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LPA may develop into storm, says Pagasa

January 3, 2013

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A low pressure area was spotted east of Mindanao. If it develops into a tropical depression, it would be the first storm of 2013 and would be named Auring once it enters the Philippines, said the state weather bureau. According to Oscar Tabada, chief of the Pagasa Mactan weather station, there’s a 30 percen to […]

PH, one of top places to celebrate New Year

December 31, 2012

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Manila — Celebrating New Year: More fun in the Philippines. So declared Cheapflights.com, an online travel agency specializing in airfare bargains, expert tips and travel inspiration. The travel agency released this week a list of 10 New Year Traditions Worth Experiencing Around The World that the Huffington Post Travel published on Friday. An article and […]

Philippines Miss Universe first runner-up

December 20, 2012

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MANILA, Philippines – Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon won the first runner-up in the Miss Universe beauty pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada Thursday. Miss U.S.A. won the crown after making it into the final five with Venezuela, Australia, Philippines and Brazil. During the question and answer portion, Tugonon was asked “Do you believe that speaking […]

Roxas formally announces Purisima appointment as next PNP chief

December 13, 2012

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MANILA—Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Thursday formally announced the appointment of President Aquino’s former security aide as the next chief of the 148,000-strong Philippine National Police. In a hastily called news briefing at Camp Crame, Roxas said President Aquino designated Deputy Director General Alan Purisima as the successor of outgoing PNP chief Diretor […]

New UP Cebu dean vows to lead era of healing, growth

December 7, 2012

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Cebuana lawyer Liza D. Corro was appointed dean of the University of the Philippines Cebu, ending a three-month search for a new leader to revitalize the state-run campus. Corro, a corporate lawyer, was unanimously chosen by the Board of Regents, the UP system’s policy-making body, in a decision that gives her a solid mandate to […]

Path of typhoon Landfall in Davao, exit in Sulu sea

December 5, 2012

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CENTRAL Visayas was spared the full wrath of typhoon Pablo after a high pressure area in the South China Sea, near northwestern Luzon, pushed it on a more westerly path. Signal no. 3 was raised in southern Cebu by the Philippines Astronomical Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). About 4 a.m. Pablo (international codename Bopha) […]

UN seeks media help to avert water crisis

December 3, 2012

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FUKUOKA, Japan — A top United Nations regional official in Asia and the Pacific has called on both the traditional and the social media to give more focus and space to water-related issues, which have dramatic consequences for humanity. Chris Radford, acting director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme Regional Office for Asia and […]

Philippines keeps semis hopes alive

November 28, 2012

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Emelio “Chieffy” Caligdong put the Philippines back on course for a semifinals stint in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup last night, scoring a well- executed goal in the 85th minute as the Azkals stunned title favorite Vietnam at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok Thailand. Caligdong converted on a well- placed cross from Angel Guirado as […]

Wife of Cebuano missing in oil rig accident may fly to US

November 21, 2012

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The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Central Visayas is clueless on the fate of the Cebuano worker who remains missing three days after the oil rig accident in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana state in the United States. Jerome Malagapo, 21 from Danao City has been missing since the Nov. […]

Aman scam is ‘biggest’ in PH

November 16, 2012

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The pyramid racket of Aman Futures in the Visayas and Mindanao could be the biggest scam the country has seen so far, bigger than the bank scam perpetrated by the Legacy Group, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said yesterday. About 15,000 investors were duped out of P12 billion, she said. She confirmed that the company’s […]