• International media pounced but missed the point on Orton-Pacquiao issue

    Because former NBA player Daniel Orton insulted Manny Pacquiao’s basketball ability, he was fired from his spot with the Purefoods Star Hotshots.

    The Underdog
    • U.S. flies most advanced surveillance plane from Philippines

      By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The United States has begun flying its most advanced surveillance aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, out of the Philippines for patrols over the South China Sea, the U.S. Navy said on Thursday, acknowledging the flights for the first time. The United States, the…

      • IS executioner 'Jihadi John' named as London tech worker

        "Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State group militant apparently responsible for beheading a series of Western hostages, was named on Thursday as Kuwaiti-born London computer programmer Mohammed Emwazi. A Washington Post report citing friends, a leading think-tank researching foreign jihadists and…

        AFP News
        • Kia giant makes difference

          Talk ‘N Text coach Jong Uichico feels there is nothing special about expansion club Kia except for one guy and it’s not Manny Pacquiao. Puerto Rican import PJ Ramos, who has been a dominating presence inside the paint for the Carnival, was singled out by the multi-awarded Uichico as the reason…

          Manila Bulletin
          • ‘Noy angered by previous SAF failures to get Marwan’

            Supt. Raymund Train, who led the SAF team that killed Marwan in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Jan. 25, recounted in a sworn statement the meeting he and senior SAF officers had with Aquino in Malacañang on Nov. 30. Train said among the senior officers who attended the meeting were then PNP chief…

            Philippine Star
            • The story behind ‘A Thousand Years’ and why it almost got snubbed by ‘Twilight’

              The singer-songwriter behind the hits “Jar of Hearts,” “Human,” and “A Thousand Years” spoke to Yahoo Philippines ahead of her March 5 concert at the Big Dome and confessed about her biggest break to date—the song that easily became the "Twilight" anthem.

              Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom
              • Police say sex crime inquiry into singer Cliff Richard expanding

                By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - British police investigating allegations of historical sex crimes against Cliff Richard, one of Britain's best-known entertainers, have said their inquiry into the singer had "increased significantly in size". Officers raided the home of Richard, 74, in…

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                  • Dakota Begs Mom To See '50 Shades'

                    In a promo for "Saturday Night Live," Dakota Johnson pleaded for her mom Melanie Griffith to see her film "Fifty Shades of Grey."

                    Access Hollywood
                    • PNP guards of Revilla, Estrada sacked

                      Policemen securing detained Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla have allegedly attempted to cover up the two solons’ visit to the birthday party of their fellow jailed Senator Juan Ponce Enrile in a hospital at Camp Crame in Quezon City on February 14.

                      Manila Bulletin
                      • Cavaliers vs. Warriors: Five things to watch

                        Here are five things to keep an eye on when two of the best teams in the NBA square off on Thursday night.

                        Ball Don't Lie
                        • Philippine army kills 14 Islamic militants

                          U.S.-trained army commandos on Thursday killed 14 Islamist militants belonging to the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group in the first major battle this year on a remote southern island, as the Philippines stepped up efforts to rescue foreign hostages. The Abu Sayyaf is the smallest but most deadly of…

                          • Sinkhole swallows S. Korean couple

                            Concerns about public safety standards in South Korea have been fuelled by shocking CCTV images of a young couple being swallowed up by a sinkhole that opened at their feet on the sidewalk in Seoul. The footage, which has gone viral on social networking sites, shows the couple plunging through the…

                            AFP News
                            • Robin Padilla starts green revolution

                              “Sana magkaroon tayo ng honest-to-goodness na green revolution, Ang daming nagsasabing wala silang makain. Sa New York, kuwento ni BB (Gandanghari, his sister), hinuhuli doon kapag wala kang tanim," says Robin Padilla.

                              Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom
                              • Kindergarten kids with 'AK-47s' cause outrage in Russia

                                Pictures of young Russian children posing with mock AK-47 rifles and other weapons at a kindergarten have provoked a storm of controversy, but some defended them as patriotic education. The controversial photos were taken last week during a "patriotic class" at a kindergarten in the second city of…

                                AFP News
                                • Russia's Khodorkovsky - Putin is a 'naked king' facing economic ruin

                                  By Dmitry Zhdannikov LONDON (Reuters) - Former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said on Thursday Vladimir Putin was a "naked king" presiding over an economy that will weaken further, eventually provoking a battle between rival clans in Moscow. "Putin with bare chest isn't a mighty leader: He is…

                                  • Young Spaniards moving to Germany get trapped in dismal jobs

                                    Edur Ansa couldn't find work for a year after he got his nursing degree from Barcelona University. Like many other Spaniards, he started looking for work in Germany and ended up with a job at a private ...

                                    Associated Press
                                    • The pursuit of happy-ness: Liz Uy's beauty secret

                                      The celebrity stylist lets us in on how she maintains her happy glow.

                                      Yahoo SHE