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A “blue moon,” or the second full moon of the month of July, will have occurred on Friday evening at 6:43 p.m., according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Pagasa’s post early Friday said the lunar cycle is 29 days and most months have 30-31 days,…

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The Quezon City Eye Center is planning to file a libel case against the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) for making false accusations on its operations that forced them to close down, the chief executive officer and co-founder Dr. Raymond Evangelista said in a forum on Saturday. The eye center…

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A Low Pressure Area was seen 130 kilometers Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes on Wednesday said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration. The weather disturbance is expected to bring light to moderate rains and thunderstorms over Bicol and Eastern Visayas. The general public and disaster risk reduction and management…

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Ten students of Juan Sumulong High School in Quezon City were discharged from the Quirino Memorial Medical Center on Sunday afternoon. They were confined after exhibiting symptoms of food poisoning after eating poisoned macapuno candies last July 16. The candies bought by the students were found to contain Organophoshate, a…

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Quezon City is all set for the Metro Manila Shake Drill 2015 on July 30 by intensifying its disaster-risk preparedness activities, reinforcing its capacity-building programs with all stakeholders of the city including homeowners’ associations, barangays, schools and church groups. “The drill shall serve as one measure of testing the prepar-edness…

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that 16 persons were report-ed dead after the monsoon rains hit various provinces in Luzon last week. There were at least 8,611 families or 41,029 persons affected in Regions III, IV-A, NCR and CAR. The cost of damage to agriculture…

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The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) and the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF), on Monday launched Data Journalism PH 2015—a training program for journalists and citizen media in producing high-quality, data-driven stories to produce compelling investigative stories. Data Journalism PH 2015 will train journalists on the tools and techniques required…

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The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) will be officially launched as an opposition political party next week in Makati City. UNA interim secretary general JV Bautista said the launching will be held on July 1, or about four months after the political party was registered and accredited with the Commission on…

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