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Oldest living Filipino war veteran, UP’s oldest alumnus dies at 107

via – The Philippine’s oldest World War II veteran, 107-year-old Engineer Fernando Perez Javier, died Monday morning in Baguio City due to an illness, the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office announced. Javier’s remains were cremated and will be brought to Quezon City on July 2. He will be interred at Read more »

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Philippines starts building world’s first resort airport

By Louis Bacani/ – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday led the groundbreaking ceremony for the “world’s first resort airport” in Cebu. The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) said the project covers the construction of a new world-class international passenger terminal building at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport and the Read more »

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All Philippine carriers removed from EU blacklist

By Daphne J. Magturo/ – “All airlines certified in the Philippines have been removed today from the European Air Safety List, and are therefore allowed to operate in the European airspace,” EU Chargé d’Affaires Lubomir Frebort told a media briefing last night at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Read more »


Binay quits Cabinet

By Helen Flores/The Philippine Star – It was only a matter of time. Vice President Jejomar Binay resigned yesterday from President Aquino’s Cabinet, officially ending a shaky relationship with an administration that he suspected was causing all his legal troubles. Binay’s daughter Abigail, a Makati congresswoman, said her Read more »

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MERS: No cause for alarm in Phl

By Sheila Crisostomo/The Philippine Star – The Department of Health (DOH) has maintained that there is no need for the public to worry despite neighboring Thailand now having its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). “There is nothing to fear, there is nothing to be alarmed about Read more »

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Modernized Rizal museum opens; eye instruments on display

By Evelyn Macairan, Janvic Mateo/The Philippine Star – A museum of Dr. Jose Rizal will be opened in Calamba, Laguna today, his 154th birth anniversary. The Museo ni Jose Rizal is a “modernized” museum on the life of the national hero, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) said Read more »