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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
    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 …

  • Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in Philippines: govt
    Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in Philippines: govt

    Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who faces his biggest fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, already holds top spot as the number one taxpayer in the Philippines, government records showed Saturday. A list of top individual tax-payers for 2013, posted on the Bureau of Internal Revenue website, put the boxer-turned-congressman at number one with 163.84 million pesos ($3.72 million) in taxes paid. Internal revenue chief Kim Henares confirmed that Pacquiao topped the list but stressed …

  • President Aquino’s Lenten message: ‘Be truthful not only in words but in works’

    President AquinoAs followers of Jesus Christ, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Monday the Filipino people should be truthful not only with their words but with their works.In his Lenten message, President Aquino said through sharing, unity and guidance and love of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Filipinos will be blessed with valuable future. ... …

  • Lenten influx

    Vacationers, both foreign and domestic, have started to come in droves at the port of Dapa on their way to the so-called ‘Paradise Island’ of Siargao, the Pacific Ocean-facing town of Surigao del Norte in Northeastern Mindanao. (Mike U. Crismundo) …

  • Small investors blame bad advice from brokers for big losses
    Small investors blame bad advice from brokers for big losses

    NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. …

  • Latest on NSA shooting: Not terrorism, 2 vehicles damaged

    FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — Noon …

  • Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10
    Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10

    MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — An overloaded church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a dark rural highway and nosedived into a canal, killing eight people and injuring 10 early Monday in southwest Florida, authorities said. …

  • Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim
    Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike killed two of its advisers near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, where a major offensive is underway against the Islamic State group, but the U.S. said Monday its coalition conducted no airstrikes in the area during the time of the incident. …