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State honors set for country’s first-ever Muslim national artist

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National artist and sculptor Abdulmari Asia Imao. FACEBOOK PHOTO/Toym Leon Imao/Galerie Joaquin

The country’s first Muslim national artist, Dr. Abdulmari Asia Imao, will be accorded full state honors on his funeral as part of the government’s tribute for his contributions to art and culture.

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

Congressman, other politicians own guns seized in New Bilibid Prison

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE  NBI agents found money counting machines, a Bushmaster rifle, pistols, cash, checks and other items during the raid on the prisoners’ quarters.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Several firearms found in the “kubol” (quarters) of Peter Co, one of the high-profile inmates in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), were registered separately in the names of a congressman, a barangay (village) councilman, a former candidate for representative and a government employee, records of the Firearms and Explosives Office of the Philippine National Police showed.

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

Catholics reminded on proper attire, right conduct during Pope Francis’ visit

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Pope Francis

Dress modestly, maintain peace and order, refrain from pushing and shoving during Masses and other events with Pope Francis, who will be in the Philippines next month.

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

Drilon urges DFA to revise VFA

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Senate President Franklin Drilon called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday to initiate a review of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States to revise its provisions on the detention and custody of a person accused in a foreign land.

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

World one in revulsion vs Taliban’s bestiality

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Chairs are upturned and blood stains the floor at the Army Public School auditorium the day after Taliban gunmen stormed the school in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.  AP

The world united in revulsion. President Aquino and other world leaders stood as one on Wednesday in condemning the Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan as Karachi declared three days of mourning for the 132 children and nine school staff massacred by the terrorists on Tuesday.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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