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Proclamation 655 – Philippine holidays for 2014

2014 Calendar Holidays Philippines President Benigno Aquino III has issued Proclamation 655 which lists all national holidays for the year 2014. The proclamation, signed last September 25, was released a full three months before 2013 ends. Click here to read the full text of Proclamation

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Megan Young wins Miss World 2013

Actress-turned-beauty queen Megan Young bested candidates from 125 countries all over the world to become Miss World 2013. The competition was held in Bali, Indonesia Saturday night (Manila time). Young is the first Filipina to win in the said competition. During the question-and-answer part, Young was

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Aquino admin used pork barrel vs Renato Corona – Jinggoy

Senator Jinggoy Estrada revealed during his privilege speech Wednesday afternoon that senators who voted last year to impeach then-Chief Justice Renato Corona received an additional of P50 million to their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocation. Estrada said this was announced through “a private and

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Mark Joseph Tajo Solis’ ‘stolen shots’

“The higher you fly, the harder you fall,” the legend of Icarus goes. Mark Joseph Tajo Solis, a graduate student from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, learned it the hard way. Just a few days ago, Solis won first place in the Embassy of Chile’s

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Strike at Holy Angel University now on its fifth week

And why you don’t hear about it in the news The month-long impasse between the administration of Holy Angel University (HAU) in Angeles City, Pampanga and the school’s teachers and employees union (HAUTEU) remains unsolved with just a few weeks left before the current semester

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Obama to visit Philippines on October

United States (US) President Barack Obama will visit the Philippines next month, the White House said in a statement released early Saturday morning (Manila time). The administration of President Benigno Aquino III, through spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, confirmed Obama’s visit from October 11 to 12. Before