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  • Marines overrun Abu Sayyaf main camp in Sulu

    July 2, 2014 9:01 PM 4

    MANILA, Philippines – Following days of fierce fighting, the military has seized the main camp of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) under leader Radullan Sahiron in Patikul, Sulu, Brig. Gen. Martin Pinto, commander of the 2nd Marine Brigade said Wednesday. The seized camp, which totally fell into government hands around 3pm on June 30, is “fortified with connecting

  • A bite of fun? Suarez inspires Swedish sex toy

    July 2, 2014 8:38 PM 9

    STOCKHOLM – For those who may in fact fancy a nibble from disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, an online Swedish sex shop has come up with just the thing. The online store Oliver & Eva on Wednesday unveiled a “Suarez nipple clamp” in the form of the footballer’s head, teeth bared, for 33 euros ($45). “Maybe (Suarez) will be proud to spread a bit of pleasure

  • Pope Francis appoints Filipino as new Vatican rep to the UN

    July 2, 2014 8:20 PM 3

    Pope Francis has appointed Filipino Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza, the Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti, as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York. The 55-year old Auza will replace Archbishop Francis Chullikatt from India, the first non-Italian to have acted as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the U.N. Chullikatt leaves

  • 'FOI bill has good chance of getting approved'

    July 2, 2014 7:34 PM 5

    MANILA, Philippines - There is an 80 percent chance that the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, which has been pending for 27 years in the legislative mill, will pass in the 16th Congress, the chairman of the House committee on public information said. “I’d like to announce it to the public that I am 80 percent sure that we can fashion out an FOI bill in the 16th Congress

  • North Korean ship symbolizes hopes for Japan ties

    July 2, 2014 7:31 PM 7

    WONSAN — The barbecues are all fired up along the jetty and the beach is dotted with sunbathers. Divers plunge into the water in search of clams, which are dipped in hot sauce and eaten raw right there on the spot. Wonsan, a sleepy port on North Korea's east coast, is gearing up for a busy summer and, if talks with Japan go as North Korea hopes, maybe

  • LPA, ITCZ keep parts of PH wet

    July 2, 2014 7:31 PM 4

    MANILA - A low-pressure area (LPA) embedded along the lingering inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) affecting Visayas and Mindanao is keeping parts of the country wet. "At 4:00 a.m. today, a low-pressure area (LPA) was estimated at 850 km east of Virac, Catanduanes (13.5ºN, 133.0ºE). It is embedded along the inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ)

  • RH Law implementation sought

    July 2, 2014 7:30 PM 3

    MANILA, Philippines - Former Albay congressman Edcel Lagman urged the executive department yesterday to fully and immediately implement the Reproductive Health (RH) Law after the Supreme Court affirmed its constitutionality. Lagman, one of the principal authors of the law, said the constitutionality of the RH Law “is now complete, final and indubitable

  • Dream on: Marcoses out to return home to Malacañang

    July 2, 2014 7:10 PM 7

    Imelda Marcos, the dictator’s widow who now represents Ilocos Norte province in Congress, offered a toast on her 85th birthday on Wednesday as she made plans for a triumphal return to Malacañang. Wearing a flowing red gown and diamond rings, the self-declared “poverty-stricken” Imelda was serenaded by throngs of supporters as she emerged from her private

  • Death penalty 'self-contradictory'

    July 2, 2014 6:57 PM 3

    The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines denounces new attempts 'to lobby the legislature for the restoration of the death penalty' MANILA, Philippines – The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) rejected a new lobby to restore the death penalty in the country, denouncing it as “self-contradictory.” In a statement Wednesday

  • Federer into 35th Grand Slam semi, beats Wawrinka

    July 2, 2014 6:46 PM 4

    LONDON — Seven-time champion Roger Federer advanced to his 35th Grand Slam semifinal with a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 win Wednesday over fellow Swiss player and Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka. Federer’s first-set loss was the first he’d dropped this tournament in five matches, and also marked the first time he’d had his service broken. He won on his fifth