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Killer heat wave

Sweltering summer heat in Japan has left at least 15 people dead over the past week, while more than 8,000 others were rushed to hospital with heatstroke symptoms, official figures showed Tuesday.  Read More »

Nancy: No big deal with my outfit

By HANNAH L. TORREGOZA So what’s the big deal with my outfit? Senator Ma. Lourdes “Nancy” Binay posed this question yesterday to her critics after the outfit she wore, both before and during the State of the Nation Address (SoNA), became the hot topic over social media.  Read More »

Parables of the kingdom

Gospel Reading: Mt 13:44-46 Jesus said to His disciples, “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.”  Read More »

Rebels control MH17 site

SHAKHTARSK, UKRAINE (AFP) – The EU is set to approve punishing sanctions against Russia Tuesday over its role in the Ukraine crisis, after Kiev seized control of part of the MH17 crash site in fighting that blocked an international effort to recover victims’ remains.  Read More »

DOLE lauds MB job fair

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday lauded the Manila Bulletin (MB) Classifieds Job Fair 2014 for opening a door of opportunity for the persons with disabilities (PWDs), allowing them to find a career that would fit their abilities as professionals.  Read More »

2 men hang selves in QC

A jobless man and a cook committed suicide in Quezon on Monday, police said yesterday. Reports reaching the Quezon City Police District-Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (QCPD-CIDU) identified the victims as Robert Barbosa, 38, of 19 Comia St., Sitio Militar, Barangay Bahay Toro, Quezon City, and Edmar Dinola, 22, cook, of Area 6, Barangay Botocan, Quezon City.  Read More »

Napoles sleeps on wooden bed

Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel scam, spent her first night in a temporary isolation room at the Taguig City jail female dormitory following her transfer Monday.  Read More »

Farmer gets P14.6-M lotto prize prize

A 29-year-old farmer in one of the towns of Leyte province was ditched by her girlfriend because he can’t support a family. On July 14, he had a P14.6-million lotto “harvest.” The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said yesterday the lucky punter claimed his winnings Friday at the PCSO Treasury Department in Pasay City after guessing correctly Mega Lotto 6/45’s winning numbers, 07-09-19-24-35-43.  Read More »

Ex-NPA rebels to get aid

MALUNGON, Sarangani – The local government is set to provide livelihood assistance to three former members of the New People’s Army who recently surrendered to military authorities here. Vice-Mayor Erwin Asgapo said the NPA surrenderees – Buroy Mato, Fernando Menanga and Meon Tamba – will be given livelihood assistance under the government’s Comprehensive Local Integration Program.  Read More »

Farmer slain in Cavite

AMADEO, Cavite – A farmer was shot and killed last Sunday by another farmer with a .45-caliber pistol near his house in Barangay Poblacion XII, this upland municipality, police said yesterday. The victim, one Francisco P. Postrero, 54, died on the spot from two bullet wounds in the forehead.  Read More »