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Olongapo lotto bettor wins P741 million with lucky pick

By Perseus Echeminada – A lone bettor in Olongapo City won the P741,176,323.20 jackpot of the 6/55 Grand Lotto online lottery draw of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) last Monday night, ending a nationwide lotto craze.

Government eyes more evacuation centers as Bulusan spews more ash

Authorities in Sorsogon province in Bicol are preparing additional evacuation centers for residents near restive Bulusan Volcano, which spewed ash as high as two kilometers from the summit Sunday — the highest since the Bulusan started acting up last November 6.

'Juan' Now a Super Typhoon

Signal No. 4 up in Cagayan, Isabela Classes suspended in N. Luzon Evacuation begins Power grid, rescuers ready By Ellalyn B. De Vera – Northern Luzon where it is expectedTyphoon “Juan” (international name: Megi) intensified into a “super typhoon” as it roared closer to to make landfall this morning, Read more »

Dacers Sue Erap, Ping in US

By Jeamma E. Sabate – The daughters of slain publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer have filed a US$50-million damage suit against former President Joseph Estrada, Senator Panfilo Lacson, and others before a United States (US) court in connection with the November, 2000 killing of their father and his driver Emmanuel Read more »

Baby found in plane bin

By Rudy Santos – Aircraft cleaners found a healthy newborn boy with the umbilical cord and placenta still attached, inside a toilet trashcan of a Gulf Air plane that landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport yesterday.

Bloody end to Philippines hostage drama

Manila, Philippines (CNN) — At least seven hostages appear to have survived the 10-hour hijacking of a bus in the heart of the Philippines capital Monday, and the hostage-taker was shot dead, a CNN producer at the scene said. Police said at least two hostages were killed on the Read more »