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'Yolanda' a Category 5 super typhoon: US experts

MANILA (UPDATED) - Packing maximum sustained winds of 140 knots (259 kilometers per hour), "Yolanda" (international name Haiyan) has reached supertyphoon status comparable to a Category 5 cyclone in the Western hemisphere, American meteorologists said Wednesday.

Cast of characters in pork barrel scandal

MANILA - Take a peek at the personalities and officials linked to the P10 billion pork barrel scandal.

Timeline: How Napoles' name surfaced in pork barrel scam

Paano nga ba lumutang ang pangalan ni Janet Lim Napoles sa tinaguriang pork barrel scam?

Super typhoon Yolanda stronger than Pablo: US military

Super typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) will be packing maximum sustained winds of around 268 kilometers per hour and gusts reaching 324 kph when it slams into the Samar-Leyte area Friday, the US military's weather bureau said Wednesday.  

Lawmakers from 14th Congress will be in next plunder raps - Belmonte

MANILA - House Speaker Sonny Belmonte maintained confidence that no one in the 15th and 16th Congresses will be in the next batch of plunder cases that will be filed by the Department of Justice.

What to do before, during, after a super typhoon

MANILA -- The Philippine Red Cross has issued some tips on what to do before, during and after a typhoon as 'Yolanda' (Haiyan) approaches the country.

3 departments linked to congressional insertions scam - De Lima

MANILA - At least three departments of government are involved in the so-called "congressional insertions scam," again allegedly engineered by embattled businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles who has been tagged as the brains behind the multi-billion peso "pork barrel" scam.

Philippine elite fight ageing with stem cell therapy

MANILA - Cynthia Carrion-Norton flits high-heeled around the Philippine capital with energy levels belying her years, thankful for a controversial treatment she highly recommends to fellow sixty-somethings.

PH 'favorite punching bag' of unpopular HK execs- councilor

MANILA – A Manila councilor believes some Hong Kong officials are using the Manila hostage crisis issue to boost their popularity, as the administrative region's government threatens to impose sanctions to the Philippines.

Tiangco on DAP: End doesn't justify means

MANILA -- The spokespersons of the Liberal Party (LP) and the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) and a political analyst on Tuesday had a mild exchange over the legality of the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).