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Filipinos urged to stop wasting rice


Education Secretary Armin Luistro urged schools nationwide to actively participate in the observance of National Rice Awareness Month in November, saying the amount of rice Filipinos waste every day could feed 2.5 million people a year and adds up to more than P7 billion annually.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

More rain seen in southern Mindanao in next few days–Pagasa

Project NOAH MTSAT image as of October 25, 2014, 7.32 AM

With the intertropical convergence zone still affecting Mindanao, the southern part of that region is expected to be rainy in the next three or four days.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

EcoWaste: Respect the dead, keep cemeteries clean

FIRE FOR THE DEAD. The people of Sagada, Mountain Province, gather in a cemetery for “Panag-apoy” (to make fire) at dusk on Thursday, All Saints’ Day. Combining Filipino practices with Anglican church rites, the ritual is intended to give warmth to the souls of the departed. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

An environmental group urged cemetery administrators to put up “eco-measures” that would remind the public to remain respectful of the dead and avoid turning graveyards into “instant landfills.”

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Albay, Ligao, Tabaco cancel sem break to hold make-up classes after Mayon unrest

STUDENTS of Camalig North Central School in Camalig town, Albay province, attend classes outdoors while their classrooms serve as temporary homes for families evacuated from danger zones around Mayon Volcano. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON FILE PHOTO

Three school divisions in the Bicol region have declared no semestral breaks in elementary and secondary schools to make up for the disruption of classes caused by Mayon Volcano’s state of unrest.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cold front to bring rain to Central, south Luzon

Satellite Image-October 19, 2014-3:01 PM. SCREENGRAB from noah.dost.gov.ph

The weather bureau has alerted residents of Central and Southern Luzon to moderate and heavy rains that could trigger flash floods and landslides with the tail-end of a cold front affecting the area.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »