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‘X-Factor Israel’ winner Fostanes suffered humiliation in her country

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TOAST OF ISRAEL  Rose Fostanes, a Filipino caregiver from Taguig, wins the first season of Israel’s “X-Factor,” with her rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.”  X-FACTOR ISRAEL FACEBOOK

“Baboy! Bumaba ka diyan! Magigiba ang stage! (Hey, pig! Get off! The stage might collapse!).” This was the heckling suffered by Rose Fostanes, 47, back when she was joining local singing contests in the Philippines.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA opens shop in Muntinlupa mall

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Passport services have become more accessible for those residing in or near Muntinlupa City with the Department of Foreign Affairs-National Capital Region (DFA-NCR) opening a consular office at an Alabang mall.

Posted: August 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Victory for the underdog’

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CELEBRITY PET  Kabang strikes a pose as she faces the press upon her arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2, accompanied by veterinarian Anton Lim. RODEL ROTONI

It would have been the usual press conference, with photographers and TV cameramen jostling each other, trying to get a better view of their subject.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Korean casino spree organizer gambles firm’s money away

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The temptation to gamble must have been too hard to resist for a Korean casino junket employee who ended up losing more than P13 million of his company’s money.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Hunt on for ‘Coco’ Rasuman kin in Metro

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Jachob “Coco” Rasuman. SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered an “intensified” hunt for the other family members of Ponzi scam suspect Jachob “Coco” Rasuman after learning that they were in Metro Manila.

Posted: April 5th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Earth Hour: Gimmick that works

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This general shot shows buildings from Manila's financial district after the lights were turned off to mark Earth Hour in Manila on March 23, 2013. AFP

It’s a gimmick, but it works. This was how the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Philippines defended the country’s participation in Earth Hour which it has consistently topped since 2009.

Posted: March 24th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Suspect in French tourist slay traced thru getaway car

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Richard Adilan (photo from Southern Police District)

The Southern Police District (SPD) has identified a suspect in the brazen robbery and killing of French tourist Pierre Paul Franz Hofman in Pasay City earlier this month.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Makati, Taguig, beef up security amid Sabah row

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Police have augmented security around two areas in southern Metro Manila, in light of the ongoing standoff and ensuing skirmishes in Sabah between the Malaysian security forces and followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III.

Posted: March 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kuwaiti envoy’s guard stopped for gun

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The Makati City police stood firm in its implementation of the nationwide gun ban, charging a bodyguard of an ambassador to Manila with violation of the election prohibition.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Police nab members of syndicate involved in telephone racket

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Careful with cheaper international calls to the Philippines. It may be the work of a “transnational” criminal syndicate.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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