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A visual artist and alumnus of the University of the Philippines-Diliman defended his work against bashers who accused him of plagiarism. Fernando Cacnio said his sculpture, “UPLift”, was not copied from Elisabet Bea Stienstra’s “Virgins of the Apeldoorn”, which features three statues of women floating at a park in The…

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Arman Ali Ghodsinia stood proud before thousands of graduates at the University of the Philippines-Diliman on Sunday to declare that he is a “living proof” that members of minority groups can also excel on a platform of “equality and mutual respect.” Ghodsinia, a BS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology summa cum…

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Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno received his Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, during the106th General Commencement Exercises of the University of the Philippines – Diliman on Sunday. The honorary degree is the university’s highest academic rank and honor. Diokno is a professor emeritus from the UP School of Economics and…

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Today, a Maranao will have the distinct honor of speaking on behalf of thousands of graduates at the 106th commencement exercises of the University of the Philippines- Diliman. Arman Ali Ghodsinia, 22, will obtain a degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB) and graduate as summa cum laude. He has…

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Policemen arrested two suspects for P1 million worth of shabu in Quezon City on Thursday. Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar identified the suspects as Joel Taruc, 38, of Brgy. Nagkaisang Nayon, and Gladwin Balaguer, 39, of Brgy. Sta. Lucia, Novaliches. Operatives of the Quezon City Drug…

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A Magnitude 4 earthquake jolted several areas in Luzon and Mindanao at dawn on Tuesday but no damage to property or injuries to persons were reported. No aftershocks were expected, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said, as it reported that a magnitude 4.3 earthquake with a 10-kilometer depth…

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Quezon City policemen are keeping a tight watch on Muslim communities in the city to prevent security problems that may be caused by members of terrorist groups. The city is the most populated in Metro Manila. It hosts two Islamic communities – one in Culiat and another in Novaliches. Mayor…

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Public schools in Quezon City have opened their doors to students from Marawi City. QC Schools Division Office Head Elizabeth Quesada said 78 students from Mindanao have been accommodated in some of the city’s public schools. Of this number, 73 came from Marawi City while five are from other towns…

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Transport groups Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (Piston) and No to Jeepney Phase-out Coalition on Saturday asked the public to join them on Monday to protest the government’s plan to phase out aging public utility vehicles (PUVs). The two groups said they will hold a candlelight vigil…

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