STUDENTS of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in Santa Mesa, Manila attend the flag ceremony before the opening of classes yesterday. PUP is the biggest state university with 70,000 students in 22 branches and maintains tuition of P12 per unit. PUP Santa Mesa has 40,000 students. (Photo by Ali Vicoy)
Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro’s Geminoid takes the stage during the Global Future 2045 Congress at Lincoln Center in New York. Inset is the robot’s creator.
A CHILD siftas through charcoal for nail or any discarded metal to sell in junk shops at the makeshift charcoal factory in Vitas, Manila. Malacanang yesterday said it is doing its best to eliminate child labor through accessible education. (Photo by Ali Vicoy)
A WEEK after getting married, celebrity couple Maricar Reyes and Richard Poon recalled the moment when the singer met her parents.
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, from left, with forwards LeBron James, Udonis Haslem, and Mike Miller watch during the fourth quarter of Game 5 in the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio on Sunday. The Spurs won 114-104, leading the best-of-seven series 3-2. (AP)
Justin Rose, left, of England, celebrates with his wife Kate after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (AP)
San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili (20), of Argentina, shoots as Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade defends during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio. The Spurs won 114-104. (AP)
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NEW YORK (AP) - A wayward dolphin that meandered into a polluted urban canal, riveting onlookers as it splashed around in the filthy water and shook black gunk from its snout, died Friday evening, marine experts said.
The deep-freeze weather hadn’t seemed to faze the dolphin as it swam in the Gowanus Canal, which runs 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) through a narrow industrial zone...
MALIBU, California (AP) – A whale carcass rotting near celebrity homes in Malibu is causing a gigantic cleanup problem as authorities try to decide who’s responsible for getting rid of it.
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Manila, Philippines – Disaster officials were shifting yesterday from rescue work to a massive clean-up of Metro Manila and nearby provinces following nonstop rains that left tons of muck and debris from floods littering the city.
“We are now into clean up and relief operations. Generally speaking, flood waters in Metro Manila are already receding,“ said civil defense chief...
Manila, Philippines – CLIMATE change… monsoon surge… low pressure area deteriorating into a storm… whatever it is, our islands have never been so vulnerable as now. But what’s being done for the hapless victims of typhoons and floods?
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Manila, Philippines – THE ongoing dispute between the Philippines and China involving Bajo de Masinloc, also known as Scarborough Shoal or Panatag Shoal, is an issue that transcends political and other differences among Filipinos.
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Two people died when a deluge of huge volume of seawater penetrated a mining tunnel in the gold-rich town of Paracale in Camarines Norte yesterday morning.
Chief Inspector Ernesto Coron, chief of police of Paracale town, said the two were trapped inside and later drowned in the 20-meter deep mining hole in Barangay Palanas.
He identified the fatalities as Christian Banal and Bendencio...
NELSON (AFP) – A pod of 90 pilot whales beached themselves at the top of New Zealand’s South island Monday in the same area where seven whales died in a mass stranding earlier this month, officials said.
Regional conservation department manager John Mason said staff and volunteers would attempt to keep the whales cool until the late night high tide when it was hoped they...
Manila, Philippines – Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim has inaugurated the newly constructed seawall barrier aimed to protect the poor residents of Baseco compound against river overﬂow during high tide or the rainy season.
The barrier, according to city engineer Armand Andres, is 2.5 meters high and is 180 meters long. Above the seawall is a steel fence which Lim ordered built to protect...
BANGKOK, Thailand – The complex network of flood defenses erected to shield Thailand’s capital from the country’s worst floods in nearly 60 years was put to the test early yesterday as coastal high tides hit their peak. No major breaches were immediately reported.
Fear gripped Bangkok early in the day as tides along the Gulf of Thailand crested at about 9 a.m. and pushed the city’s...
BANGKOK, Thailand – The main river coursing through Thailand’s capital swelled to record highs yesterday, briefly flooding riverside buildings and an ornate royal complex at high tide amid fears that flood defenses could break and swamp the heart of the city.
Ankle-high water from the Chao Phraya River spilled through one sandbagged entranceway of Bangkok’s treasured Grand Palace...