• 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 Bulletin39 mins ago
    • Vice-principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide

      By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/JINDO South Korea (Reuters) - The vice-principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of pupils on a ferry that capsized has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded of finding any of the 274 missing alive. The Sewol, carrying…

      Reuters
      • Obama looks to salvage Asia 'pivot' as allies fret about China

        By Matt Spetalnick and Manuel Mogato WASHINGTON/MANILA (Reuters) - When a Philippine government ship evaded a Chinese blockade in disputed waters of the South China Sea last month, a U.S. Navy plane swooped in to witness the dramatic encounter. The flyover was a vivid illustration of the expanding…

        Reuters
        • Gaga's un-retouched images cause uproar

          Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott are said to be upset that un-retouched images they took of Lady Gaga for her Versace campaign were leaked.

          Cover Media
          • Centipede Bursts from Snake's Stomach

            A group of researchers stumbled upon a grisly scene during a field study in Macedonia last year: a dead nose-horned viper with a centipede's head sticking out of its ruptured abdomen. "All of us were astonished, as nobody has ever seen something like this," Ljiljana Tomovi?, a herpetologist at the…

            LiveScience.com
            • 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…

              AFP News
              • Study: sleeping positions reflect quality of relationships

                Whether a couple sleeps face to face or back to back, with or without physical contact, is a good indicator of relationship health, according to a study presented at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, which is taking place in the Scottish city through April 20. Couples who sleep closer…

                AFP Relax
                • Giving of bonuses can’t be withdrawn, rules CA

                  Manila, Philippines --- The Court of Appeals (CA) has ruled that the yearly bonuses given to employees can no longer be withdrawn by the employers once the practice has been done over a long period of time. It said the withdrawal of the grant of bonuses as a “company practice” will diminish the…

                  Manila Bulletin38 mins ago
                  • That Nap Could Be Leading You to an Early Death

                    We all know how important it is to get enough sleep—but a new study suggests that daytime napping may actually increase your risk of an early death. Researchers looked at more than 16,000 British adults over a 13-year period, and found that those who sle

                    Healthy Living
                    • More exorcists sought amid rise in number of possessions

                      The country is in need of more exorcists. Father Daniel Estacio, exorcist of the Diocese of Pasig, said there is a need for more exorcists due to the increasing number of possessions by evil spirit in the country. “There are a lot of cases (of possession)…and there are only a few exorcists,” said…

                      Manila Bulletin36 mins ago
                      • Are Tom Cruise & Laura Prepon Dating?

                        Is Tom Cruise secretly dating Laura Prepon?

                        Access Hollywood
                        • Singaporean firms keen on investing in PH

                          Singaporean companies have expressed interest to do business in the country in various sectors such as health, natural disaster preparedness, shipbuilding, business process management, information technology services, electronics manufacturing, and aerospace, aircraft maintenance and repair and…

                          Manila Bulletin40 mins ago
                          • The sleeping giant awakes

                            Napoleon Bonaparte was said to have warned of the “Sleeping Giant,” China, which now is fully awake and appears to be wrecking havoc among its neighbors in Southeast Asia. What he meant is that China, which had lain dormant for many years, is a potential world power and because of many domestic…

                            Manila Bulletin
                            • Pablo Larrazabal gets stung by hornets, jumps in lake, makes birdie immediately after

                              What happened at this week's European Tour event is something you never, ever seen on a golf course.

                              Devil Ball Golf
                              • Why Portland Reservoir Was Flushed After Teen Peed in It

                                Officials in Portland, Ore., are flushing 38 million gallons of public drinking water after a 19-year-old was caught on camera urinating into an open reservoir on Wednesday (April 16). As expected, the sample came back clean, Jaymee Cuti, a spokeswoman for the Portland Water Bureau, told Live…

                                LiveScience.com
                                • Gov’t eyes more modern airports

                                  Manila, Philippines --- More spacious and modern airports are on the pipeline to accommodate the soaring tourist arrivals in the country. The government is eyeing the construction of budget terminals as well as upgrade of airports in popular tourist destinations to provide better service to…

                                  Manila Bulletin39 mins ago
                                  • Vietnam says 7 killed in shooting on China border

                                    Seven people were killed in a gun battle between border guards and Chinese illegal migrants at a remote frontier crossing in northeast Vietnam, authorities said Friday. Sixteen Chinese nationals -- 10 men, four women and two children -- were detained early Friday after attempting to enter Vietnam,…

                                    AFP News
                                    • Rubber seen to gel PH-India economic ties

                                      Manila, Philippines --- Rubber is poised to emerge as a potent growth-driver for economic relations between India and the Philippines, which have been seemingly laid back over the years. A 35-member delegation from the Philippines, including government officials, rubber and products manufacturers,…

                                      Manila Bulletin37 mins ago
                                      • 11 Ways to Lose Weight This Weekend

                                        When Friday rolls around, your mind automatically flips the switch--off from work and off from keeping your diet. Americans consume 400 more calories during that 48-hour period than on the typical weekday, according to a study published in the Journal of

                                        Healthy Living40 mins ago
                                        • 10 Natural Cough Remedies

                                          The next time you have an annoying cough, take your grandmother's advice and try one of these natural remedies.

                                          Healthy Living