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https://open.spotify.com/episode/2Z5dLeFvx6WBgs4QI0Ox6b?si=zxhrhxAqQDC9CipGXFPHhw BY hosting or agreeing to a clandestine meeting on Wednesday night with vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. and discussing the vaccine issue with him, Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd did a grave disservice to the Senate and his peers. It could render moot the public hearing on...

Car-free day leads long fight to tame the car

European cities stage an annual car-free day on Wednesday aimed at reclaiming, for a few hours at least, traffic-choked streets and at cleansing urban air fouled by exhaust fumes. More...

Breaking the stalemate

 “A wound can be bound up, and an insult forgiven, but he who betrays secrets does hopeless damage.” – Sirach, from the Bible The above quotation is one of the many...

Asia ponders ‘new’ Hu

ASIA and the rest of the world line up on the roadside to watch how a new China without Jiang Zemin and with a more powerful Hu Jintao would...

Big risks, big rewards for ‘Dogs of War’ in Iraq

BAGHDAD—Geoff Harries didn’t know his son Andrew was even in Iraq when the call came through saying the former British soldier had been killed in an ambush near the...

China waits for all-powerful Hu Jintao to show his true colors

BEIJING—Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday was looking like one of the world’s strongest leaders, but questions still remain about where he wants to take China and his 1.3...

Australian voters still undecided

SYDNEY—The latest opinion polls ahead of Australian elections next month sent contradictory messages Monday with one survey giving the opposition Labor Party a big lead and a second tipping...

150 years ago, medicine entered the modern age

PARIS—A hundred and fifty years ago, a maverick British physician hauled medicine into the modern era and in so doing dealt cholera one of its mightiest blows. By the mid-19th...

ULAP opposes IRA cut

THE Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), the umbrella organization of governors, vice governors, board members, city mayors, municipal mayors, vice mayors, councilors and barangay captains and...

Off to a good start

The country must take off.  That’s a bottom line. We have been maneuvering around the runway with no clear direction in mind. Or like a ship at sea, we...

Using the IRA

There is a very special city in Zamboanga del Sur. It is called Midsalip. Its local government officials receive salaries and allowances equivalent to the salaries and allowances of...

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House panels empower President to defer hike in PhilHealth, SSS contributions

TWO panels at the House of Representatives separately granted the President the power to suspend increases in contributions by members of the Philippine Health...

7.1 quake hits Davao Occidental — Phivolcs

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Davao Occidental on Thursday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The epicenter of the earthquake at...

Death toll in Madrid gas blast rises to four

MADRID: The toll from a powerful explosion that gutted a church-owned building in Madrid rose to four on Thursday after a priest died from...

Duterte sends ‘warmest greetings, best wishes’ to Biden, Harris

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte extended to  United States President Joseph "Joe" Biden Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris his “warmest greetings and best wishes”. Presidential spokesman...

ABS-CBN’s ‘ASAP Natin ‘To’, ‘FPJ: Da King’ head to TV5

ABS-CBN’s long-time running musical variety show, “ASAP Natin 'To” and “FPJ: Da King,” are headed to TV5. Beginning Sunday, January 24, TV5 will simulcast...

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