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Sigma Alphans mark 50 years

The UP Sigma Alpha Sorority Alumnae Association Inc. will mark its golden anniversary and sisterhood night on Oct. 24 at The Legend Villas on Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong City, it was announced by Andrea Domingo, association president.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Did you know: Alfredo R.A. Bengzon

Today, Oct. 20, is the 79th birthday of Alfredo R.A. Bengzon. As health secretary, he introduced the country’s first generic drug law which gave Filipinos an alternative to costly brand-name medicines. Bengzon received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service in 1991.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Bells, sirens, alarms fill Bohol air ‘to celebrate God’s love’

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Sounds of bells pealing, sirens and alarms filled the air at 8:12 a.m. on Wednesday to commemorate the exact time when a 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Bohol and a portion of Cebu, causing deaths and massive destruction.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bells to ring in Bohol churches at 8:12 a.m. Wednesday


For the first time in a year, the church bells of Holy Cross Parish will ring at exactly 8:12 a.m. today, Wednesday, for 33 seconds.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Did you know: Mariano Jhocson

Today, Oct. 14, is the 137th birth anniversary of the founder of National University, Mariano Jhocson. Born in Sta. Cruz, Manila, Jhocson founded the Colegio Filipino, a nonsectarian and coeducational primary school, at his residence on Palma Street, Quiapo. Its name was changed to Colegio Mercantil in 1905 before it became the National Academy in 1916. On March 15, 1921, the school was renamed National University. Jhocson died on March 17, 1928.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »