Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso during her case review hearing in March 2015. Photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

Mary Jane told of execution date: Tuesday, April 28

By Jet Damaso-Santos/ – Unless the last-minute legal efforts to save her work, or by some miracle clemency is granted, Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso could be executed on Tuesday, April 28, along with 8 other convicts on death row. Her sister, Marites, told Rappler she received a call after 5 Read more »

Protesters denounce Exco member Regina Ip outside her office in Wan Chai. Photo by Felix Wong

HK politician Ip apologizes over ‘homewrecker’ comment

By Amita Legaspi/GMA News – After receiving flak, Hongkong lawmaker Regina Ip apologized Friday over her remarks that some Filipina domestic helpers are ‘homewreckers’ and ‘sexual resources of foreign men in Hong Kong.’ In a post on her Facebook page, Ip said that she wishes to have an opportunity to Read more »

BELOVED RESTO BURNS Diners of a popular restaurant in Manila will miss its famous fried chicken special after a fire razed the establishment Thursday morning. Responding firemen failed to contain the three-hour blaze that razed Savory restaurant, a familiar landmark on historic Escolta street. Photo by  Joan Bondoc

Escolta fire guts 65-year-old Savory resto

By Nathaniel R. Melican/ – A three-hour fire destroyed the iconic Savory Restaurant, a popular landmark and dining destination on Escolta in Manila. About P25-million worth of property and equipment were lost in the blaze that raced through the restaurant at the foot of Jones Bridge. The three-story building, the Read more »

Customs Commissioner John Sevilla announces his resignation at a press conference yesterday. His replacement is businessman Bert Lina (inset), who served as BOC chief during the Arroyo administration. Photo by Edd Gumban

Customs chief Sevilla quits Politics blamed; Lina back in BOC

By Evelyn Macairan/The Philippine Star – Just over a year after assuming the leadership of the Bureau of Customs (BOC), commissioner John Sevilla stepped down yesterday, citing helplessness against influence peddlers and admitting his failure to totally eliminate corruption in the bureau. “Since I started, I did everything I could Read more »

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At long last, Filipino food arrives. What took it so long?

By Tim Carman/ – Nearly three years ago, before most Americans could pronounce sinigang, let alone find a place to enjoy the sour soup, Andrew Zimmern predicted Filipino cuisine would soon become the darling of diners who collect restaurant experiences like seashells on the beach. If you survey the dining Read more »


CNN Philippines Investigates: Billions in unpaid pensions (Part 1)

By David Santos/CNN Philippines – Former soldiers and policemen are recognized every year in events like the Araw ng Kagitingan or Day of Valor, their contributions to making us secure glorified in a ceremony. Last April 9, at the Araw ng Kagitingan commemoration, President Benigno Aquino III said: Read more »