Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 09:54 p.m.

NEW YORK — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says.

Jolie and Pitt wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends at Provence's Chateau Miraval. In advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony, Pitt and Jolie obtained a marriage license from a local California judge. The judge also conducted the ceremony in France.

Sandiganbayan: Evidence vs Joc-joc Bolante insufficient

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 08:42 p.m.

THE Sandiganbayan second division has found insufficient evidence to proceed with the plunder case of former Agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn "Joc-joc" Bolante over the P728-million fertilizer fund scam.

In the resolution, the court said the prosecution team needs to show that Bolante amassed at least P50 million from illegal transactions or the case against him and all his co-defendants will be dismissed.

Aquino on Pacquiao, Pope, ice bucket challenge, love life etc.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 07:05 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has expressed concern to boxing icon Sarangani Representative Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao who is facing a multi-billion peso tax case.

In an interview with Bombo Radyo aired on Thursday, the Chief Executive said Pacquiao could already be confused because of so many contrasting advices that he received from different people.

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 06:58 p.m.

GENEVA -- The World Health Organization said the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as doctors know about now.

A new plan to stop Ebola by the UN health agency also assumes that in many hard-hit areas, the actual number of cases may be two to four times higher than is currently reported.

LPA to bring rains over Metro Manila, nearby provinces

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 06:58 p.m.

THE low pressure area (LPA) spotted near the vicinity of Tagbilaran City will continue to bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers in most part of the country within the next 24 hours, the state weather bureau said Thursday.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said the LPA has a small chance of developing into a tropical depression.

Henry Sy still Philippines’ richest

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 06:09 p.m.

MANILA – Business tycoon Henry Sy has remained the country's richest man for seven consecutive years, according to Forbes magazine's The Philippines 50 Richest List for 2014.

Angara accepts ice bucket challenge, files rare disease bill

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 05:47 p.m.

ASIDE from taking on the ice bucket challenge on Thursday, Senator Edgardo Sonny Angara filed a Rare Diseases Bill, which aims to provide patients with rare diseases and their families better access to adequate medical care, health information, and healthcare products needed to treat their condition.

A rare disease, also known as orphan disorder, is any health condition resulting from genetic defects that rarely affect the general population. Rare diseases are often chronic, progressive, degenerative, and life threatening.

Sereno: Ombudsman can probe SC justices’ wealth

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 05:34 p.m.

SHORT of saying that members of the judiciary are not invincible, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said Thursday the Office of the Ombudsman can determine if they are really leading modest lives as public servants.

Sereno said the justices, just like any other government employee, signed a waiver in the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) that empowers the Ombudsman to discreetly conduct a lifestyle check.

Aquino: I will step down as president in 2016

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 05:29 p.m.

MANILA (Updated) -- President Benigno Aquino III said Thursday that he was looking forward to step down from his post in June 2016.

While there were people who wanted him to run again for president, the Chief Executive said that he was not a "masochist."

Filipino bishops to counter Islamic State group

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 05:14 p.m.

LEADERS of the Philippine Roman Catholic Church, Asia's largest, have vowed to counter extremist religions such as that espoused by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

Archbishop Socrates Villegas, who heads the country's Catholic bishops, also asked churches on Thursday to collect donations for Christians who have been displaced by the militants and whose places of worship have been razed "by a godless rage with which no genuine religion can ever identify."

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