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IS beheads Japanese journalist

TOKYO – Japan and other nations yesterday condemned with outrage and horror the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children, and other victims of war. The failure to save Goto raised fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot also held hostage by the extremists. Unlike earlier... 

‘Father’ of birth control pill dies

SAN FRANCISCO, United States – Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died. Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said Djerrasi (jer-AH-see) died Friday of complications of cancer at his San Francisco home. He was 91. Djerassi was a professor emeritus at Stanford, but was most famous for leading a research team in Mexico City that in 1951 developed... 

The presentation in the temple

Gospel reading: Lk 2:22-40 When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord… Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.  Read More »

Manila Bulletin celebrates its 115th year today

The Manila Bulletin celebrates today its 115th anniversary. It was on February 2, 1900 – two years after the start of the American occupation of the country – that the Bulletin first came out, “to give the public accurate and reliable shipping and commercial information and nothing else,” in the words of its owners and editors.  Read More »

Transsexual solon running for president

WARSAW, Poland – Polish transsexual lawmaker Anna Grodzka said Friday she would run for president in May elections, breaking new ground in the staunchly Catholic country. “Yes, I’ll be a presidential candidate,” the 60-year-old former filmmaker and publisher told the Wirtualna Polska web site, saying she had the backing of the Green Party. Incoming search terms:Poland (2)poland polska (1) (adsbygoogle... 

Police save puppy buried alive in snow

NEW YORK – A New York City man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say neighbors witnessed him beat his puppy and bury the dog alive in a snow bank. The Daily News reports Saturday that Raul Cruz was also charged with weapons possession and torturing and not feeding an animal. He was released Friday night on $5,000 bail. Information on his attorney wasn’t immediately available. (adsbygoogle... 

3 missing in Cagayan de Oro Hall of Justice fire

4 CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Three persons were reported missing in a fire that hit the Hall of Justice building here Friday. The Bureau of Fire Protection said the fire started at 9 p.m. The fire totally destroyed the two-story building in Cogon and judicial documents, the BFP said. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});  Read More »

Ex-cop nabbed in anti-drug raid

Police arrested a dismissed cop and seven of his companions in an anti-drug raid in Tanay, Rizal Friday. Reports reaching the office of Chief Supt. Edwin Erni, officer-in-charge of the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) police, identified the suspects as former PO2 Jefferson M. Angeles of Rodriguez, Rizal; Kool A. Francisco, 31; Francis Al F. Castillo, 31; and Edgardo M. de Rosas,... 

‘Salvage’ victim found

The body of a man believed to be a “salvage” or summary execution victim was found in Marikina City Friday, police said yesterday. SPO1 Charles Pacquing, officer-on-case, said the body was discovered by Cesar A. Niebres, 70, a farmer, of Sitaw St., Barangay Tumana, Marikina. Pacquing said Niebres was in his farm when he noticed a large black plastic bag under the Tumana Bridge at around 5 a.m.  Read More »

It could be the richest fight in ring history

One Sunday very soon, perhaps this May, our own boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will climb into the ring to face American superstar Floyd Mayweather in a bout that could earn $250 million for the two fighters and their camps. For years now, Pacquiao has been rising in the boxing world, gathering championship titles in eight divisions, so that today he has a record of 57 wins, five losses, and two draws....