• The sleeping giant awakes (2)

    Dr. Sheng Lijun of Singapore’s Institute of Southeast Asian Studies argues China lacks the definition of superpowerdom. He said given time, China will change since it invented printing and gunpowder -- arguably two of the most influential inventions of all time. On the other hand, Don Koenig’s…

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    • The return of Gigi Reyes

      By Ellen T.Tordesillas This is going to be fascinating. Atty. Gigi Reyes, former chief of staff of Sen. Juan Ponce-Enrile who is included among those accused of plunder in connection with the misuse of Priority Development Assistance Fund, came back … Continue reading →

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      • Mystery gunfight in east Ukraine sparks blame, counter-blame

        By Aleksandar Vasovic SLAVIANSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian authorities in eastern Ukraine presented identity documents, maps and a business card to support their view that Ukrainian far-right nationalists had carried out a deadly attack early on Sunday. The nationalists and authorities in Kiev…

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        • Bianca Gonzalez to wed JC Intal in December

          TV host Bianca Gonzalez and boyfriend of almost three years, cager JC Intal are getting married in December. JC has a love nest waiting for Bianca once they settle down.

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          • Two LPAs moving toward Philippines

            One of two low-pressure areas (LPAs) moving toward the Philippine territory is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone within 24 to 36 hours. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), one of the LPAs was located 220 kilometers (km)…

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            • Old master Hopkins unifies light-heavyweight titles at 49

              REUTERS - American Bernard Hopkins became the oldest man to unify world boxing titles when he scored a split decision victory over Beibut Shumenov on Saturday to add the Kazak's WBA light-heavyweight title to his IBF crown. The 49-year-old American was awarded the fight 116-111 by two judges but…

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              • What did Jesus look like?

                The basis of the Christian faith is the belief  that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, became man. As a matter of faith, I accept the Lord Jesus’ divinity, even if my finite mind can not fully comprehend it. But Jesus was also a man. Last week,  I tried to read up on the historical Jesus. …

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                • Chinese motorcycles up against Japanese

                  Fourteen Chinese motorcycle assemblers, irked for being ignored in the crafting of the motorcycle industry roadmap and smarting from being called mere copycats, have formed a new group called the Chamber of Assemblers and Manufacturers of Motorcycles of the Philippines (CHAMMP) positioning the…

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                  • 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…

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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…

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                      • 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…

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                        • 4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

                          Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers.

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                          • Miesha Tate 'over the hurdle' with first UFC win

                            Miesha Tate is officially a UFC winner and says it has cleared her head.

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                            • Baby Prince George visits Australian zoo

                              Baby Prince George stepped out in public with his parents on Sunday for the first time in Australia, for an encounter with wildlife at Sydney's Taronga Zoo. George, eight months old and third in line to the throne after grandfather Princes Charles and father William, stole the show as his parents…

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                              • Ilocos Sur invents the ‘beach cleaner’

                                Vigan City, Ilocos Sur — When sun-bathing or on a picnic on the beaches of Ilocos Sur, don’t be surprised to see a tractor driving by. It is the newest local invention contracted by the provincial government – a “beach cleaner.” [caption id="attachment_130531" align="alignleft" width="300"] BEACH…

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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.…

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                                  • Obama to view electric jeepney

                                    US President Barack Obama will review the progress of an electric jeepney being supported by an American technology company during his visit to the Philippines next week, a White House official said over the weekend. “Those of you who have spent time in Manila know that this is one of the principal…

                                    Manila Bulletin
                                    • Philippines' oldest artworks in danger of disappearing

                                      The 127 engravings of people, animals and geometric shapes are the Southeast Asian nation's oldest known artworks, but encroaching urbanisation, vandals and the ravages of nature are growing threats. The artworks have been declared a national treasure, regarded as the best proof that relatively…

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                                      • PH banks are strong, but…

                                        The country’s top lenders are strong enough capital-wise, but inherent weaknesses due to the ownership structure of the family-run banks will continue to pose challenges going forward as regional economies start to integrate markets next year. In a commentary before Holy Week break, Standard &…

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                                        • Saudi Arabia announces jump in new cases of deadly MERS virus

                                          By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia confirmed 20 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)on Saturday and Sunday, adding up to 49 infections in six days, a sudden increase of a disease that kills about a third of the people infected and has no cure. MERS, a SARS-like novel…

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