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Super howler nears Phl

Super howler nears Phl

A typhoon that has devastated islands in the Pacific is forecast to become a category 5 monster howler as it barrels toward t…

  • Top Asian News at 3:00 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 16 minutes ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta lifted martial law in most of the nation, but 10 months after staging a coup, it remains firmly in control — with new laws invoked … More »

  • UN report: More than 25,000 foreigners fight with terrorists
    UN report: More than 25,000 foreigners fight with terrorists Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The number of fighters leaving home to join al-Qaida and the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syria and other countries has spiked to more than … More »

  • Muslim group calls for universal peace
    Muslim group calls for universal peace Philippine Star - 3 hours ago

    As predominantly Catholic Philippines and the rest of the Christian world observe the Holy Week, peace advocates like the Young Muslim Professionals Network (YMPN) … More »

  • Ex-WB exec pushes BBL passage
    Ex-WB exec pushes BBL passage Philippine Star - 3 hours ago

    A former World Bank official has warned of dire consequences for the Philippines if the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is not passed into law. Nigel Roberts, … More »

  • Despite typhoon, summer is here
    Despite typhoon, summer is here Philippine Star - 3 hours ago

    Super Typhoon Chedeng roared toward Luzon as the weather bureau announced the official start of summer in the country yesterday. The Philippine Atmospheric, … More »

  • Noy told: Just answer the questions
    Noy told: Just answer the questions Philippine Star - 3 hours ago

    Just answer the 20 questions. The Makabayan bloc of seven party-list representatives made this appeal to President Aquino yesterday after his spokesman claimed the … More »

  • DFA: Malaysia paying rent for Sabah
    DFA: Malaysia paying rent for Sabah Philippine Star - 3 hours ago

    Malaysia does not acknowledge the Philippine claim over Sabah but the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) maintained yesterday that the Malaysian government is … More »

  • 63 OFWs returning from Yemen
    63 OFWs returning from Yemen Philippine Star - 3 hours ago

    Sixty-three overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are set to return home from war-torn Yemen, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said yesterday. Baldoz said the licensed … More »

  • Lunar eclipse visible on Black Saturday
    Lunar eclipse visible on Black Saturday Philippine Star - 3 hours ago

    Weather permitting, Filipinos will be able to witness a partial lunar eclipse on Black Saturday. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the sun and … More »

  • Jinggoy gets furlough for shoulder checkup
    Jinggoy gets furlough for shoulder checkup Philippine Star - 3 hours ago

    Despite opposition from ombudsman lawyers, the Sandiganbayan yesterday granted detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada’s request to undergo a medical checkup at the Cardinal … More »

  • Tekken’s Josie Rizal gets flak
    Tekken’s Josie Rizal gets flak Philippine Star - 3 hours ago

    A professor of the University of the Philippines yesterday hit the portrayal of a Filipino character, whose name was based on Jose Rizal, in a Japanese-produced … More »

  • Mild quakes hit parts of Luzon, Mindanao
    Mild quakes hit parts of Luzon, Mindanao Philippine Star - 3 hours ago

    Mild earthquakes hit parts of Luzon and Mindanao yesterday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. … More »

  • Chedeng to slam Luzon
    Chedeng to slam Luzon Philippine Star - 3 hours ago

    Typhoon Chedeng was on course yesterday to batter Luzon, bringing heavy rains and powerful winds as the nation observes Holy Week. The Philippine Atmospheric, … More »

  • 6 in 10 Filipinos are registered voters – SWS MB - 7 hours ago

    More than a year before the national elections, only six in 10 Filipinos, equivalent to about 37.4 million voters, have been registered and "validated" to vote in … More »

  • Sandiganbayan allows Sen. Jinggoy to have his aching shoulder checked MB - 7 hours ago

    The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division has given permission to Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada to leave detention and have his aching shoulder checked at a private … More »

 
  • Super howler nears Phl
    Super howler nears Phl

    A typhoon that has devastated islands in the Pacific is forecast to become a category 5 monster howler as it barrels toward the Philippines this week. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Maysak will be named Chedeng when it enters the Philippine area of responsibility tonight or tomorrow morning. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said the forecast track of Maysak may still change depending on the movement of …

  • Taiwan's largest missile ship goes into service
    Taiwan's largest missile ship goes into service

    Taiwan's largest-ever missile ship went into service Tuesday after a ceremony presided over by President Ma Ying-jeou as the island strives to modernise its military in response to a perceived threat from China. Armed with 16 missiles, the ship will strengthen Taiwan's defence capabilities. China still considers the island part of its territory waiting to be reunited -- by force if necessary. The 500-tonne corvette, named 'Tuo Chiang'('Tuo River'), will be deployed following the ceremony at …

  • CA grills gov’t lawyers on defying Binay TRO
    CA grills gov’t lawyers on defying Binay TRO

    Government counsels yesterday took the cudgels for what a Court of Appeals (CA) justice described as their defiance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the preventive suspension of Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr. In a hearing on Binay’s contempt petition, representatives of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas were grilled by justices of the CA’s Sixth Division for their interpretation of the TRO …

  • Marquez sees tough May 2 showdown

    Juan Manuel Marquez is undecided on who to select as winner of the megabuck May 2 world welterweight title clash between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. Speaking to boxingscene, Marquez, 41, who is pondering his future, believes that if the fight goes the distance of 12 rounds, Mayweather will get the nod of the judges. “Mayweather knows how to handle himself in the ring very well,” said Marquez, who lost to Mayweather in a lopsided decision in 2009.  Marquez says Mayweather is so smart …

  • Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better
    Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better

    President Benigno Aquino Wednesday hailed renovations to the Philippines' main international airport, expressing optimism it would soon shake off its ranking on one website as the world's worst airport. Almost a year after he personally apologised for the failure of air-conditioning at Terminal 1 of Manila's international airport, Aquino said the facility appeared to be completely different. "It is like I have entered a completely different airport," he told reporters as he inspected the …

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