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It's been called a "dishonorable" use for a hero's name.
We're not sure what it is with the government and fish these days, but it looks like Tito Sotto's citizenship remark isn't the last we'll be hearing on the subject. Another lawmaker has filed a bill to halt the "dishonorable" use of ...
 
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Ironically, elected officials are not required to pass the Civil Service Exam.
The Civil Service Examination is one of the most difficult examinations in the country. Every year, only around 10 percent of those who take it pass. For the Professional Level, the Civil Service Exam covers the following areas:We know a few elected ...
 
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The environmental activist and former yoga missionary passed away today, August 19.
ABS-CBN Foundation chairman Regina Paz Lopez has passed away today, August 19, ABS-CBN confirms."Gina was the pillar of strength that pushed AFI to achieve what seemed to be impossible. Her caring heart and selfless kind of love inspired people within and beyond ...
 
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At least where the Bureau of Customs is concerned.
Corruption is nothing new in the Philippines—to put it lightly—so any move to combat it is most welcome. The Bureau of Customs certainly hasn't been winning any awards in the Most Trustworthy category but at the very least they're trying. The next ...
 
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I should know. I've been there.
In the wake of Jeffrey Epstein’s death this past weekend, I’ve watched, on the television in my cell at Sing Sing, a parade of talking heads express everything from confusion to anger that such a high-profile person could kill himself while in ...
 
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Marvel Entertainment Chairman Isaac Perlmutter has donated $600,000 to the president's re-election campaign.
The announcement that billionaire Stephen Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins, Equinox, and SoulCycle, is hosting a Hamptons fundraiser for Donald Trump sparked a boycott by some members of the gyms, including celebrities like Chrissy Teigen and Billy Eichner. And now Armie Hammer has pointed ...
 
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This is to create a permanent place for displaced street vendors.
From parked cars to vendors, the streets of Manila are a hodgepodge of city life. People have made a living on our roads, but—now that the Department of Interior and Local Government has given city mayors until September to clear out all ...
 
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He wants offices to refrain from asking individuals to present newly-acquired birth certificates within the last six months.
A new bill filed by Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto seeks to give “lifetime validity” to birth certificates and mandates government agencies to accept a birth certificate regardless of when it was issued.According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the birth ...
 
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The water pollution in 3 towns in El Nido was found to be unsafe for swimming.
The six-month closure of Boracay gave the island paradise a much-needed break, and it seems like another tourist destination is next on the government's list of closures. The three barangays in Bacuit Bay and one in Corong-Corong—both in El Nido, Palawan—are being recommended for a three-month long closure by the Department of the Interior and ...
 
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A four-day affair for car enthusiasts.
After being postponed for almost half a year, the Philippine Autocon is finally on. Dubbed as a massive automotive exhibit and the biggest car sale in the country, this event sponsored by Beepbeep.ph will be held from July 25 - 28, 2019 ...
 
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The future of Filipino films is at stake here.
Many Filipino filmmakers and fans were happy when the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) released a new memorandum circular on the Policies and Guidelines on the Theatrical Release of Films in Philippine Cinemas on June 15, 2019 to come into ...
 
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We're going to break the heat index.
One thing to remember while the president embarks on racist tirades against sitting members of Congress is that his administration is largely doing nothing—and, in fact, is rolling back many of our efforts—to combat an existential threat to human civilization as we know it. Yes, ...
 
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No official word yet, but construction of a bridge nearby is raising eyebrows.
San Agustin Church in Intramuros has been standing for more than four centuries now—through the ravages of war and, well, urban development since 1587—to become not just the Philippines' oldest Roman Catholic Church and one of the most beautiful, but also one of ...
 
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Michelle Carter Was Convicted of Encouraging Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. Here's What Happened Next.
In June 2017, Michelle Carter was convicted for involuntary manslaughter in the death of her boyfriend Conrad Roy III—though Roy had taken his own life. Three years earlier, the 18-year-old died by suicide after poisoning himself with carbon monoxide in his truck. Later, text ...
 
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Will this methanol poisoning issue affect the craft liquor industry?
In June, a screencapped message from a certain "Margaux Romero" began circulating on social media and other messenger platforms implicating a local gin in an alleged case of methanol poisoning. Later, it was revealed the supposed gin in question is Cosmic Carabao.Cosmic ...
 
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Hmmm.
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Global Rights Index is an annual report that lists the best countries to work in, based on the country’s promotion of workers’ welfare. For three consecutive years, the Philippines has been named one of the world’s ...
 
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The Manila mayor is making good on his promise of open governance.
A new batch of Metro Manila mayors have just started their terms, and all eyes are on the fresh names that have ended dynasties in their respective areas. Mayor Isko Moreno—who is taking charge after Joseph Estrada's six-year rule over the City ...
 
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A USAID-funded project provides high school graduates aged 18 to 24 with work-based skills training.
Jobellyn Barbasa serves as chef de cuisine, the highest position in the kitchen of Escolta at the Peninsula Manila. Barbasa joined the culilnary industry in 2012, and quickly rose through the ranks.“When I started at Escolta Restaurant, it was very difficult because I ...
 
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The proposed "Safe Streets, Workplaces and Public Spaces Act" is now a law.
No matter what you say, catcalling or wolf-whistling in public is not "freedom of expression," and it's definitely "a sexual thing" and a form of sexual harassment. And now that the proposed Safe Streets, Workplaces and Public Spaces Act lapsed into law, offenders may face ...
 
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Ping Lacson is all of us.
Ping Lacson, Philippine senator and inadvertent politics critic by way of Twitter, has summed up our feelings over the upcoming elections via a tweet. Lacson wished good candidates good luck and the bad candidates to lose."To all the decent, well-intentioned, honest, selfless, disciplined, ...
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