4.3 quake jolts parts of Mindanao

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake shook Mindanao Friday night, three days after a powerful tremor left five people dead and dozens injured on the southern Philippine island. It was felt strongest in Kidapawan City with instrumental Intensity IV, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported. There were no immediate reports…

Rice farmers to get P5-K cash aid

The government has decided to distribute P5,000 in cash assistance to rice farmers who continue to reel from plummeting palay prices following the implementation of the rice tariffication law. Agriculture Secretary William Dar made the announcement during the sidelines of the India-Philippines trade consultation event on Friday, adding that they…

Much-deserved victory

It took a long time coming—almost 17 years since it was specified in Sec. 32 of the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002—but the country’s nurses finally got what they deserve to get: a definitive mandate for decent compensation commensurate to the knowledge, skills and hours that they put into their…

Ateneo president apologizes for ‘gaps’ in handling sexual harassment cases

Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) president Fr. Jett Villarin S.J. has apologized for the “inadequacies” of the university in overseeing sexual harassment cases. In a memorandum posted at The Guidon, Ateneo’s official student publication, Villarin acknowledged the sentiments of students and faculty members on the sexual harassment cases in its…