• Bong son shot, wounded

    A son of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. was in critical condition yesterday from what a family friend described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound. But the family's lawyer said the shooting was accidental. Cavite Vice Gov. Jose Lorenzo Bautista III, who is known as Ramon Revilla III in politics and…

    Philippine Star
    • 80 minors, 66 adults nabbed in ‘open parties’

      At least 146 persons, including 80 minors, were rounded up Saturday night at two “open parties” reportedly offering sex, drugs and alcohol, Mandaluyong Mayor Benjamin Abalos Jr. said yesterday. He said they recovered dried marijuana leaves, shabu and drug paraphernalia in the two establishments.…

      Philippine Star
      • Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list, Michael Jordan joins

        Bill Gates stands atop Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as Facebook Inc's Mark Zuckerberg joined the top 20 and basketball star Michael Jordan plowed new air by making the list for the first time. Gates' net worth rose to $79.2 billion from $76 billion a year earlier,…

        Reuters
        • The fight

          Floyd pressured Floyd Mayweather was “pressured into this fight” with Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya told The Desert Sun newspaper. “I believe that Mayweather was boxed in from the pressure coming from (CBS Chief Executive Officer) Les Moonves, the pressure coming from (Top Rank head) Bob Arum,…

          Manila Bulletin
          • NBA Power Rankings: MVP race shaking things up

            Some of the sport's biggest names are making their presences felt.

            Yahoo Sports
            • Stiles: I almost hired a prostitute

              Julia Stiles has admitted it’s difficult sometimes to detach from her role as a hooker in web series, Blue.

              Cover Media
              • There’s more fun in the Philippines than Manila

                I was a little disappointed, though, that riding airport taxis from my various trips late last year, I found every single driver I encountered clueless about the Department of Tourism’s ambitious 10-million-tourists program Visit the Philippines this year.

                Manila Bulletin
                • The 76ers are the latest team to cut ties with JaVale McGee, making him a free agent

                  The move comes after McGee told the press that he didn't "want to get bought out" by Philadelphia.

                  Ball Don't Lie
                  • Chile's president meets with ailing teen who asked to die

                    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's president went to a hospital Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis.

                    Associated Press
                    • First Look: Samsung gets a lot right with new S6 phones

                      Samsung's new Galaxy smartphones improve in two major areas: design and picture quality. Samsung ramped up its camera technology in last fall's Galaxy Note 4, and the camera is even better in the Galaxy ...

                      Associated Press
                      • Justin Bieber: I'm changing

                        Justin Bieber has turned over a new leaf in celebration of his 21st birthday.

                        Cover Media
                        • Military steps up offensive vs BIFF, Abu Sayyaf

                          Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. has ordered the sustained campaign against the Abu Sayyaf and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) following the successive offensives against the armed groups last week. A total of 24 Abu Sayyaf bandits and two…

                          Philippine Star
                          • Japan men sickened after eating poisonous puffer fish

                            Five Japanese men became sick after eating poisonous puffer fish, an official said Tuesday, the latest victims of a delicacy seen as sophisticated by fans and crazy by others. The men, all in their 40s and 50s, dined at a restaurant in western Wakayama city on Friday night, the city's health…

                            AFP News
                            • How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

                              CAIRO (AP) — Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who is the face of terror in…

                              Associated Press
                              • Phl now biggest grower of GM crops

                                The Philippines is now the twelfth biggest grower of genetically modified (GM) crops.

                                Philippine Star
                                • Demi Lovato: Forget Thigh Gap!

                                  Demi Lovato posted a message of empowerment on Instagram on Friday. In a caption to a photograph of herself sunbathing in a bikini, the singer said that having a thigh gap does not necessarily equal beauty. Demi Lovato posted a bikini shot on Instagram on February 27, 2015 with the caption,…

                                  Access Hollywood
                                  • Texas Ebola nurse says hospital failed her and her colleagues

                                    The first person infected with Ebola in the United States, nurse Nina Pham, said she was used for publicity purposes by her hospital, which also invaded her privacy and did not properly train her, the Dallas Morning News reported on Sunday. Pham, 26, told the newspaper that chaos hit the Dallas…

                                    Reuters