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Coast Guard men in slay of Taiwanese appeal case

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Chinese Coast Guard ships closely monitor a small Philippine vessel during resupply and troop rotation in the rusting BRP Sierra Madre.  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

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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

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armin-luistro

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

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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 »

Top PH universities slip in world rankings

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The country’s leading universities including the University of the Philippines (pictured) remain highly regarded in international academic circles, but most of them slipped in the latest ranking of the world’s top 800 universities by the ratings firm Quacquarelli Symonds.

The country’s leading universities remain highly regarded in international academic circles, but most of them slipped in the latest ranking of the world’s top 800 universities by the ratings firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Marcos rights victims to get additional $1K

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STOLEN, SOLD  Claude Monet’s “L’ Eglise de Vetheuil,” shown here in a photo supplied by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York, was sold for $32 million by former Imelda Marcos’ social secretary, Vilma Bautista. The buyer said he bought the stolen artwork “in good faith” and has agreed to a $10-million settlement with the counsel of martial law victims. Photo taken from PCGG website, pccg.gov.ph

Some 7,000 victims of human rights abuses during the Marcos regime may get another $1,000 in compensation from the $10-million settlement agreed on between lawyers of the class suit against the Marcoses and the buyer of a valuable Monet painting believed to be part of the ill-gotten Marcos art collection.

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pakistan, Nepal want PH’s dengue traps

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ovicidal/larvicidal trap PHOTO FROM REGION6.DOST.GOV.PH

The ingenious ovicidal/larvicidal (OL) trap devised by Filipino scientists has attracted the interest of two other nations fighting the scourge of the mosquito-borne dengue hemorrhagic fever.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

138 Filipinos remain in camps in S. Arabia

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DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

From about a thousand two months ago, less than 150 Filipinos remain camped outside the Philippine Embassy and a Philippine consular office in Saudi Arabia, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Only 5 in PH make list of Asia’s top universities

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Only five of the country’s universities, led by the University of the Philippines, made it to this year’s list of top 300 Asian universities ranked by Quacquarelli Symonds, down from last year’s 14.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PCGG to testify in art theft case vs Imelda Marcos’ ex-aide in New York

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andres-bautista

The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) will testify in the art theft and tax fraud case brought against former first lady Imelda Marcos’ former social secretary and confidante in New York.

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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