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Heavy rains, minimal damage

A Filipino wades through floodwaters as residents who earlier evacuated due to a swollen river return to their homes in suburban Quezon city, Philippines Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Fast-moving typhoon Kalmaegi blew out of the northern Philippines Monday after causing flash floods and landslides. Three people died when big waves and strong winds sank a stalled ferry over the weekend. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Except for a missing person in Pangasinan province, Typhoon “Luis” left northern Luzon on Monday with minimal damage after it dumped heavy rains on Cagayan Valley, and the Ilocos and Cordillera regions, officials said.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Sculptor needs no walls, air-con for gallery


All his life, sculptor Conrado Balubayan never had an art exhibit to showcase his work. He never owned a gallery, where his creations can be displayed for people to see and appreciate.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Cojuangco: Tree deal ‘toilet paper’

THESE trees in the Binalonan section of the Manila North Road were marked for cutting when this photo was taken on Aug. 8. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

Former Pangasinan Rep. Mark Cojuangco on Wednesday questioned an agreement that stopped government road crews from cutting trees along the Manila North Road (MNR), which traverses his district in the eastern part of Pangasinan province.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Pay tribute to Marcos victims, too, schools, villages urged


An official of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said schools and villages should start holding tributes to rights victims during the Marcos regime in their communities to ensure that lessons from martial law are not forgotten.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

12 HS students die in Benguet road accident

DOOMSDAY IN BUGUIAS  A vehicle carrying 15 high school students fell 300 feet into a ravine and landed in a creek on Tuesday killing 12 of the passengers aged 12 to 18, and its driver in Buguias town, Benguet. They were on their way home from school.  PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY BENGUET POLICE OFFICE

Efren Dalisdis went to Poblacion National High School in Buguias town in Benguet province in his old Ford Fiera jeepney on Tuesday afternoon to fetch his 16-year-old son, John Ray. On their way home, John Ray’s schoolmates hitched a ride.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »