• Champion Klitschko eyes Joe Louis heavyweight record

    Wladimir Klitschko says he plans to box on for another decade in his bid to break Joe Louis's record as the longest reigning world heavyweight champion. The 38-year-old Klitschko, who has been world champion since 2006, defends his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in Oberhausen, Germany, on Saturday…

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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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      • Marquez may fight Pacquiao for fifth time

        Los Angeles — Reports from the boxing hotbed of Mexico City say that Juan Manuel Marquez is starting to realize the magnitude of facing Manny Pacquiao for the fifth time. But Marquez insists that before he begins thinking of a megabuck matchup with his Filipino rival, he should focus on his next…

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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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          • 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…

            • 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…

              Manila Bulletin
              • Gov't to buy 8 new amphibious assault vehicles

                The government will spend P2.5 billion to buy eight brand new amphibious assault vehicles for the Navy, said the Department of National Defense (DND). The money will be sourced from the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program. In line with this, the DND has issued an…

                Manila Bulletin
                • 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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                  • 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…

                    • 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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                      • 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…

                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • Wrongfully imprisoned US boxer 'Hurricane' Carter dies

                                Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a US boxer made famous by a racially tinged wrongful murder conviction that landed him behind bars for 19 years, died Sunday, an association he directed said. Carter, who passed away of prostate cancer in Toronto, was convicted twice in the 1966 murder of three people who…

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                                • PH, Korea governments act to prevent sham marriages

                                  Teresa, 18, married a 33-year-old Korean man six days after meeting him in the Philippines in 2011. She and the Korean man got married in a civil wedding in Cavite in August 2011 and she followed him to Korea in June last year. She said she got shocked when she learned that she would be working in…

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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…

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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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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…