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The man who would be king

Inquirer.net - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK, New York —Thirty-one years ago, on August 21, 1983, Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. was murdered on the tarmac of the Manila International Airport, the victim of the Marcos regime.
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'Probing Makati overprice not over'

Inquirer.net - ‎3 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said that after the initial hearing on the allegedly “overpriced” Makati building, the “issues have been joined,” meaning that the accusers have had their say and the accused given the chance to air their ...

More Pinoys now start to leave war-torn Libya

Manila Standard Today - ‎7 hours ago‎
OVERSEAS Filipino workers in Libya are starting to leave the strife-torn country through the mandatory repatriation of the Philippine government, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.
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Boeing's Conner takes Ice Bucket challenge

The Seattle Times - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner has joined the parade of executives and celebrities taking the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and donations for ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
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Indonesia's highest court upholds Widodo's presidential win

Firstpost - ‎1 hour ago‎
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's highest court unanimously upheld last month's presidential election result on Thursday, paving the way for Joko Widodo to take over as the next leader of the world's third largest democracy.
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Aquino receives copy of revised Bangsamoro law

Gulf Today - ‎3 hours ago‎
MANILA: President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino has received an official copy of the revised draft Bangsamoro law aimed at bringing just and lasting peace to strife-torn Mindanao, a senior Malacanang Palace official confirmed on Thursday.
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Judges to high court: Stop BIR

Manila Standard Today - ‎7 hours ago‎
Another sector in the Judiciary has asked the Supreme Court to restrain the Bureau of Internal Revenue's from imposing taxes on fringe benefits and bonuses of government workers.
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2 Abu Sayyafs bandits fall

Sun.Star - ‎11 hours ago‎
JOINT police and military operatives arrested on Wednesday two Abu Sayyaf bandits in two separate places in Zamboanga City, a top police official said on Thursday.
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New Revelations Surface in Case of Bali Murder Victim Stuffed into Suitcase

People Magazine - ‎4 hours ago‎
Troubling revelations continue to surface in the case of the Chicago teenager and her boyfriend accused of murdering her mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase while vacationing in Bali.
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Anwar: Tussle part of reformasi agenda

The Malay Mail Online - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) says the 'perceived tussle' between him and Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim should not be viewed as a personal feud, but rather a move to fix outstanding problems in the state.
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Return of Malaysia's MH17 Victims to Help Start Healing

Wall Street Journal - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Royal Malay Regiment personnel rehearse Thursday at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for a ceremony to be held Friday to mark the return home of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17.
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DPM urges researchers to use high-tech facilities at UM's HIR centre

The Star Online - ‎37 minutes ago‎
PETALING JAYA: Researchers should seize the opportunity to use the high-tech facilities offered by the High Impact Research (HIR) centre at Universiti Malaya.
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Identifying James Foley's executioner seen as possible, if difficult

Los Angeles Times - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Jane Setter, a professor of phonetics at the University of Reading in England, sets up a voice analysis program to examine the voice of James Foley's executioner, as recorded on the video depicting Foley's death.
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Turkey ruling party set to name Davutoglu as PM

Daily Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
ANKARA: Turkey's ruling party meets on Thursday to choose a new leader and premier to succeed incoming president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu the overwhelming favourite for the job.
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China tries members of religious cult for murder at McDonald's

TODAYonline - ‎3 hours ago‎
BEIJING - China tried five members of a banned religious group yesterday for the murder of a woman who was beaten to death at a McDonald's restaurant after she refused to give them her telephone number when they apparently tried to recruit her.
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Japan forces sift through rubble and wreckage for survivors

The Star Online - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Deadly Earth: Self Defence Force's rescue workers trying to clear a route at a landslide site in Hiroshima. - EPA. TOKYO: Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan in the slim hope of finding ...
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Thai authoritarianism: past and present

Bangkok Post - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Thailand's political pendulum has swung wildly. It has now completed a dramatic reversal, pitting the electoral authoritarianism of Thaksin Shinawatra from the early 2000s against the thinly veiled dictatorship of General Prayuth Chan-ocha in the mid-2010s.
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'Sin' tax take exceeds target

Inquirer.net - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Total “sin” tax collections from the sale of alcohol and tobacco products were well above target in the first half of the year, providing extra cash to fund the government's expensive infrastructure and social welfare projects.

