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Filipino among injured in strong Italy earthquake

By Mark Joseph Ubalde – A Filipino was hurt in the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that hit the Italian city of L’Aquila on Monday morning (Italy time), while 100 others take refuge in an evacuation center there.

Despite apology, Tsao is still in blacklist – BI

By Maricar Bautista and RG Cruz – Despite offers of apology on a controversial article which was deemed racist by many Filipinos, the ban on Hong Kong writer Chip Tsao from entering the Philippines remains, the Philippines’ top immigration official said.

RP to seek Joma Sison's expulsion from Netherlands

The government would ask the Dutch government for the formal expulsion of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria Sison to secure his return to the country.

Animal welfare advocates petitions to stop transfer of addt'l animals to Manila Zoo

By Ellalyn B. De Vera – Animal welfare advocates have signed a petition calling on Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim to stop the transfer of more animals to Manila Zoo.

Google launches Filipino-made Google Maps

By Kristine Servando – If you’ve found yourself frequently lost in a web of streets and locations, on Philippine Google Maps at least, then fret no more.

Gay men can enter the Army

Gay men can go to war with brave Filipino soldiers, a military spokesman said as he announced Wednesday that members of the third sex can apply for enlistment in the Philippine Army.