Lawyer: Jolo Revilla accidentally shoots self while cleaning gun

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 12:21 a.m.

MANILA (Updated) -- Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla, a son of detained Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., accidentally shot himself in the chest while cleaning his handgun in the family's home Saturday morning, a lawyer said.

Palace: Let court decide on house arrest for Enrile

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 05:02 p.m.

MALACANANG said Saturday that it will let the Sandiganbayan decide on calls to place detained Senator Juan Ponce Enrile under house arrest.

70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 06:53 p.m.

MANILA — Seventy years have not dulled the memories of survivors of the monthlong Battle of Manila. The mass killings by Japanese forces, the loved ones lost and the desperation are etched in their minds, as is the elation when American forces finally rescued them in the closing months of World War II.

Palace on Pacquiao tax break: How about other athletes?

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 05:38 p.m.

IF BOXING icon and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao would not be taxed on his upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., a Palace official wondered if other athletes who are also giving pride to the country would be granted the same exemption.

Palace supports DOE's move to terminate some Chinese staff at NGCP

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 04:17 p.m.

MALACANANG expressed support on Saturday on the move of the Department of Energy (DOE) to lessen the involvement of the Chinese nationals on the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan that the DOE under Secretary Jericho Petilla could have come up with a decision after a thorough study.

4 children killed in house fire in Bulacan

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 03:06 p.m.

FOUR children, including a two-month-old baby, died in a fire that hit their family's home in Marilao town, Bulacan on Friday night.

Chief Inspector Cherry Lou Donato, Central Luzon regional police spokesperson, said the fire was caused by a candle.

World's biggest private Harry Potter collection on display

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 01:56 p.m.

MEXICO CITY — A young Mexican's fascination with Harry Potter has grown into the world's biggest private collection of toys, books, clothes and other items related to author J.K. Rowling's fantasy hero. Now, other fans have a chance to see it all.

Azarenka beats Venus Williams for 1st time at Qatar Open

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 08:51 a.m.

DOHA, Qatar — Victoria Azarenka defeated Venus Williams for the first time on Friday, rallying for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory to reach the final at the Qatar Open.

A two-time champion in Doha, Azarenka made adjustments in the second set and took a 5-1 lead in the third. Azarenka had 36 winners in a match watched by David Beckham.

Powerful undersea earthquake shakes central Indonesia

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:49 p.m.

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A powerful undersea earthquake shook parts of south-central Indonesia on Friday, but no tsunami was expected because of its depth.

The US Geological Service said the temblor had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and hit in the Flores Sea, about 113 kilometers (70 miles) north of Nebe. It said it was centered at a depth of 547 kilometers (342 miles).

China defends its South China Sea activities as restrained

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 09:45 p.m.

BEIJING -- China defended its activities in the South China Sea as restrained and responsible Friday after the US intelligence chief called its expansion of outposts in the region an "aggressive" effort to assert sovereignty.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the country's activities on shoals and in surrounding waters it claims are "reasonable, legitimate and legal" and that its attitude has been one of "restraint and responsibility."

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