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Gigi Reyes back
‘to face charges’

The former chief of staff of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile embroiled in the P10-billion pork barrel scam has come back to the Philippines to finally face her plunder charges.

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Gloomy weather
on Black Saturday

The country is expected to have cloudy skies, rainshowers and thunderstorms this Black Saturday, the country’s state weather bureau said.

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DOH CHIEF SAYS:

OFW tests negative
for MERS-Cov

The male Filipino nurse who tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) when he was still in the United Arab Emirates tested negative here based on results of a confirmatory examination by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), according to Health Secretary Enrique Ona.

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Crucifixions draw
huge crowds

Thousands of people flocked to rural fields in the Philippines on Friday to witness the gruesome spectacle of men being crucified in their annual Easter re-enactment of the death of Jesus Christ.

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ON GOOD FRIDAY

Making Jesus’
journey

Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified.

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LA AUCTION

Pacquiao shorts
sold for P1.7M

The shorts Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao wore in his victory over Timothy Bradley last weekend sold for $40,000 or at least P1, 750,000 in an auction in Los Angeles, a report said.

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HOLY WEEK ACCIDENTS:

12 dead,
96 injured

At least 12 were reported dead while 96 were injured so far during this Holy Week, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Friday.

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  • Conrado de Quiros Deepest darkness

    Some days ago, an American professor at Harvard Divinity School caused quite a stir by claiming to have come into the possession of a fragment of an ancient scroll that seemed to indicate that Jesus C …

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    On April 9, Araw ng Kagitingan, I attended a workshop offered by kindred souls concerned about the healing of Earth and its inhabitants. But more than just being concerned about our wounded planet, th …

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    How come it took the Philippine National Police more than a year to decide to dismiss the cops who took part in the Atimonan (Quezon provice) massacre, a flagrant abuse of power? …

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SVD to present ‘7 Last Words’ on ABS-CBN

The Society of the Divine Word (Societas Verbi Divini or SVD) Philippine Central Province will present the “Seven Last Words”

PH to impart ‘Yolanda’ lessons

yolanda-survivor The Philippines will share its experience and the lessons learned from the devastation wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” across the Visayas

‘Wash your hands!’ reminds the Safeguard germ alarm

PEP-safeguard 2 Only 5 percent scrubbed long enough to kill infection-causing germs after using the public toilet. This jarring statistic was revealed

‘Magkabilaan’ anniversary concert set on April 25-26

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO   The Lahing Kayumanggi Dance Company in partnership with the Philippine Baranggay Folk Dance Troupe and PETA Theater Center proudly

Berta Rojas live in Manila on May 15

Berta Rojas Berta Rojas, a star in the international guitar community, will hold concerts in Manila and Cebu on May 15 and

Spanish firm Naturhouse opens at SM North Edsa, plans expansion in PH

Naturhouse, a well-known nutrition and dietetics supplement company from Spain formally opened its first store in Southeast Asia on April 6. The store offers not only food supplements but more importantly provides the free services of a nutritionist to guide every client on proper eating habits that results in weight loss. Naturhouse Philippines is located at the lower ground floor, main mall, SM City North Edsa.  Leading the ribbon cutting are (from left) Dr. Adela Jamorabo-Ruiz, president of the Nutritionist-Dietiticians’ Association of the Philippines with John B. Rocha the owner of Naturhouse Philipines and Roderick Cabanban Philippine NaturHouse Project Manager. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO   Spanish dietetics specialist Naturhouse is looking to further expand its presence in Asia, with its first shop inaugurated on