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DENR chief makes pitch for Vigan in online voting

THE HERITAGE VILLAGE in Vigan City remains busy at night
as tourists enjoy walking on its cobblestone streets and ride in calesa (horse-drawn carriages) that ply the city famous for its rich culture and Spanish-era mansions. LEONCIO BALBIN JR.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has called on Filipinos worldwide to flex their formidable online voting power once more to get the historic Vigan City in Ilocos Sur voted among the so-called New Seven Wonder Cities of the World.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Coast Guard men in slay of Taiwanese appeal case

Chinese Coast Guard ships. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Eight Coast Guard personnel charged with homicide for shooting to death a Taiwanese fisherman during an alleged poaching incident on May 9, 2013, have asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reconsider its decision, saying they were victims of “selective persecution.”

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gov’t, UN death toll estimates don’t match

Policemen and volunteers bury some 100 bodies in a mass grave in the Tacloban City public cemetery on Thursday. RICHARD A. REYES

Even the government’s estimates of casualties from the Supertyphoon “Yolanda” have come under criticism amid increasing disapproval of the Aquino administration’s response to the typhoon, the strongest ever recorded, that roared through the central islands of the Visayas a week ago.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Swiss grants await Filipino grads, doctors


The Swiss government is offering scholarships to those currently taking up doctorate studies in the Philippines and to medical doctors wishing to undertake specializations in select universities in Switzerland, according to Education Secretary Armin Luistro.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

CHEd defends P2B grant

CHEd chairperson Patricia Licuanan.  PHOTO FROM CHED.GOV.PH

Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) chair Patricia Licuanan defended Thursday the CHEd’s nearly P2 billion annual research grant to select American and Filipino faculty members even as she acknowledged that two newly retired commissioners as well as her finance and administration chief have expressed reservations about it.

Posted: October 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »