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Pacquiao down to work for ‘fight of my life’

March 4, 2015 3:34 pm

LOS ANGELES: Manny Pacquiao called his boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather “the fight of my life” as he got down to work pounding the streets and gym in Los Angeles. The eight-division world champion cranked into serious preparations for the … Read more »

US billionaire says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines

March 4, 2015 3:32 pm

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he has found the Japanese Navy’s biggest warship at the bottom of the sea in the Philippines, 70 years after US forces sank it. Allen posted a photo on Twitter on Tuesday of the World … Read more »

Mexico inmates decry worms in food, dirty conjugal beds

March 4, 2015 11:58 am

MEXICO CITY: Some of Mexico’s notorious criminals are complaining about “inhuman” conditions at a maximum-security prison, claiming they find worm in their food and deal with dirty mattresses in the room for conjugal visits. Around 140 inmates at the El … Read more »

2 moderate quakes jolt Zambales and Davao Oriental

March 4, 2015 11:51 am

Two moderate earthquakes struck the provinces of Zambales and Davao Oriental on Wednesday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). In its bulletin, the agency said the first quake with a magnitude of 3.2 occurred at … Read more »

Army captures another BIFF camp in Maguindanao

March 4, 2015 11:50 am

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao: As the government’s massive law enforcement against lawless armed group in Maguindanao entered its fifth day, another encampment of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was captured by soldiers in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town, the military … Read more »

DOLE chief directs POEA to prosecute Primera Human Resource Services for recruitment scam to Canada

March 4, 2015 11:49 am

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz Wednesday directed Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Leo J. Cacdac to investigate, moto proprio, and file an appropriate case against the officials and employees of one Primera Human Resource Services, which is … Read more »

Protesters demand justice over LA homeless killing

March 4, 2015 11:35 am

LOS ANGELES: Angry protesters have hit the streets of Los Angeles demanding justice, two days after graphic video footage that went viral showed police shooting dead a homeless man. Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) headquarters … Read more »

US Congress passes security funding, averting crisis

March 4, 2015 11:33 am

WASHINGTON: Congress finally gave the Department of Homeland Security its due, funding the crucial US agency after months of political wrangling that threatened to plunge it into shutdown. With the House voting 257 to 167 to approve finances for DHS … Read more »

Belmonte urges power sector not to aggravate impending electricity shortage

March 4, 2015 11:30 am

Speaker Feliciano R. Belmonte, Jr. warned the power sector not to aggravate the impending electricity shortage this summer through unscheduled powerplant shutdowns. “The power industry must not make matters worse by arbitrarily shutting down power plants whose maintenance can be … Read more »

Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island

March 4, 2015 11:25 am

CILACAP, Indonesia: Two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia were transferred Wednesday to an island where they will be executed, as the Australian leader said his country was “revolted” by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save them. Andrew … Read more »