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Muslims celebrate Eid’l Adha

Muslims celebrate Eid’l Adha

MANILA (26-Oct-2012/PNA) – Some 1,500 Muslims gathered at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City Friday to celebrate Eid’l Adha. Monitoring by the National Capital Region Police Office showed there…

4,000 passengers stranded in Bicol seaports

4,000 passengers stranded in Bicol seaports

LEGAZPI CITY (26-Oct-2012/PNA) – The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) here reported that at least 4,309 passengers were stranded in different sea ports of Bicol region due to severe weather…

Pope names Tagle as new Cardinal

Pope names Tagle as new Cardinal

MANILA (24-Oct-2012) – Pope Benedict XVI has named Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle as the Catholic Church’s newest cardinal. The pontiff elevated Tagle, head of the Philippines’ largest archdiocese, to…

Bishop hits UN proposal to legalize prostitution in PH

Bishop hits UN proposal to legalize prostitution in PH

MANILA (24-Oct-2012) – A Catholic bishop has added his voice to the growing criticisms over a United Nations report recommending that sex-related jobs be legalized in the country. Manila Auxiliary…

Mayor favors legalizing prostitution

Mayor favors legalizing prostitution

DAVAO CITY (24-Oct-2012/PNA) – City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is in favor of legalizing prostitution as proposed by the United Nations (UN). She said this will provide sex workers “access to…

Environmentalist slap with libel over online post

Environmentalist slap with libel over online post

MANILA (23-Oct-2012) – Green groups condemned today the filing of an online libel case and the subsequent arrest of Esperlita Garcia, president of the Gonzaga Alliance for Environmental Protection and…

BOI sees countless business opportunities in Bicol

BOI sees countless business opportunities in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY (23-Oct-2012/PNA) – There is countless opportunities for business investment in Bicol, according to the Board of Investments (BOI), an attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry…

Bicol’s 3rd quarter inflation rate improves

Bicol’s 3rd quarter inflation rate improves

LEGAZPI CITY (22-Oct-2012/PNA) – Bicol region’s year-on-year inflation rate during the first nine months of this year improved from 4.9 % recorded in the same period last year to 3.5…

Cebu residents retrace Blessed Pedro Calungsod’s trail

Cebu residents retrace Blessed Pedro Calungsod’s trail

CEBU CITY (21-Oct-2012/PNA) -Thousands of residents of Ginatilan town, some 135 kilometers south of Cebu City, braved heavy rains on Saturday to retrace a trail that they believe Pedro Calungsod…

Farmers protest to end bogus land reform

Farmers protest to end bogus land reform

PHOTO ESSAY: Peasants’ day protest action at Times St. Quezon City to Mendiola, Manila (October 19, 2012). Photos by Southern Tagalog Exposure…