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Saudi hajj death toll rises to 1,000

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – The death toll in the Saudi hajj disaster rose sharply Thursday as Iran announced 465 of its pilgrims died in last week’s stampede and cru  Read More »

Police asset shot dead

An alleged police asset on his way home was shot dead by a still unidentified gunman in Quiapo, Manila Saturday. Reports identified the victim as Alfonso Duran, alias “Onyo,” 46, married, of Nepomuceno St., Tondo, Manila.  Read More »

‘Jenny’ changes direction

Public storm warning signal No. 1 has been raised over Batanes as typhoon “Jenny” (international name “Dujuan”) slightly changed course overnight, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said yesterday. Incoming search terms:Jenny (1) Read More »

House nat’l budget debates start

The House of Representatives launches plenary debates on the proposed P3.002-trillion budget for 2016 today, with the chamber’s leaders expressing confidence of a continuous quorum unlike in the past two month’s sessions that have been plagued with numerous absences. Incoming search terms:sponsorship speech of rep isidro ungab regarding the 2016 general appropritions bill (2) Read More »

Too many vehicles for Metro Manila’s limited road space

The Philippines is heading for a third straight year of record auto sales on strong consumer spending and easy financing, the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) reported. This year alone, it said, it expects total sales of 310,000 vehicles, nearly a third more than in 2014 and double the sales in 2013. Incoming search terms:philippines national problem (1)sept... 

Fire hits former colonel’s house

A fire of still unknown origin gutted an abandoned house owned by a retired colonel in Marikina City Saturday.  Read More »

Rare moon spectacle unfolds

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida, United States – Get ready for a rare double feature, starring our very own moon. A total lunar eclipse will share the stage with a so-called super moon Sunday night or early Monday, depending where you are. That combination hasn’t been seen since 1982 and won’t happen again until 2033.  Read More »

Iran to sue Saudi for hajj disaster

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran on Saturday vowed to take international legal action against Saudi Arabia’s rulers over the crush of Muslim pilgrims at this year’s hajj, which killed at least 769 people, including 136 Iranians, and has led to an escalation of tensions between the regional arch rivals.  Read More »

Francis gives pep talk to immigrants

PHILADELPHIA – Pope Francis, speaking in America’s birthplace on Saturday, offered stout words of support to Hispanics and other immigrants in the United States, telling them not to be discouraged at a time when some prominent politicians are directing hostility toward them.  Read More »

The greatest in the kingdom

Gospel Reading: Lk 9:46-50 An argument arose among the disciples about which of them is the greatest. Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and took a child and placed it by his side and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. For the one who is least among all of you is the one who is the greatest.” Incoming...