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By Kristyn Nika M. Lazo Researcher Youth underemployment in the Philippines declined as more young people are working part-time, an International Labor Organization (ILO) survey showed on Thursday. The survey entitled Global Employment Trends Youth 2013 stated that an “increasing numbers of youth are now turning to available part-time jobs…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Fish oil supplements rich in omega-3 fatty acids are not beneficial for patients at high risk of cardiovascular troubles and already being medicated, a study found. In the study, carried out in 2010 in Italy with 12,513 patients, half the group took an omega-3 supplement and the other…

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The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) will lower its charges this month because of the decrease in transmission charges. In a statement, Meralco said its customers can expect their electricity bills to go down by 12 centavos per kilowatt-hour (kWh) this month as a result of lower transmission costs. The utility…

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PARIS: Scientists said Wednesday that flu infections were rising among pigs raised for slaughter on farms in south and southeastern China, also plagued by bird flu. And the risk of spillover to humans was “constant or growing,” according to one of the authors of a study published in Proceedings of…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Our Ice Age ancestors in Europe, 15,000 years ago, may have used words we would recognize today, according to a new study out this week in a US journal. Words that sound alike in related languages are generally assumed to have come from a common route, like “father”…

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The influential religious sect Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), whose support is greatly sought during elections because of its bloc voting practice, issued sample ballots supporting seven Team PNoy senatorial bets and five candidates from the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA). The sample ballot obtained by reporters on Thursday showed that the…

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By Manny Ugalde Correspondent and Sheila Mañalac Reporter MAYON volcano erupted without warning on Tuesday, spewing a giant plume of ash 500 meters into the air and sending rocks down the mountain. Four foreign tourists— three Germans and an Australian—and their local guide were killed when they were crushed by…

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By Johanna M. Sampan Reporter The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced on Tuesday that it can proclaim eight winning senators 48 hours after the voting period. “In the senatorial race, we expect at the very least in 48 hours, eight as minimum [to be proclaimed] . . . but it…

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By Jing Villamente Reporter Indigenous people in Aurora province are set to march to Malacañang to press their demand for the total scrapping of the planned Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco). Members of the Agta tribe in Casiguran, Aurora joined a forum held on Tuesday in Quezon City.…

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By Euden Valdez Lifestyle Reporter Bloggers and online websites may be the fastest to post breaking news on social media, but have they gone too far just to direct traffic into their web pages? Amidst the ongoing word war between members of the Barretto family, a couple of scandalous photos…