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Philippines a ‘quasi-rogue’ state

A Chinese state-run publication has called the Philippines a "quasi-rogue" state and demanded a public apology from President Benigno Aquino III for what it called "serial attacks on Chinese citizens."…

Mayon spews lava, evacuations rushed

Lava cascaded down the Philippines' most active volcano on Wednesday as authorities rushed to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption. …

Human rights issues dog Aquino

President Benigno Aquino III was put on the spot over his administration’s human rights record shortly after he delivered a wide-ranging policy speech organized by an independent think tank here.…

How will Aquino listen to his bosses?

Senator Francis Escudero on Wednesday questioned Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. exactly how President Benigno Aquino III intends to get the sentiment of his “bosses” (the people) on the issue of getting a second term. …

One more night in jail for Cornejo

Model Deniece Cornejo still has to spend another night in jail while her two co-accused Cedric Lee and Zimmer Raz are now enjoying their temporary freedom. …

West Lake: where dream never ends

A white crane from a distant horizon descends into the West Lake and becomes an astute gentleman. Just as another transforms into a young, beautiful lady as it touches the water.…

Your (online) life after death

Sure, you have a lot to do today — laundry, bills, dinner — but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil.…

Fariñas’ peace offering to Santiago

Ilocos Norte Representative Rodolfo Fariñas offered roses to Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago as “peace offering” after she walked out of the Commission on Appointments the previous week. …

Lee, Guiao in talks; agents warned

Renegade point guard Paul Lee finally met with Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao Tuesday and hinted that all’s well for both parties.…

Pacquiao trainer: Algieri ‘will get hurt’

It was only their second day at the gym, but this early, trainer Buboy Fernandez exudes confidence Manny Pacquiao has got what it takes to beat challenger Chris Algieri in their showdown on Nov. 23 in Macau.…

Mayon threatens eruption, lures tourists

“This will boost local tourism.... It’s like a party. People are out at night watching,” said Marti Calleja, who runs all-terrain vehicle tours near Mayon Volcano for as many as 100 tourists per week.…

Filipinos make their marks in the global arena

With these nine Filipinos who have made a name for themselves in the ultracompetitive world of automobile corporations, we can truly say that Filipino workers, in whatever color their collars, are at the top of their class.…

Biz Buzz: Change of command at PAL

On Monday, when the final deal for Tan’s takeover of Philippine Airlines’ management was finally sealed, a tale of two parties unfolded—one welcoming back Tan at the helm of PAL and another, smaller group, bade San Miguel, and its chief…

Aquino: If there’sa will, there’s a way

President Benigno Aquino III believes there is still time to amend the Constitution and lift term limits if and when he decides to seek a fresh mandate. …

China seeks dialogue

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said that China is ready to work with neighboring countries to implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) given the proper dialogue. …

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