• Shorter hours for rail lines tomorrow
    Shorter hours for rail lines tomorrow

    The Metro Rail Transit (MRT), Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) will have shorter hours tomorrow for the replacement of defective railroad tracks during the Holy Week. …

  • Oil firms raise gas prices today
    Oil firms raise gas prices today

    This year’s Holy Week break will be accompanied by an increase in local pump prices after oil companies announced yesterday a P1.10 per liter hike for gasoline and P0.60 per liter for diesel effective today. “Phoenix Petroleum Philippines will increase the prices of gasoline by P1.10 per liter and diesel by P0.60 per liter effective 6 a.m. of March 31, 2015 to reflect the movements in the prices of refined petroleum products in the international market,” said Phoenix Petroleum, an independent …

  • DFA denies dropping Phl claim to Sabah
    DFA denies dropping Phl claim to Sabah

    The Philippines has never offered to drop its Sabah claim in exchange for Malaysia’s support for Manila’s arbitration case against China over the West Philippine Sea issue, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. “In the context of our friendly bilateral relations, our two countries have been for years exchanging ways on how to address the issue of the extended continental shelf (ECS) in the South China Sea,” Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said in explaining the DFA’s …

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  • Philippine troops end offensive they say killed 139 rebels
    Philippine troops end offensive they say killed 139 rebels

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A monthlong Philippine offensive against hard-line Muslim rebels ended Monday after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured and bomb-making strongholds were seized by troops, the military chief said. …

  • Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea AFP News
    Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea

    The Philippines on Saturday shot back at Beijing's criticism of its activities in the South China Sea, saying they were "in no way comparable to China's massive reclamation activities" in the waters. It also said accusations that Manila was being "hypocritical" would not distract people from Beijing's own actions which were raising regional tensions. "The Philippines' possible undertaking of necessary maintenance and repairs on its existing facilities in the West Philippine Sea... is in no …

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  • Sandigan justice: CA ruling on GMA bail not binding Philippine Star
    Sandigan justice: CA ruling on GMA bail not binding

    Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang believes a Court of Appeals (CA) ruling upholding the granting of bail to former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the electoral sabotage charge before the Pasay City regional trial court is not binding on the Sandiganbayan, which is hearing the plunder case against her. Speaking to The STAR, Tang yesterday said only the Supreme Court (SC) can review and reverse Sandiganbayan decisions. Tang said the electoral sabotage case in the Pasay City court and …

  • DOJ approves P61-M tax raps vs Napoles couple Philippine Star
    DOJ approves P61-M tax raps vs Napoles couple

    This time, Janet Lim-Napoles will face a tax evasion case before the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) while standing trial in the Sandiganbayan over a string of cases related to the multibillion-peso pork barrel fund scam. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved her and her husband Jaime’s indictment for tax evasion. In an 18-page resolution released yesterday, the DOJ has found probable cause in the P61.18-million tax evasion complaint filed against the couple by the Bureau of Internal …

  • Pakistan-born Fawad Ahmed named in Australian test squad
    Pakistan-born Fawad Ahmed named in Australian test squad

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Pakistan-born refugee Fawad Ahmed has been named to Australia's test squad for tours of the West Indies and England later this year after an impressive domestic first-class season. …

  • Saban unapologetic about signing player w Associated Press
    Saban unapologetic about signing player w

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban and the Alabama football program are dealing with the weekend arrests of two Crimson Tide players in separate incidents, including a domestic violence case involving a player that some say should have never been on the team. …

  • No 'narsisstics': Music festivals ban fans' selfie sticks Associated Press
    No 'narsisstics': Music festivals ban fans' selfie sticks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals. …

  • Venus Williams beats Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters Associated Press
    Venus Williams beats Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Basking in her latest victory, a beaming Venus Williams stood near her changeover chair launching autographed balls into the stands, steering her shots with body English and applauding the fans who scrambled for the souvenirs. …

  • Pharmacists' group discourages providing execution drugs Associated Press
    Pharmacists' group discourages providing execution drugs

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A leading association for U.S. pharmacists on Monday adopted a policy that discourages its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections — a move that could make carrying out executions even harder for death penalty states. …

  • Pharmacists' group discourages providing execution drugs
    Pharmacists' group discourages providing execution drugs

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A leading association for U.S. pharmacists on Monday adopted a policy that discourages its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections — a move that could make carrying out executions even harder for death penalty states. …

  • US offer for climate treaty: Up to 28 percent emissions cut Associated Press
    US offer for climate treaty: Up to 28 percent emissions cut

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House's plans. …

  • Jay Z, Madonna, Minaj among owners of new streaming service Associated Press
    Jay Z, Madonna, Minaj among owners of new streaming service

    NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a streaming service being billed as the first artist-owned platform for music and video. …

  • German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies Associated Press
    German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies

    DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That's the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot's license. …

  • US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February Associated Press
    US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income rose by a healthy amount. But economists hope bigger paychecks will give spending a bigger boost in the coming months. …

  • Trending at SXSW: Mind cloning, off-the-grid messaging
    Trending at SXSW: Mind cloning, off-the-grid messaging

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As a plane with a Grumpy Cat flag flew overhead, courtesy of Friskies, the Technorati flooded into panel discussions and happy hour spots at the annual tech festival South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, on Sunday. …

  • Jay Z leads stars in rebranded Tidal streaming service AFP News
    Jay Z leads stars in rebranded Tidal streaming service

    Rap mogul Jay Z on Monday launched the rebranded Tidal music streaming service with major star backing, hoping to shake up the growing industry through high sound quality and artist control. With veiled swipes at streaming leader Spotify, Jay Z brought out musicians including Madonna, Kanye West and the masked electronic duo Daft Punk, who will all be equity partners in the new Tidal. Jay Z earlier this year bought Tidal, which markets itself to audiophiles, by spending $56 million for its …

  • Cuba wants more Internet access while keeping state control AFP News
    Cuba wants more Internet access while keeping state control

    Cuba wants to boost public Internet access while keeping the Communist government's control over it, a senior US official close to talks with Havana on technology said Monday. "They are looking for mechanisms by which, in the first instance, they can expand connectivity while at the same time retaining their mechanism for market management, which is obviously vastly different than ours," said the State Department source. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, questioned whether …

  • China suspected as software site GitHub hit by attack AFP News
    China suspected as software site GitHub hit by attack

    The software collaboration website GitHub said Monday it was fighting off a cyber attack since late last week, and security analysts said the effort appeared to originate in China. A US website described as "the world's largest code host," GitHub said it first noticed the so-called distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack Thursday, with intermittent disruptions over the past few days. GitHub said it believes "the intent of this attack is to convince us to remove a specific class of …

  • Google unveils unified email for Android users AFP News
    Google unveils unified email for Android users

    Google said Monday it was updating its mobile Gmail app for Android device users to allow them to manage multiple email accounts from a single program. …

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