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At 60, ‘Lolo Antonio’ is finally back in elementary school

True to the spirit of “better late than never,” and “you’re never too old to go back to school,” sixty-year-old grandfather Antonio Abelardo has decided to go back to the elementary level, in pursuit of a goal to better himself. Abelardo, who his schoolmates warmly call “Lolo Antonio,” is a beneficiary of the free education …

Options about for selling used mobile phones

Apple’s latest iPhones begin shipping later this month, a move bound to inspire many fans of the popular smartphone to ditch their current models in favor of the bigger, sleeker iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. It’s a ritual familiar by now to most smartphone users. Every couple of years, new models boasting more features …

Many university students open themselves to trouble with first credit card

MONTREAL—The first big test many university students face often has more to do with handling their financial affairs, in particular credit cards, than with scholastics. Unfortunately, say credit counselling agencies, it’s one that too often many fail. While some will handle the monthly obligation, many will eventually become overwhelmed and quickly spiral out of control, …

Discovery of coca plants in southern Mexico state a 1st for the country, authorities say

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico—The seizure of 1,639 coca plants in southern Mexico marks the first known instance of the raw ingredient for cocaine being cultivated in the country, Mexican and U.N. officials said Wednesday. Mexico is home to various drug cartels that traffic large quantities of cocaine toward the United States, but coca itself is typically …

Honolulu approves plans to move homeless out of tourist hotspots, considers remote encampment

HONOLULU—The Honolulu City Council approved several measures Wednesday aimed at moving homeless people out of tourist hotspots in Hawaii, including one that bans sitting and lying down on sidewalks in the popular Waikiki area. A bill prohibiting urinating and defecating in public on the island of Oahu also passed, but the push to prevent homeless …

Sen. Miriam delights supporters by sharing her plans on social media

MANILA — Asia’s “Iron Lady” is at it again. With almost 80% of her lung cancer gone–thanks to her “wonder pill” which costs PhP 2,000 each–Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago is moving on to clean the government’s system from its own cancer: corrupt officials. Post by Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. After walking out of Wednesday’s Commission …

Women’s colleges address transgender applicants

BOSTON — Women’s colleges are revisiting policies around enrolling transgender students as institutions of higher learning – single-sex, coed and those with religious affiliations – demonstrate varying degrees of acceptance for changing norms. Mills College in Oakland, California, recently became the first women’s college in the U.S. to declare it would accept undergraduate applications from …

Stressed in the skies? Etiquette experts emphasize importance of keeping cool

TORONTO—From a booze-fuelled dustup to squabbles over reclining chairs, recent skirmishes onboard commercial flights have seen passengers grounded after tempers flare in the air. A fight between two Toronto-area women allegedly drinking and smoking in an airplane bathroom last month prompted Sunwing to turn a Cuba-bound flight back to Canada along with a brief military …

Things I’ve Learned (So Far)

I haven’t been around very long, barely thirty years. I’m not going to say I already know everything there is to know about life and living—perhaps I never will. But just like any human being, I’ve had my fair share of lessons. Some lessons were learned the hard way, some epiphanies, some sweet revelations. Nevertheless, …

Viral ice-bucket challenge takes over senate

MANILA — After the craze it brought in various social media sites, the famous ice bucket challenge takes over the senate after Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara doused himself a bucket of ice at the Senate helipad this Thursday afternoon. Senator Angara, who was nominated by Cebu Rep. Luigi Quisumbing, nominated Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot …

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