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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. …

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. …

Pacquiao back
home to family

Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao arrived in Manila before dawn of Good Friday. According to reports, Pacquiao left Los Angeles with his family late Wednesday aboard a Philippines Airline flight. They arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 a…

WHO urges
vigilance vs MERS-Cov

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…

6 killed in Mount
Everest avalanche

About five climbers are feared buried by an avalanche that swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday and hit a route used to assent the world’s highest peak, officials said. …

Anti-discrimination
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.…

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.…

‘Mom, I love you’

Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the entire nation.…

Aquino: Learn
to make sacrifices

The President said the Holy Week is the time to recognize Jesus Christ’s sufferings, His triumph over temptation, and His ultimate sacrifice – offering His life for the salvation of mankind. …

PH 3rd deadliest
nation for reporters

Syria is the world’s most dangerous country for journalists a US-based watchdog said Wednesday as it published its annual impunity index tracking unsolved killings of reporters. …

DOH: Get tested
for MERS-CoV

The Department of Health (DOH) is asking passengers of Etihad Airways flight EY 0424 last April 15 to contact the agency and report their condition after one of their fellow travelers tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). …

9 dead, hundreds
missing in Korea

Strong currents and bad visibility hampered rescuers Thursday in the search for 287 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with cold water off the southern coast of South Korea, causing…

Massive infra
spending set

With just two years to go before its term ends, the Aquino administration plans to spend more on infrastructure and introduce other reforms to try to make economic growth inclusive and lift millions out of poverty.…

No real progress
in the Philippines

The Philippines remains a fragile democracy despite the Aquino administration’s gains that have not been enough to make up for “nearly a decade of regression” during the previous administration.…

Join politics
to clean it

Politics in this country too dirty for you? It is precisely the dirt in politics that should make you join it and clean it up. Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, archbishop of Manila, urged the faithful during the Holy Week to…

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