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Despite poor crowd control, cargo terminal shake drill ‘very satisfactory’

Despite poor crowd control, cargo terminal shake drill ‘very satisfactory’

By ARIANNE CHRISTIAN TAPAO and NICOLE-ANNE LAGRIMAS DESPITE shortcomings in crowd control, a Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA)..

June 24, 2016
‘Duterte sees women as playthings’ – Nun activist

‘Duterte sees women as playthings’ – Nun activist

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL THEY say there is virtue in silence, but members of the Catholic Church are starting, one by one, to defy this..

June 11, 2016
Despite shortcomings, int’l nonprofit lauds Comelec for PWD-inclusive polls

Despite shortcomings, int’l nonprofit lauds Comelec for PWD-inclusive polls

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL AMID reports of people with disabilities (PWDs) and senior citizens climbing a flight of stairs to vote, an..

June 10, 2016
Record number of Filipino PWD scholars set to begin graduate studies in Australia

Record number of Filipino PWD scholars set to begin graduate studies in Australia

By JAKE SORIANO A record number of Filipino persons with disabilities (PWDs) have been granted scholarships this year to pursue graduate..

June 9, 2016
Congress sets proclamation of Duterte and Robredo

Congress sets proclamation of Duterte and Robredo

  Rodrigo Duterte, presidential candidate of the PDP-Laban and Leni Robredo, vice-presidential candidate of the Liberal Party will be..

May 29, 2016
Comelec proclaims winners despite issues, protests

Comelec proclaims winners despite issues, protests

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL AMID protests to stop the proclamation of winning candidates, the Commission on Elections proceeded to declare the..

May 19, 2016
Incumbent political clans, emerging dynasties win in Eastern Visayas polls

Incumbent political clans, emerging dynasties win in Eastern Visayas polls

By VEN LABRO CATBALOGAN City – Save for a few newbies, Eastern Visayas remains pretty much in the tight grip of political families. When..

May 19, 2016
Obama congratulates Duterte

Obama congratulates Duterte

President Obama spoke by phone today with presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines to convey his congratulations...

May 18, 2016
AKO-Bicol, Gabriela top party-list race

AKO-Bicol, Gabriela top party-list race

AKO-Bicol and Gabriela affirmed their dominance among the 115 party-list groups by garnering three seats each in the May 9 elections...

May 16, 2016
Drilon leads senatorial race

Drilon leads senatorial race

Senate President re-electionist Franklin Drilon takes the lead in the senatorial race with results of the May 9 elections from 121 out of..

May 16, 2016
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