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Oops! Facebook Accidentally Told The World That The Philippines Was At War

By Jenna Amatulli/The Huffington Post – Facebook is great for helping you remember friends’ birthdays. But not so much when it comes to vexillology. On Sunday, Facebook users in the Philippines saw a message commemorating the country’s declaration of independence from Spain on June 12, 1898. The message, however, Read more »

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Fabella Hospital to be demolished for ‘commercial’ use

By Arra B. Francia/rappler.com – The land where Dr Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Sta Cruz, Manila currently stands could soon be used for commercial purposes. This is what employees and patients of Fabella fear if the demolition of the hospital will push through beyond the June 9 deadline given Read more »

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First sakura park in the country to bloom in Benguet

via CNN Philippines – The first-ever sakura or cherry blossom park in the country is opening in Benguet. Officials of Atok, Benguet, along with officials from the Kochi prefecture and Japanese embassy planted over 30 cherry blossoms and other kinds of trees from Japan on Monday to celebrate the 40th Read more »

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Federalism: What Filipinos need to know

By Levi A. So/philstar.com – Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte is an ardent advocate of federalism. Long before he decided to run, Duterte made rounds in the country to promote it. It was during these listening tours that he would float “if I were president” scenarios, which kept people guessing whether Read more »

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Official count: Duterte is new president, Robredo is vice president

via CNN Philippines – Rodrigo Duterte, the tough-talking Davao City mayor, won the May 9 presidential election by a landslide against four other prominent officials according to the official congressional canvass of votes late Friday. A spokesperson for Duterte called his “historic” victory “the triumph of the people, by the Read more »

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SUMMER’S OVER PAGASA declares onset of rainy season

By Kiersnerr Gerwin Tacadena/GMA News – State weather bureau PAGASA on Tuesday finally declared the onset of the rainy season. PAGASA made the announcement after observing weather patterns in the wake of increasingly frequent rainshowers and thunderstorms across the archipelago. “These prominent changes suggest strong manifestation on the shift from Read more »