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  • Lawyer: 'X-Men' director not in Hawaii in mid-1999

    Associated Press - 10 minutes ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — A lawyer for "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer says the director has credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules from the first movie in the comic book series that show he wasn't in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year-old on the islands. More »Lawyer: 'X-Men' director not in Hawaii in mid-1999

  • Chris Brown trial set to start on Monday

    Associated Press - 16 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has set Monday as the start date for the assault trial of singer Chris Brown in the nation's capital. More »Chris Brown trial set to start on Monday

  • Chelsea Clinton, producer, debuts short at Tribeca

    Associated Press - 42 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — First-time movie producer and mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton has premiered a short film at the Tribeca Film Festival. More »Chelsea Clinton, producer, debuts short at Tribeca

  • 'GMA' promotes Lara Spencer to co-host billing

    45 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC says it has promoted Lara Spencer to co-host status on "Good Morning America." More »'GMA' promotes Lara Spencer to co-host billing

  • Prince reaches agreement with music label

    Associated Press - 52 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label. More »Prince reaches agreement with music label

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Associated Press - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: More »Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

  • WGN America tries 'Salem' magic to expand audience

    Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — WGN America is calling on witchcraft to help launch the cable channel in a new direction. More »WGN America tries 'Salem' magic to expand audience

  • Penitents leave mounds of trash

    Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago

    Antipolo City, Rizal — As millions of penitents trekked to this upland city of the province to fulfill their Lenten vow starting Thursday night until yesterday morning, mounds of trash of all sizes and shapes were left on stretches of roads leading to the cathedral, here. ... More »Penitents leave mounds of trash

  • Tourists’ tent city

    Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago

    [caption id="attachment_129678" align="aligncenter" width="720"] A view from inside a tent-for-rent shows today the sun-lit and breezy scene under coconut trees on the resort island of Bantayan in Cebu, a popular rest and recreation destination for local and foreign tourists. (Cheryl T. Baldicantos)[/caption] More »Tourists’ tent city

  • Hundreds join Black Nazarene procession

    Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago

    Manila, Philippines --- Hundreds of devotees joined the Good Friday procession of the Black Nazarene at Quiapo Church in Manila yesterday. Mostly clad in maroon shirts, the devotees trooped to the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene as early as Thursday night to witness the yearly procession. Among those who went to Quiapo Church yesterday was 53-year-old Elenita Ramos of Pasig. More »Hundreds join Black Nazarene procession

  • QC development authority proposed

    Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago

    Manila, Philippines --- Sen. Vicente C. Sotto III has asked Congress to create the Quezon City Development Authority (QCDA) to address the city’s pressing housing, development and urban renewal problems. This came after Sotto filed Senate Bill 2161 that would make the proposed QCDA a government-owned and -controlled corporation (GOCC) covered by Republic Act 10149 (The GOCC Governance Act of 2011) and subject to the Governance Commission for GOCC (GCG). Sotto pointed out that the Constitution provides that the State should ensure the autonomy of local government units (LGUs). ... More »QC development authority proposed

  • Woman nailed to the cross

    Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago

    [caption id="attachment_129694" align="aligncenter" width="504"] On her 15th time around, 55-year-old faith healer ‘Ka Presy’ is raised on a wooden cross with her hands and feet nailed to it to dramatize Jesus Christ’s sacred passion and also show penitence for her sins, in Barangay Kapitagan, Paombong, Bulacan on April 18. (Freddie C. Velez)[/caption] More »Woman nailed to the cross

  • Media killings won’t go unpunished – Malacañang

    Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago

    Struggling to shed the Philippines’ reputation as one of the most dangerous places for journalists, the government has vowed to step up its hunt against the culprits of media killings. Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. affirmed that media slayings won’t go unpunished in the wake of reports that the Philippines retained its third spot on the list of countries with the most unsolved murders of journalists relative to its population. The Philippines ranked as the third worst place for journalists in the Impunity Index prepared by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) for the fourth consecutive year. The international watchdog noted that there are 51 unsolved murders of journalists in the Philippines since 2004. More »Media killings won’t go unpunished – Malacañang

  • More exorcists sought amid rise in number of possessions

    Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago

    The country is in need of more exorcists. Father Daniel Estacio, exorcist of the Diocese of Pasig, said there is a need for more exorcists due to the increasing number of possessions by evil spirit in the country. “There are a lot of cases (of possession)…and there are only a few exorcists,” said Estacio, one of the six exorcists in the Archdiocese of Manila. A former official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) earlier revealed the increasing number of possession by evil spirits in the country. More »More exorcists sought amid rise in number of possessions

  • Prosecutors urge: Suspend MUST prexy

    Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago

    Manila, Philippines --- Prosecutors have asked the Sandiganbayan to suspend the president of a state university who has been charged with graft in spite of his insistence that he has served it. The prosecution told the Sandiganbayan Second Division that a 90-day suspension should be imposed on the Ricardo Rotoras, president of the state-owned Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST). Earlier, Rotoras claimed that he already served a 90-day suspension in compliance to the Resolution of the Second Division dated September 6, 2013. Rotoras cited that in accordance with the graft court’s resolution the MUST Board of Regents (BOR) had issued a resolution that had him suspended from September 20, 2013 to March 19, 2014. More »Prosecutors urge: Suspend MUST prexy

