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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Born on this day in 1860 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Fr. Gregorio Aglipay Y Labayan was the third child of Pedro Aglipay Y. Cruz and Victoriana Labayan y Hilario who came from a family of farmers. In 1879, he went to Manila for his secondary education. He was supported by his uncle, Francisco Amor Romas, who was an employee of the Dominican Sisters School of Santa Catalina. He enrolled in...
Manila, Philippines – THE Senate of the Philippines is celebrating its 96th Anniversary on October 16, 2012. It is composed of 24 Senators, each elected to a six-year term, with one reelection. Apart from its legislative functions, the Senate concurs with treaties, and tries impeachment cases. In the current 3rd Regular Session of the 15th Congress, the Senate has 39 Permanent Committees...
MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno S. Aquino III is delivering his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon today, July 23, 2012, before a joint session of the Senate of the Philippines and the House of Representatives during the Third Regular Session of the 15th Congress, at the Batasan Complex in Quezon City.
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MANILA, Philippines – On June 12, 1898, General Emilio F. Aguinaldo proclaimed at the balcony of his ancestral home on Calle Real in Kawit, Cavite, the independence of the Republic of the Philippines, and the Philippine flag was hoisted as the national anthem called Marcha Filipina was played in the presence of a huge crowd.
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Manila, Philippines – TODAY, we observe the 152nd Birth Anniversary of Fr. Gregorio L. Aglipay, the first Supreme Bishop of the Filipino Independent Church. He was just a little over a year old and was left under the care of his maternal relatives who were working as tobacco growers. He later moved to Manila, where he studied at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran for his Bachelor...
MANILA, Philippines — The Senate of the Philippines, the Upper Chamber of the bicameral Congress of the Philippines, is celebrating its 95th Anniversary on October 16, 2011. The current Philippine Senate of the 15th Congress of the Philippines has only 23 Senators because of the election of former Senator now President Benigno S. Aquino III. It has 38 permanent committees and 34 oversight...