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Palace intervenes in US Filipinos’ woes

April 15, 2014 10:40 pm

MALACAÑANG on Tuesday vowed assistance to some 300,000 undocumented Filipinos in the United States who are facing possible deportation, although it said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will work to prevent such a scenario. “We are committed to the … Read more »

HOLY WEEK STILL A SOLEMN PERIOD FOR SOME SENATORS

April 15, 2014 10:39 pm

HOLY Week to some Filipinos seems to have lost its solemnity as they would rather enjoy the long work break at a beach or a favorite tourist spot, instead of visiting churches and spending time reflecting on spiritual things. But … Read more »

Japan soon to waive visas for Filipino tourists

April 15, 2014 10:39 pm

TOKYO: The government and the ruling coalition are making arrangements to waive visas for tourists from the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam as one of the initiatives in a revised action plan due out in June to make Japan a tourism-oriented … Read more »

SC asked to extend Meralco TRO

April 15, 2014 10:38 pm

Worried that the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) will impose the highest power rate hike ever, a group of consumers and lawmakers on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to extend indefinitely the temporary restraining order (TRO) it issued halting the … Read more »

Palace to ‘modify’ Bangsamoro draft law

April 15, 2014 10:38 pm

CONTRARY to reports that the draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law that was submitted to Malacañang on Monday is already ripe for submission to Congress, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the measure still has to be “modified.” Describing … Read more »

Power supply thins as Calaca plant shuts down

April 15, 2014 10:37 pm

A unit of the Masinloc coal-fired power plant was shut down early on Tuesday because of a boiler problem but the incident did not cause brownouts despite a thinner power reserve. Owned by AES Philippines, Masinloc Coal-fired Thermal Power Plant … Read more »

Govt relocation projects rated ‘PG’

April 15, 2014 10:37 pm

Informal settlers or “squatters” on Tuesday decried the Aquino government’s relocation projects, rating them “PG” or “Pure Gimmickry.” Hundreds of “squatters” from various waterway communities affected by an ongoing relocation program held a Kalbaryo ng Maralita (Calvary of the Poor) … Read more »

Students storm Ched, denounce high tuition

April 15, 2014 10:36 pm

A STUDENT group on Tuesday stormed the central office of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) in Quezon City to reiterate its call for the agency to stop any increase in tuition and other school fees on the last day … Read more »

Used transformers dangerous to health

April 15, 2014 10:36 pm

THOSE transformers on electric posts also pose a danger to health. Environmental group Greenpeace warned that used transformers that contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are toxic. PCB is used in the manufacture of dielectric, a material used in electrical insulators. Exposure … Read more »

1 killed, 6 hurt in QC drag race shooting

April 15, 2014 10:35 pm

Police are now hunting an illegal drag race organizer after one person was killed and six others were injured when a losing group of car racers shot the victims at dawn Tuesday on Mindanao Avenue Extension in Barangay Greater Lagro … Read more »