Ruben Enaje will be nailed to the cross for the 29th time on Good Friday as a form of penitence as his barangay has difficulty finding a replacement because council has prioritized character over succession rules. More »


Revisions to BBL OK, says Iqbal

COTABATO CITY —The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said it did not feel threatened by the possibility some provisions of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) would be revised as long as the

Senators blast ‘lying’ about Bangsa budget

MANILA — Senator Francis Escudero on Tuesday hit the government’s chief peace negotiator, Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, for claiming that the annual budget for the proposed Bangsamoro region is P35 billion when it is

Typhoon Chedeng to hit Luzon this weekend

MANILA — Tropical cyclone “Maysak” remained a typhoon on Wednesday, as it continues to move toward a direct hit on Aurora-Quezon-Isabela areas by late Saturday or early Sunday, state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical

Crucifixion man must do it for 29th time

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO —Still without a successor, signboard maker Ruben Enaje has been obliged to extend his real-life crucifixion act for another year, making the Good Friday reenactment in Barangay San

US admiral says China ‘creating a great wall of sand’ in sea

CANBERRA, Australia — China is “creating a great wall of sand” through land reclamation in the South China Sea, causing serious concerns about its territorial intentions, the commander of the U.S. Pacific

Sandigan allows Jinggoy to have shoulder checkup

MANILA — The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division allowed detained Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada to leave detention so that he could have his shoulder in pain checked at a hospital in San Juan City.

Palace denies selling out Sabah

MANILA — Malacañang said it is not selling out the country’s claim on Sabah amid reports that the government is courting Malaysia’s support for its case against China’s nine-dash line claim in

Pacquiao inspired by Ali’s backing

MANNY Pacquiao was light on his feet and ultra-quick with his fists during sparring session Tuesday at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood. He was happy and inspired by the expression of

OFW killed in Libya attack; 3 other Filipinos wounded

ZAWIYAH, Libya–A Filipino oil worker has been killed and five others wounded in a rocket attack on a coastal town west of the Libya capital, a Libyan security source said on Monday. Three other Filipino oil

PAL airport chaos, flight delays irk Valte

MANILA – The wrath of a Malacañang official over flight delays and chaos at the airport felt like that the nation’s flag carrier has been nailed to the cross. Deputy presidential spokesperson

IMF sees 6.7% PH growth this year

MANILA — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects the domestic economy will grow by 6.7 percent this year, slightly higher than previous estimate of 6.6 percent. In its latest statement following the

Iraq declares victory over IS in Tikrit

TIKRIT, Iraq  – Iraq declared a “magnificent victory” Wednesday over the Islamic State group in Tikrit, a key step in driving the militants out of their biggest strongholds. Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid

Solons ask Aquino 20 questions

MANILA — Militant lawmakers will send President Aquino 20 questions in lieu of his appearance in the House investigation of the Jan. 25 Mamasapano clash, according to Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani

TESDA chief to replace Coloma as Aquino spokesman

MANILA  - Several changes in the Cabinet are expected after the Holy Week break, among them Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) director Joel Villanueva replacing Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. of