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Mandaluyong breaks world record for largest Zumba class

via – Mandaluyong City broke a Guinness World record on Sunday (July 19) for the largest Zumba class held in a single venue. Zumba is a dance fitness activity created by a Colombian dancer in the 1990s, involving aerobic exercises and dance choreography. A total of 12,975 participants in Read more »

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5 die, 5 missing as landslide buries DMCI mine site anew

via By Rey P. Alcalde/Philippines News Agency – Five persons were confirmed dead and five others remain missing after a landslide occurred anew at the Panian Pit of Semirara Coal Mine operated by the DM Consunji Inc. (DMCI) on Semirara Island, Caluya, Antique. Ricky Lavega, a representative of the Read more »

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First active Philippine Eagle nest in Luzon found in Apayao

By JM Agreda/CNN Philippines – The lush virgin forests of Apayao province has been home to the first Philippine Eagle nest in Luzon island, a major discovery and among the first in the history of Philippine Eagle research and conservation. Tatiana Abaño, project coordinator of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) Read more »

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PHL govt to dump Canada trash in Tarlac sanitary landfill

via – The Philippine government has decided to dump tons of waste shipped from Canada years ago in a sanitary landfill in Tarlac. “Eh baka kasi maka-create pa iyan ng hazards later on. Eh di ibaon natin. Iyon naman purpose ng landfill… Iyon naman ang purpose ng landfill Read more »

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‘Durian candy’ poisons hundreds in 6 Surigao del Sur towns

By David Lozada/ – Hundreds of people were poisoned in at least 6 towns and a city in Surigao del Sur on Friday, July 10, after they ate durian candy, the municipality of Cagwait’s public information office (PIO) said. According to Rogen Tabugoc of the PIO office, at least 200 Read more »

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It’s David vs Goliath in The Hague

By Pia Lee-Brago/The Philippine Star – The United Nations Arbitral Tribunal started yesterday the hearing to address China’s objections to UN jurisdiction over the arbitration case filed by the Philippines against Beijing. The Philippine legal team said it is working hard to get the tribunal to consider there is jurisdiction Read more »