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A 22-year-old psychology graduate from De La Salle University has been chosen to be the first Filipino to fly into space next year.
Faked SAROs or Special Allotment Release Orders, along with other accountable forms covering the release of millions of pesos in public funds, are just a sliver of many other systemic flaws and weaknesses in the systems and processes of the Department of Budget and Management.
Do chimpanzees deserve the same legal rights as humans? A U.S. animal rights group, the Nonhuman Rights Project, argues they do.
It seems like during disasters in the Philippines, you cannot rely on the national government to help you out immediately. Standard response time is around five days or so - and to think that national government officials were already in the area even before the calamity struck.
The Philippine government must shun infant formula donations and not retreat on its policy regulating the distribution and use of such, especially not because of the emergency situations spawned by typhoon Yolanda, according to World Vision, stressing the value of guarding against infections.
Amid warped steel, crumbling walls and soggy clothes being dried out in the sun, hundreds of Philippine flags are fluttering against blue skies of Samar and Leyte - signalling for help while also symbolizing the indomitable spirit of those who raised the national colors.
But with membership falling as police ratchet up a crackdown, experts say the yakuza are branching far outside their traditional business into everything from insider trading to funding business startups.
The future of the world's largest tuna fishery will be decided at a meeting in Australia this week, with Pacific island nations demanding tighter controls on a catch now worth US$7.0 billion a year.
Alerted by radio reports and text messages, Typhoon Yolanda survivors eagerly waited for the arrival of their boxing hero Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, braving the sudden bursts of rain and scorching heat of the sun for a glimpse of the person they considered their savior.
Only three Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft remain in the arsenal of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), but the planes proved their worth as the PAF's workhorse in ongoing relief operations for victims of super typhoon "Yolanda" in Eastern Visayas.
The global theme for this World AIDS Day is Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths.
BONIFACIO REMEMBERED | Divisive and a hero downgraded, what, finally, is Supremo's place in history?
An American history professor once asserted that Andres Bonifacio, who founded the Katipunan that became the spearhead of the 1896 Philippine Revolution, was merely 'recreated' as a hero. Today, on his 150th birth anniversary, the controversies and riddles in his epic life are reviewed.
China's new air defense zone, stretching far into East Asia's international skies, is an historic challenge to the United States, which has dominated the region for decades.
South Africa has been hailed as a model for HIV treatment, but some now fear its very success may be breeding complacency and making people less careful about infection.
By now, millions of people around the world have either prayed for, donated or expressed solidarity with Filipinos in the wake of typhoon Yolanda's unprecedented devastation. But one note entered in the Book of Condolences at the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC, is extra special.
If I were a religious man, I would've said something along the lines of 'God hates us all' while walking out of our plane and into the first image of devastation that we encountered at the Tacloban airport.
For the first time in centuries, China is building a navy that can break out of its confined coastal waters to protect distant sea lanes and counter regional rivals.
Two weeks after the disaster, the survivors of super typhoon 'Yolanda' continue to need such basic necessities as food and water. At the same time, however, their longer-term needs, those that will help restore a badly needed sense of normalcy to their shattered lives, have to be looked to.