• Pacquiao sees fist of God delivering win over Mayweather
    Pacquiao sees fist of God delivering win over Mayweather

    Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao is confident he can beat American arch-rival Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on Saturday with the power of God, after abandoning a life he said was packed with sin condemning him to hell. Pacquiao is in top form both in mind and spirit after he traded his boozing, gambling and womanising ways for a devout life of prayer, his spiritual adviser, Jeric Soriano, told AFP in a recent Manila interview. Except the world got to him," Soriano said of Pacquiao's …

  • Profiles of foreigners due to be executed in Indonesia
    Profiles of foreigners due to be executed in Indonesia

    Eight foreign drug convicts are set to be executed in Indonesia after losing all appeals for clemency. Here are brief profiles of the inmates, who include two from Australia, one each from Brazil and the Philippines, and four from Africa. Myuran Sukumaran A ringleader of the Bali Nine drugs smuggling syndicate, Sukumaran was born in London in 1981 and moved with his Sri Lankan family to Australia when he was a child. Enticed by the prospect of easy money, in 2005 he helped to organise a …

  • Indonesia says will not delay execution of Filipina convict
    Indonesia says will not delay execution of Filipina convict

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - The execution of a Filipina drug convict by an Indonesian firing squad will not be delayed despite last-minute appeals by the Philippine government, the attorney general said on Tuesday. Indonesian President Joko Widodo earlier met with a migrant workers' group to discuss the case of Mary Jane Veloso, who is one of nine people set to be executed within hours. (Reporting by Rosemarie Francisco in MANLIA and Gayatri Suroyo in JAKARTA; Editing by Clarence Fernandez) …

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  • Indonesia to look into condemned Filipina's case: Philippines AFP News
    Indonesia to look into condemned Filipina's case: Philippines

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo is "sympathetic" about the plight of a Filipina facing death for drug trafficking and has promised to look into her case, a spokesman for Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Monday after he made a personal appeal. While the comments seemed to indicate a faint prospect of reprieve for Mary Jane Veloso, the Indonesian leader is seen as extremely unlikely to change course on the executions which he has insisted for months are essential to halting a national …

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    Coffins arrive at Indonesian prison as executions near

    CILICAP, Indonesia (AP) — Ambulances carrying coffins arrived Tuesday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones in a sign that Indonesia will imminently execute eight foreigners and one Indonesian man, despite an international outcry and pleas for mercy. …

  • China expresses concern over ASEAN's South China Sea stance Associated Press

    BEIJING (AP) — China is "severely concerned" over the statement from a Southeast Asian nations' meeting that criticized Beijing's building of islands in the disputed South China Sea, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. …

  • Troops on Baltimore streets after night of chaos
    Troops on Baltimore streets after night of chaos

    Armed National Guard troopers in battledress deployed in force in Baltimore on Tuesday after a riot triggered by anger over the death of an African American arrested by police. Thousands of military and police reinforcements have been ordered to the US port city to quell unrest in which cars were torched, stores looted and officers attacked. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan was on the street as dawn rose, inspecting a National Guard barricade and vowing to "make sure what happened last night in …

  • Saudi Arabia arrests 93 jihadists, says attacks foiled AFP News
    Saudi Arabia arrests 93 jihadists, says attacks foiled

    Saudi Arabia has arrested 93 jihadists, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, and has foiled several plots to carry out attacks across the kingdom, authorities said Tuesday. …

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    The Latest on Nepal Quake: UN says 8 million affected

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  • US Supreme Court set for historic gay marriage case AFP News
    US Supreme Court set for historic gay marriage case

    The US Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether gay couples have a constitutional right to wed -- a potentially historic decision that could see same-sex marriage recognized nationwide. Hundreds of activists from both sides of the debate rallied in front of the Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepared to hear a case on one of the most divisive social issues in the United States. "Homo sex is a sin" and "Perverts are an abomination to God" were among the messages on …

  • Finnish military fires on suspected submarine in Baltic AFP News
    Finnish military fires on suspected submarine in Baltic

    Finland said Tuesday its navy had fired warning shots at a possible submarine off the coast of Helsinki in the early hours of the morning. "During surveillance of (Finland's) territorial integrity, the navy detected a possible underwater object at midday (0900 GMT) on April 27, 2015, within Finland's territorial waters close to the border outside Helsinki," the defence ministry said in a statement. The incident comes during an uptick in Russian military activity in the Baltic which has …

  • AP PHOTOS: Peruvian community lives half-year on the water
    AP PHOTOS: Peruvian community lives half-year on the water

    BELEN, Peru (AP) — Residents of the Peruvian Amazon community nicknamed "Venice of the Jungle" live half the year on the water, with canoes replacing motorcycle taxis as the most popular form of transport. Teenagers swim in the same areas where they played soccer during the other six months of the year. …

  • Obama welcomes Abe to White House with high ceremony Associated Press
    Obama welcomes Abe to White House with high ceremony

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tuesday with full pomp and ceremony on a bright, dewy morning at the White House, calling the state visit a "celebration of the ties of friendship" and praising the alliance the U.S. and Japan have built over time. …

  • Nepalis rue slow government response, some blame politics Reuters
    Nepalis rue slow government response, some blame politics

    By Gopal Sharma and Krishna N. Das KATHMANDU/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nepal's government has drawn early criticism from opposition politicians and some residents for what they say has been a sluggish response to the humanitarian crisis triggered by Saturday's massive earthquake. As the body count from the 7.9 magnitude quake in Nepal rose to more than 4,300 on Tuesday, aid had begun to arrive in the country, but disbursement in many areas was slow. "The government's response has not been good. …

  • Sweden's Supreme Court says will hear Assange appeal over arrest warrant Reuters
    Sweden's Supreme Court says will hear Assange appeal over arrest warrant

    Sweden's Supreme Court said on Tuesday it would hear an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to overturn the arrest warrant against him issued by prosecutors who want to question him over allegations of sexual assault. The 43-year-old Australian has been stuck inside Ecuador's London embassy since June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of sexual assault against two women in 2010. Prosecutors first insisted Assange should come to …

  • Russians seethe over Western snub of war anniversary parade Reuters
    Russians seethe over Western snub of war anniversary parade

    By Elizabeth Piper and Timothy Heritage MOSCOW (Reuters) - One of Boris Lisitsyn's happiest memories is of being swept by a huge, joyous crowd through the streets of Moscow and onto Red Square in spontaneous celebrations when World War Two ended in Europe. He was too young to fight but, like most Russians, sees the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945 as one of his nation's great achievements, albeit as part of the Soviet Union. Any soldier, any soldier was swung in their arms, people sang to …

  • Adultery site Ashley Madison back in business in S.Korea
    Adultery site Ashley Madison back in business in S.Korea

    The global adultery hook-up site Ashley Madison on Tuesday dubbed further efforts to ban it from South Korea as "futile" as customers greeted its return to the country with enthusiasm. Ashley Madison is "no different than many other communication platforms and to ban us will be a futile attempt if the purpose is to ban infidelity", its vice president Paul Keable told journalists in Seoul. Citing a 1953 statute that criminalises adultery, The Korea Communications Standards Commission blocked …

  • Facebook moving beyond messaging AFP Relax

    Facebook has added video calling to its standalone Messenger app but the new feature is about so much more than simply helping friends see as well as speak to each other: it is also a glimpse into the future possibilities that social messaging can offer. Free video calling over a wi-fi network is nothing new for smartphone owners. For a better understanding of where Facebook is taking Messenger with this latest update, it's better to consider Amazon rather than FaceTime. It has its own range …

  • LG Watch Urbane now on sale for $349 AFP Relax
    LG Watch Urbane now on sale for $349

    The LG Watch Urbane has landed in the Google Store, making it the first Android Wear device to enjoy Google's major software update announced last week. …

  • Google sets up marketplace to buy patents AFP Relax
    Google sets up marketplace to buy patents

    Google announced Monday it is setting up an online marketplace for those who want to sell patents to the Internet giant. "We invite you to sell us your patents," Google patent deputy counsel Allen Lo said in a blog post. The new marketplace aims "to remove friction from the patent market" and will include a "streamlined portal" from May 8 through May 22 where patent holders can tell Google about patents they're willing to sell at a price they set. The deals should be completed by late …

