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Cebu Pacific probes ground staff hit for blocking sick child passenger

Cebu Pacific airlines ground staff Mark Rotanal refused to board a 12-year-old boy with a congenital disease due to a damaged passport. The boy was set to have an operation in Vietnam the next day. Cebu Pacific has since re-booked the boy's flight free of charge. Screengrab from Facebook user Richell De Guzman's account.

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific said it would grill its ground staff who was hit on social media for blocking a sick child passenger going to Vietnam for an operation.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cebu Pacific makes up for wrong deed against sick child passenger

Cebu Pacific airlines ground staff Mark Rotanal refused to board a 12-year-old boy with a congenital disease due to a damaged passport. The boy was set to have an operation in Vietnam the next day. Cebu Pacific has since re-booked the boy's flight free of charge. Screengrab from Facebook user Richell De Guzman's account.

When a Cebu Pacific manager refused to board a child in need of an operation abroad, netizens were quick to call the airlines “heartless.”

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2 minutes late, top PMA cadet is dismissed

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Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia

For reporting late by two minutes for his next class, Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia was dropped from the rolls of this year’s graduating class of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), the country’s premier military school.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Mexico state bans odd baby names including ‘Facebook’

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Parents in the Mexican state of Sonora will no longer be allowed to name their children “Facebook,” ”Rambo” or 59 other now banned given names.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

British expat leaves job in Singapore after ‘poor people’ remark

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A Singapore-based British wealth adviser who set off a firestorm by publicly insulting Singaporeans who have to rely on public transport has “parted ways” with his former employer, the firm said Saturday.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Contractual workers tap social media for labor advocacy

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Non-unionized contractual employees may now turn to social media to voice their labor concerns.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Helping hands overwhelm typhoon victims at air base

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What she witnessed on Edsa over 27 years ago, she saw again, this time at an air base bustling with people eager to offer help.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Parents don’t like basis for kids’ grades

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Since when did generating “likes” on their Facebook page become the basis for students’ grades?

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Surigao Norte lawmaker denies pressuring power coop

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Surigao del Norte Representative Francisco Matugas Photo from www.congress.gov.ph

A lawmaker who has been accused of interfering in a power cooperative deal here has been forced to issue a denial that he had tried pressuring a local power utility into buying overpriced generator sets.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bringing sexy back backfires on DENR

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FOREST ‘FIRE’  This photo taken in 2011 by a DENR employee and posted on Facebook has come back to haunt department officials who allowed the sexy dance number during their 24th anniversary program.

A photo of skimpily clad women dancing onstage during an anniversary program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City has gone viral, drawing criticism and putting DENR officials on the spot.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

FB message: I’ll lead you to killer for P300K

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A man was charged with robbery-extortion after he contacted a murder victim’s family on Facebook and offered them information on the killer in exchange for P300,000 in cash and two expensive cell phones.

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

How Facebooking saved a child

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The swift and wide reach of social media has saved the life of a child who was suffering from a congenital heart defect two years ago.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Netizens, groups rev up for ‘Million People March’

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Participants of the “Million People March to Luneta” are getting ready for Monday’s protest against the pork barrel system.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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