Day: January 4, 2020

Bail denied Aegis Juris frat men in hazing death

HAPPIER TIMES Horacio “Atio” Castillo plays with a pet at home. MANILA, Philippines — A Manila court has denied the petition for bail of the 10 Aegis Juris fratmen accused in the 2017 hazing and death of University of Santo Tomas law freshman Horacio “Atio” Castillo. Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 20 Judge Marivic Balisi-Umali […]

Children of ‘3 wars’ share tales of fear, hope on stage

NO CHILD’S PLAY A total of 29 children showcase their talents on stage to tell their collective story in the play “Iisang Tinig, Iisang Tindig (One Voice, One Stand),” produced by the Children’s Rehabilitation Center-Children’s Collective and presented last month at the University of the Philippines Integrated School Auditorium. The young child victims of human […]

Hope for the crocs

SHY BEAST Scientists and wildlife researchers say the Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis), with sightings recorded in several areas in Luzon and Mindanao, is shy unlike the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) that is known to attack humans. —ERWIN MASCARIÑAS The Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) is among the local species categorized in the International Union for Conservation […]

This Week’s Festivals: Jan. 5 – 11, 2020

Jan. 5: Baggak Festival Culmination of the 434th founding anniversary celebration of Bauang town in La Union province with the theme, “Rediscover Bauang.” ADVERTISEMENT The festival, which was launched in 1998, has helped draw more tourists to the town known for its pristine beaches. There will be a cultural program, beauty pageant and fireworks display. […]

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