• Japan steps up surveillance posture against China

    Japan bolstered its military surveillance capabilities in the southern island region of Okinawa over the weekend, reports said, as territorial tensions with China simmer. The nation's armed forces, called the Self-Defence Forces, launched a squadron of four E-2C early warning planes at its air base…

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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…

      • 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…

        • 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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          • 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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            • Gunbattle in eastern Ukraine kills four

              Three pro-Russian militants and one attacker were killed in a gunbattle near the volatile eastern Ukrainian town of Slavyansk early Sunday, a local leader told journalists. Vyatcheslav Ponomarev said the battle broke out at a barricade put up in a village east of Slavyansk, which is under 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…

                Manila Bulletin
                • Britain's baby Prince George visits Australian zoo

                  Britain's 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…

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                  • 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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                    • Estrada wants Manila’s old glory back

                      Manila, Philippines --- An enamored street toughie, a vendor, a driver, a gangster – he’s done it all in his long career as an actor. I hope I can at least accomplish my dream for Manila, to bring back Manila to its old glory. Manila is deep in debt...I wish I could achieve 30 to 40 percent of my…

                      Manila Bulletin
                      • Miss America defends student suspended for asking her to prom

                        By Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) - Miss America has suggested officials at a Pennsylvania high school reconsider their decision to suspend a student for approaching her at a school assembly and asking her to be his prom date, the beauty queen said on Saturday. The disciplinary action taken…

                        • Hawks swoop for win over top-seeded pacers

                          The Atlanta Hawks surprised the top-seeded Indiana Pacers 101-93 in the opening game of their NBA Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Atlanta's Jeff Teague, an Indianapolis native, scored 28 points and handed out five assists to lead the Hawks to a victory and a 1-0 lead in the…

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                          • Galoc-2 oil production reaching 1M barrels

                            With production at Galoc phase 2 already at 825,162 barrels as of first quarter this year, it is not far-fetched that 1.0 million barrels will be reached this quarter. The oil field’s phase 2 development had its first oil flow December last year, hence, the asset is just barely in its fourth month…

                            Manila Bulletin
                            • Pacquiao is WBO’s fighter of the month

                              Los Angeles — For scoring an emphatic and vengeful win over Tim Bradley a week ago in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao was voted by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) as its Fighter of the Month for the month of April. The WBO is headed by Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcarcel of Puerto Rico and the governing body…

                              Manila Bulletin
                              • PH ranked 4th among top tippers in Asia

                                The Philippines was ranked fourth among the top tippers in Asia, according to the research conducted by MasterCard. The survey revealed that Thai consumers have proven to be the most generous when it comes to tipping, overtaking Bangladesh and claiming the top spot. The research was based on a…

                                Manila Bulletin
                                • 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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                                  • SLAM SNEAKER REVIEW: RYAN REYES AND THE NIKE KD VI ELITE

                                    What’s up SLAMFam! Here’s part 2 of 2 for this week’s special edition of the SLAM SNEAKER REVIEW Elite series. With Tony Dela Cruz covering the LeBron XI Elite, we invited Ryan Reyes to try on the KD VI Elite … Continued The post SLAM SNEAKER REVIEW: RYAN REYES AND THE NIKE KD VI ELITE appeared…

                                    • Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

                                      AMSTERDAM (AP) — Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment…

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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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                                        • SLAM SNEAKER REVIEW: TONY DELA CRUZ AND THE NIKE LEBRON XI ELITE

                                          What’s up SLAMFam! Welcome back to SLAM SNEAKER REVIEW. This version is a special edition one as we feature the Elite series from Nike. This 2 part Sneaker Review covers the LeBron XI Elite court tested by Tony Dela Cruz … Continued The post SLAM SNEAKER REVIEW: TONY DELA CRUZ AND THE NIKE LEBRON…