• Super howler nears Phl

    The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Maysak will be named Chedeng when it enters the Philippine area of responsibility tonight or tomorrow morning. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said the forecast track of Maysak…

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    • Pacquiao stunned by ticket prices

      Even Manny Pacquiao himself is astounded by the skyrocketing prices of tickets for his May 2 clash with Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In an interview with ABS-CBN on Monday (Tuesday in the Philippines), Pacquiao expressed surprise that

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      • Lawmaker tells Junjun: Battle not yet over

        “There is no sense in gloating over the fact that the CA has refused to stop deliberations on the case filed by Mayor Binay against the ombudsman to freeze his preventive suspension,” Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr. of Dasmariñas City in Cavite said. Barzaga said the appellate court proceeded with its…

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        • Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines

          A super typhoon blamed for the deaths of at least four people on islands in the western Pacific Ocean has moved into the open sea and is expected to significantly weaken before reaching the Philippines later this weekend. Paul Stanko of the National Weather Service said super Typhoon Maysak packed…

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          • Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better

            President Benigno Aquino Wednesday hailed renovations to the Philippines' main international airport, expressing optimism it would soon shake off its ranking on one website as the world's worst airport. Almost a year after he personally apologised for the failure of air-conditioning at Terminal 1…

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            • Taiwan's largest missile ship goes into service

              Taiwan's largest-ever missile ship went into service Tuesday after a ceremony presided over by President Ma Ying-jeou as the island strives to modernise its military in response to a perceived threat from China. Armed with 16 missiles, the ship will strengthen Taiwan's defence capabilities. China…

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              • Ginebra starts rebuilding, may also trade LA

                Barangay Ginebra San Miguel yesterday traded Dylan Ababou and James Forrester to Barako Bull yesterday in a move that is seen as the start of the team’s revamp under new coach Frankie Lim. Ababou and Forrester, two of Ginebra’s seldom-used players, were shipped in exchange for Barako’s first round…

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                • Vanessa: Dating Zac Made Me Mean 

                  If Vanessa Hudgens ever threw you shade or gave you side eye – don't sweat it, she was just dealing with the side effects of dating Zac Efron. Zac and Vanessa began dating in 2007 and at the height of their romance, another side of the actress was unleashed, all thanks to Zac's army of rabid fans –…

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                  • Probe sought on arrest of suspected BIFF leader

                    The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) yesterday urged the government to further investigate the arrest of Abdulgani Esmael Pagao, who is suspected to have links with the separatist Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). Former Cotabato City mayor Muslimin Sema, chairman of the largest…

                    Philippine Star
                    • Arsenal take One Direction deserter Zayn Malik on trial

                      Arsenal have taken former One Direction superstar Zayn Malik on trial just days after his sensational departure from the band, Goal can reveal. "Charging a measly £97 for one matchday ticket just isn't enough to compete with the oil-flushed coffers of Chelsea and Manchester City," Arsenal's…

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                      • US admiral says China 'creating a great wall of sand' in sea

                        China is "creating a great wall of sand" through land reclamation in the South China Sea, causing serious concerns about its territorial intentions, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Tuesday. "But what's really drawing a lot of concern in the here and now is the unprecedented land…

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                        • Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare

                          Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a possible midair collision after they got too close to each other earlier this week. The incident happened Sunday as passenger planes from Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways were traveling in opposite…

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                          • TESDA chief to replace Coloma as Noy spokesman

                            Several changes in the Cabinet are expected after the Holy Week break, among them Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) director Joel Villanueva replacing Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). It was reported that Coloma…

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                            • Gwyneth 'hurt by Chris and Kate romance'

                              The Coldplay frontman and Kate were linked after being spotted hanging out at a beach recently with their kids. Gwyneth considered Kate a friend, but now sources say she's hurt by the romance rumours. "Gwyneth feels like this is a betrayal.

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                              • Kim Jong-un impersonator 'made out with 30-40 girls' at Rugby Sevens

                                Hong Kong, April 1 (ANI): A Kim Jong-un impersonator has disclosed that he made out with "30 to 40" girls while dressed as the North Korean dictator at the Rugby Sevens. According to South China Morning Post, Jeremy was photographed hundreds of times at the event and the images have now gone viral…

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                                • SM Group plans to build micro cities around shopping malls

                                  Billionaire Henry Sy, the richest person in the Philippines, will start to develop apartments, offices and hotels around his shopping malls to maximize the value of property holdings in the face of similar moves by competitors. Fifteen of 50 shopping malls now owned by Sy’s SM Prime Holdings Inc.…

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                                  • MMDA rejects LTO’s ‘no plate, no travel’ policy

                                    MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said the LTO policy that prohibits unregistered new vehicles to travel is untimely and “un-Christian” considering the exodus of people going to the provinces in observance of the Lenten season. “The LTO should have considered that it’s the Lenten season.

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                                    • Gregg Popovich's reaction to Mario Chalmers' beyond-half-court buzzer-beater was perfect

                                      The San Antonio Spurs opened up their nationally televised matchup with the Miami Heat playing sound defense, holding Erik Spoelstra's club without a made field goal for the first 6 1/2 minutes of Tuesday's contest. The Spurs didn't capitalize early,

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                                      • Gov’t lawyers take a beating in Binay TRO hearing

                                        Government lawyers, representing heads of agencies that defied the implementation of a Court of Appeals (CA) temporary restraining order (TRO) on the six-month preventive suspension of Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr., yesterday failed to justify the officials’ defiance of the…

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