‘Blood moon’ total eclipse on July 28

A total eclipse of the “blood moon” will be seen in the country on July 28. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the Earth’s shadow. During its greatest eclipse, the moon takes on a reddish hue which is sometimes referred to as a blood moon. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and […]

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SBP, Aussies jointly apologize

By JONAS TERRADO The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and its Australian counterpart Basketball Australia once again apologized for Monday’s brawl at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, this time through a joint statement that the two national federations hope would ease the tension between the two teams. Both federations made separate statements in the aftermath […]

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Gov’t ignores Joma, says he’s ‘completely irrelevant’

The government has decided to ignore communist leader Jose Maria Sison since he has become “completely irrelevant” with the peace talks now on hold. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque revealed the latest “policy” of not commenting on Sison’s statements to avoid unnecessarily riding on the propaganda of the rebel group. “It will now be a policy. […]

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Lab-grown embryos can save rhino sub-species

BERLIN (AP) – Scientists say they’re several steps closer to perfecting a method that could prevent the extinction of northern white rhinos, of which only two animals are known still to be alive. According to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers have succeeded in creating embryos using frozen northern white rhino […]

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Leptospirosis outbreak

By ANALOU DE VERA Health Secretary Francisco Duque III declared yesterday a leptospirosis outbreak in 18 barangays in seven cities in Metro Manila as he called on local government officials to intensify anti-rodent measures, including collection of garbage, in their areas to prevent further spread of the disease. Duque made the move as the Department […]

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MASTERCLASS: Federer, Serena dump rivals

LONDON (AFP) – Roger Federer extended his flawless winning streak at Wimbledon to 26 consecutive sets as the defending champion crushed Lukas Lacko, while Serena Williams powered to her 16th successive win in Wednesday’s second round action. While Federer and Serena strolled, Caroline Wozniacki suffered fresh Wimbledon woe as the world No. 2 suffered a […]

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