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Senator takes custody of sister

The Philippine Star – Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. took custody of his half-sister, Ma.Ramona Bautista, from the Las Piñas police two hours after the Oct. 29 murder of actor Ram Revilla (Ramgen Jose Bautista in real life), a police report said yesterday. Police Chief Inspector Eduardo Andrade Bajado Read more »

PAL slashes flights

A week before it spins off its non-core businesses on Oct. 1, flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) said on Saturday that it will temporarily reduce the number of selected domestic flights by 30 percent and international flights by 12 percent.

Questions on Baby Born Over Int’l Waters

Officials were trying Tuesday to ascertain the nationality of a baby born mid-flight, apparently while over international waters, in a passenger jet heading from the Philippines to the U.S. Pregnant Philippines woman Aida Alamillo, 41, was on Philippine Airlines Flight 104 from Manila on Monday when she began to feel Read more »

Sex strike brings peace to Filipino village

By Karen Smith – (CNN) — A group of women in a violence-plagued area of the Philippines came up with their own weapon to end the fighting — a sex strike. The women withheld sex from their husbands until they promised to quit fighting. Their stand helped end Read more »

Philippines remembers horror of 9/11

By Norman Bordadora – MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines remembers the horrors of the 9/11 attacks in the United States a decade ago but sees no need to raise the security alert among the country’s law enforcement agencies to counter terrorist activities that may be launched on the anniversary of the Read more »

‘Largest Crocodile Ever’ Caught

A giant saltwater crocodile weighing more than a tonne has been caught in a remote Philippine town after a spate of attacks on humans and livestock, officials said Tuesday. The 21-foot, 1,075-kilogramme reptile may have eaten a farmer who went missing in July, along with several water buffaloes in Read more »