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  • China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King

    July 22, 2014 9:15 AM 7

    BEIJING — A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat in its chicken nuggets. Chinese authorities expanded their investigation of the meat supplier, Shanghai company Husi Food Co. A day after

  • Pacquiao fighting for money, says Floyd Sr.

    July 22, 2014 9:14 AM 6

    MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather Sr. thinks Manny Pacquiao wants to fight his son only for financial reasons. The elder Mayweather is sure that deep inside him, Pacquiao doesn’t want a piece of Floyd Jr. except for the hefty payday that would come his way should the two fighters finally clash in a megabuck duel. The brash father of the pound-for-pound

  • 17 BIFF men killed, 9 civilians injured in Maguindanao clash

    July 22, 2014 9:05 AM 9

    MANILA, Philippines – Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters clashed with troops from the Philippine Army in Maguindanao on Monday leaving 17 rebels dead. Colonel Dickson Hermoso, spokesman of the 6th Infantry Division, said Tuesday afternoon that the government side suffered one fatality and three injuries. He added that they were able to identify

  • Malacanang hopes for meeting of minds on Bangsamoro bill during Aquino, Murad meeting

    July 22, 2014 9:01 AM 2

    MALACANANG expressed Tuesday hope that the meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim could help in resolving issues on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). "Well, if the meeting pushes through, then it will give an opportunity for both leaders to thresh out the issues and concerns

  • PNoy meets energy officials amid looming power crisis

    July 22, 2014 8:57 AM 14

    MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday called for a meeting to discuss the proposal to grant him emergency powers to address the country's power situation, Malacañang said. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla has informed the President about his proposal

  • Unfazed Palace trusts Congress on impeachment raps vs PNoy

    July 22, 2014 8:54 AM 7

    MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang is unfazed by the two impeachment complaints filed this week against President Benigno Aquino III over the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. is confident that the actions of Congress, which is dominated by Aquino's allies, on the impeachment

  • P1 million worth of medical supplies lost in Sta. Cruz fire

    July 22, 2014 8:45 AM

    MANILA, Philippines — At least a million pesos worth of medical supplies was destroyed when a fire gutted a store early Tuesday morning in Sta. Cruz, Manila. Senior Fire Officer 2 Edilberto Cruz of the Manila Fire District’s San Lazaro station said the fire started on the ground floor of a six-story commercial-residential building owned by Corazon Agnaraynay

  • CIDG probes missing NFA rice in Agusan del Sur

    July 22, 2014 8:43 AM 3

    MANILA, Philippines – ‎Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has launched an investigation into the missing 1,000 sacks of National Food Authority (NFA) rice in a Bayugan City warehouse in Agusan del Sur province. Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II ‎ordered the police to conduct the probe after NFA authorities in Caraga Region recommended

  • Palace unfazed by impeachment raps vs Aquino

    July 22, 2014 8:41 AM 6

    MALACANANG was not worried even if another impeachment complaint was filed against President Benigno Aquino III. In a regular press briefing in Malacanang, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. expressed belief that the lawmakers would consider reasons and welfare of the people in handling the impeachment complaints

  • Robert Downey Jr. still Hollywood’s highest paid actor

    July 22, 2014 8:41 AM 13

    MANILA, Philippines — For the second consecutive year, “Iron Man” Robert Downey Jr. is Hollywood’s highest paid actor, with an estimated earning of $75 million since June 2013, Forbes.com reported. “Downey reigns as the highest paid man in Hollywood because at this point, it would be incredibly difficult for Marvel to continue making “Iron Man” and “Avengers