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Big dog meat syndicate eyed in Laguna bust


An animal welfare group hoped to bust what could be the “biggest” dog meat trading syndicate it has encountered, following the arrest of five of its supposed members in Nasugbu, Batangas.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

23 metro cemeteries yield 98 truckloads of garbage


First the bad news: The millions of people who visited their departed loved ones in different Metro Manila cemeteries left enough trash to fill up 98 dump trucks, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Green group gives ‘pako,’ ‘kalat’ awards


Agents of real estate companies handing out brochures that ended up as trash on the ground in various cemeteries earned the particularly egregious “Kalat (Litterbug) Award” from an environmental watchdog that monitored litter louts during the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day observances.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Green group decries littering, hails Manila cemeteries


Real estate agents handing out brochures that dirties up cemeteries got the “Kalat Award” from an environmental watchdog, which monitored litterbugs on All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cemeteries packed as millions honor dead

Millions of Filipinos filled cemeteries across the country on Friday, All Saints’ Day, to honor their dead in typically festive fashion despite appeals from the Catholic Church to keep the day solemn.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »