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EDUCATION Secretary Armin Luistro has warned public school teachers nationwide against involving themselves in partisan politics as the 2016 election nears. He noted that public school teachers, including school heads, should remain non-partisan and continue to uphold neutrality during elections. “We [at DepEd] have always reminded our teachers not to…

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THE government will need an additional budget of P4 billion to P10 billion should Congress decide to grant emergency powers to President Benigno Aquino 3rd to allow him to address a looming power crisis next year. In an interview over radio station dzBB over the weekend, Senate President Franklin Drilon…

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MALACAÑANG is saddened by the death of Fernando “Jerry” Barican. “We mourn the passing of former presidential spokesperson Fernando Jerry Barican, who passed away last Friday evening,” Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a radio interview over dzRB on Sunday. “We join the nation in expressing our heartfelt…

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MANILA Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada toured the University of Santo Tomas (UST) campus on Sunday morning to check on security preparations for the start of this year’s Bar examinations. Estrada said he was not leaving anything to chance as he also deployed some 400 personnel of the Manila Police District…

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The Tau Gamma Phi (TGP) fraternity, one of the country’s biggest fraternities, on Sunday said it is mobilizing its millions of members nationwide to help the government fight corruption and criminality. Assembling for the group’s 46th founding anniversary at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, about 12,000 TGP chapter leaders and key members…

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THE government has almost doubled the funds allotted for the education sector under the administration of President Benigno Aquino 3rd from P174 billion in 2010 to P309 billion this year, a Palace official said on Sunday. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary and presidential spokesperson Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. said…

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STOCKHOLM: Awarding Nobels decades after the original scientific discovery could lead to the coveted prize becoming irrelevant, some observers say, as ageing researchers miss out on their turn to get the long-awaited call from Sweden. That’s what happened in 2011 when the Nobel committee announced that half the prize for…

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines dispatched an estimated 1,000-plus extra soldiers to the troubled South on Sunday to strengthen security after Islamic militants threatened to kill one of two German hostages. A military statement said an Army brigade, a unit that usually comprises between 800 to 1,500 troops, was…

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BESIDES the possibility of being booted out as chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Director General Alan Purisima may also be expelled as the Grand Master of the Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines if the allegations against him are proven true. A senior member of the Freemasons…

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