SC stops CHED memo vs. Filipino subject in college

Chairperson Patricia B. Licuanan (right) of the Commission on Higher Education discusses during a news conference Wednesday at the CHED Office in Quezon City the Students’ Grants-in-aid Program for Poverty Alleviation, a most exciting part of the government’s student assistance program as it directly benefits students of the poorest families. The SGP-PA, with an allocation of P500M, is administered by […]

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Manila Bulletin wins 2 plums in 1st Sarihay Media Awards

The Manila Bulletin Research Team won two awards in Print Media categories of the 1st Sarihay Media Awards held at Luxent Hotel in Quezon City last Friday. Manila Bulletin Research’s special report titled “Stinking Snag,” co-written by Research head Leo Ortega Laparan II, and researchers Jaimie Rose Aberia, Mark Anthony Sarino, and Monch Mikko Misagal, and published on the newspaper’s […]

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Aquino to seek stronger ASEAN stand on settlement of territorial disputes

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – President Aquino will call on fellow Association of Southeast Asian Nations  leaders to make a stronger regional stand for the peaceful and rules-based settlement of the territorial disputes when they meet at the 26th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings this week. The President is scheduled to leave Manila at noon today for Malaysia to attend the […]

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Happiest nations: Phl ranks 90th

MANILA, Philippines – Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, while the Philippines placed 90th, according to a global ranking of happiness unveiled in New York on Thursday. Switzerland was followed closely by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada. The 2015 World Happiness Report is the third annual report seeking to quantify happiness as a means of influencing government policy. […]

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This Sneaky Turtle Just Photobombed a Group Picture in the Philippines

Whitehotpix/ZUMAPRESS.com Friendly sea turtle crashes group photo in the Philippines at just the right moment. Call it photo-shelled A sea turtle managed to photobomb a group of swimmers in the Philippines earlier this month, launching itself squarely in the frame of a group shot. “We were posing for a group photo at Apo Island when this sea turtle surfaced to […]

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United States seeks access to Philippine bases as part of Asia pivot

MANILA (Reuters) – The United States has asked for access to Philippine military bases in eight locations to rotate troops, aircraft, and ships as Washington shifts its forces to Asia and as China expands its military presence in the South China Sea. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in a speech in Arizona, has outlined Washington’s next phase in its Asia […]

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What makes KDOND livelier

MANILA, Philippines – The new season of the game show, Kapamilya Deal or No Deal (KDOND), recently started on ABS-CBN, firing up the late-afternoon slot of the network. Hosted by Luis Manzano, the show was made more interesting and livelier with the presence of 20 Lucky Stars, who are not just mainly players, but as daily come-on to carry the […]

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