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Tobacco enriches and corrupts in the dry, sun-drenched northern Philippines, where family fortunes as well as political empires are built on the golden leaf.
Supreme Court magistrates have formally supported the status quo ante (SQA) order issued by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno stopping the implementation of the Commission
Mexican officials said they had arrested former US university professor Walter Lee Williams, an alleged child sexual predator on the FBI's list of top 10 Most Wanted criminals.
Petaling Jaya (The Star/ANN) - It's the same old script, year after year. Right around this time, the clear blue skies in parts of our country and a few other countries in the region will turn grey.
Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine officials in the United States are investigating the reported exploitation of Filipino immigrants at several 7-Eleven convenience stores in two East Coast states under a scheme likened to a "modern-day plantation system" where their wages are withheld and their employment concealed under stolen identities.
Lucena (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The National Democratic Front (NDF), the political arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), has ruled out "localised peace talks", the government's preferred method of negotiations to deal with the decades-old communist insurgency.
Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - It's not just foreign employers who are abusing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Even Philippine Embassy officials are allegedly involved in the sexual exploitation of their countrymen-so says Party-list Akbayan Representative Walden Bello.
Pinoys are the world’s top gin drinkers and the third rum consumers, a report from The Economist said, citing data from International Wine and Spirit Research.
Fiji has offered more than 500 troops to the UN Golan Heights peacekeeping force after several countries withdrew because of the spillover from the Syria conflict, diplomats said Tuesday.
Jesus said to His disciples, "Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father. When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.
Summer has come to a close and it's back-to-school again! Time to make new friends, read more books, and revel in the joy of learning. Every child, rich or poor, deserves a quality education and a chance at a bright future. But for many Filipino children whose families live below the poverty line, going to school is a lot easier said than done. While free public education is available in the country, other factors like class size and quality of education hinder children from reaching their full potential. Despite these hurdles, we can do something-- especially if we work together.
The Home Development Mutual Fund otherwise known as Pag-IBIG Fund is planning to revive an earlier proposal for an increase in contribution through flexible options on the part of employee and employer to possibly double its fund to P50 billion.
Manila, Philippines --- Films with a light-hearted approach to life and love, promising tons of humorous situations and comic relief dominate this year's line-up of motion pictures taking part in the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival. For a change, not one of them is titled "EntengKabisote," "Agimat," "Panday," or "Shake, Rattle and Roll."
Manila, Philippines --- The Philippines received plaudits during the third annual conference on the South China Sea hosted recently by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, for bringing its territorial dispute with China over the West Philippine Sea to a United Nations-backed tribunal.
Manila, Philippines --- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) yesterday warned the public of more frequent moderate to at times heavy rains in Metro Manila, Southern Luzon, and Central Luzon from Wednesday until Saturday.
Tiger Airways Philippines will be adding more flights connecting the country to its Asian neighbors and even beyond, according to newly-appointed company president and CEO Olive Ramos.
Manila, Philippines --- Fighting broke out anew on Monday in Lahad Datu, Sabah, between the followers of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo and patrolling Malaysian security forces.
Standard Chartered Bank has revised its three-year growth forecast higher for the Philippines in anticipation of continued infrastructure boom-led economic expansion.
In a sea of K-Pop, western pop tunes, over-decorated divas, rockers, and hip-hop stars arrives one talented young Filipino-Singaporean, who presents a refreshing new alternative in music entertainment.
The Tweet Hearts group led by recording artist and actress Jennylyn Mercado was "Sunday All Stars"' first winner during its debut last June 16 and according to the team's mentor, the pressure will be heavier for them in next Sunday's showdown.