PLDT, PCCW tie up for fiber optic cable project

BusinessWorld Online Edition - ‎5 hours ago‎
PHILIPPINE LONG Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), through its partnership with Hong Kong's PCCW Global, will undertake a new international fiber optic project that is set to be completed in 2016.
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BusinessMirror confirms owner acquires majority stake in RPN9

InterAksyon - ‎6 hours ago‎
In the report titled “ALC acquires 34 percent of RPN9," BusinessMirror said Philippine Business Daily Mirror Publishing Inc owner and former ambassador Antonio L. Cabangon Chua "is taking control of Radio Philippines Network Inc (RPN9) starting ...

Globe: Robust network boosts subscription to bulk data plans

Sun.Star - ‎9 hours ago‎
THE growing pervasiveness of the Globe Telecom's 3G and 4G coverage as well as proliferation of competitively-priced smartphones led to over 90 percent of the company's mobile data customers to subscribe to bulk data plans.

Con brio, signore

Manila Standard Today - ‎7 hours ago‎
For those uninitiated in the Italian ways, the title suggests a spirited, vigorous drive. And that is what Honda Cars latest variant is all about.
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Cagayan, Army down semis foes

Inquirer.net - ‎6 hours ago‎
RACHEL Ann Daquis of Army tries to score off Judy Caballejo of Air Force. AUGUST DELA CRUZ. Defending champion Cagayan Valley and top seed Army hammered out four-set victories yesterday and moved on the cusp of a championship duel in the ...
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Gilbert Arenas to join Allen Iverson in Manila visit

Rappler - ‎12 hours ago‎
Former NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas, seen during his last Philippine trip in 2008, will return to the country this year. Francis R. Malasig/EPA.
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KC speaks up on Sharon's mid-life crisis

ABS CBN News - ‎4 hours ago‎
MANILA - "Ikaw Lamang" actress KC Concepcion assured her mother Sharon Cuneta of her full support, days after the entertainment industry veteran admitted in an open letter to her fans that she is going through one of the lowest times in her life and career.

Ballet and Love Radio

BusinessWorld Online Edition - ‎8 hours ago‎
WHEN one thinks of ballet, one imagines classical movements executed by dancers in elegant tutus. What will never come to mind is Papa Jack and his evening radio show True Love Conversations (TLC) where love-struck callers tearfully divulge their ...

Fiery anticlimax

BusinessWorld Online Edition - ‎8 hours ago‎
RUROUNI KENSHIN: Kyoto Inferno works as a swashbuckling sword extravaganza that leads to a romantic anticlimax. Although it serves as the first sequel to 2012's Rurouni Kenshin -- a follow-up piece, Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, is set for release ...
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ANALYSIS | Climate change: meteorologists preparing for the worst

InterAksyon - ‎2 hours ago‎
Haiyan (Philippine name: Yolanda), as viewed from space, was one of the major disasters of 2013. FILE PHOTO FROM US NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) ...
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Sicilian hilltop houses on sale for $1.30, great view included

CANOE - ‎Aug 20, 2014‎
People stand on a narrow street in the historical centre of Gangi, 120 kms from Palermo. (AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI). Latest News. McDonald's coffee coming to grocery stores · No vacation from inflation · Justin Bieber perfume sales fall, Elizabeth Arden ...
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Ebola crisis: Liberian troops impose slum quarantine

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - ‎14 hours ago‎
Security forces have been deployed in Liberia's capital Monrovia to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in order to contain the spread of Ebola.

Osmeña's role in loan signing questioned

Sun.Star - ‎6 hours ago‎
A TEAM Rama ally is asking why former Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña signed and entered into a loan agreement with the Land Bank of the Philippines for the South Road Properties (SRP) in 1996.
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