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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 losses on brokers they once trusted
    Small investors blame losses on brokers they once trusted

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

  • US officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate
    US officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials. …

  • DreamWorks climbs as 'Home' rises to top of the box office

    Shares of DreamWorks Animation jumped Monday after the struggling movie studio's film "Home" opened on top of the weekend box office results. "Home" features Jim Parsons as the voice ... …

  • Alps crash pilot had suicidal tendencies in past: prosecutors
    Alps crash pilot had suicidal tendencies in past: prosecutors

    The co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane into the French Alps was classified as suicidal "several years ago" but had appeared more stable of late, German prosecutors said Monday. As investigators in both countries tried to zero in on a potential motive, it emerged that that the first officer, Andreas Lubitz, was receiving treatment from neurologists and psychiatrists who had written him off sick from work a number of times. Meanwhile investigators sifting through …

  • PSEi breaches 8,000 level, but profit-taking pared most gains

    [caption id="attachment_257092" align="alignleft" width="150"] PSEi breaches 8,000 mark (PSE photo)[/caption] Local share prices surged on a slew of positive news from abroad, sending the Philippine Stock Exchange index past the 8,000 mark for the first time in history. BDO Unibank chief market strategist Jonathan Ravelas said the market rose due to “positive foreign equity portfolio flows and Fed Chair Yellen’s comments last week reiterating thethat the FOMC will be data dependent and …