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College editors’ alliance slams red-tagging of campus pub in Eastern Visayas

Aug 21, 2019 - 6:04 PM

The College Editors Guild of the Philippines calls on all publications to remain vigilant and continue to 'persistently uncover the true state of our society'

Photo courtesy of The Pillar

Assess lawyers, judges regularly – IBP executive VP

Feb 19, 2019 - 10:14 PM

Assessing lawyers and judges regularly is important to maintain judicial independence, says IBP executive vice president Egon Cayosa

Saudi Arabia announces start of Ramadan

May 16, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Traditionally, many Muslim-majority countries have followed the dates set by Saudi religious authorities, but in recent years many have used their own astronomical calculations

THE MOON. An observatory officer uses a telescope to look for the Ramadan moon at Lhoknga beach, in Aceh province, on May 15, 2018. Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP

Violent winds topple stone pillars at Taj Mahal complex

Apr 12, 2018 - 10:42 PM

'Two decorative pillars collapsed last night amid high-velocity winds. One of the pillars stood at the royal gate, and the other at the southern gate,' says an official from the Archaeological Survey of India

CRASH. People gather around base of the Royal Gate entrance at the Taj Mahal complex next to a fallen pillar that collapsed during a storm in Agra on April 12, 2018. AFP

Pillars of Eternity review: A game with soul

Apr 04, 2015 - 1:30 PM

For the RPG fan Pillars of Eternity can take away anywhere from 80 to 90 hours of your time You can easily lose yourself in exploring dungeon crawling or even just reading books available in the game

Galactic beauty: Iconic 'Pillars of Creation' photo gets an update

Jan 07, 2015 - 9:19 AM

The iconic image of 3 gigantic galactic gas clouds in the Eagle Nebula gets an updated high resolution version – and it s out of this world beautiful

The 2014 version of the 'Pillars of Creation' image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Image courtesy NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)/J. Hester, P. Scowen (Arizona State U.)

Saudi will expel non-Muslims who disrespect Ramadan

Jun 26, 2014 - 10:25 PM

The interior ministry urges non Muslims to respect the feelings of Muslims by refraining from eating drinking or smoking in public places streets and at work

STRICT OBSERVATION. Saudis and workers pray during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations in the courtyard of a mosque Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on August 19, 2012. Eid-al Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. EPA/STR

Bloodiest day: Israel air strikes kill 31

Nov 19, 2012 - 7:58 AM

3rd UPDATE Israeli air strikes killed 31 Palestinians in the bloodiest day so far of its massive air campaign on the Gaza Strip as diplomatic efforts to broker a truce intensified

GAZA DAMAGE. Palestinians salvage for belongings from their destroyed houses following overnight Israeli air strikes on the village of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on November 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI