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MURAL MATH Students of Cotta National High School in Lucena City walk past a mural that depicts the complex and wonderful world of mathematics in this photo taken on Tuesday. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON
CATCH THE SUN  The best place to do that for foreign and local tourists is still Boracay. Catch the last days of summer frolicking in the irresistible waters of Boracay with its pristine white beach. Government data say 779,666 tourists visited the island last year. Aklan authorities have set a goal of one million Boracay visitors in 2012. ANDREW TADALAN
U.S actor Tom Hanks picks up Tyler Sercombe, 5 months old, as he arrives for the World Premiere of Larry Crowne at Westfield in west London, Monday, June 6. AP Photo/Joel Ryan
In this photo taken May 26, 2011, a worn and signed "Thriller" Jacket that belonged to Michael Jackson is shown at Julien's Auctions, in Beverly Hills, California. AP Photo/Matt Sayles
An Armored Personnel Carrier of the Philippine National Police runs over piles of pirated DVDs and counterfeit sunglasses during ceremonial destruction of fake goods seized in raids recently at parade grounds of Camp Crame Thursday. AP
This photo provided by the Grand Rapids police via WOOD-TV shows 34-year-old Rodrick Dantzler, who police are searching for in connection with shootings at two homes in Grand Rapid, Mich. that left seven dead, including a child, on Thursday, July 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Grand Rapids Police via The Grand Rapids Press)
This photo provided by the Grand Rapids police via WOOD-TV shows 34-year-old Rodrick Dantzler, who police are searching for in connection with shootings at two homes in Grand Rapid, Mich. that left seven dead, including a child, on Thursday, July 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Grand Rapids Police via The Grand Rapids Press)
AZKALS IN KUWAIT.  James Younghusband greets Filipino fans who came by the thousands to watch a soccer match between the Philippines and Bahrain. The Azkals battle regional soccer powerhouse Kuwait Saturday. CEDELF TUPAS
BUCOR’S NEW HEAD.  Retired Lt. Gen. Gaudencio Pangilinan in a photo taken when he was still in active military service. (photo: pia.gov.ph)
In this 1980 photo released by Warner Bros., former football player and actor Bubba Smtih appears in character as Sgt. Moses Hightower on an undercover assignment in the comedy "Police Academy 3: Back In Training." Smith, a former NFL defensive star who found a successful second career as an actor, has died in Los Angeles at age 66. Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter says Smith was found dead Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at his Baldwin Hills home. Winter says he didn't know the circumstances or cause of death. AP Photo/Warner Bros.
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Actor Danny DeVito poses at a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, in Los Angeles. DeVito is known for his TV role as Louie De Palma in the 70s-80s series "Taxi," and his most recent role as Frank Reynolds in the FX series, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." AP
A Buddhist monk leads the rites to mark the first anniversary of last year's botched bus hostage drama at the Rizal Park in Manila Tuesday. They are from right front row, Tse Chi Hang, Lee Mei Chun, Lin Siu Ching, Tse Chi Kin, all relatives of Masa Tse, the tour guide who was the first to be killed by the hostage-taker. AP
Number two seed Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot to David Nalbandian of Argentina during a Men's single match at the US Open tennis tournament September 4, 2011 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. AP
MOST AWAITED. Floyd Mayweather, left, and Victor Ortiz square off for a photo after a boxing news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Las Vegas. The pair are slated to fight for Oritz' WBC welterweight title on Saturday, Sept. 17. AP Photo/Julie Jacobson
Ambassador to the Philippines Harry K. Thomas troops the line of the palace honor guards in this file photo. EDWIN BACASMAS/INQUIRER
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The dining room, furnished with Gabriel Barredo sculpture, has that wow appeal. Huge phaelenopses evoke the theme dinner inspired by Ballet Philippines’ revival of ‘Encantada.’ Photo by Bobot Meru
The basic table setting consists of an elegant mother-of-pearl charger from India, the menu on parchment paper, and Barredo’s goblets and napkin rings. Photo by Bobot Meru
The tree stump plate carries the environment theme of the dinner. The sorbet of santol and mango pulps on frozen watermelon and pulverized lime, orange, and strawberry suggests the makeup on the antagonists’ faces. Liechtenstein says,  ‘It’s a play of bitter and sweet. You let the taste of the powdered sherbet burst into your tongue.’ Photo by Bobot Meru
A 1969 "bed peace" placard made by John Lennon is put on display for the media ahead of a Pop and Rock memorabilia sale at Christie's in London on Nov. 11, 2011. AP
Dutch couple Luck (L) and Maya sit on a bed before spending a night at the first Dutch ice hotel in Zwolle on December 15, 2011.  ANOEK DE GROOT / AFP PHOTO
Janelle Manahan, girlfriend of murdered Ramgen Revilla, is escorted out of the Paranaque Trial Court following a preliminary investigation on the case Tuesday. RICHARD REYES/Philippine Daily Inquirer
NO ENTRY A sign “Wet varnishing, don’t go inside” is placed on the doorknob of Unit 38B of the Bellagio Tower I at Bonifacio Global City reported to be owned by Chief Justice Renato Corona. ERNIE U. SARMIENTO
BLESSING RITES. A replica of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ, known as the Black Nazarene, is carried by devotees during the blessing and procession of the icon’s replicas in Manila on Saturday. AP
WARNING. President Aquino warns of a possible terror attack on the Black Nazarene procession during a hastily called press conference in Malacañang. MALACAÑANG PHOTO
BUSTED AGAIN In this Sept. 7, 2011 file photo, rapper Snoop Dogg poses at the premiere of the film "Laugh at My Pain" in Los Angeles. The rapper is facing a minor drug charge in Texas after border agents say they found several joints on his tour bus over the weekend. Hudspeth County sheriff's office said in a statement that Snoop Dogg, whose name is Calvin Broadus, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the Sierra Blanca highway checkpoint and cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor typical in cases involving small amounts of marijuana. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
‘HAMMERED’ HAMMER In this Nov. 4, 2011 file photo, actor Armie Hammer poses for photographers after the Young Hollywood Panel during AFI FEST 2011 in Los Angeles. The town of Sierra Blanca, Texas, which is losing more and more residents every year, is attracting nationwide attention as a magnet for pot-toting celebrities who have been arrested for possession at a Border Patrol checkpoint outside town. Hammer was arrested Nov. 20, 2011, at a border patrol checkpoint in West Texas after a drug sniffing dog discovered marijuana in his car. The 25-year-old, who starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in "J. Edgar," spent about a day in jail before paying a $1,000 bond. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
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PRETEND GAME SAVES LIVES IN REAL TIME. Elementary students of Palanan Elementary School in Makati City have fun ducking under their desks like they are playing a game during an earthquake drill on Friday. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA
HOME ON THE RANGE. This family in Barangay Planas in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental province, prefers to seek shelter under a tree on Tuesday than return to their earthquake-damaged home due to continuing aftershocks. ALANAH TORRALBA
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A woman comforts her children outside a school at the Roma neighborhood after a earthquake felt in Mexico City Tuesday March 20, 2012. AP PHOTO/ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI
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PAYING ATTENTION BECOMES ELECTRIC. President Aquino leans forward to  better hear the PowerPoint presentation Friday in Davao City. LYN RILLON
In this Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 file photo, a part of the Maroun Petrochemical plant is seen, at the Imam Khomeini port, southwestern Iran. Technicians battling a complex computer virus took the ultimate firewall measures shutting off all Internet links to Iran's oil ministry and the terminal that carries nearly all the country's crude exports.  AP/Vahid Salemi,
Vusi Malinga (left) of South Africa takes a punch from Leo Santa Cruz in the 11th round of their IBF bantamweight championship boxing match in Carson, Calif., Saturday, June 2, 2012. Cruz won by unanimous decision. AP/JAE C. HONG
Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Nick Collison (4) dunks against San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan during the first half of Game 5 in the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Monday, June 4, 2012 in San Antonio. AP/ERIC GAY
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A demonstrator holds a poster reading "money kills" during a protest against Bankia, outside Bankia bank headquarters in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, June 16, 2012. Spain became the fourth and largest country to ask Europe to rescue its failing banks, a bailout of up to euro 100 billion ($125 billion) that leaders hoped would stabilize a financial crisis that threatens to break apart the 17-country eurozone.  AP/Andres Kudacki
Bottles of Brianless on Peaches, a Belgian style ale, are displayed at Savor, a craft beer show, at the Building Museum in Washington on June 8, 2012. A growing number of Americans have developed a passion for full-flavored beers from small-volume, fiercely independent local breweries that are redefining how the United States takes its favorite tipple. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM
In this May 30, 2012, file photo, Dharun Ravi, right, sits with his attorney Joseph Benedict during a hearing in New Brunswick, N.J. Ravi, the former Rutgers University student convicted of using his webcam to watch his roommate kiss another man, is due to be released from jail Tuesday, June 19 after serving 20 days of a 30 day sentence. Ravi reported to jail last month even though he could have remained free during an appeal of the case. AP/Mel Evans, File
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People gather during the summer solstice at Stonehenge, near Salisbury Thursday, June 21, 2012. Rain-sodden crowds welcomed a spectacularly rainy summer solstice at Stonehenge in true British fashion Thursday: With stoicism and wit. But through the wind and rain, drummers inside the ancient stone circle kept up their thumping rhythm, new age pagans kept up their chaotic dance, and visitors kept up their sense of humor. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, right, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, center, watch as Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, passes by wearing lavish blue velvet robes and black velvet hats with white plumes, during the procession of The Most Noble Order of the Garter in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Windsor, England Monday June 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Edwards, Pool)
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WHERE’S HER CROWN? A little girl asks as Queen Sofia puts her arms around two children during her visit to Zamboanga City. JULIE S. ALIPALA/INQUIRER MINDANAO
In this Oct. 26, 2010, file photo, actor Ernest Borgnine poses for a portrait at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. A spokesman said Sunday (July 8, 2012)  that Borgnine has died at the age of 95. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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This undated film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, left, and Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in a scene from the action thriller "The Dark Knight Rises." AP/Warner Bros. Pictures, Ron Phillips
This undated file product image provided by the Ford Motor Co. shows the 2013 Ford Escape. A manufacturing problem at a company that makes fuel lines forced Ford to recall 11,500 of its brand-new Escape small SUVs and tell owners to stop driving them right away. Ford Motor Co. announced the recall Thursday, July 19, 2012, saying there was a risk of an engine fire. AP Photo/Ford Motor Co., File
British actor Christian Bale arrives for the European premiere of his latest film 'The Dark Knight Rises' in London's Leicester Square on July 18, 2012.  AFP /Max Nash
Britain's Mark Cavendish (center) prepares to start the Men's Road Cycling race at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. AP Photo/Christophe Ena
Great Britain's Natasha Jonas reacts after her fight against the United States' Quanitta Underwood during a women's lightweight boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in London. AP/Patrick Semansky
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Venus Williams volleys against Li Na, from China, during a semifinals match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in Mason, Ohio. AP/Al Behrman
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Oscar De La Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions, addresses the audience during the Amir Khan v Danny Garcia’s press conference at ESPN Zone At L.A. Live on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Victor Decolongon/Getty Images/AFP
Actor Anupam Kher, actress Jennifer Lawrence, actor Robert De Niro, actress Jacki Weaver, actor Bradley Cooper, filmmaker David O. Russell and actor Chris Tucker attend the "Silver Linings Playbook" premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Toronto. AP
INTEGRITY SUMMIT President Aquino accepts the integrity consortium cooperation agreement from Integrity Initiative chair Ramon del Rosario Jr. (right) during the Second Integrity Summit at the Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City, on Tuesday. Also in the photo are Integrity Initiative vice chair Hubert D’Aboville, Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo and Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson and other guests. LYN RILLON
Customers inspect the new iPhone 5 at an Apple Store on September 21, 2012 in San Francisco, California.   AFP
Customers inspect the new iPhone 5 at an Apple Store on September 21, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  AFP
Passengers wait for buses at a bus stop in Yangon, Myanmar in this Sept.12, 2012, file photo.  Philippine firm Splash Corp. plans to break into Myanmar’s food industry in alliance with the Dagon group of companies, one of Myanmar’s biggest business conglomerates.  AP PHOTO/KHIN MAUNG WIN
Russia's heavyweight boxer Alexander Povetkin (R) and Hasim Rahman of the US pose after their official weighing on September 28, 2012 in Hamburg, northern Germany. AFP
In this Feb 11, 2009 file photo, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a bust of Abraham Lincoln are seen in profile during a celebration of Lincoln's 200 birthday held at the California Museum of History, Women and the Arts in Sacramento, Calif. Schwarzenegger, who came to office during California's historic 2003 recall election, will soon be releasing his autobiography, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story." AP
In this April 30, 2011, file photo, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett (second right) sits with his children from left: Howard, Susie and Peter, at the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Neb. Buffett celebrated his 82nd birthday last Aug. 30, 2012 by giving each of his three children a big present: about $600 million worth of his company's stock for their charitable foundation. AP
“HISTORIA GENERAL DE FILIPINAS” In the chart, La Laguna was listed as an “encomienda” entrusted to Martin de Goiti on July 28, 1571. History buff Jose Mario “Pepe” Alas maintains a blog, www.filipinoscribbles.wordpress.com, where he posts his writings and musings about the Philippine history. PHOTO REPRODUCTION COURTESY OF RONALD YU AND JOSE MARIO ALAS
BIRDS OF A FEATHER Melvyn Calderon and BenCab hit two birds with one stone in the two-man exhibition, “Birds of Tubbataha,” where the former’s photographs co-starring with the latter’s watercolor paintings, featuring the beautiful winged creatures off Palawan in the Sulu Sea. The exhibit opens on Oct. 13 at the Gallery Indigo, BenCab Museum, at Km 6 Asin Road, Tuba, Metro Baguio. Above is Calderon’s photograph titled “Point of View.”
In this Dec. 4, 2011 file photo, actress Audra McDonald, right, and actor Will Swenson arrive at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Kennedy Center Honor gala performance in Washington. Audra McDonald and Will Swenson were married today, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at their home in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.  AP/Kevin Wolf, file
In this Wednesday, March 7, 2012, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook announces a new iPad during an Apple announcement in San Francisco. Apple is sending out invites Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, to reporters for an event next Tuesday, Oct. 23, where it's expected to announce the release of a smaller iPad.  AP/PAUL SAKUMA
MAORI WELCOME President Aquino picks up the “rakau tapu,” or dart, during the arrival honors on the lawn of Government House in Wellington on Tuesday. The President is starting a state visit to New Zealand on the invitation of Prime Minister John Key. MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU
CHITO-CENTRIC Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio “Chito” Tagle, Church’s Golden child, the star of the consistory on Nov. 24. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO
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In this Friday, March 16, 2012 photo, Angy Rivera, left, and Melissa Garcia Velez participate in an immigrant rights rally in New York. The two are members of the New York State Youth Leadership Council, a nonprofit, youth-led organization that fights for immigrant rights. AP/Mary Altaffer
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In this aerial photograph, a supply vessel moves near an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico damaged by an explosion and fire, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, about 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La. Four people were transported to a hospital with critical burns and two were missing. AP/Gerald Herbert
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This film image released by Sundance Selects shows accused rapist Yusef Salaam being escorted by police in New York in 1990. Salaam is the subject of the documentary, "The Central Park Five," about the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. AP/Sundance Selects, NY Daily News
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This Nov. 16, 2012 file photo shows President Barack Obama, accompanied by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Even if Congress and the White House fail to strike a budget deal by New Year's Day, reality may be a lot less bleak then the scenario that's been spooking employers and investors and slowing the U.S. Economy. The tax increases and spending cuts could be retroactively repealed after Jan. AP /Carolyn Kaster, File
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Pope Benedict XVI holds the ostensory as he presides a New Year's Eve vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI has marked the end of a difficult year by saying that despite all the death and injustice in the world, goodness prevails.  AP PHOTO/ANDREW MEDICHINI
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An image provided by Lenoovo shows  the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC that they say is the first "interpersonal computer." It is a PC the size of a coffee table that works like a gigantic tablet and lets four people use it at once.  AP Photo/Lenovo
Florida Panthers hockey player Stephen Weiss talks to the media after an informal skate as the lockout looms. AP/J Pat Carter
Actress Megan Fox (L) and actor Brian Austin Green arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.   Jason Merritt/Getty Images/AFP
Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets grabs a rebound away from Serge Ibaka #9, Kevin Durant #35, and Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Pepsi Center on January 20, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Thunder 121-118 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Doug Pensinger/Getty Images/AFP
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Adele poses with her trophy for Best Pop Solo Performance for "Set Fire To The Rain" in the press room at the Staples Center during the 55th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 10, 2013. AFP /  ROBYN BECK
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Ghanian Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson talks to the Associated Press during an interview in Rome Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. One of Africa's brightest hopes to be the next pope, Turkson says the time is right for a pontiff from the developing world. A Catholic Church official downplayed on Tuesday the prophecy of a 12th-century Irish saint who supposedly predicted that the next Pope would be the last and the end of the world would follow.  AP PHOTO/DOMENICO STINELLIS
Ghanian Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson talks to the Associated Press during an interview in Rome Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. One of Africa's brightest hopes to be the next pope, Turkson says the time is right for a pontiff from the developing world. A Catholic Church official downplayed on Tuesday the prophecy of a 12th-century Irish saint who supposedly predicted that the next Pope would be the last and the end of the world would follow.  AP PHOTO/DOMENICO STINELLIS
A smartphone showing the first twitter message of Pope Benedict XVI in Italian is held in front of a computer showing the logo of Twitter on December 12, 2012, in Rome. Three Latin words from the papal Twitter account announcing Pope Francis's election were re-tweeted en masse as millions online congratulated the new pontiff.  AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS
Japanese Minister for Economic Affairs Akio Isomata (leftmost) with Mr. Jaime C. Del Rosario, Chairman and President of Jesus V. Del Rosario Foundation, Inc., and Mr. Tomoyuki Katano of the Japanese NGO ‘The Volunteers Group to Send Wheelchairs to Overseas Children” at the turnover ceremony at the office of Jesus V. Del Rosario (JVR) Foundation in Makati. INQUIRER file photo
A protestor holds out her hand during a protest outside the parliament in Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, March 18, 2013. A plan to seize up to 10 percent of savings accounts in Cyprus to help pay for a €15.8 billion financial bailout was met with fury Monday, and the government shut down banks until later this week while lawmakers wrangled over how to keep the island nation from bankruptcy.  AP PHOTO/PETROS KARADJIAS
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Evacuees choose to stay with their car at the evacuation center in Embara Budi complex, Felda Sahabat, Sabah. EDWIN BACASMAS/PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER
Freed Australian hostage Warren Richard Rodwell, left, greets Col. Rolando Miranda, right, Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) chief for operations, and Col. Renato Gumban, second from right, AKG director, upon arrival at the airport in Manila, Philippines on Monday March 25, 2013. Al-Qaida-linked militants released the emaciated Rodwell on March 23 after being held captive for 15 months. AP/Aaron Favila
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Solar Impulse solar-powered plane is displayed during a press conference at Moffett Airfield, NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., on Thursday, March 28, 2013. A solar-powered plane that has wowed aviation fans in Europe is set to travel across the United States with stops in Phoenix, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and New York, organizers of the trip announced Thursday. The Solar Impulse is powered by about 12,000 photovoltaic cells that allow it to fly without jet fuel. It has the wing span of a commercial airplane but the weight of the average family car. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Pope Francis, background center, celebrates a Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, March 28, 2013. The Chrism Mass marks the start of the Easter celebrations. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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FISH OF THE SEASON  Red mammons stand out as they swim with other exotic fishes in newly built aquariums at Las Farolas in Pasig City, where hundreds of exotic freshwater fishes are housed and protected. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ
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In this July 20, 2012, file photo, Chinese fishing boats sail in the lagoon of Meiji reef off the island province of Hainan in the South China Sea as China has rolled out the red carpet for its newest city, on a small, remote island in the South China Sea that is also claimed by Vietnam. Worried that long-seething rifts could escalate over the South China Sea, Southeast Asian leaders are expected this week to press China to agree to start negotiations on a new pact aimed at thwarting a major clash in one of the world's busiest waterways. AP
This Friday, April 26, 2013, photo provided by the New York City Police Department shows a piece of landing gear that authorities believe belongs to one of the airliners that crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, that was found wedged between a mosque and another building, in New York. Police say the medical examiner's office will complete a health and safety evaluation to determine whether to sift the soil around the buildings for possible human remains. AP
This Feb. 11, 2013, file photo shows a Boeing 787 flight test jet taxing following a test flight, at Boeing Field, in Seattle. Japan's ANA is to test one of its modified Dreamliner jets on Sunday, April 28, 2013, three months after the worldwide fleet of 787s was grounded, as Boeing seeks to reassure passengers that the planes are safe.  AP PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON
Developers of The Gramercy Residences (right) and Stratford Residences (left) on Kalayaan Avenue in Makati City both claim that their building is the tallest in the country.  KIMBERLY DELA CRUZ
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Buildings line the shore of Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, Friday, May 17, 2013. Richard Branson, the adventuring CEO and founder of the Virgin Group of companies is co-hosting a two-day meeting at Necker Island, his home in the British Virgin Islands, where he has developed an ultra-exclusive eco-resort that showcases renewable energy technology, reintroduced flamingoes, imported lemurs and other creatures. AP Photo
Demonstrators march during a rally to protest against French President Francois Hollande's social reform on gay marriage and adoption in Paris, Sunday, April 21, 2013. France's upper house of parliament, the Senate, adopted last Friday the law that would allow same-sex marriage and grant gay couples the right to adopt children, and returned to the National Assembly for a second reading, the bill's final vote is scheduled for April 23. Sign reads: A Father + A Mother There is No Better for a Child. AP
Gambling machines are displayed at the Global Gaming Expo Asia, a three-day fair of gambling innovations at the glitzy Venetian hotel in Macau on May 21, 2013. The largest gaming event in Asia, showcasing the industry's latest products, services and technologies, is taking place amid a decline in growth rates in the former Portugese colony's gaming industry as China's economic boom slows. AFP / Philippe Lopez
In this photo made May 12, 2013, Sergio Garcia, of Spain, left, shakes hands with Tiger Woods at the end of the third round of The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Garcia apologized to Woods on Wednesday, May 22, 3013, for saying he would have "fried chicken" at dinner with his rival, a comment that Woods described as hurtful and inappropriate. AP
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, center, laughs with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez, left, and Carlos Arredondo, right, the man who helped to save his life, before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park prior to a baseball between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Boston. AP Photo/Elise Amendola
Japan Airlines (JAL) employees see off its Boeing 787 aircraft, which is bound for Boston, at Narita airport in Narita, near Tokyo Saturday, June 1, 2013. AP
The Chicago Sun Times building is photographed Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Chicago. The Sun-Times Media has announced that they laid off their entire full time photography staff at the city's tabloid newspaper, and its suburban sister publications. The union representing laid-off photographers at the Chicago Sun-Times plans to file a bad-faith bargaining charge with the National Labor Relations Board.  AP PHOTO/M. SPENCER GREEN
Participants gather at a reception of the Myanmar International Convention Center where the three-day World Economic Forum on East Asia is being held in Naypyidaw, Burma, Wednesday, June 5, 2013. President Aquino will join some 1,000 leaders and delegates to the WEF.  AP PHOTO/KHIN MAUNG WIN
A recruiter displays a signboard offering jobs to Filipino seamen, complete with salaries at a park in Manila in this file photo. The Philippines has yet to fully address two of the three maritime issues a European audit team raised back in April, with barely four months to go before the team returns for another inspection.  AFP PHOTO Joel NITO
In this Tuesday, June 11, 2013, photo, lower Manhattan is visible from the Staten Island Ferry, in New York's Upper Bay. Giant removable floodwalls would be erected around lower Manhattan, and levees, gates and other defenses could be built elsewhere around the city under a nearly $20 billion plan proposed Tuesday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to protect New York from storms and the effects of global warming.  AP PHOTO/RICHARD DREW
New York : A cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid, the brain child of French pastry chef Dominique Ansel, sit on a plate at Ansel's bakery shop in New York on June 14, 2013. Customers line up for hours before Ansel's shop opens in the morning to have a chance to buy two cronuts per person out of the 200 cronuts Ansel produces daily. The part flaky croissant, part cream-filled doughnut, the cronut, was introduced in mid-May and is retailing at 5 USD a piece. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand
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President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin get up to leave after their meeting in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting. Putin defiantly rejected calls from the US, Britain and France to halt his political and military support for Syrian leader Bashar Assad's regime.  AP PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI
Author Dan Brown’s description of Manila as "the gates of hell" in the American novelist's latest book has not gone down well with officials in the Philippine capital. The book "Inferno," which is being sold in the Philippines, includes a character who is visiting the city and taken aback by poverty, crime and the sex trade. It topped iBookstore’s official book charts for the week ending June 17, 2013.  AP PHOTO/JIM COLE
PRESIDENTIAL SCOLDING  President Aquino looks at NIA Administrator Antonio Nangel after addressing the National Irrigation Administration’s 50th anniversary celebration in Quezon City on Tuesday. The President, who expressed dismay over NIA’s poor performance, left immediately after his speech.  LYN RILLON
This Sept. 15, 2012 file photo released by  Point Foundation shows Robin Thicke performing at "Voices On Point" Concert & Gala  in Los Angeles. Thisck's “Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. & Pharrell was the top selling song on iTunes for the week ending June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Point Foundation, Colin Young-Wolff)
The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald is scheduled to sail into Subic Bay on Thursday to participate in the Philippines-United States naval exercise amid tensions in the West Philippine Sea. The annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (Carat) war games involve a series of bilateral naval exercises between the US Navy and the militaries of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor Leste.  PHOTO COURTESY OF U.S. EMBASSY
Andy Murray of Britain reacts after defeating Tommy Robredo of Spain during their Men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday, June 28, 2013. AP
Novak Djokovic of Serbia looks at the ball after slipping as he plays Andy Murray of Britain during the Men's singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday, July 7, 2013.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
READY TO GO. Participants in the Unilab Active Health Tri United 2 get ready to answer the starting gun at Playa Laiya. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Specialists Michael O'Connor, Peter Giacchi, and Douglas Johnson, foreground left to right, work at the post that handles Sprint on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, July 8, 2013. US stocks Monday ended higher as investors looked forward to the kickoff of earnings season.  AP PHOTO/RICHARD DREW
In this November 1963 file photo, mourners leave flowers on the lawn near the Texas Book Depository after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. AP
Katharine Weymouth, publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, left, and Donald Graham, CEO and chairman of The Washington Post Co., address employees about the sale of The Washington Post to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Washington.  AP PHOTO/THE WASHINGTON POST, MARVIN JOSEPH
In this photo taken on May 29, NBI agents assisted by Taiwanese probers inspect the bullet-riddled fishing boat Guang Ta Hsin 28 at the Tungkang harbor in Taiwan. AFP