  • Google teams up with European media to boost online journalism AFP News
    Google teams up with European media to boost online journalism

    US tech giant Google unveiled a 150 million euro ($163 million) project Tuesday with eight European publishers to support online journalism after being accused of anti-competitive behaviour by EU regulators. The online firm's Digital News Initiative is intended to "promote high quality journalism through technology and innovation," a top Google executive announced in London. The company will try to develop products aimed at increasing news traffic, invest in digital training and research in …

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  • VERA Files: DFA misleading public in Sabah for Spratlys issue

    VERA Files: DFA misleading public in Sabah for Spratlys issue

    Note Verbale No. 15-1979 sent to Malaysia, the basis of VERA Files’ story, stated that it is reviewing the Aug. 4, 2009 protest (No. 000819) it filed with the United Nations.  The Philippines’ August 2009 protest, contained in two pages, singles out North Borneo or the old name of Sabah. Contrary to what DFA’s comment that putting out the story was a disservice to the country, VERA Files released the story in the interest of the public to help it fully understand the issues involved. More »

  • The Chusueys: Good argument for  family business

    The Chusueys: Good argument for  family business

    At the helm is the patriarch, Henry Chusuey. His wife Ana, twelve years his junior, is the company treasurer. Helping Henry and Ana (“Henann”) expand their empire are their two sons, Alfonso and Hendrick.   Alfonso, 29, is neither an architect nor engineer, but takes charge of construction in all properties while  Hendrick , 25, takes care of sales, marketing, advertising and PR. Henann own the imposing 1400- room Boracay Regency Hotel in the world-famous island. More »

  • PH offers Sabah to win Malaysia’s support for UN case vs China

    PH offers Sabah to win Malaysia’s support for UN case vs China

    The Philippines has offered to downgrade its claim on Sabah in exchange for Malaysia’s support for its case against China before the United Nations. The note verbale, a copy of which was obtained by VERA Files, referred to the May 6, 2009 joint submission by Malaysia and Vietnam to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) in which Malaysia claimed an extended continental shelf (350 nautical miles from baseline) that was clearly projected from Sabah. The Philippines has excellent relations with Malaysia. More »

  • Loom bands for a cause

    Loom bands for a cause

    For Melchora Grace Balacdao-Matias, looming bands began as an activity to merely overcome boredom in her new work environment in Kuwait. Little did Matias (Mitz to her friends) know that her loom bands would be of help to some 500 school children in the remote municipality of Bakun in Benguet Province. “My husband and I went to one of the shops in Kuwait and I saw these popular loom bands and I decided to try [doing] it, learning from Youtube how to do the designs,”Matias recalled. She was given the go-signal to make a solicitation letter for her loom bands project that made the rounds of the office. More »

  • What PNoy and Kris Aquino text each other

    What PNoy and Kris Aquino text each other

    OMG. I almost fell off my chair upon reading the text exchanges between President Aquino and his sister, Kris Aquino posted by journalist Cecil Morella in Facebook. More »

  • A novel approach against TB in Maguindanao

    A novel approach against TB in Maguindanao

    Free medicines and half a sack of rice have gone a long way in combatting deadly tuberculosis here. Alarmed at the high TB detection rates in Upi, the local government and the rural health center have resorted to rewarding cured patients, as well as those who take their medicines religiously. “Once mag-negative, i-certify ng medical technologist, maghingi na kay mayor ng half sack (Patients who have been certified cured of TB receive half a sack of rice from the mayor),” said doctor Carmelo Esberto, Upi’s municipal health officer. The reward system has been an effective strategy in persuading those with tuberculosis to take their medication, he added. More »

  • Dancing to a better life

    Dancing to a better life

    From bleak garbage dumps to glamor-filled  dance  floors, Wilbert Aunzo has come a long way. Aunzo was a scavenger and an out –of- school youth  who picked garbage to buy his daily meal of rice and salt .  When he was twelve, he joined a dance camp organized by Edward and Eleanor Hayco and literally danced his way out of poverty and his crime-ridden neighborhood. His dancing prowess qualified him as an athletic scholar, enabled him to graduate high school, become a nine-time national champion, a member of the elite Philippine national team and the grand winner of the World Youth championship in Australia. More »