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2 dead, scores missing as South Korea ferry with 477 onboard, mostly high school students, sinks

Passengers bound for Yolanda-hit areas to get P200 bus fare discount

MMDA suspends number coding from Wednesday to Good Friday - MMDA

AboitizPower begins geothermal exploration in Mt. Apo

Tubbataha grounding: SC assailed over 'inaction' on petition for writ of kalikasan

An environmental activist group on Tuesday criticized the Supreme Court for its alleged "inaction" on the petition for a writ of kalikasan in connection with the January 17, 2013 grounding of a U.S. Navy minesweeper on Tubbataha Reef.

WARNING | Possible rotating brownouts in Luzon today as power facilities shut down--DOE

The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Manila Electric Co (Meralco) said they are closely monitoring the Luzon grid's thinning reserves, which may lead to possible rotating brownouts today.

DOJ summons outgoing PMA president Leo Olarte to tax evasion probe

Outgoing Philippine Medical Association president Dr. Leo Olarte has been summoned by the Department of Justice to appear during the preliminary investigation into the P2.93 million tax complaint filed against him.
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PAX ET LABORE | P350-million CBA averts UST strike

After three years of negotiations, the University of Santo Tomas and the UST Faculty Union representing the institution’s 1,243 teaching personnel finally forged a five-year collective bargaining agreement, National Conciliation and Mediation Board officials announced Wednesday.

Despite MERS, no travel restrictions to and from Middle East, only advice for precautions - DOH

Despite the death of another overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) recently, the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday said there is no travel restriction to and from Middle East.

Basilan bishop urges Holy Week truce

In the wake of Friday's clash between government troops and the Abu Sayyaf that left at least 20 dead and 45 injured, Basilan Bishop Martin Jumoad has called for a ceasefire for the Holy Week.

DSWD allocates P384M for cash-for-work program in Western Visayas

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has allocated a fresh P384.20 million for the cash for work program (CWP) in 84 local government units (LGUs) in Western Visayas affected by super typhoon Yolanda.

Undersea drone hunt for Malaysian plane may take two months

A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 600 sq km area where the plane is believed to have sunk, US search authorities said on Tuesday.

2 dead, scores missing as South Korea ferry with 477 onboard, mostly high school students, sinks

(UPDATE 6 - 1:11 p.m.) South Korea said Wednesday that two people were killed and 368 rescued from a ferry that capsized at sea with 477 people on board - mostly high school students - as divers searched for scores still missing.

Samar solon to US envoy: Give 300,000 TNTs in US reprieve due to Yolanda

A lawmaker asked the United States government to immediately grant the request of the Philippines for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for about 300,000 undocumented Filipinos in the US, citing humanitarian reasons in the Yolanda aftermath.

PNPA VS PMA? Police academy alumni planning moves to protest 'unfair' postings - sources

Alumni of the Philippine National Police Academy have been discussing how best to protest what they perceive to be discrimination in the system of promotions and assignments that tend to favor graduates of the Philippine Military Academy.
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