• 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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    • 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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      • Best day of training yet – Roach

        Roughly a month before he lets it all fly, Manny Pacquiao was back to his old ways at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood yesterday, putting a smile on Freddie Roach’s face and assuring him that everything’s going to be all right. The intensity of the sparring will step up in the next few weeks…

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        • Video shows last seconds of Germanwings flight before crash - Bild

          A video showing the chaotic final seconds on board the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps last week has been discovered near the site, Germany's Bild daily reported on Wednesday, saying it had seen the footage. The video was found on a mobile phone belonging to one of the passengers…

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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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              • 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…

                Philippine Star
                • CA grills gov’t lawyers on defying Binay TRO

                  Government counsels yesterday took the cudgels for what a Court of Appeals (CA) justice described as their defiance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the preventive suspension of Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr. In a hearing on Binay’s contempt petition, representatives of…

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                  • 'A.D. The Bible Continues' goes beyond the biblical epic

                    The people are restive, the priesthood is scheming and a fanatic band of insurgents known as the zealots are plotting assassinations — and now to make matters worse, the body of a condemned cult-leader known as Jesus has disappeared from the tomb, apparently following some ancient prophecy.…

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                    • Use Deng Xiaoping’s way to defuse territorial spats in South China Sea

                      The US and China should look to the example of Deng Xiaoping when it comes to defusing China’s territorial spats in the South China Sea, said Henry Kissinger, secretary of state during Richard Nixon’s presidency. China and the US should “remove the urgency of the debate,” Kissinger told reporters…

                      Manila Bulletin
                      • ‘No vehicle registration, no travel’ starts today

                        Starting today, enforcers and deputized agents of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will apprehend violators of the agency’s “no registration, no travel” policy. Four-wheeled motor vehicles not registered with the LTO will not be allowed to travel, LTO spokesman Jason Salvador said yesterday.…

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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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                          • CA junks plea to stop Binay suspension hearing

                            The Office of the Ombudsman has suffered another setback in its bid to proceed with its preventive suspension order against Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr. Assistant Solicitor General Hermes Ocampo cited judicial courtesy since any further action of the CA would preempt the ruling of…

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                            • Shocking Discovery: Egypt's 'Mona Lisa' May Be a Fake

                              An ancient Egyptian masterpiece, hailed by some scholars as the "Mona Lisa" of Egyptian painting, is in fact a fake created in the 19th century, a researcher says. The "Meidum Geese," as modern-day Egyptologists and art historians call it, was supposedly found in 1871 in a tomb located near the…

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                              • Noy signs Sugarcane Law

                                President Aquino signed the Sugarcane Law last Friday, according to Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez. Benitez, author of the bill’s House version, said Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. confirmed the signing as they expressed gratitude for the President’s support. “It’s a great blessing…

                                Philippine Star
                                • Video 'shows cabin chaos' in seconds before Alps crash: reports

                                  A video purportedly showing the final seconds inside the cabin of the ill-fated Germanwings airliner moments before it crashed has emerged, two European media said, although French police denied the claims to CNN. French magazine Paris Match and German daily Bild said the authenticity of the video…

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                                  • South Koreans cook the least and Italians love food the most: report

                                    South Koreans cook the least, Indians and Ukrainians spend the most time pottering in the kitchen, and Italians are the most passionate about food and cooking. At the other end of the spectrum comes South Korea, where respondents averaged less than four hours (3.7) a week cooking for themselves. A…

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