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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.…

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…

5 Filipinos in UAE
with MERS stable

Five Filipinos infected with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) remain quarantined at a hospital in the United Arab Emirates but are in stable condition, the Department of Foreign Affairs saidSaturday.…

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.…

Korea ferry captain
held; bodies found

Investigators on Saturday arrested the captain accused of abandoning the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted bodies inside.…

Boston prepares
for marathon

With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year’s bombings elevating interest in one of the world’s great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to…

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. …

Making Jesus’

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

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.…

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. …

WHO warns vs
MERS-Cov spread

With the recent death of a Filipino health worker in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) and the arrival of another infected OFW here, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged healthcare facilities and…

12 dead, 3 missing
in Mount Everest

An avalanche swept Mount Everest's slopes on Friday along a route used to climb the world's highest peak, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the worst disaster to hit climbers on the mountain, officials said.…

Nobel Prize
author dies

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.…

Facebook rolls out
‘nearby friends’

Facebook on Thursday began rolling out a feature allowing users of its mobile app to use smartphone location to discover friends near them.…

bill filed in Senate

A bill that seeks to prohibit and penalize discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, civil status, HIV status and other medical condition, among others, has been filed at the Senate.…


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