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Christmas spirit alive–even in cemetery

Christmas lights and decor brighten  a public cemetery in Barangay Tanza-Timawa Zone II in Iloilo City,  drawing  visitors and the curious. Nestor P. Burgos Jr.

Despite the creepy, gray landscape of tombstones and graves, Christmas is very much alive at a public cemetery in Iloilo City.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Farmers get 800 ha in agrarian hot spot

Alma Rabena, 44, a longtime tenant of the vast Hacienda Matias in San Francisco, Quezon, in the province’s Bondoc Peninsula, said this year would be her most memorable Christmas as she received on Friday her certificate of land ownership award under the government’s agrarian reform program.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cops tape guns to avoid indiscriminate firing


MANILA, Philippines–Starting Monday next week, service firearms of all policemen nationwide will be taped shut as the Philippine National Police aims for “gun-free” Christmas and New Year revelries to prevent cases of indiscriminate firing.   Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina, PNP officer-in-charge, said in a statement Friday that a memorandum was issued to all members of the 150,000-strong […]

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Shorter LRT, MRT operating hours on Christmas, New Year

Metro Rail and Light Rail Transit Systems. FILE PHOTOS

Light Rail Transit and Metro Rail Transit employees need a break on holidays too.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Holiday cheers for poor students with bikes

BIKE BRIGADE Students try their new BMX bicycles during the “Bisikleta para sa Banquero” turnover at Banquerohan National High School in Barangay Banquerohan, Legazpi City. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA

It felt like Christmas on Tuesday for 130 students of Banquerohan National High School (BNHS) in Legazpi City when each of them received a BMX bike as a holiday present.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »