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Satellite image as of December 16, 8 am. Image courtesy of NOAA
MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Urduja headed for the Eastern Samar-Northern Samar area early Saturday morning, December 16, ahead of its expected landfall within the day.
In a bulletin issued 8 am on Saturday, PAGASA said Urduja is already 125 kilometers east northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar, moving west at 10 kilometers per hour (km/h). This speed is still slow, but it is slightly faster now compared to when it...
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MANILA, Philippines – The spotlight is on former Department of Health chief Janette Garin, who launched the now-suspended dengue vaccination program.She faced multiple congressional probes into how the government allowed public school students in 3 regions to be vaccinated with Sanofi Pasteur’s risky Dengvaxia dengue vaccine.Garin maintains the immunization program went through the legal process and was implemented in good faith.Watch the full interview on Rappler. – Rappler.com
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SIMBANG GABI. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle delivers the homily on the first Simbang Gabi on December 16, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler
MANILA, Philippines – As Filipinos flocked to churches for the first Simbang Gabi this year, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urged Catholics to end discrimination against people they consider "different," including Muslims.
In his homily on Saturday, December 16, Tagle recognized the need for Filipinos to come together despite differences in belief, attitudes, and characteristics.
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EDUCATING THE POOR. CNN Hero awardee Efren Peñaflorida speaks to media after a Kariton Klasrum culminating activity. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is considering Efren Peñaflorida, the man recognized by CNN for his pushcart classrooms, to lead the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP).
The PCUP was the government agency whose officials Duterte sacked because they supposedly have not met as a collegial body, and have joined "junkets" abroad.
"Ang una kong i-consider 'yung nagatulak bitaw ng...