11 dioceses nationwide vacant – CBCP

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has revealed that 11 dioceses in the country are vacant. The dioceses of Iba (Zambales) and Mati (Davao Oriental) were left vacant after Bishop Florentino Lavarias of Iba was appointed as archbishop of San Fernando (Pampanga) in 2014 and Bishop Patricio Alo of Mati retired, also in […]

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PDEA to deploy 110 fresh graduates to seaports

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will deploy 110 of its fresh graduates to monitor 13 major seaports and 1,200 seaports nationwide, the agency reported in a statement on Thursday. Meanwhile, 16 of its fresh graduates will be assigned to PDEA’s financial investigation unit to train them to follow “drug money trail” and investigate possible […]

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A person can’t donate more than he can by will

Dear PAO, I am an only son. My mother died when I was 18 years old. After her death, my father donated all his pieces of property to his brothers and sisters, including his best friend. Apparently, when my father died, the donations he made had practically left me deprived of any inheritance. According to […]

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Batangas pursues big infrastructure projects

Batangas Gov. Hermilando Mandanas has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a real estate Chinese firm for the development of an airport, a seaport and railways in the province. In a recent trip to Hong Kong, Mandanas signed the MoU with Teamrise Group Co. Ltd. for six major projects geared toward the promotion of […]

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Consumers urged to shun toxic Christmas gift items

A chemical safety watch group has reminded consumers to be on the lookout for potentially dangerous gift products as it released the list of non-toy gift items laden with hidden toxins such as cadmium and lead. Thony Dizon, Chemical Safety campaigner of EcoWaste Coalition, said the items are inadequately labeled, providing not even a clue […]

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Indonesia court rejects bid to outlaw extramarital sex

JAKARTA: A bid to make all sex outside marriage illegal was rejected by a top Indonesian court Thursday, in a ruling that surprised many as concerns grow about rising intolerance in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country. Five out of nine judges on the Constitutional Court in the capital Jakarta narrowly rejected the push to criminalize […]

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RETRO BOLD

Bally As you lose yourself in facinating new cities and cultures, be dressed to take on adventure with the finest threads from Bally. Inspired by the urban, street culture of the Big Apple in the late 1970s, the collection embodies bold rebellion and understated chicness. For the women’s collection, retro sportswear is reinterpreted, with a […]

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SWS: Filipinos more optimistic of better life, economy in 2018

FOR many Filipinos, better days are yet to come. More Filipinos are optimistic that the quality of their lives and the economy will get better in 2018, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The poll from September 23 to 27 found that 47 percent of Filipinos expect their lives to improve in the […]

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British PM’s Brexit defeat looms over EU summit

BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May heads to a Brussels summit Thursday reeling from a parliamentary defeat over Brexit that threatens to undermine her just as EU leaders back the opening of trade talks. The other 27 leaders are expected during the two-day meeting in Brussels to endorse an interim deal on the terms of […]

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Signal no. 1 up in 16 areas in PH as ‘Urduja’ intensifies — Pagasa

SIGNAL No. 1 is up in 16 areas in the Philippines as Tropical Depression “Urduja” (international name: Kaitak) intensifies slightly as it hovers over Eastern Samar, the state-run weather bureau said on Thursday. Urduja is 120 kilometers (km) east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, packing maximum sustained winds of up to 60 kilometers per hour (kph) […]

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