• Bong son shot, wounded

    A son of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. was in critical condition yesterday from what a family friend described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound. But the family's lawyer said the shooting was accidental. Cavite Vice Gov. Jose Lorenzo Bautista III, who is known as Ramon Revilla III in politics and…

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    • Well-educated 'Jihadi John' no surprise to experts

      The profile of "Jihadi John," the university-educated Londoner whose masked face is emblematic of the grisly executions by the Islamic State group, is vastly different from that of the marginalized men who carried out terror attacks in France and Denmark. High-profile predecessors include the…

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      • Secondhand smoke scourge of Jam Sebastian

        The case of You Tube sensation Jam Sebastian – who is now fighting for his life after being diagnosed with lung cancer – should serve as an eye-opener for the need to implement stricter tobacco-control measures and address secondhand smoking, health advocates believe. “In one of his interviews on…

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        • Floyd opens training camp

          Floyd Mayweather will kick off his training for the May 2 super fight with Manny Pacquiao on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). The major players of training camp—Floyd Sr., his uncle Roger, renowned cutman-wraps specialist Rafael Garcia and conditioning coach Alex Ariza—have been told to report for…

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          • Samsung unveils sleek new Galaxy phones to take on Apple

            By Se Young Lee SEOUL/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim its throne as undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc. Designed from scratch in an operation dubbed…

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            • Hijacked Indonesian vessel found in Davao

              An Indonesian cargo vessel that was hijacked a month ago in North Sulawesi, Indonesia has been found stuck in the waters off Mati, Davao Oriental, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported yesterday. PCG spokesperson Armand Balilo said the PCG- Southeastern Mindanao district was informed on Feb. 23…

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              • ‘Jolo’ Revilla shot in chest, stable in ICU

                Actor and Cavite Vice Governor Ramon “Jolo” Revilla, III was rushed to the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Muntinlupa City yesterday morning due to a bullet wound in the upper right side of the chest, sources close to the young politician said. As of last night, the 26-year-old Revilla, son of…

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                • Militants want US Marines pulled out of Negros

                  The militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) is calling for the pullout of US Marines who arrived in Sagay City, Negros Occidental last Wednesday to train Special Action Force (SAF) commandos and members of the allied forces. The SAF commandos and the allied forces will secure the…

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                  • 3 Pinays on Forbes power women list

                    Three Filipina executives, who are all daughters of known business tycoons in the country, made it to Forbes’ list of the 50 most powerful businesswomen in Asia. Teresita Sy-Coson, vice chairman of SM Investments and chairman of BDO Universal Bank, was included in the list for the fourth year in a…

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                    • Ex-New York Knick basketball player Anthony Mason dead at 48

                      The 13-year NBA veteran had severe heart problems, his son, Anthony Mason Jr., said in a statement quoted on the Knicks' web site. "As you all would expect our father - Big Mase - put up an incredible fight," Mason Jr. said. Mason was a 6-foot, 7-inch (two-meter) forward from Tennessee State…

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                      • N. Korea vows 'merciless' war against US

                        North Korea vowed to wage a "merciless, sacred war" against the United States on Thursday, days before the launch of annual joint South Korea-US military exercises that have incensed Pyongyang. "Nuclear weapons are not a monopoly of the US," the ruling party's official newspaper, Rodong Sinmun,…

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                        • Revilla’s transfer to BJMP facility pressed

                          State prosecutors fueled their bid to transfer detained Sen. Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. to a Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) facility even as they asked Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Director General Leonardo Espina and other police officials to shed light on an…

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                          • Rare Roman Tombstone Discovered in England

                            A 1,800-year-old tombstone was discovered at a Roman cemetery in England this week. Because of its inscription, archaeologists know who was buried in the grave: a 27-year-old woman named Bodica. "It's incredibly rare," Neil Holbrook, of Cotswold Archaeology, told Live Science.

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                            • Palace backs termination of 16 Chinese with NGCP

                              Malacañang is standing by the decision of the Department of Energy to terminate the services of 16 Chinese experts at the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines after security concerns were raised. “We’re quite certain that the Department of Energy has arrived at this particular conclusion after a…

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                              • Chile's president meets with ailing teen who asked to die

                                Chile's president went to a hospital Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis. A government statement said President Michelle Bachelet talked…

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                                • Indonesia's stance 'clear' on Australians' executions: Widodo

                                  Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said his country's stance is "clear" on the pending executions of two Australian drug smugglers, despite the suggestion by Australia's prime minister that he is "carefully considering" his position. The executions by firing squad of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew…

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                                  • Phl now biggest grower of GM crops

                                    The Philippines is now the twelfth biggest grower of genetically modified (GM) crops. This was achieved in 2014 when 415,000 farmers planted Bt (Basillus thuringionsis) corn in 831,000 hectares, enabling the country to maintain its rank as among the

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