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Binay, Poe, Roxas
lead new SWS poll

Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senator Grace Poe and Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II emerged as the people’s top three choices most likely to succeed President Benigno Aquino III in 2016, a new Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.…

N. Korea threatens
strikes on US

President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea said as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism."…

Arroyo given 4-day
Christmas furlough

Citing the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, the Sandiganbayan First Division has allowed former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo a four-day Christmas furlough from her hospital detention.…

‘It will be a lonely
Christmas’ – Revilla

It will be a lonely Christmas in jail for detained Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. as he lamented the Sandiganbayan's junking of his bail petition in the plunder case filed against him over the pork barrel scam.…

MRT, LRT fare
hikes bewailed

Commuters are railing against the upcoming fare increases of 50 to 87 percent on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) starting Jan. 4, pointing out that LRT-1 and MRT-3 trains often break down.…

4 Leyte officials
to eat with Pope

Pope Francis will break bread with the poor and the homeless when he visits Tacloban City and nearby Palo town in Leyte next month. But there are an affluent few who will get to join the luncheon with him at…

Eat what you want,
maintain weight

This advice from a health expert surely won’t spoil your Christmas: Forget the diet and eat whatever you want. But make sure you maintain your weight throughout the holiday season.…

Simbang Gabi
at the Gesu

The countdown to Christmas Eve has begun with the distinct Filipino tradition of Simbang Gabi. This year, INQUIRER.net is webcasting the Masses at the Church of the Gesu, inside the Loyola Heights campus of the Ateneo de Manila University.…

Asean FTA a threat
to sugar industry

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Free Trade Agreement that takes effect in 2015 looms as a threat to the Philippine sugar industry as the milling season for crop year 2014-2015 opens in Negros Occidental province, the heartland of the…

Pagasa: Slightly
wet Christmas

Expect a somewhat wet Christmas, according to the weather bureau, with cloudy skies and light to moderate rains expected throughout the country.…

Lacson to quit as
rehab czar in 2015

Panfilo Lacson, head of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR), on Sunday said he will resign as “rehabilitation czar” of the Aquino administration come February 2015.…

Fil-Am is California
Teacher of the Year

When Filipino-American Lovelyn Marquez-Prueher was a young immigrant student struggling to learn English, her teacher thought she had a learning disability. She also got bullied by classmates because of her foreign accent.…

PNP releases
Pemberton mugs

The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Olongapo City released Saturday the mugshots of Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton.…

Obama: North
Koreans did it

US President Barack Obama has declared that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged that the United States would respond “in a place and manner and time…

SK leaving behind
grateful nation

A few days before Christmas last year, Col. Lee Chulwon was preparing for the holidays with his family in his native Seoul.…

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