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‘Fire back in my eyes’

November 22, 2014 10:29 pm

Pacquiao: I’m stronger, faster than before

MACAU: Confident that he is “faster and stronger than before,” Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao climbs the ring in the Venetian Hotel’s Cotai Arena on Sunday to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown against American Chris Algieri.

“It’s a good day here and the feeling is alright. I feel so fine, Read more »

Overweight Algieri sweats off excess pounds

November 22, 2014 10:28 pm

MACAU: Chris Algieri had trouble on the scales ahead of Sunday’s fight. Undefeated American Algieri could not make the catchweight limit of 144lb and was still 0.20lb over after a second attempt despite stripping down to his bare essentials at … Read more »

Security plans for pope kept secret

November 22, 2014 10:27 pm

The government will keep under wraps security measures it is laying out for the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in January following reports that terrorist groups are out to kill the pontiff. “We can’t broadcast the nitty gritty … Read more »

PH bans ‘rude’ foreign journalists

November 22, 2014 10:25 pm

The Philippines said Saturday it had banned certain foreign journalists from the country over an incident last year, when President Benigno Aquino 3rd was taunted by a group of Hong Kong reporters during a visit to Indonesia. The immigration bureau … Read more »

President recalls boyhood haunts at Araneta Center

November 22, 2014 10:24 pm

President Benigno Aquino 3rd waxed nostalgic as he reminisced how as a youth he spent his days shopping and watching games at the Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City. Speaking at the 60th anniversary celebration of the Araneta Center on … Read more »

Lifelong struggle for massacre widows

November 22, 2014 10:22 pm

For Gloria Teodoro and other women widowed by the Philippines’ worst political massacre, the struggle to move on with their lives is as long and painful as their fight for justice. Five years since the carnage in Maguindanao left 58 … Read more »

No extended hours for MRT, LRT for Christmas

November 22, 2014 9:40 pm

OPERATING hours of major malls in Metro Manila will be adjusted on Friday, November 28, but the country’s twin mass transit systems will not go along for the ride. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino told radio station DZMM that mall operations … Read more »

Palace can appoint outsiders to Comelec

November 22, 2014 9:39 pm

President Benigno Aquino 3rd could still appoint outsiders to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to replace three commissioners who will retire in 2015. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte issued the statement in response to the call made by the Comelec-Employees’ … Read more »

Youth groups nix exorbitant school fees

November 22, 2014 9:38 pm

EXPRESSING dissent over the enforcement of unregulated tuition hikes and “other school fees” in colleges and universities, militant youth groups under the Rise for Education banner on Friday stormed the central office of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to … Read more »

Legazpi stages biggest anti-drug rally in PH

November 22, 2014 9:36 pm

LEGAZPI CITY: About 18,000 to 20,000 people from all walks of life in this capital city of Albay joined an indignation rally on Sunday to denounce the proliferation of drugs in the country, specifically in the Bicol region. The annual … Read more »