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The 'cybersex den' in Ibabao where abuse is said to have taken place

By Angus Crawford BBC News British paedophiles are paying to watch the abuse of children in the Philippines via webcams, a BBC investigation has found. In one case, a British man organised the sexual abuse of five children from the same family. Charities believe tens of thousands of children are victims of the trade. On Thursday, Britain’s National Crime Agency will reveal how it is Read More …

Candidate No. 9 Joy Antonette Diaz takes her turn on stage during the Binibining Pilipinas press presentation last February 19. Photo by Mark Demayo for ABS-CBNnews.com

Source: ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA – Forty-five years after Gloria Diaz’ Miss Universe win, another Diaz beauty is hoping to bring home the same crown to the Philippines. Joy Antonette Diaz, whose grandfather is a cousin of Gloria, is candidate No. 9 in this year’s Binibining Pilipinas, the national pageant that has been sending the country’s representatives to Miss Universe since 1964. While she has yet to Read More …

This photo provided by Laurent Errera taken Dec. 26, 2011, shows the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER that disappeared from air traffic control screens Saturday, taking off from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport in France. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact with air traffic control early Saturday morning, March 8, 2014 on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located the jetliner several hours later. (AP Photo/Laurent Errera)

By Terrence McCoy The Washington Post As leads dwindle and pressure mounts on international authorities to unearth some clue that would locate the missing Malaysian jetliner, U.S. officials have now turned to an unsettling possibility. The pilot killed himself. “You have to ask the question,” one U.S. aviation official, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, told the Post on Monday. “Everything is Read More …

Jielyn-Rodriguez

Press Release CITY OF AREZZO (ITALY) HONORS HONEST FILIPINA WAITRESS Philippine Embassy – Rome February 18, 2014 Filipina waitress, Ms. Jielyn “Giulia” Rodriguez who found a wallet containing € 1,200.00, and turned it over to authorities, received commendation from the Mayor and the City Council of Arezzo. Giulia found the wallet on the street while riding a bike on her way home after work on Read More …

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By Chiara Mapa The Philippine Star  MOSCOW – Maria Teresa Martinez, mother of figure skater Michael Christian Martinez who competed in the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, has communicated her gratitude to all those who helped and supported her son. In a letter sent to The STAR yesterday, Mrs. Martinez clarified reports regarding the absence of financial assistance from the government. One of the youngest Read More …

Submarine-hotel

Source: Gizmodo.com Well here’s a new option for the wealthy tourist who’s seen it all. No, it’s not a trip to space. It’s not a floating hotel room or even a wild safari. It’s a luxury submarine—an underwater palace built for a Bond villain that can be yours for the weekend. But it’ll cost you. British rich person adventure company Oliver’s Travels recently christened the Read More …

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Source: FOX Sports SOCHI, Russia — Michael Martinez nailed the bow at the end. Four bows, to be exact, though no one could blame him. He didn’t seem to want to leave the ice Thursday night, and no one was going to blame him for that, either. This wasn’t the shopping mall in the Philippines, where he learned his jumps and spins while trying to Read More …

From R-L, Michael Martinez, his coach Viktor Kudryavtsev, POC official Maria Calaguas, and Michael’s mother Maria, pose for a picture in Sochi. Alexander Demianchuk / Reuters

By RENEE FOPALAN GMA News  (Updated 9:53 p.m.) Contrary to reports circulating online that the Philippines’ lone Winter Olympian Michael Martinez had to pay his own way to Sochi, Russia, the teenaged figure skater has actually received ample financial support from the private sector, GMA News Online has learned. The Philippine Olympic Committee has revealed that it had teamed up with the International Olympic Committee Read More …

Metro-Manila

By Jovan Cerda The Philippine Star   MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Beating government expectations, the Philippine economy expanded by 6.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, bringing last year’s full gross domestic product (GDP) growth to 7.2 percent, the government announced on Thursday. The 2013 GDP growth is higher than the 6.8-percent posted in 2012. The country’s GDP grew by 3.7 percent in 2011 and Read More …

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By Manuel “Pocholo” Veguillas Shihan I was barely fifteen years old, practicing Judo at the headquarters of the Quezon City Police Department when one day one of our instructors announced that we were going to meet an expert in another martial art. I was then in my third year of high school at San Beda College and I had classes that day. My Judo classmate Read More …