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Australian Phuc Dat Bich ‘honored’ after name goes viral

November 24, 2015 8:24 pm

SYDNEY: Australian man Phuc Dat Bich, who became an Internet sensation after complaining his Facebook page kept being shut down, says he is honored his name has made people laugh. The 23-year-old, who is of Vietnamese origin, originally posted a … Read more »

No MRT, LRT fare hike in 2016

November 24, 2015 8:20 pm

THERE will be no fare increases for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Railway Transit (LRT) next year. This assurance was given by Senator Loren Legarda during the Senate deliberation of the budget of the Department of Transportation and … Read more »

NATO in ‘close contact’ with Turkey after Russian jet downed

November 24, 2015 7:47 pm

BRUSSELS: NATO is in “close contact” with Ankara and watching developments after key alliance member Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border, an official said Tuesday. “NATO is monitoring the situation closely. We are in contact … Read more »

Court junks EDCA plea of ex-US senator

November 24, 2015 7:13 pm

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday junked the petition of a former United States (US) senator seeking the nullity of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) forged between the Philippines and the United States . During en banc deliberations, the … Read more »

Hilbay, Caguioa vie for SC post

November 24, 2015 7:13 pm

Justice Secretary Benjamin Caguioa and Solicitor General Florin Hilbay are among the 16 nominees for the Supreme Court post that will be left vacant by Associate Justice Martin Villarama Jr. The two officials were in the list of 16 applicants … Read more »

Phivolcs ups alert level over restive Kanlaon volcano

November 24, 2015 6:28 pm

The Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) declared alert level 1 over Kanlaon volcano after its eruption Monday night. A steam explosion occurred at its crater at 9:55 p.m. and lasted for eight minutes, Phivolcs said. The volcano continued … Read more »

Raymond Dominguez moved to secure detention cell

November 24, 2015 6:28 pm

Convicted car theft leader Raymond Dominguez will be transferred to a more secure detention cell following allegations that he ordered the killing of Bulacan Regional Trial Court Judge Wilfredo Nieves. Bureau of Corrections Director General Ricardo Rainier Cruz 3rd said … Read more »

PH bet early favorite in Miss World 2015

November 24, 2015 5:40 pm

It looks like the Philippines’ bet to Miss World 2015 is off to a good start as Hillarie Danielle Parungao took the seventh spot in forecasting online source Global Beauties’ Miss World Pre-Arrival Leaderboard. Founded in 1998, Global Beauties is … Read more »

Over half of world’s primates on brink of extinction – experts

November 24, 2015 5:13 pm

SINGAPORE: More than half the world’s primates, including apes, lemurs and monkeys, are facing extinction, international experts warned Tuesday, as they called for urgent action to protect mankind’s closest living relatives. The population crunch is the result of large-scale habitat … Read more »

Cambodia reaching ‘dangerous tipping point’ – UN expert

November 24, 2015 5:08 pm

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia’s increasingly fractious political situation is pushing the country towards a “dangerous tipping point”, the UN rights envoy to the kingdom said Tuesday. The country has been plunged into a bitter political crisis after an arrest warrant was … Read more »