  • Ceasefire till Easter urged

    Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago

    Iloilo City, Iloilo — The Philippine Army (PA) based in this region said yesterday it has urged the New People’s Army (NPA) to observe ceasefire in the islands of Panay and Negros until Easter Sunday. “In the spirit of peace, we call on the NPA to stop deliberate offensive operations against the people,” said Major General Aurelio Baladad, commander of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID). Regardless of the NPA’s response to the call, Baladad issued orders for ground commanders of government troops in Panay and Negros Islands to remain vigilant. “We will further intensify our security operations in various parts of the region, particularly in the countryside,” he added. More »Ceasefire till Easter urged

  • Paul Stanley on his love for another mask

    Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint. More »Paul Stanley on his love for another mask

  • Domestics’ Pag-IBIG membership pushed

    Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago

    Manila, Philippines --- The Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF or Pag-IBIG) has been going around subdivisions in Metro Manila as part of its efforts to enlist kasambahays (household workers) as members. Pag-IBIG Fund President and CEO Darlene Marie B. Berberabe said they have been visiting villages during weekends since December last year to encourage homeowners to register their kasambahays with the agency. Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, the Pag-IBIG chairman of the Board, said employers have until Dec. 29 this year to have their kasambahays registered as Pag-IBIG members to avoid being penalized. “We want all Filipino workers, including kasambahays, to experience the many benefits of Pag-IBIG membership. More »Domestics’ Pag-IBIG membership pushed

  • 7 KFR suspects nabbed

    Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago

    Butuan City — Seven alleged kidnap-for-ransom (KFR) suspects were captured by police force in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur, the Police Regional Office 13 (PRO-13) based at Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez, here, reported yesterday. Citing the report from the Tandag City Police Office (TCPO), the PRO13 identified one of the seven as Alexander Goloran Bentoso, 44, who is wanted for murder and frustrated murder in a local court in San Francisco town, Agusan del Sur. ... More »7 KFR suspects nabbed

  • Guiltless pain

    Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago

    I was about to ask what the reader gave up during the Holy Week when I remembered it has been an enforced “kalbaryo” en masse for the people. No airconditioning at the airport. Two-hour delays at bus terminals caused by overzealous “inspectors.” Long queues at MRT. Higher gas prices. No water. No or less or more expensive electricity. Or all of the above. ... More »Guiltless pain

  • Rubber seen to gel PH-India economic ties

    Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago

    Manila, Philippines --- Rubber is poised to emerge as a potent growth-driver for economic relations between India and the Philippines, which have been seemingly laid back over the years. A 35-member delegation from the Philippines, including government officials, rubber and products manufacturers, recently visited India and held wide-ranging talks with the Rubber Board, Rubber Research Institute of India and All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA). The Philippines has identified India as a key partner for reinvigorating its rubber sector as India has strengths across the entire rubber spectrum, including rubber farming, processing and manufacturing. More »Rubber seen to gel PH-India economic ties

  • Drought damages P.58-B crops

    Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago

    Corn farmers have informed the Department of Agriculture (DA) that they started to notice the damage caused by extremely hot temperatures since November, 2013. Fancy Piluden, DA-Cordillera corn coordinator, cited a report showing that out of the P588,074,172.25 in total crop damage, P447,915,646.25 accounted for hybrid corn and the yellow corn varieties. Piluden said Paracelis, which is adjacent to Alfonso Lista, recorded the biggest amount in crop damage. In the partial damage report submitted by Paracelis Municipal Agriculturist Eusebia Balocnit, out of the 9,810 hectares of corn plantation in the area, 5,500 hectares were affected by the dry spell recorded from December, 2013 to January 15, 2014. More »Drought damages P.58-B crops

  • 12 killed, 96 injured in Holy Week incidents

    Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago

    Manila, Philippines --- At least 12 people were killed and 96 were injured in separate incidents during the Holy Week, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said yesterday. In its 8 a.m. report, the NDRRMC said the deaths were due to vehicular accidents in Santiago, Ilocos Sur; Bani, Pangasinan; Sariaya Quezon; Marogondon and Bacoor in Cavite, Libmanan, Camarines Sur; and Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental. Reports reaching the NDRRMC Operations Center in Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo indicated that at about 11:53 p.m. ... More »12 killed, 96 injured in Holy Week incidents

  • The glory of God will triumph

    Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago

    The Blessed Virgin Mary always accompanied Jesus in His earthly life even up to the point of His death on the cross. Her steadfast faith in God’s providence made her stand all hardships and tribulations. She endured all the sufferings of her Son with a firm trust in God because she knew that God would not abandon His children. Today is Holy Saturday and we journey with Mary as she mourns the suffering and death of Jesus. More »The glory of God will triumph

  • PCG allows shipping firms 10% extra occupancy

    Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago

    Cebu City, Cebu — Two local shipping companies have been allowed by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to increase the passenger capacity of their ferries by up to 10 percent this Holy Week, it was learned yesterday. Officials of George and Peter Lines and Cokaliong Shipping Lines are expecting an occupancy rate of more than 100 percent this year due to a huge volume of passengers boarding their vessels since Monday. Chester Cokaliong, Cokaliong Shipping Lines founder and chief executive officer explained the travel rush this week is “normal” since the Holy Week is usually considered the “busiest time” for Cebu’s shipping industry. “We used to sell within our capacity but the Coast Guard has allowed us an additional 10 percent of passengers for the peak season,” he told the Manila Bulletin yesterday. More »PCG allows shipping firms 10% extra occupancy

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