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  • What college courses are in the new GE curriculum?

    June 24, 2014 10:40 PM 4

    What will be left of general education courses in college when the Commission on Higher Education starts reducing the GE curriculum to 36 units in 2018? MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) memorandum which has been criticized lately for removing Filipino subjects in the new general education (GE) curriculum starting 2018 is also introducing

  • Post-peace talks in a city of peace

    June 24, 2014 5:09 PM 5

    HIROSHIMA—This city lives on in the minds of many people as the place in the world where the “atomic age” was born. It was here where, Aug. 6, 1945, a Monday, a nuclear bomb was dropped by a plane piloted by Americans, immediately killing an estimated 80,000 residents. The horrors of Hiroshima and then Nagasaki are believed to have effectively ended

  • Makati City returns P55M in unused PDAF, but...

    June 24, 2014 5:00 PM 3

    State auditors say that the city government may have to return P123.51 million. or more than double the amount MANILA, Philippines – The Makati City government announced having returned to the national treasury P54.7 million ($1.247 million)* worth of unused pork barrel released to the city by the Vice President and lawmakers. In a statement on Tuesday

  • Southern Mindanao to experience cloudy skies, light to moderate rains until Wednesday

    June 24, 2014 4:48 PM

    MANILA, Philippines -- Expect cloudy and rainy weather in some parts of Mindanao in the next 24 hours, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). In an interview Tuesday, PAGASA weather forecaster Gladys Saludes said an intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will bring cloudy skies with light

  • PNP ready for Enrile but Sandigan still has no decision on his 'pork' case

    June 24, 2014 4:47 PM 7

    MANILA, Philippines - Be it in the Camp Crame facility that houses senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. or at a hospital, the Philippine National Police (PNP) is ready to take in Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile should the Sandiganbayan order his arrest and detention. "If the court commits Senator Juan Ponce Enrile to our detention facility, he will go through

  • Another Ampatuan massacre ‘shirker’ promoted general

    June 24, 2014 4:20 PM 1

    How was the Nov. 2009 Maguindanao massacre pulled off with such impunity? Obviously it was with police-military complicity, or at least negligence. No company-size private army could have barricaded the highway from dawn to dusk; detoured 58 civilians in eight vans up a hill; gang-raped five of the females; decapitated, dismembered, disemboweled some; machine-gunned

  • Police official charged, tagged as brains in hotelier’s slay

    June 24, 2014 4:20 PM 3

    DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Murder charges were filed here yesterday afternoon against four suspects, including a police official who was implicated in the murder of businessman and hotelier Richard King last June 12. Criminal charges were filed against police Superintendent Leonardo Felonia, who surrendered Monday night to Mayor Rodrigo Duterte after

  • Erap to fight off ouster

    June 24, 2014 4:01 PM

    FORMER President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada on Tuesday warned he will part ways with President Benigno Aquino III and fight back if his administration tries to oust him from the Manila City Hall. His sons Jinggoy Estrada and JV Ejercito, both senators, earlier revealed a plot allegedly hatched by Malacañang to unseat him. The mayor’s sons claim

  • Morales okays findings vs Vitangcol, De Vera

    June 24, 2014 4:01 PM

    OMBUDSMAN Conchita Morales approved the preliminary investigation of former Metro Rail Transit 3 general manager Al Vitangcol III amid charges that he tried to extort $30 million from a Czech multinational company in connection with the P3.76-billion MRT expansion project. Morales also ordered the investigation of defeated Liberal Party mayoral candidate

  • Aquino backs Abe’s defense aid move

    June 24, 2014 4:01 PM 4

    President Benigno Aquino III expressed his support to the Japanese government’s proposal to amend its Constitution to allow its Self-Defense Forces to come to the aid of its foreign allies. In a statement after his bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Aquino said “nations of goodwill can only benefit if the Japanese government