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How the best of us are overshadowing the worst.
In the aftermath of the Taal Volcano eruption on January 12, 2020, something else is emerging from the ashes: A society unfamiliar and unrecognizable, but not necessarily worse. In these dark days, the best of Philippine society has managed to overshadow the ...
 
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Courtesy of Japan’s Himawari-8 satellite.
On January 12, Taal Volcano violently awoke after 43 years of peaceful slumber, scattering (literal) tons of ash across Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Metro Manila, and even as far as parts of Rizal. The people of Luzon are still recovering from the aftermath ...
 
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Here’s where you can go this weekend to help out the thousands of evacuees.
Volunteering is not nearly as hard as it seems. You only need the will and energy to help. Pick a place on the list below, gather your friends and family, pack up your donations, and get on the road to help the ...
 
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We'd like to believe this crisis is bringing out the best in people.
Despite news of opportunists jacking up prices of badly needed masks, the number of good Samaritans is outweighing the bad as hundreds are coming to the rescue of the evacuees, affected communities, and even animals—all of whom have been impacted by Taal ...
 
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Ramon Ang is requesting for privacy.
Jomar Ang, the 26-year-old son of tycoon Ramon S. Ang, was rushed to St. Luke’s Medical Center earlier today, January 12th, and is currently in critical condition. The cause of the sudden hospitalization has not been disclosed, and the senior Ang requests ...
 
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The ashfall is said to have reached as far as Parañaque.
Volcanic lightning has started taking place at Taal Volcano, caused by a surge in electric discharge from the volcanic eruption.Taal Volcano, located in Batangas, Philippines, started spewing ash earlier today, January 12, at 2 p.m. An ash column one-kilometer-high can be seen ...
 
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Three simple reasons why World War III won't happen now.
After the assassination of Iran's General Suleimani on January 3, 2020, many feared that it could ignite a conflict that would be big enough to be called World War III. With all the news reports about the saber-rattling of the United States ...
 
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Are the hackers making a statement with camels?
The official Instagram account of the Presidential Communications Office (PCOO) has been hacked, and its profile was replaced with a picture of camels. Hackers also uploaded two videos of camel races in Kuwait.In an official statement, the PCOO decried the cyberattack. “We ...
 
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And the future struggle toward LGBTQI+ rights.
The Supreme Court (SC) recently junked a petition to legalize same-sex marriage in the Philippines, igniting a debate on LGBTQI+ rights and the future of same-sex marriage in the Philippines.The struggle of LGBTQI+ people and same-sex marriage in the Philippines is one ...
 
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The Armed Forces of the Philippines is preparing for the possible evacuation of all Filipinos in the Middle East.
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to prepare for the possible evacuation of all Filipinos in the Middle East in light of the escalating tension between Iran and U.S. forces.Duterte called an emergency meeting on Sunday ...
 
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The virus reportedly originated from China.
Health officials in the Philippines and Singapore are closely monitoring airports and other points of entry for a viral pneumonia outbreak that reportedly originated in mainland China to keep it from spreading.On January 5, Sunday, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III ordered the Bureau of Quarantine to ...
 
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Can you believe we lived through these?
This decade was a long one. It’s kind of hard to believe that we’re still here after all the stuff that happened. It’s also really hard to believe that all of these happened in one decade, you know?Regardless, this was our decade. We made ...
 
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Most of the priceless artworks are listed as missing.
Francis Bacon, Edouard Manet, Francisco de Goya, Paul Gobillard, and Paul Cezanne. These are just some of the most famous artists whose works are being forfeited by the Sandiganbayan from the Marcos family.The anti-graft court ordered the Marcoses to surrender or divulge ...
 
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The Ampatuans have been found guilty of the massacre that took 58 lives 10 years ago.
Several members of the Ampatuan clan were found guilty for the Maguindanao Massacre. The Quezon City Regional Trial Court sentenced brothers Zaldy and Andal "Unsay" Ampatuan Jr. to reclusion perpetua without bail.The Maguindanao Massacre is the worst case of political violence in ...
 
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The debate that preceded the vote was a comprehensive look at the scalded wasteland of the conservative mind in 2019.
“...When Jesus was falsely accused of Treason, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers. During that sham trial, Pontius Pilate afforded more rights to Jesus, than Democrats have afforded this president in this process.”—Rep. Barry Loudermilk, Republican of Georgia, ...
 
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The young mayor is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to fighting corruption.
Don't mess with Mayor Vico Sotto when it comes to cleaning up the government. In the months that followed his historic win as Pasig's mayor, the young politician took a quieter approach to governance, choosing not to trumpet his daily work on social media. But ...
 
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Meanwhile, America's torture aficionados have gone on to cozy careers in journalism and academia and the courts.
One day, if this country ever develops a working conscience again, it will thank people like Mark Denbeaux of the Seton Hall School of Law, and it will thank reporters like Carol Rosenberg, who has been covering the suppurating canker on this ...
 
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Be wary of things that happen behind closed doors.
Behind closed doors, a panel in the House of Representatives sought to extend term limits of local government officials to five years and three terms, revealed Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate in a press conference on December ...
 
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Each night, the U.?S. Capitol becomes a tomb where another day’s events are laid to rest. But on September 24, 2019, rest never came—and it never has since.
The end of a working day in the U. S. Capitol can come at any time. If it comes at the customary time, which is to say in the early evening, the place takes on a crepuscular feeling, as though you can hear ...
 
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That’s stretching the truth a bit too far.
Yesterday, news spread that the Philippines won an award at the SPIA for being the "Best SEA Games Organizer". The award was allegedly given by the Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Asia. This news was carried by no less than the official news ...
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