a report. “With the questionable transactions revealed by no less than the Commission on Audit chairperson Grace Pulido Tan, Napoles and these government agencies owe it to the Filipino people an…Read More »

Super typhoon Hagupit enters PAR, threatens Haiyan-hit areas

Friday, 5 December 2014 | Written by

Super typhoon Ruby (international name Hagupit) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Thursday morning as storm warning signals were raised over 21 areas mostly battered by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) last year. Government agencies have been placed on red alert as evacuation has been ordered over areas to be hit by the super typhoon. Storm surge warnings have also…Read More »

PH Azkals vs. Thailand Suzuki Cup semi-final match on Dec. 6

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 | Written by

The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) invites football fans to support the Azkals in the first leg of their semi-finals match against Thailand in the Asean Football Federation’s (AFF) Suzuki Cup. The home match of the Philippine Azkals vs. Thailand is scheduled on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila. The match will kick-off at 8:00…Read More »

Smart’s mobile data revenues up by P5.7B

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 | Written by

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) posted an unprecedented 69.2% increase in mobile data revenues for the first nine months of 2014 versus the same period last year as more of its subscribers are using web-enabled smartphones to access the mobile internet. Smart attributes this growth to the rising use of smartphones. Smart’s mobile Internet revenues jumped to P5.73 billion for the…Read More »

End corruption in PH — CBCP

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 | Written by

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has called for the end of corruption in the country as it declared 2015 as the “Year of the Poor.” “Fight the poverty of the poor. Build vibrant companies that use our resources to create wealth for our people, but distribute that wealth equitably. Build an economy that responds to the unconscionable poverty…Read More »

Cebuana beauty crowned Miss Earth 2014

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Written by

Cebuana stunner Jamie Herrell was crowned Miss Earth 2014 last Saturday night at the University of the Philippines Theater in Quezon City, besting other 84 beauties from around the world. With her victory, 20-year-old Herrell became the second Filipina to win the title since Karla Henry won the crown in 2008. During the pageant, Herrel was asked how she could…Read More »

Groups mark Bonifacio Day with protest vs Aquino’s policies

Monday, 1 December 2014 | Written by

President Aquino on Sunday joined the nation in commemorating revolutionary Andres Bonifacio’s 151st birth anniversary, citing his sacrifice for the country’s freedom. ”Now, 151 years after his birth, our history and identity, tested by the many challenges we have overcome, we unite as one nation to remember his sacrifice and desire to see us take charge of our destiny,” Aquino…Read More »

Condoms in Laude crime scene not used by Pemberton, DNA test shows

Sunday, 30 November 2014 | Written by

The condoms found in the motel room where transgender Jennifer Laude was found dead do not bear the DNA of US Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, according to the results of the test requested by the Laude camp. Laude’s legal counsel Atty. Virgie Suarez said the DNA mismatch shows that Pemberton, the main suspect in the murder case, did…Read More »

Palace: Ona didn’t quit, only extends leave

Saturday, 29 November 2014 | Written by

Malacanang denied on Friday that Health Secretary Enrique Ona has resigned over the controversial purchase of an anti-pneumonia vaccine, saying he only extended his month-long leave of absence. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the President has yet to study Ona’s report on the health department’s purchase of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine 10 instead of the reportedly more cost-effective PCV-13. “My…Read More »

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