Monthly Archives: January 2012

More are going hungry — survey

MANILA  — The number of Filipino families that claimed they experienced involuntary hunger increased to 4.5 million from 4.3 million last September, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results showed. The

Clashes in Syria leave 80 dead

DAMASCUS – Fierce clashes broke out near the Syrian capital on Sunday as President Bashar al-Assad’s opponents sought to crank up the pressure for United Nations (UN) action after the Arab League

PH economy grew by 3.7% in 2011

MANILA — The Philippine economy grew at a slower rate of 3.7 percent in 2011, compared to the 7.6-percent growth in 2010, the National Statistical Coordination Board said on Monday. According to

Inampulungan: Hidden Treasure Of Guimaras

By EMMIE V. ABADILLA   OVER the shimmering emerald expanse of Panay Gulf, Inampulugan, “Mother of All Islands”, uncoiled like a crocodile lugging three mountains on her back. It was the biggest

CBCP eyes Pacquiao as ‘Bible ambassador’

MANILA – The influential Catholic Church on Monday said that it had asked boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao to follow in the footsteps of National Football League hero Tim Tebow and become a “Bible

‘Django’ wins Indiana billiards title

FORMER world champion Francisco “Django” Bustamante ruled the 2012 Derby City Classic Fatboy 10-Ball Challenge, beating American Steve Moore 15-5 in the finals at the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel in Elizabeth, Indiana