Dingdong Dantes represents daughter Letizia

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PARIS—On Monday, actor Dingdong Dantes—Jose Sixto Dantes III in real life—turned over to President Aquino and officials of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) the output of the National Youth Commission's yearlong #NOWPH campaign, that encourages young Filipinos to do their share in addressing climate change. “On paper, I am a commissioner representing the youth of […] The post … [Read more...]

‘Yolanda’-scale storms may be ‘the new normal’

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WORLDWIDE weather disturbances of the scale of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) may be considered the “new normal,” according to international disaster and climate experts. Margareta Wahlstrom, head of the United Nations Office for Disasater Risk Reduction (UNISDR), and Annick Girardin, French minister of state for development, noted that “Typhoon ‘Haiyan' … [Read more...]

15 new martyrs honored in Bantayog ng mga Bayani

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A NEW set of martial law heroes who fought against the Marcos dictatorship were memorialized at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani [Monument of Heroes] in Quezon City on Monday night. But this year, the remembrance for the freedom fighters came with a tinge of worry, amid increasing public clamor for another “iron hand” kind of […] The post 15 new martyrs honored in Bantayog ng mga … [Read more...]

Iglesia lawyers block ex-minister’s testimony

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LAWYERS of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) managed to block the testimony of ex-minister Lowell Menorca II at yesterday's hearing on the habeas corpus and amparo cases he had filed in the Court of Appeals. On the witness stand, Menorca only got to state his name and address before INC counsel Rogelio Vinluan asked the […] The post Iglesia lawyers block ex-minister's testimony … [Read more...]

Gov’t paid P31B to private schools to take in students

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THE GOVERNMENT has paid P31 billion over the past six years to private schools that took in thousands of students who could not be accommodated in public schools, a recent study showed. With the full implementation of the Department of Education's (DepEd) senior high school program next year and the rise of low-fee private schools, […] The post Gov't paid P31B to private … [Read more...]

Commission warns LTO vs car insurance monopoly

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THE INSURANCE Commission has again urged the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to address the concerns of non-life industry players that a recent LTO order on the mandatory insurance for vehicle owners would result in a monopoly and job losses. Deputy Insurance Commissioner Dorothy M. Calimag, in a Nov. 24 letter to LTO chief Alfonso Tan, […] The post Commission warns LTO vs car … [Read more...]

Mr. Flip-flop? Look who’s talking, Palace tells Binay

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IT'S VICE President Jejomar Binay who should be called “Mr. Flip-flop,” not President Aquino, according to Malacañang. Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda yesterday reacted to reports Binay had accused Mr. Aquino of flip-flopping on the income tax rate issue. “Of course, what do you expect Vice President Binay to say? He's sour graping because he was […] The post Mr. … [Read more...]