Cesar Guarin, seen here in Abu Dhabi recently, plans to be the first Filipino global runner, covering 42,000km across 47 countries. Fatima Al Marzooqi / The ...
MILF-backed candidates release doves on the campaign trail to symbolize peace MANILA, 21 May 2013 (IRIN) - The oppressive summer heat bore down on this impoverished southern Philippine town on Mindanao Island as thousands gathered to hear a "proxy candidate" of the country's largest Muslim rebel force address the crowd on the eve of recently concluded mid-term elections. In the ...
More than 300 private colleges and universities nationwide will increase their tuition this coming school year by about 8 percent, a report on GMA News' "24 Oras" said Tuesday.According to the report, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has approved the application of 343 private colleges and universities for tuition increases."Out of 451 application, 343 institutions ...
Members of the Philippine Navy SEALS display their gear during a ceremony celebrating the 115th anniversary of the Philippine navy at Fort San Felipe, Cavite city southwest of Manila, Philippines Tuesday, May 21, 2013. The Philippine government is planning to spend $1.8 billion dollars to modernize the Philippine navy with acquisition of additional ships and anti-submarine helicopters. AP ...
If he were to resign as Chairman of the Commission on Elections, it would not be because a group called for him to do so, Sixto Brillantes Jr. said ...
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How does the old adage go? Two's company, three's a crowd, and four is really pushing it? Such is the case with "Batman and Robin," proof positive that only a select few movie series can survive past a third installment without going stale. Director Joel Schumacher (who reinvented the series in 1995 with "Batman Forever") pours on the same tricks thicker and heavier than ever, but all to no avail. ... ...
Some compact flash (CF) cards used in the recently concluded elections had been deliberately destroyed and tampered with presumably to delay transmission of results, poll chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. admitted Tuesday."Kung ako ayaw ko lumabas 'yung results ng isang PCOS [machine], sisirain ko 'yung CF card para walang mai-transmit," Brillantes said.The CF cards store the ...
And for the 1.2 billion adherents to the faith worldwide, it is a decisive moment. The faithful are looking to a new pope to bring a time of healing - and better governance - to a church tarnished by scandal and deeply ...
A truck lays damaged in a field near the Moore Medical Center, background, after a tornado moves through Moore, Okla. on Monday, May 20, 2013. AP MANILA, Philippines — No Filipino was reported hurt so far in the deadly tornado that ripped through the US Midwest, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday. "The Philippine Consulate General in Chicago reported that so ...
PHILIPPINE President Benigno Aquino has announced a $A1.84 billion military upgrade to help defend his country's maritime territory against "bullies", amid an ever-worsening dispute with China. The announcement came on the same day that the Philippines filed a protest with China over the "illegal and provocative" presence of a Chinese warship and two other vessels at a ...
CAVITE CITY, Philippines– The Philippine Navy is looking forward to the delivery of five Navy helicopters, three of which are due to arrive in December. ';We arealso [waiting for] the acquisition of naval helicopters. The initial batch will be arriving by December of this year,'; Flag-Officer-in-Command Vice Admiral Jose Louis Alano told reporters in an ambush interview at the ...
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the release of four Filipino peacekeepers captured by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights last week.
They had been detained May 7 in the vicinity of Al Jamlah in the area of limitation.
Appreciating the assistance of Qatar and of others involved in securing their safe release, the secretary-general emphasised to all parties the impartiality of UN peacekeepers in a statement.
"The secretary-general welcomes the release of the four United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) peacekeepers," reported Xinhua citing the UN chief in a statement. Sunday .
UNDOF, which is on the ground to monitor the Disengagement of Forces Agreement between Israel and Syria, has been in the Golan Heights since 1974.
It has about 1,000 troops and civilian staff, who are from countries such as India, Austria, the Philippines, Morocco and Moldova.
The four UN peacekeepers were seized by the rebels at an observation post on the ceasefire line between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights last Tuesday.
It was second abduction of UN peacekeepers on the Golan Heights over the past two months. In March, 21 Filipino peacekeepers from UNDOF were abducted but later released.
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