• Ex-mayor appeals graft conviction

    After being convicted on graft charges, a former municipal mayor asked the Sandiganbayan to reconsider the decision it made against him. Claiming that the complaint against him was politically motivated, Salvador Perez, former mayor of San Manuel, Pangasinan, asked the Sandiganbayan Second Division…

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    • 10 drown, 12 die in Holy Week accidents

      Ten people have drowned in swimming parties and outings in different vacation spots in Luzon since Holy Wednesday, bringing to 22 the number of fatalities in various incidents during the holiest days of the Lenten season, disaster officials and police reported yesterday. The National Disaster Risk…

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      • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

        NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) — A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

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        • 5 Unanswered Questions About Jesus

          As Christians worldwide gather for Easter to celebrate their belief in the death and rebirth of Jesus, researchers continue to delve into the mysteries that surround the man. The following are five questions about Jesus that, for now, at least, remain unanswered. In 2008, astronomer Dave Reneke…

          • Japan expands army footprint for first time in 40 years, risks angering China

            By Nobuhiro Kubo YONAGUNI Japan (Reuters) - Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years on Saturday, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan. The move risks angering China, locked in a dispute with Japan over…

            • Dear Ms. Kris Aquino

              Sometime in October, 2013, you assumed a new role as member of the board of directors of Central Azucarera de Tarlac. The news spread quickly among the good, decent, and hardworking farm workers and farmers at Hacienda Luisita and their supporters inside and outside of Tarlac. Your new role comes…

              Manila Bulletin
              • Kim Chiu cries over Xian Lim’s birthday surprise

                Kapamilya star Kim Chiu feels overwhelmed and grateful because onscreen partner Xian Lim and their friends gave her a surprise party in San Francisco, where they are doing a show.

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                • Russia writes off 90 percent of North Korea debt, eyes gas pipeline

                  Russia's parliament has agreed to write off almost $10 billion of North Korea's Soviet-era debt, in a deal expected to facilitate the building of a gas pipeline to South Korea across the reclusive state. Russia has written off debts to a number of impoverished Soviet-era allies, including Cuba.…

                  • More than a thriving career for Coleen

                    First, she was discovered as a stunning teen newcomer who made heads turn and eyes glued to her weekly youth-oriented drama on ABS-CBN every Sunday. In the first Yahoo! OMG Awards in 2011, she was among the nominees based on … Continue reading →

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                    • Two expats die of MERS in Saudi commercial hub

                      Two foreigners died of MERS in the Saudi city of Jeddah, the health ministry said Saturday, as fears rise over the spreading respiratory virus in the kingdom's commercial hub. The latest deaths of a 64-year-old and 44-year-old, whose nationalities were undisclosed, bring to 76 the overall number of…

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                      • Solons seek probe on deposits held in closed banks

                        Manila, Philippines --- What ever happened to the money of depositors of 300 banks closed down by the Monetary Board in the past 16 years? Administration congressmen aired this question as they asked the House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries to conduct an inquiry, in aid of…

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                        • Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats

                          Miami and Charlotte's first round series starts on Sunday.

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                          • Why Jesus has the 'last laugh'

                            Why is Jesus laughing? But Jesus has the “last laugh” because Easter celebrates the supreme joke God played on Satan by raising his Son from the dead. The  noted author,  Fr.  Henry Fehren once wrote, "A sense of  humor  should perhaps  be listed among the Christian virtues. Proud people cannot…

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                            • Federer beats injured Djokovic to reach final

                              MONACO (AP) — Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 Saturday, and the second-ranked Serb said he plans to take a break to let his injured wrist heal.

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                              • New hybrid rice variety doubles income of farmers

                                New hybrid rice variety SL-18H is doubling the income of farmers in a swamp land in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija, enabling them to earn in just one season what they usually yield for two croppings. Cabiao farmer-leader Luisito delos Santos was inspired by his brother, Florencio, who planted SL-18H in last…

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                                • Dane joins in Philippines' bloody Easter crucifixions

                                  A Danish man joined eight Filipinos in re-enacting the death of Jesus Christ Friday by being nailed to crosses in a bloody annual Easter spectacle in the Philippines before thousands of surprised onlookers. But local residents were surprised to see the Dane, identified by a local tourism officer as…

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                                  • Yemen drone strike 'kills 15 Qaeda suspects, 3 civilians'

                                    A drone strike Saturday killed 15 Al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen's central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group, a security official said. The three civilians were passing by in another car. The United States is the only country that operates drones in Yemen, but…

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                                    • Celebrities take a Holy Week breather

                                      Celebrities with a tight schedule the whole year round took advantage of the Holy Week break to reflect and relax with family and friends.

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                                      • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

                                        LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

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                                        • Peaches 'settled' before death

                                          Peaches Geldof had been "lighter" and "happier" before her death.

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