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Crucifixions a big money spinner in Pampanga

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The men being nailed to crosses in San Pedro Cutud village here were seeking salvation, but for corporate sponsors and small-time vendors the Good Friday event was all about quick riches.

Janitor lectures bets on honesty

FOR SOME of his friends, he is “bayaning tanga” (foolish hero) for passing up the many times he could have become instantly richer.

An online viewing of Marcoses’ jewelry

TO HELP the young generation understand the extent of the Marcos dictatorship’s excesses, the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) recently unveiled a digital exhibit of jewelry from the Hawaii collection that could’ve otherwise provided for essential government projects such as school buildings.

How Aquino’s Lent went

PRESIDENT Aquino stayed in Manila during the Lenten holidays, attending to the state’s business as well as taking time for family and personal leisure,...

Bongbong: I won’t be a spare tire as VP

OLONGAPO CITY—Should he win in the May 9 elections, vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said he would not be a “spare tire”...

Search for Jesus, Tagle tells faithful

AS CATHOLICS around the world prepared to celebrate Easter, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Saturday night urged the Filipino faithful...

Romulo, Kapunan tackle jobs in Radyo Inquirer forum

OLONGAPO CITY—-Senatorial candidates Roman Romulo and Lorna Kapunan tackled the country’s employment problem during the Radyo Inquirer “Issues Forum” here...

LOOK: Comelec website hacked

THE Commission of Elections (Comelec) website was hacked late Sunday evening.

PAF earmarks P68M to buy spare parts for attack helicopters

The Philippine Air Force has earmarked over P68 million to purchase spare parts for the future maintenance of its AgustaWestland AW-109 "Power" attack...

Comelec set to bid out contracts for May polls t-shirts, uniforms

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to bid out contracts worth more than P20 million for the supply of shirts and uniforms in its bid to provide...

 Metro Manila

Abby Binay, Kid Peña launch campaigns for Makati mayor

VICE President Jejomar Binay will attend the proclamation rally of local candidates in Makati City today led by his daughter, Rep. Abigail “Abby” Binay,...

MMDA all set for ‘no-contact’ policy

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has installed an additional 250 high definition closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras around Metro...

Erap to reveal presidential bet at proclamation rally

SENATORIAL bet Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso will attend today’s much anticipated proclamation rally of reelectionist Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada but...

Fewer people left Metro on Holy Week break, says QC police

FEWER passengers left Metro Manila during the Holy Week break this year, at least based on figures gathered by the police from the Araneta bus terminal...

‘Local bets must protect water resources, too’

AN ENVIRONMENTAL watch group has urged candidates vying for local posts in the May 9 elections to make the protection of waterways part of their political...

Rescued dogs at Taguig City pound up for adoption

TAGUIG residents who want to open their homes and hearts to a canine companion can now adopt an “aspin” or asong Pinoy from the city pound.

Did you know

THE LAST Monday of March of every year was declared as Women with Disabilities Day by virtue of Proclamation No. 744 signed in 2004 by then President Gloria...


Ayala, SM, Aboitiz, Megaworld likely to pull out of Laguna Lakeshore PPP if…

THE “mega” consortium formed by the country’s biggest property developers is pulling out of the running for the P123-billion Laguna Lakeshore Expressway...

Higher power rates loom in April

CONSUMERS may have to pay slightly higher power bills next month as distribution utilities such as Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) start collecting new Feed-in-Tariff...

Ayala eyes major automotive investment

Ayala Corp. is preparing to be a bigger player in local automotive manufacturing, ready to pour billions of pesos in an industry long dwarfed by peers...

Biz Buzz: Solaire vows to name laundering beneficiaries

WITH critics starting to call for its inclusion on the list of institutions covered by the Anti-Money Laundering Act, the casino industry is under pressure...

Sitting on its assets

HOW dare the Philippine Stock Exchange, the venerable PSE, sat idly by on its butts as listed companies like BHI broke the heart of multitude of stockholders!...

Presentation skills and their importance in the workplace

THE NOTION of speaking in front of an audience can strike fear into a lot of people, and this is why professionals who can engage people in meetings, assemblies,...

BSP orders banks to extend operating hours to accommodate taxpayers

AHEAD of the 2015 income tax-filing deadline on April 15, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) ordered banks to extend their banking hours starting April...

Concerns about bank secrecy

IN THE wake of the Senate investigation on the alleged money laundering of $81 million stolen from the Bangladesh Bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor...

Demand for office space seen further strengthening

THE PHILIPPINES will see a record increase in office property supply this year and breach the one-million square meter fresh annual supply next year. The...

DOF reports high tax stamp rule compliance

COMPLIANCE with the tax stamp system for cigarettes remains high, covering over 99 percent of packs nationwide as of mid-March, latest data from the Department...

GOCCs get P78-B subsidy in ’15

STATE-RUN corporations received a total of P78.013 billion in subsidies last year, down 3 percent from the record amount given away in 2014, latest data...


Beermen rip Hotshots

PLAYING minus MVPs June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos, the San Miguel Beermen still showed the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup field last night that they are well capable of getting the job done—and with ease at that.