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A fair goer tries out the textunes eBook reader app on an Apple iPad at the Leipzig Book Fair on March 15, 2012 on the fairgrounds in Leipzig, eastern Germany. AFP
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, waves after a par on the eighth hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in Pittsford, N.Y. AP
Hannah Gastonguay, holding her baby Rahab, is followed by her husband Sean and the couple's 3-year-old daughter Ardith, as they disembark in the port city of San Antonio, Chile, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. The northern Arizona family was lost at sea for weeks in an ill-fated attempt to leave the U.S. over what they consider government interference in religion. But just weeks into their journey the Gastonguays hit a series of storms that damaged their small boat, leaving them adrift for weeks. They were eventually picked up by a Venezuelan fishing vessel, transferred to a Japanese cargo ship and taken to Chile where they are resting in a hotel in San Antonio. AP
In this August 3, 2013 photo, Dwayne Jones’ transgendered friend and roommate, Keke, poses for a photo in kitchen of the home they shared on the northern outskirts of Montego Bay, Jamaica. International advocacy groups often portray this Caribbean island as the most hostile country in the Western Hemisphere for gays and transgendered people. After two prominent gay rights activists were murdered, a researcher with the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch in 2006 called the environment in Jamaica for such groups “the worst any of us has ever seen.” AP
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Orangutans eat fruits in the ice at the Seoul Zoo in Gwacheon, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, to help them overcome the hot summer weather. South Korea ordered sweltering government offices to turn off their air conditioning as two power plants stopped operations Monday, a day after a minister warned of an imminent national energy crisis.  AP/AHN YOUNG-JOON
A family from Mainland China battle against strong wind near the waterfront in Hong Kong Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Typhoon Utor lashed Hong Kong with wind and rain, closing down the bustling Asian financial center Wednesday before sweeping toward mainland China. AP
An infographic account of the collision between the MV Thomas Aquinas of 2GO Shipping Lines and the Sulpicio Express 7 near the port of Cebu Friday night, Aug. 16, 2013, that left dozens of people dead and over 200 missing. The Philippine Coast Guard is leading the search and rescue operations for survivors.
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Filipinos gather at the Catholic EDSA shrine to oppose "pork barrel" allocations given to legislators, which the protesters condemned as a major source of graft, at a public square in Manila on September 11, 2013. About a thousand people staged a street protest in the Philippines on September 11 in the second Internet-fuelled demonstration in three weeks against alleged large-scale corruption by members of parliament.   AFP / Jay DIRECTO
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Smoke pours from a chimney at a cement plant in Binzhou city, in eastern China's Shandong province, in this file photo. Scientists from around the world have gathered in Stockholm in September 2013 for a meeting of a UN panel on climate change and will probably issue a report saying it is "extremely likely"—which they define in footnotes as 95 percent certain—that humans are mostly to blame for temperatures that have climbed since 1951.  AP
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TYPHOON SPOILS KERRY VISIT  US Secretary of State John Kerry, a stand-in for President Barack Obama, has decided not to visit the Philippines because of Tropical Storm “Santi.” Beside him at the 8th East Asia Summit in Brunei are President Aquino and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key sharing a light moment.  RYAN LIM/MALACAÑANG PHOTO/PLDT powered by SMART
Actors Sylvester Stallone (L) and Arnold Schwarzenegger attend the "Escape Plan" screening and red carpet during Comic-Con International 2013 at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp on July 18, 2013 in San Diego, California.   Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Summit Entertainment/AFP
COUPLE Pepe and Jennifer Alas tied the knot in a rare, ancient Rite of Toledo, followed by a Tridentine Mass. MARICAR P. CINCO
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In this Monday, Nov. 10, 2013 file photo, newborn baby Bea Joy is held as mother, Emily Ortega, 21, rests after giving birth at an improvised clinic at Tacloban airport in Tacloban City. The United Nations Children’s Fund has announced that it was rushing emergency supplies to areas of the Philippines ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” mindful of latest estimates that up to 4 million children could be affected by the disaster.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ
In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, immigration rights activist and self-declared undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas becomes emotional as he testifies about comprehensive immigration reform during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Vargas, a former Washington Post journalist who later revealed he has been living in the country illegally since childhood has made a documentary about his experience and announced Tuesday that he is selling broadcast rights for the project to CNN Films. AP
FREEDOM TO FLY  In this composite photo, a US B-52 Stratofortress bomber flies over the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea that the Chinese call Diaoyu Islands. Beijing on Wednesday said it monitored two B-52s flying over the islands in defiance of its declaration of an ‘air defense identification zone’ in the area.  AP/AFP
