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Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds

SAN FERNANDO -- Thousands of people flocked to rural fields in the Philippines on Friday to witness the gruesome spectacle of men being crucified in their annual Easter re-enactment of the death of Jesus Christ.Full article

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Japanese firm won't rebuild plant destroyed by 'Yolanda'

As of 04/18/2014 5:54 PM
Fuji Oil Co., maker of food products based on oil and fat, said Thursday it has decided to give up reconstruction of a plant in Leyte in the central Philippines that was destroyed by Supertyphoon Haiyan. Full article

Filipinos, Dutch crucified in Good Friday rites

As of 04/18/2014 5:50 PM
Nearly 20 Filipinos and a Danish filmmaker were nailed to crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, a practice the Roman Catholic Church frowns upon as a distortion of the Easter message. Full article

Centralized 'development authority' for Bataan eyed

As of 04/18/2014 11:58 AM
A lawmaker is seeking to implement a centralized coordinating scheme that will enforce laws and supervise the distribution of funds, basic services for the whole province of Bataan. Full article

Heavy traffic seen along Maharlika highway

As of 04/17/2014 3:16 PM
MANILA, Philippines - Motorists' tempers and patience were put to the test as the long weekend break caused heavy traffic at the southbound lane of Maharlika Highway in Calamba, Laguna. Full article

Pinoy kids keep pay-it-forward spirit alive in Tacloban

As of 04/17/2014 1:39 PM
TACLOBAN CITY - Some children in the Philippines who found care with others in their misfortunes in life are "paying it forward" in Haiyan-hit areas in the central Philippines. Full article

Low pressure area off Surigao dissipates

As of 04/17/2014 1:03 PM
MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) spotted east of the Philippines has dissipated, state weather bureau PAGASA said. Full article

Batangas hiker robbed, slain?

As of 04/17/2014 7:38 AM
MANILA, Philippines - A mountaineer who went missing on Mt. Maculot in Batangas last year could have been killed and robbed, evidence so far gathered by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) showed. Full article

Where are the 'sacred spots' on Mt. Banahaw

As of 04/16/2014 10:25 PM
Alamin ang iba't ibang "sagradong puwesto" o pook-dasalan sa Mt. Banahaw na dinarayo ng libo-libong deboto. Full article

Three 'robbers' killed in encounter in Cavite

As of 04/16/2014 10:24 PM
MANILA -- Three unidentified men involved in an attempted robbery were killed in a shootout with the police in Barangay Sabutan, Silang, Cavite Wednesday afternoon. Full article

1 dead, 40 hurt as truck overturns in Pangasinan

As of 04/16/2014 9:25 PM
PANGASINAN – One died and 40 others were hurt when an Elf truck bound for Surip in Bani, Pangasinan lost its brakes and overturned on Wednesday.   Full article