Group warns vs. toxic candles for Undas

With just over a week to go before Undas (All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days), an ecological group warned the public against using toxic candles – such as imported Chinese candles with metal wicks – in paying respects to their dearly departed.

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Examinees flock to UST for final Bar Exam day

Examinees filed into the University of Santo Tomas campus in Manila before 6 a.m. Sunday for the final day of the bar exams.

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‘Oplan Maligno’ underway to discredit Roxas, boost VP Binay's ratings, Erice warns

Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice on Saturday said Oplan Maligno — campaign to bolster Vice President Jejomar Binay’s political standing — is underway.

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CBCP meets with whistleblowers in alleged Makati City corruption

Some members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) have met with seven whistleblowers in alleged corruption in Makati City during the administration of Jejomar Binay, now vice president of the Philippines.

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CBCP: Replace life imprisonment with ‘indefinite’ prison terms

Citing Pope Francis’ call to end life imprisonment, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines is pushing for the replacement of life terms with “indefinite” prison terms.

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Erap open to political alliance with Arroyo

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada said Saturday that he has buried the hatchet and is now open to forming a political alliance with Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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Palace: Agencies working to ensure orderly ‘Undas’

Malacañang on Saturday assured the public government agencies are making preparations to ensure an orderly Undas (All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days) this coming week.

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Palace: Ebola preps in place for balikbayans during holidays

Health authorities are prepared to undertake proper screening and quarantine processes for overseas Filipino workers returning for the holidays from countries where Ebola Virus Disease cases have been recorded.

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Guard ‘pushed’ by Laude’s fiancé gets kudos from AFP chief

Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr lauded a non-commissioned officer who was deployed to guard US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, suspect in the killing of Filipino transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in Olongapo City last October 11.

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Group asks cemeteries to reduce waste at Undas

An ecological group appealed to cemeteries to reduce their waste generation during Undas (All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days).

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