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23 arrested for illegally firing guns during holiday season

Jan 01, 2019 - 9:37 PM

The 7 police personnel among them will face stiff administrative charges, says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

ARRESTED. A total of 23 persons are arrested for illegally firing their guns during the Christmas and New Year festivities. Image from Shutterstock

The superpower gift to stop

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The one thing that smartphones have taken away from us is the Stop Sign. This holiday season is the perfect time to press pause on social media and pay attention to our real lives.

#ShareLove this holiday season, one good deed at a time

Dec 16, 2016 - 11:01 AM

Check out this list of organizations with charitable activities you can join this Christmas

WATCH: 4 teenagers granted their loved ones’ wishes this Christmas

Dec 29, 2015 - 5:22 PM

A simple gesture can become a moment of a lifetime

SWS: 92% of Filipinos hopeful about 2016

Dec 29, 2015 - 2:10 PM

The latest figure is just one percentage point lower than the 93 who entered 2015 with hope

The power of a wish this Christmas

Dec 01, 2015 - 3:35 PM

What do you wish for this holiday season?

Qantas to add more Manila-Sydney flights during holiday season

Sep 10, 2015 - 4:27 PM

The Australian carrier says it is waiting for regulatory approval to operate the 5th weekly Manila Sydney service permanently

STRONG DEMAND. Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans says the Manila-Sydney route is experiencing strong demand from customers. Background photo from Wikipedia

How the grinch celebrates Christmas

Dec 29, 2014 - 9:00 AM

I hope that each of you will find time for silence and solitude May the promises of the carols be fulfilled in our lives Liberation and love peace and joy

Expect heaviest traffic on December 19 – MMDA

Dec 18, 2014 - 11:50 PM

Expect heavy traffic on December 19 – the last Friday before Christmas – as more people do their last minute shopping

9 in 10 Filipinos hopeful about 2015 – Pulse Asia

Dec 15, 2014 - 2:37 PM

But most Filipinos 52 say they do not expect to have a different celebration of the holiday season as the year ends

HOPE FOR 2015. Fishermen prepare their fishing net along a shore in Tacloban on the eastern island of Leyte on October 16, 2014 which was devastated by typhoon Haiyan in 2013. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

A very merry Filipino Christmas

Dec 12, 2014 - 4:51 PM

Families enjoy Christmas in different ways but there are some things that make the holidays distinctly Filipino

Style spotlight: 7 holiday style tips

Dec 10, 2014 - 1:29 PM

Christmas is not just for stuffing yourself Share and celebrate the season in style

Businesses more optimistic as 2014 closes – BSP survey

Nov 21, 2014 - 5:06 PM

The optimism is boosted by expectations of stronger domestic demand but outlook for the first quarter of 2015 is less favorable the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas survey shows

Aquino approves holiday ceasefire

Dec 20, 2013 - 4:47 PM

The government imposed ceasefire begins on December 21 and ends on January 15

HEROES OF ZAMBOANGA: President Benigno Aquino III leads awarding ceremonies for 12 officers and 6 enlisted personnel

12 days of Christmas: Build up the Christmas spirit

Dec 16, 2013 - 5:56 PM

12 ways to build up the Christmas spirit

#AskMargie: Christmas gift for your special someone

Dec 14, 2013 - 4:04 PM

What gifts do you give your partner at different stages of a relationship?

Travel chaos as deadly storm hits northeast US

Dec 28, 2012 - 10:24 AM

More than 3 000 flights have been cancelled since Christmas Day as the storm wreaked havoc from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes before heading northeast

SNOWY HOLIDAYS. Two girls run through past their snowman on December 27, 2012 in Greenfield, Massachusetts. A serious winter storm that caused tornados in the South on Christmas Day swept across the Northeast on Thursday, bringing snow, sleet, rain and causing dangerous travel conditions. Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images/AFP

[Science Solitaire] No more fruitcake 2012

Dec 21, 2012 - 3:04 PM

The One Fruitcake Theory says there is exactly one fruitcake going around the world during the holiday season being passed on from one person to another