• The 6 richest tycoons in the Philippines in the real estate business.

    Forbes Magazine recently issued the roster of the 500 richest billionaires in the world. Six Filipinos, each with their real estate empires and interests, made it on the list. Take a look at the wealthiest tycoons in the countrys property sector:6. DAVID

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    • Junjun’s case reaches SC

      The temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Court of Appeals (CA) on the six-month suspension of Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay has reached the Supreme Court (SC). Through the Office of the Solicitor General, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Wednesday filed a petition before…

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      • Filing: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer

        A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew. Details of death and extreme abuse emerged Thursday as Mitchelle Blair appeared in court, two days after the bodies…

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        • NBA Playoff Picture Update: What's at stake in Friday's big matchups?

          With just a few weeks remaining until the NBA postseason, every night can impact the standings. NBA Playoff Picture keeps you up to date on all the most important news for all 16 berths and seeds. Thursday's lone game was a notable one for the playoff picture, with the Milwaukee Bucks beating the…

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          • PNPA spotlight falls on Ampatuan grandson

            The stigma of being a namesake of the principal suspect in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre did not prevent Cadet First Class Andal Ampatuan III from entering and graduating from the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA). Ampatuan III, now with a rank of police inspector, is a grandson of former…

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            • Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money: Fortune

              Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity - after paying for his 10-year-old nephew's college education. "You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change," Cook…

              • 'Fifty Shades' director Taylor-Johnson bows out of franchise

                Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to direct the sequels to "Fifty Shades of Grey," she announced Wednesday night. "Directing 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful," she said in a statement to industry site Deadline in which she…

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                • Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force

                  SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether…

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                  • Monta Ellis doesn't think Rajon Rondo is the problem with the Mavericks

                    Despite an impressive victory against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night, no team’s win percentage has fallen so sharply in the second half of the season as the Dallas Mavericks', who transformed from a team that won two-thirds of its games to a .500 club soon after the New Year. Rajon Rondo…

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                    • Tan group inaugurates 2-MW Batangas solar plant

                      The Lucio Tan Group has joined the renewable energy bandwagon with the inauguration of its two-megawatt solar plant in Lian, Batangas yesterday. The plant, located inside the compound of Absolut Distillers Inc., is the first solar project of the group and is in line with the group’s plan to “go…

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                      • No wages for Makati councilors, staff

                        The members of the Makati City council and 83 personnel working under them had the release of their salaries suspended by acting Mayor Romulo Peña, a councilor said yesterday. He refused to sign the checks that would cover their salaries and allowances for March 16 to 31, according to Councilor…

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                        • New Samsung, HTC phones coming April 10 in US

                          New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10. Advance orders for the new HTC One begin Friday, and those customers might receive their phones before April 10. HTC is largely keeping the same design, but improving the camera and personalizing the home screen…

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                          • Dion’s voice ‘gives husband life’

                            Josh Groban is convinced Céline Dion’s voice “gives life” to her ailing husband. Céline has been married to René Angélil since 1994 and unfortunately her spouse is suffering from throat cancer right now. Fellow singer Josh is good friends with the couple and during an appearance on America’s…

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                            • New tool to foretell heart attack/stroke risk

                              Want to know your risk of suffering a fatal heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years? A new instrument dubbed Globorisk, unveiled Thursday, will allow you to determine your risk simply by inputting your age, gender, blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, whether you have diabetes or smoke, and…

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                              • De Lima: Nothing wrong with P21-M offer to Laudes

                                Justice Secretary Leila de Lima sees nothing wrong with the reported P21-million settlement offer to the family of slain transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude for a plea bargain deal in the murder case against US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton. “We have to remember that in preliminary…

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                                • Prosecutors buck Revilla plea

                                  Government prosecutors asked the Sandiganbayan yesterday to deny the request of detained Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr. to attend his daughter’s high school graduation tomorrow at the De La Salle Zobel School in Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa.  Ombudsman lawyers

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                                  • Woman behind NBA ex-owner Donald Sterling's downfall denies they had romance

                                    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The woman whose recording of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks that cost him his NBA franchise testified in court on Thursday that she loved him but insisted again that they never had a romantic relationship. V. Stiviano,…