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Senator Bong Revilla back from vacation

Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. is back from his two-week vacation in Israel, saying that he is expecting to be arrested once he return to the country, with the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee disclosing the results of their investigations, with the said senator allegedly involved in the pork barrel scam.

Palace lauds Pacquiao’s win over Bradley; says warm welcome waiting for him in Manila

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — Malacañang congratulated Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao for regaining the World Boxing Organization welterweight title in his rematch against American boxer Timothy Bradley at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday night (Sunday in Manila). Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte, in a statement, said that the whole county was one with Pacquiao in celebrating the victory. “After 12 rounds, the strength […]

Bangsamoro Transition Commission hopes Congress will agree to new political entity in Mindanao

COTABATO CITY, April 14 (PNA) — The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) tasked to draft a proposed bill that will replace the current Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is hoping Philippine Congress will give its long awaited nod for the creation of the new political entity for muslims in Southern Philippines. Mohaqher Iqbal, BTC chairperson, said the commission will submit this afternoon to Malacanang the proposed bill that will legalize the establishment of the Bangsamoro […]

Officials consider underwater robot launch for Malaysia jet

(Reuters) – Australian officials leading the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean are weighing when to deploy an underwater robot to aid in the hunt, now in its sixth fruitless week. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared soon after taking off on March 8 from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew on board, triggering a multinational search that is now focused on the Indian Ocean. […]

Ukraine tries to clear pro-Russian rebels, reports dead on both sides

(Reuters) – Ukrainian security forces launched an operation on Sunday to clear pro-Russian separatists from a police headquarters in the eastern city of Slaviansk, with Kiev reporting dead on both sides as it combats what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow. Ukraine faces a rash of rebellions in the east which it says are inspired and directed by the Kremlin. But action to dislodge the armed militants risks tipping the stand-off into a […]

Tsunami warning for Solomon Islands lifted

A tsunami warning has cancelled the region surrounding the Solomon Islands. The alert followed a 7.6-magnitude earthquake. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center dropped its alert for the Solomon Islands on Sunday, roughly two hours after it had originally issued a tsunami warning for the region, including Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Vanuatu. In a bulletin posted on its website, the center warned of dangerous sailing conditions even though the threat of a tsunami had […]