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Read-along for kids, even in quake-hit Bohol

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Teacher Maria Lea Anosa inspects the makeshift tent made of tarpaulin, wood and sticks that serves as a temporary classroom in quake-hit Sagbayan town in Bohol. FILE PHOTO

We found love in a seemingly hopeless place.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Days of toil, nights of hope: ‘DH’ shines at La Salle Green Hills

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Pura’s medals and certificates from the LSGH Adult Night School

There’s a poem near the end of this story. But first, the woman who wrote it recalls how, as a young child, she staved off hunger by “selling sand and stones.”

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

La Salle tanker keeps hope afloat for rescued animals

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HANNA Sanchez makes a splash for the campaign against animal cruelty at the YMCA pool in Binondo, Manila, on Saturday. EDWIN BELLOSILLO

It was not a typical day in the pool for 23-year-old triathlete Hanna Sanchez. The former member of the De La Salle University Green Tankers varsity team on Saturday did not swim for gold—but for the welfare of hundreds of abandoned dogs and cats who would otherwise end up starving, maimed or dead.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

His passion reaps 20K books for Taguig school libraries

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TAGUIG City librarian Joselito Carpena Jr. says he wants to “leave an impact before I die.” That dream is becoming a reality with the arrival of nearly 20,000 books that he had solicited for the city’s public schools (above). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Over the last three years, with a hushed dedication one would expect from a librarian, Joselito Carpena Jr. has been sending out emails to potential book donors.

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Makati City welcomes moms, babies to new milk bank

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GIFT OF HEALTH . These mothers who came with their babies are gathered by Makati health officials as potential donors at the opening of the city’s milk bank on Tuesday. JODEE AGONCILLO

No more excuses to deprive babies of breast milk. The Makati City government on Tuesday formally opened what Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. described as the first milk bank to be run by a local government in the country.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Company VP dies in condo plunge

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His last written message was brief as it was chilling: “Please cremate me immediately.” A top executive of a major car dealership firm died early Thursday in a fall from the 10th floor of his Makati City condominium, where the police said a note was found indicating that he committed suicide.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Police station chief hunted after Parañaque teen cries rape

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Senior Insp. Mujalni Dugasan apparently can’t ease into retirement just yet. His superiors in the Parañaque City police have formed a task force to hunt down the 55-year-old Dugasan on complaints that he raped a 15-year-old girl in his private car Tuesday night.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Parañaque police station chief wanted for rape of minor

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The Parañaque police has launched a hunt for the commander of local police precinct who is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in his car on the parking lot of the city’s central police station.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Mikey Arroyo in-laws ordered out of Forbes Park home

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AN EVICTION team tries to force open the gates to a mansion listed as the property of a company owned by Herman Montenegro, father of Angela Montenegro, wife of Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo in Forbes Park, Makati City. The court has ordered the seizure of the property which was foreclosed by a bank and bought by a businessman at an auction last year. RICHARD A. REYES

A team composed of three sheriffs backed up by a 10-man eviction force and three policemen has thrice attempted but failed to enforce court orders evicting the relatives of Angela Montenegro, wife of Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo, from their two-story mansion in Forbes Park, Makati City.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

One more dies as speed limit coverage expands on ‘killer highway’

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The night before the expanded coverage of the 60-kph speed limit took effect on Commonwealth Avenue, the Quezon City road notoriously dubbed the “killer highway” claimed one more life.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

PCSO bonuses went to pay taxes–Juico

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PCSO chairperson Margarita Juico: Not bonuses. FILE PHOTO

The P302.8 million in bonuses the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) allegedly gave its employees in 2011 went to pay their “unpaid taxes and other benefits,” PCSO chairperson Margarita Juico said on Monday.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pasay eyes ‘Metro travel capital’ title

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Where the fun never stops and where the fun begins! With this slogan, Mayor Antonino Calixto is hoping to make his city not just the gateway to the Philippines but a tourist destination in itself.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Anikow murder suspects granted bail

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The video that went viral was apparently not convincing enough. The four men charged with the murder of US Marine Major George Anikow walked out of jail on Friday after being granted bail by a Makati City judge who cited insufficient proof that they acted in conspiracy and used “superior strength” in the street brawl that led to the killing.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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