• 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
    • Troops overrun BIFF bomb-making facility in Mamasapano

      Government troops captured Sunday a bomb and weapons factory of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced yesterday.

      Philippine Star
      • Michael Jordan is now officially a billionaire, according to Forbes

        The Hall of Famer and Charlotte Hornets owner is one of a record 290 new billionaires featured in Forbes' latest rankings.

        Ball Don't Lie
        • Recruitment firm accused of worldwide scam

          Filipinos aspiring to work overseas should avoid dealing with a recruitment agency that has duped jobseekers worldwide, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said yesterday. The National Bureau of Investigation has padlocked Global Visas Inc., which is based in Cebu. Baldoz said the agency’s parent…

          Philippine Star
          • 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
            • Justin Bieber: I'm changing

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

              Cover Media
              • 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
                    • 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
                      • 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
                        • 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
                          • Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

                            YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday.

                            Associated Press
                            • \'SNL\': Dakota Mocks \'50 Shades\'

                              Dakota Johnson hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time this weekend, and the "Fifty Shades of Grey" star kicked off the show by mocking her own movie. Speaking of mothers, the actress' mom, Melanie Griffith (and dad, Don Johnson), were in the "SNL" audience as Dakota joked that life has…

                              Access Hollywood
                              • Hijacked Indonesian vessel found in Davao

                                An Indonesian cargo vessel that was hijacked a month ago in North Sulawesi, Indonesia has been found stuck in the waters off Mati, Davao Oriental, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported yesterday. PCG spokesperson Armand Balilo said the PCG- Southeastern Mindanao district was informed on Feb. 23…

                                Philippine Star
                                • Iraq launches major assault to retake Tikrit from IS

                                  Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadists in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group's main strongholds. Government forces have battled their way north for months, notching up key victories against IS, but…

                                  AFP News
                                  • Phl now biggest grower of GM crops

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

                                    Philippine Star