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Schools constantly at risk of natural, man-made hazards

In this file photo, Marilyn Indiano, 35, carries her two-month-old baby Justine inside an evacuation building in a slum area in Baseco district, Manila, Philippines, December 7, 2014, during Typhoon Hagupit. Dennis Sabangan/EPA
Philippine schools are battered every year by typhoons and floods. In some areas, they have to somehow go through an academic year amid the threat of armed conflict.

February 18, 2016 — Schools in the Philippines regularly face challenges few other educational systems around the world have to deal with: frequent exposure to different kinds of hazards or disasters.

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PMDG Partylist Denied by COMELEC

Photo by PMDG Pinas
PMDG will ensure that the will of the people is paramount in our struggle for democratic governance

January 12, 2016 — The petition for accreditation and participation in the 2016 Partylist system of representation of our People’s Movement for Democratic Governance (PMDG) has been denied by COMELEC.

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US strike kills ‘dozens’ at al Qaeda training camp in Yemen

Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to Yemen’s Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, hold a position during clashes with Shiite Huthi rebels west of the city of Taez, on March 21, 2016. Ahmad al-Basha/AFP
The raids come almost one year since the Saudi-led Arab coalition launched its bombing campaign against Iran-backed Shiite rebels who challenged the authority of the Yemeni government

ADEN, Yemen (Mar. 23, 2016) — US military planes killed dozens of fighters at an Al-Qaeda affiliate’s training camp in a mountainous region of Yemen, the Pentagon said Tuesday, March 22.

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Huge manhunt after Brussels attacks horror

BLOWN AWAY. Destroyed windows at the terminal building after explosions at Brussels Airport in Zaventem near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. Laurent Dubrule/EPA
The bombings will raise fresh questions about the continent’s ability to cope with the terror threat, and underscores doubts about how Belgium has allowed extremism to develop unchecked

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ISIS officially claims Brussels attacks

CARING FOR THE WOUNDED. Emergency services take care of wounded people outside the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels on March 22, 2016 after a blast at this station located near the EU institutions. Photo by Marija Ivoninaite/AFP
The statement vows “dark days ahead” for states fighting the jihadists

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Mar. 23, 2016) — The Islamic State (ISIS) group on Tuesday, March 22, officially claimed responsibility for the attacks in Brussels that left some 35 people dead and threatened further violence.

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