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Sleepy Philippine Towns Wake Up to Answer World’s Phones

By Karl Lester M. Yap/ – Jennifer Ann Palmares-Fong has come home. Fifteen years after leaving Iloilo in the Philippines for the bright lights of Manila, she and her friends have been lured back as her once-quiet hometown is transformed. “Never in my wildest dreams did I expect there would Read more »


SC stops tax case vs Pacman

By Edu Punay/The Philippine Star – The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday granted relief to world boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee in their P2.2-billion tax evasion case. In a two-page resolution released yesterday afternoon, the third division of the high court issued a temporary Read more »

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New species of tarsier discovered in Dinagat Island

By Matikas Santos/ – International biologists have confirmed the discovery of a new species of Tarsier on the island of Dinagat in Mindanao 25 years after a Filipino biologist first saw the possibility of there being a distinct species. Rafe Brown, curator-in-charge at the University of Kansas’ Biodiversity Institute said Read more »

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Stylist Who Spends Every Sunday Cutting Hair For Homeless: ‘Every Human Life Is Worth The Same’

By Robbie Couch/The Huffington Post – Mark Bustos is a hair stylist at an upscale salon in New York City, but not all of his clientele have to be wealthy to get a quality trim. Sometimes, they don’t need a penny. Bustos spends every Sunday — his only day off Read more »


Lawmakers on Aquino 2nd term: Good move or political suicide?

By Angela Casausay/ – Will the House of Representatives support moves to amend the Constitution beyond the economic provisions? House leaders have yet to respond to President Benigno Aquino III’s statement that he is now open to constitutional amendments – to clip the Supreme Court’s powers and possibly allow Read more »

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MRT-3 train derailed, injuries reported

via – A Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) train went past its barrier at the terminal’s Taft station Wednesday, August 13, injuring several passengers and causing a post to fall over a car. A passenger told dzBB the problems began in the Magallanes station, when the train air-conditioning went off. Read more »