Thousands flee as fire razes slum neighborhood

DAVAO (AFP) – A huge night fire sent slum dwellers running for their lives and destroyed more than a thousand homes in the Philippines’ largest southern city, officials said Sunday. Davao city’s skyline lit up as firefighters battled for more than five hours against flames that...

De Lima: 3rd batch of pork scam cases ready

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is ready to file two new sets of pork barrel scam complaints, according to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. De Lima said it now only a matter of deciding which one to file first. One of these cases is related to...

‘Laban: The Legend of Urduja’ at Cal’s State Long Beach’s Pilipino Cultural Night April 25

A Filipino student association based in Cal State Long Beach is going to hold a Filipino cultural night and will stage a play entitled “Laban: The Legend of Urduja” as its 28th annual cultural presentation on April 25 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach....

PHL bags ‘Best National Tourism Organization’ award in India

Travel and tourism professionals in South India voted the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) as the “Best National Tourism Organization” for 2013. “South India Travel Awards will create an all-India platform to recognize those behind the success of the travel and tourism...

Electronic skin patch joins health tracking market

(Relaxnews) – Just as bracelets such as Fitbit are beginning to catch on, researchers have developed an even more discreet wearable health monitoring device. A new skin patch is able to track various health indicators and send data wirelessly to a PC or smartphone. This...

Anne: I thought I was going to die

Kapamilya star Anne Curtis believes she has been given a second chance in life after she was stung by box jellyfish while taping the hit fantasy series “Dyesebel” last Wednesday. In her official Twitter account, Curtis said doctors told her she was very lucky to have survive...

The Team Pacquiao Guarantee

By Jannelle So “What is more difficult to accept: the loss to Timothy Bradley via controversial decision; or the loss to Juan Manuel Marquez via knock out?” This was the question I asked at the media day of world boxing champion and congressman from the Philippines Manny Pacquiao...

Pacquaio-Mayweather could still happen: Roach

By Rebecca BRYAN LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Trainer Freddie Roach says avenging losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez are the top items on Manny Pacquiao’s to-do list, but believes the Filipino will one day face Floyd Mayweather. But Hall of Fame trainer Roach sa...

Jinggoy to appeal Ombudsman’s decision on plunder raps over ‘pork’ scam

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Although he called the Office of the Ombudsman’s investigation as “moro-moro,” Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Wednesday said he will appeal the decision to file plunder charges against him over the alleged pork barrel scam. Estrada said his camp will file a motion...