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Palace reacts to Pangilinan re rotational brownouts

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Sonny Coloma said that the government, in particular, the Department of Energy, is on top of the electric supply problem. This is in response to Manny Pangilinan’s statement saying that Manila may suffer rotational brownouts if the government is not ready for the scheduled maintenance of electrical plants.

2013 bar topnotcher says prayers got him through

MANILA, Philippines — Nielson Pangan, this year’s bar topnotcher, describes himself as “just an average student”  who prayed a lot. The 27-year old law graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Law topped the 2013 Bar Exams, besting 1,174 other examinees who passed the exams with a grade of 85.80 percent. When his friends started calling him up to congratulate him, Pangan said he thought it was just a joke at first. But […]

Apple replaces iPad 2 with iPad 4, launches cheaper iPhone 5C

(Reuters) – Apple Inc said it would offer an iPad 4 tablet in place of the mid-range iPad 2 at the same price and the company launched a cheaper, lower capacity version of its plastic-backed iPhone 5C in Australia, China and some European countries. The iPad 4 is available at $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $529 for the 16GB Wi-Fi + cellular model at the four major U.S. carriers – AT&T Inc, Sprint […]

New technology for uninterrupted power supply in India could end rolling blackouts

They call it the Uninterrupted Direct Current and it could be the solution to India’s crippling, rolling power cuts. The UDC guarantees continuous power from the grid even during outages. A new collaboration between the Indian government and the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai promises to be a “game changer” in power starved India. It could spell the end for the country’s chronic power outages. In the southern state of Tamil Nadu, for instance, […]

UP Tops The 2013 Bar Examinations

Supreme Court Released The Top 10 Bar Exam Passers at around 12 in the afternoon on March 18, 2014. Nielson G. Pangan from the University of the Philippines (UP) tops the 2013 Bar Examinations with a grade of 85.8%. Out of more than 5,000 examiners, 1,174 aspiring lawyers passed the exams, comprising 22.18% of the examinees. The Top 10 Bar Exam Passers are as follows: 1st Place: Nielson Pangan from University of the Philippines, 85.80% […]

A’s pitcher Parker to miss season after elbow surgery

(Reuters) – Jarrod Parker, who was favored to be the Oakland Athletics’ Opening Day starter entering spring training, will undergo elbow surgery and miss the Major League Baseball season, the team said on Monday. The right-hander was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday and was examined on Monday because of soreness and tightness in his pitching forearm. Parker had forearm issues last season as well and previously had Tommy John surgery on his pitching […]

SC to Announce the Bar Exam Passers Today (March 18, 2014)

The long wait of 5,593 law graduates of who took the Bar Examination in October 2013 in UST for 4 weeks is finally over. The exams covered political law, labor law, civil law, taxation, commercial law, criminal law, remedial law and ethics. 80% of the exam is made up for essay- type questions while the remaining 20% is consisted of multiple choice questions Supreme Court announced that they will release the bar exam passers on […]

Notorious Car Napping Group Theft Gang, Rearrested

PNP arrested the anew notorious car theft gang in an operation inside the residence of his in-law in Caloocan City. Salvatierra car napping group is the most wanted car theft gang in Metro Manila, Bulacan and Pampanga since 2010. According to PNP, Salvatierra group took the former Senator Aquino Pimentel’s vehicle in 2012. Joemel Salvatierra was arrested Monday night by Caloocan City policemen for illegal possession of fire arms. This is the third arrest of […]

DOJ Secretary Leila De Lima personally visits NBP to investigate the ball game turned to riot

Manila, Philippines – Department of Justice Secretary Leila De Lima visits NBP to personally investigate the ball-game-turned-riot in Muntinlupa City where at least 2 inmates were dead and one another one was wounded. In an interview with De Lima, she said “Batang City Jail” and “Sputnik Gang” were engaged in a violent brawl in the middle of a volleyball game between two inmates around 8:00 in the morning in a basketball court of NBP (New […]

EU imposes sanctions after Crimea moves to join Russia

(Reuters) – The European Union is to impose sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 21 officials from Russia and Ukraine after Crimea applied to join Russia on Monday following a weekend referendum, Lithuania’s foreign minister said. Crimea’s leaders declared a Soviet-style 97-percent result in favor of seceding from Ukraine in a vote condemned as illegal by Kiev and the West. After a meeting lasting around three hours, the EU’s 28 foreign ministers agreed […]