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‘Pass BBL now or count body bags’

March 28, 2015 2:11 am

President Benigno Aquino 3rd called on lawmakers to pass a bill endorsing a peace agreement signed exactly a year ago on Friday between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), warning them they would otherwise start counting … Read more »

Smartmatic bags new P2.5-B poll contract

March 28, 2015 2:05 am

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has virtually awarded to the joint venture of Smartmatic-TIM Corp. the P2.503-billion voting machine procurement contract after it reversed a decision by the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) that disqualified the Venezuela-based firm and another … Read more »

DFA not giving up to save doomed Pinay

March 28, 2015 2:03 am

The Philippines will “exhaust all possible legal means” to save a 30-year-old Filipina who is on death row in Indonesia after being convicted of drug trafficking, officials said on Friday. A second appeal to reconsider the death sentence of Mary … Read more »

Co-pilot of crashed plane suffered ‘heavy depressions’

March 28, 2015 1:58 am

BERLIN: The Germanwings co-pilot said to have deliberately crashed his Airbus with 149 others aboard into the French Alps suffered serious depressions six years ago, German daily Bild reported on Friday. The co-pilot sought psychiatric help for “a bout of … Read more »

MILF, lawmakers urged to ‘cool down’

March 28, 2015 1:56 am

University professors on Friday called on leaders and supporters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and lawmakers from both houses of Congress to cool down because high emotions are not conducive for crafting the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). “They … Read more »

Former govt officials, businessmen back BBL

March 28, 2015 1:46 am

FORMER government officials and business leaders on Friday called for the passage of the controversial Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which creates an autonomous region in Mindanao that will replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The International Center for … Read more »

Makati celebrates Earth Hour 2015

March 28, 2015 1:44 am

MAKATI City will celebrate Earth Hour 2015 on Saturday, March 28, at the Ayala Triangle Gardens and Tower One and Exchange Plaza in Makati starting at 7 p.m. No roads will be closed during the event, except for a portion … Read more »

Aquino signs ‘Book of Condolences’ for Lee Kuan Yew

March 27, 2015 10:01 pm

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino 3rd condoled with the people of Singapore as he signed the Book of Condolences Friday for the late Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew who died Monday at age 91. Among those who received the … Read more »

Need to strengthen PH Iodized Salt Law implementation cited

March 27, 2015 9:58 pm

The Philippine National Nutrition Council-National Capital Region (NNC-NCR) of the Department of Health (DOH), along with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), cited on Friday the need to strengthen the implementation of the ASIN Law, also known as “An Act … Read more »

De La Salle-St. Benilde announces shift to new academic calendar

March 27, 2015 9:56 pm

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde will transition to a new academic calendar beginning next school year, a statement sent to The Manila Times on Friday night said. Under the new academic calendar, the First Term will be from 24 … Read more »