• Pinoys gather for salubong
    A child dressed as an angel sings beside a veiled statue of Mother Mary during a mass in celebration of Easter Sunday outside St. Domingo Church in Manila. Christian believers around the world mark Easter in celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

  • Beat the summer heat
    People relax at a beach to celebrate Easter Sunday near Manila Bay on Sunday. Filipinos flocked to beaches traditionally on Easter after commemorating Lent in the predominantly Roman Catholic country, local media reported.

  • Shark for sale
    Fishermen offer a young shark for sale, caught in Manila Bay, as thousands of city residents come out for an early Easter Sunday dip in the polluted waters to beat the scorching heat. The city government normally bars swimming in the bay due to health hazards, but authorities are often helpless in implementing the ordinance.

  • Street parade on Easter
    Young beauties parade during the Easter celebration in Sto. Tomas, Pampanga on Sunday as part of the Sabuaga festival. Sabuaga, which means to spread flowers or blessings, is a tradition in Sto. Tomas to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday and to honor the Virgin Mary.

  • Summer exodus
    Hundreds of people swim at the La Mesa Ecopark in Quezon City on Saturday to beat the heat and take advantage of the long holiday during the Holy Week. Many more left the capital to go to summer destinations, filling all public transportation and clogging traffic in the process.

Miriam wants Gigi Reyes to testify in Senate

MANILA - Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago wants Senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s former chief of staff to testify on the pork barrel scam before a Senate blue ribbon committee hearing.
Miriam wants Gigi Reyes to testify in Senate

DOH expects all Etihad passengers to test negative for MERS-CoV

MANILA - Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Monday said he expects all passengers of Etihad Airways flight EY 0424 to test negative for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
DOH expects all Etihad passengers to test negative for MERS-CoV

Singapore PM defends Pinoy celebration vs critics

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has taken up the cudgels for the organizers of the Philippine Independence Day celebration here, calling the event's critics “a disgrace to Singapore.”
Singapore PM defends Pinoy celebration vs critics


Rising number of trafficked fishermen alarms Tawi-Tawi authorities

by Jake Soriano, VERA Files
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Early warnings could have helped stem Yolanda deaths - study

by Ira Pedrasa,
Posted 23 hours ago

Angono petroglyphs in danger of disappearing

By Mynardo Macaraig, Agence France-Presse
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Militants free kidnapped engineer in Sulu

MANILA - Suspected Islamic militants have freed a Filipino engineer they abducted in the southern Philippines 53 days ago, the military said Sunday.
Posted 1 day ago

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GMR-Megawide remits P14.4B this week

MANILA, Philippines - The tandem of Filipino-owned Megawide Construction Corp. and Bangalore-based GMR Airports Ltd. is set to remit P14.4 billion to the government this week as premium payment to undertake the P17.5-billion Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) expansion project.
Posted 3 hours ago

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E-Painters slam Kings, finish fourth

(UPDATED) Rain or Shine thwarted the Barangay Ginebra Kings, 105-101, in overtime to secure the last spot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-three quarterfinals at the Araneta Coliseum Sunday night.
Posted 16 hours ago

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1 dead, 1,000 families homeless in Caloocan fire

MANILA (UPDATE) – A person died and at least 1,000 families were rendered homeless after a massive fire hit a residential area in Caloocan City on Sunday afternoon.
Posted 13 hours ago

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How this Pinoy is helping kababayans get US work visas

LOS ANGELES – The annual cap on the number of H1B visas for skilled foreign workers has been reached less than a week after applications were accepted.
Posted 1 day ago

Issued at 5:00 a.m., 21 April 2014
At 4:00 am today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,010 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.5ºN, 136.0ºE). Easterlies affecting Northern Luzon.


Mayor shot dead during flag-raising ceremony

MANILA – The mayor of Gonzaga, Cagayan was shot dead during Monday's flag-raising ceremony, the police said.


S. Korea ferry transcript reveals evacuation panic

JINDO - Panic-stricken and fumbling for a response, the crew of a South Korean ferry dithered over the evacuation of passengers in the crucial final moments before it sank, a transcript released Sunday revealed, as divers began retrieving bodies from the vessel.

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Turkey exploits 'green nuts' to heat new eco-city

ANKARA - Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as "green gold" -- by using their shells to heat a new eco-city.

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Salamat Dok: Boys, circumcision time!

Summer is the time of the year which most students anticipate. However, in the Philippines, this is also the season when young boys prepare for a traditional rite of passage - circumcision.

Lotto Results

April 16, 2014
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