Pilipinas Dragons makes waves in Barcelona

The Pilpinas Dragons, a football team of boys mostly born in 2000, set records in Barcelona this week when it became the first Philippine competitor in...

Fil-Aussie Jason Day retakes golf world No. 1

Jason Day made his return to No. 1 in the world feel even sweeter Sunday by winning the Dell Match Play.

Guirado, Azkals all set for North Korea

ALMOST 37 years old, current national team skipper Juani Guirado knows there’s not much time left in his international career.

Long Olympic travel time worries Garcia

PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) Chair Richie Garcia wants Filipino athletes competing in the Olympics to be in Rio de Janeiro at least a week before...

Quintana wins Tour of Catalonia ahead of Contador

Nairo Quintana of Colombia held on to his lead over Alberto Contador to win the Tour of Catalonia for the first time on Sunday.

Wilkerson powers undermanned Beermen past Hotshots

Tyler Wilkerson led the way for a shorthanded San Miguel Beer side as the Beermen clobbered the Star Hotshots, 117-98, Sunday in the 2016 Oppo PBA Commissioner’s...

NBA: Clippers’ Griffin cleared to play, starts serving ban

The Los Angeles Clippers said Sunday that power forward Blake Griffin has been medically cleared to play and will begin serving his four-game suspension...

Huey has eyes on Rio Olympics

TREAT Huey is confident he can still make it to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics with either Ruben Gonzales or Francis Casey Alcantara as a doubles partner....

PSL All-Stars whip HK bets

THE PHILIPPINE Superliga All-Star squad salvaged some pride despite a gloomy stint by thrashing Hong Kong in a friendly Sunday in Bangkok.

Mad scramble for top 2 spots

THE TOP half of the quarterfinal cast in the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup has virtually been decided but the two leading positions in the playoffs remain...


Pope slams blind terror

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis tempered his Easter Sunday message of Christian hope with a denunciation of “blind terrorism,” recalling victims of attacks in Europe, Africa and elsewhere, as well as expressing dismay that people fleeing war or poverty are being denied welcome as European countries squabble over the refugee crisis.

Pakistan suicide attack kills 65 celebrating Easter in Lahore

At least 65 people were killed and hundreds injured, many of them children, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded park in the Pakistani city...

Belgium attacks death toll revised down to 28

The death toll from the March 22 attacks on Brussels airport and the metro system has been revised down to 28, the Belgian Crisis Center said on Sunday....

Pope at Easter recalls victims of ‘blind, brutal terrorism’

Pope Francis tempered his Easter Sunday message of Christian hope with a denunciation of "blind" terrorism, recalling victims of attacks in Europe, Africa...

Pope slams ‘rejection’ of migrants, refugees in Easter message

Pope Francis on Sunday spoke out against the "rejection" of migrants and refugees during his Easter message as Europe struggles with its biggest migration...

Syrian troops drive IS out of historic Palmyra

Syrian government forces backed by Russian airstrikes drove Islamic State fighters from Palmyra on Sunday, ending the group's reign of terror over a town...

Pope celebrates outdoor Easter Mass; Vatican security tight

Pope Francis is celebrating Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square, where tens of thousands of faithful are patiently enduring tight security to be near...

Sanders scores big wins in 3 states

WASHINGTON—Bernie Sanders scored three wins in Western caucus contests on Saturday, giving a powerful psychological boost to his supporters but doing little...


Better comedic scripting support

The new afternoon drama series, “We Will Survive,” is turning out to be a good costarring vehicle for Pokwang and Melai Cantiveros. This is good news,...

Three awards for ‘Of Sinners and Saints’ in Los Angeles

Robert Maria Soriquez’s “Of Sinners and Saints” won three trophies at the 2016 International Independent Film Awards held in Los Angeles, California. It...

‘Batman v Superman’ shrugs off bad reviews, opens to $170 M

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" shrugged off lousy reviews to debut with an estimated $170.1 million in North America, the sixth best weekend opening...

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Coco Martin gets his creative juices flowing

Many are unaware that Coco Martin, aside from being the lead actor of the top-rated action drama series, “Ang Probinsiyano,” is also a part of the program’s...

A taste of Luigi Muhlach’s comfort food

The launch of Luigi Muhlach as executive chef of Amacena at One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites was a pure gustatory delight.

‘Saigon’ audition memories

As “Miss Saigon” wrapped up its latest round of auditions in the country on March 21, it’s best to hear from former cast members of the mammoth musical’s...

Lav in the cineplex

It may seem unthinkable a decade ago, but a Lav Diaz film has just opened in a cineplex near you.


PDI forum raises issues on growth of Iloilo

From ordinary people extraordinary deeds

Climate change, poverty and the May polls

The people should be the ones to lead government by example

Tax exemption for uniformed personnel as a token of appreciation

Still poor

Liquid tears, diamond tears

‘Je suis Muslim na mananakop’

Waging peace in Colombia

Remembering Jovito Salonga

Rule of Law 101

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