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Massive 8.2 quake off Chile coast sparks tsunami

(Reuters) – A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami that hit the northern part of the country and a tsunami warning for all of South and Central America’s Pacific coast. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was very shallow, only 6.2 miles below the seabed, and struck at 6:46 p.m. local time (2346 GMT) 62 miles northwest of the mining port of Iquique, near […]

Ombudsman finds senators Enrile, Estrada and Revilla liable for plunder and graft in PDAF scam

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman found senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., liable for plunder, saying they took “undue advantage of their official position” in the use of their pork barrel funds. Aside from plunder, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales also said that the three senators were also liable for graft for allegedly receiving multi-million peso kickbacks in exchange for funneling their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to fake […]

Shell, Petron hike oil prices for gas, diesel and kerosene

Shell Philippines and Petron Corporation hiked prices of their oil products effective 6 a.m. today. The two oil giants increased prices of kerosene and diesel by 50 centavos per liter while they also hiked 10 centavos per liter on prices of gasoline. Petron however rolled back prices of its LPG products by P2.20 per kilogram. This will bring a decrease of P24.20 on prices of 11-kilogram tank of Gasul and Fiesta Gas. Petron also cut […]

Napoles not to be given VIP treatment at Ospital ng Makati

The Ospital ng Makati said it would not give any special treatment to Janet Lim-Napoles. The businesswoman who was accused of engineering the pork barrel scam was admitted late Monday night at the hospital where she will be undergoing surgery for myoma. Napoles arrived at the Ospital ng Makati at 10:19 p.m., Monday, March 31.  She was not handcuffed. During a press conference Tuesday, April 1, Dr. Ismael Peralta said that hospital personnel are treating […]