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Negros, N. Cotabato folk flee floodwaters

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Army troopers were called out and helicopters dispatched on Sunday to rescue residents trapped on rooftops after torrential rains triggered unprecedented flash floods in parts of Negros and Mindanao.

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Negros students help free stranded dolphin

STUDENTS of Tanjay City Science High School, supervised by Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer Jac Senagan (left), provide care for the stranded Risso’s dolphin off the Tanjay City shoreline last Thursday. SIDNEY R. LEE/CONTRIBUTOR

News of a beached dolphin close to their school on Thursday led some curious students of Tanjay City Science High School to the shoreline of Barangay (village) Tugas in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, to catch a glimpse of the marine mammal.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

4,000 flee as floods hit Negros Oriental, Occidental

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At least 4,000 persons were forced to leave their homes after floods hit one city and three towns in Negros Oriental’s third district due to incessant rains since Friday.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Passenger craft missing in Siquijor; black out hits Dumaguete City

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A passenger craft was reported missing while power black out hit Dumaguete City as typhoon “Pablo” unleashed its wrath in Siquijor and parts of Negros Oriental late Tuesday afternoon.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

University program scores e-success

STUDENTS of Foundation University (FU) are not just being hip by using their iPads  in class. They  have been using them  instead of thick, paper-bound books since 2010, and studies show the iPad program has helped improve the students’ performance by 6 to 10 percent. PHOTO BY HERSLEY VEN CASERO/CONTRIBUTOR

Two years ago, parents were hesitant to the plan of Foundation University (FU) to use a popular tablet in lieu of using thick, paper-bound books. Their fears ranged from the cost of purchasing an iPad to how to safeguard the units.

Posted: November 17th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »