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Election period kicks off; gun ban in force

By Tina G. Santos and Jaymee T. Gamil/ – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will begin enforcing the nationwide gun ban on Sunday, the start of the election period for the May 2016 polls. In Resolution No. 9981, the poll body listed prohibited acts during the election period which Read more »

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Master Showman German ‘Kuya Germs’ Moreno passes away

via – German Moreno, who is known in the showbiz industry as “Master Showman,” has passed away after suffering from cardiac arrest at 3:20 a.m. on Friday. He was 82 years old. Moreno’s death came a year after he had a stroke. Nite is Moreno’s nephew and co-host in Read more »


P1B for free contraceptives of poor couples removed from 2016 budget – DOH

By Jocelyn R. Uy/ – Poor Filipino couples in need of artificial contraceptives will not be getting any in health centers this year after the Senate allegedly struck off the P1 billion budget allotted for family planning commodities for 2016, according to the Department of Health (DOH). Health Secretary Read more »

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1.07 million students to get dengue vaccine – DOH

By Katerina Francisco/ – More than 1 million Filipino children in 3 regions with high incidence of dengue will be among the first recipients of anti-dengue vaccine in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) said. Health Secretary Janette Garin said President Benigno Aquino III has approved the provision Read more »

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DLSU wins major title in world debate tournament

By Rex Remitio/CNN Philippines – De La Salle University (DLSU) reigned supreme in the English as a Second Language (ESL) category of the 36th World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) held in Thessaloniki, Greece on Monday (January 4). The WUDC, organized in 1982, is the world’s largest debating tournament and Read more »


Philippines approves Sanofi Pasteur’s dengue vaccine

By Cesar Mills/ – The Philippines has granted approval for the sales of a new dengue vaccine, following Mexico as the first two countries to allow a treatment that could prevent the flu-like illness that threatens half the world’s population. The World Health Organisation aims to reduce dengue Read more »