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List of 2015 holidays released


Malacañang on Wednesday released the list of official holidays for 2015 based on Proclamation No. 831.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Exit ‘Henry;’ enter ‘Inday’


Typhoon “Henry” (international name: Matmo) will exit the country Wednesday morning but a new weather disturbance has been spotted east of the Visayas and will be named “Inday” when it enters the Philippine area of responsibility, possibly on Friday or Saturday, the state weather bureau said.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM: MTRCB chair on protecting children’s interest

Starting next month, movie trailers rated PG (Parental Guidance) will no longer be allowed (in between) showings of movies rated G (General Audience). Before we speak of the artistic side of a film, let’s protect the interest of our children first.—MTRCB Chair Eugenio Villareal

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Mabini still sounds painfully familiar

REDUCED BY HISTORY The simplistic accolades “Sublime Paralytic” and “Brains of the Revolution” do not do justice to his life and legacy.

Apolinario Mabini (1864-1903) has been reduced by textbook history into two simplistic titles: “Sublime Paralytic” and “Brains of the Revolution.”

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Group bares new cigarette law’s loophole

New packs of cigarettes displaying pictorial health warnings are arranged on the counter by a shop attendant for photographers at a convenience store in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Tobacco companies on Tuesday largely snubbed an Indonesian law requiring them to put graphic photo warnings on all cigarette packs being sold, marking another setback in a country that's home to the world's highest rate of men smokers and a wild, wild west of advertising.  AP

An anti-smoking group on Monday said the Graphic Health Warnings Law was a step forward in protecting the right to health of Filipinos but the measure had a loophole that would give tobacco firms an opportunity to undermine it.

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