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5.8 Magnitude Quake in Luzon

Magnitude Mw 5.8 Region LUZON, PHILIPPINES Date time 2015-01-10 19:32:02.9 UTC Location 14.80 N ; 120.32 E Depth 80 km Distances 75 km W of Manila, Philippines / pop: 10,444,527 / local time: 03:32:02.9 2015-01-11 5 km SE of Olongapo, Philippines / pop: 220,021 / local time: 03:32:02.9 2015-01-11 Source parameters not yet reviewed by […]

President Aquino welcomes submission of ‘Yolanda’ Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan

President Benigno S. Aquino III receives a copy of the masterplan for the rehabilitation of areas hit by the world’s strongest typhoon to make landfall.

Source: Presidential Communications Operations Office(PCOO) President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed the submission of the ‘Yolanda’ Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (CRRP) by Secretary Panfilo Lacson, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said on Friday. The President received the eight-volume report from Lacson after the memorial mass in honor of the late President […]

BIR won’t initiate cigarette floor price bill


By: Chino Leyco Manila Bulletin The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is not inclined to initiate a legislation that will set a minimum floor price on cigarettes, the government’s chief tax collector said yesterday. BIR Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares explained such a proposed measure should emanate from the Department of Health (DOH), and not from […]

It’s the heart that matters

Toni Gonzaga knows the pulse of the audience so well

By: Jojo Panaligan Manila Bulletin Toni Gonzaga believes a factor called backstory is not about pandering to the audience but a reading of the Pinoy psyche Many think her wit, humor, talents and gift of gab catapulted Toni Gonzaga to stardom. Few realize that the girl who nearly didn’t get the guy in the movies, […]

Nail polish collection named after Kathryn

Pretty nails are all part of Kathryn Bernardo’s style

Source: Manila Times Kathryn Bernardo is now a certified “chica,” as the teen superstar was named the new face of proudly Filipino-made Chic Nail Polish. The local brand chose Kathryn for her style and popularity among the youth. “Clean, beautiful nails are a must for me! They are as important as good skin and hair. […]

Suarez, Barriga boost bids for Asiad berths

MARK Anthony Barriga

By: Nick Giongco Manila Times Gold medal prospects Charly Suarez and Mark Anthony Barriga strengthened their respective bids for spots in the Philippine team that will compete in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon following the conclusion of two-day boxoffs at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. Suarez stamped his class over a rugged Allan Tanada, […]

Palace welcomes private sector assistance in addressing energy sector concerns

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail

Source: Philippine Information Agency(PIA) MANILA, Aug. 3 — Malacanang welcomed the proposal of the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) which offered its assistance in addressing the country’s energy concerns. The FPI said it is ready to assist the government in fixing the country’s problems with regards to the supply of electricity. The organization offered to […]

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