A collapsed metal structure sits on the ground at Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. The accident that resulted in the death of at least two workers, occurred when a construction crane crashed into a 500-ton metal structure that in turn cut through the outer walls of the venue, destroying rows of seats and slamming into a massive LED panel that runs across the stadium's facade. The stadium is slated to host the 2014 World Cup opener. AP
Bart Murawski, 27 poses at a coffee shop Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in Troy, N.Y. You can take our word for it: Americans don’t trust each other anymore. An AP-GfK poll conducted last month found that Americans are suspicious of each other in everyday encounters. Less than a third expressed a lot of trust in clerks who swipe their credit cards, drivers on the road, or people they meet when traveling. "I’m leery of everybody," said Murawski. "Caution is always a factor." AP
Dennis Hess poses for a photograph at his farm Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Litiz, Pa. You can take our word for it: Americans don’t trust each other anymore. An AP-GfK poll conducted last month found that Americans are suspicious of each other in everyday encounters. AP
Shown is the cash box at Dennis and Darlene Hess's farm stand Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Litiz, Pa. AP
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People watch a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and Kim's uncle, Jang Song Thaek, second from left, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.  AP PHOTO
WINNING FORM  Bb. Pilipinas Bea Rose Santiago appears on stage during the 2013 Miss International pageant in Tokyo on Tuesday.  AFP
Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni yells at an official during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. AP
Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, left, fights with Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut, right, as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) and Darren Collison (2) look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Blake Griffin was ejected from the game. Warriors won 105-103. AP
Games collector Rene Meyer holds an Atari Lynx game console from the year 1989 at the Games Convention computer games fair  in Leipzig, eastern Germany. AFP FILE PHOTO
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Dennis Rodman speaks with fellow US basketball players during a team meeting at a Pyongyang, North Korea, hotel Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Rodman came to the North Korean capital with a team of USA basketball stars for an exhibition game on Jan. 8, the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Asked by CNN if he would take advantage of the event to make the case that jailed American missionary Kenneth Bae should be freed, Rodman grew angry.  AP/DAVID GUTTENFELDER
Indian youth checks job application forms at a shop in Hyderabad on February 9, 2012.  AFP
A typhoon survivor cries during a Christmas Mass at the Santo Niño church in Tacloban City on Dec. 25, 2013. Supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’ survivors are thankful for the relief goods that came from both the government, UN and private donors, but are worried when they stop coming. They say that what they need are jobs.  AP PHOTO/ACHMAD IBRAHIM
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. AP
People wait for a traffic signal to change in front of an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Asian markets were largely higher on Wednesday, Jan. 22, with Tokyo reversing early losses after the Bank of Japan said it was winning the war against deflation and delayed injecting fresh stimulus into Asia's No. 2 economy.  AP PHOTO/SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI
Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda and presidential adviser on peace process Secretary Teresita Deles are all smiles as they arrive for Saturday’s peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. MALACAÑANG PHOTO
The controversial and plush Forbeswood Heights along 28th street of Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, where the alleged mauling was committed against actor-host Vhong Navarro by businessman Cedric Lee after allegedly attempting to rape model and erstwhile friend, Deniece Cornejo. Photo by Julliane Love de Jesus/INQUIRER.net
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David O. Russell, Eric Warrensinger, winners of best original screenplay and Stanley Tucci pose for photographers in the winners room at the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Opera House on Sunday Feb. 16, 2014, in London. AP
A measure converting Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) into an authority and naming it and the airport (in photo) after the late President Corazon Aquino has passed the committee level in the House of Representatives. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO
A Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, left, and a Samsung Gear 2 are displayed at the Samsung Galaxy Studio, in New York, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Samsung on Monday unveiled a new smartphone with a built-in heart rate monitor to complement three upcoming fitness devices, as the Korean company tries to turn its technological wizardry into lifestyle products.  AP PHOTO/RICHARD DREW
Water from heavy rain is swept off the floor in front of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood amid ongoing preparations on March 1, 2014 for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO FREDERIC J. BROWN
This picture taken on Saturday, March 1, 2014, provided by the anti-government activist group Coordination Committee In Kfar Takharim, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens inspecting destroyed cars and buildings which were attacked by a Syrian government forces airstrike in the town of Kfar Takharim in the northwest province of Idlib, Syria. AP
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In this March 12, 2014, Mexican federal police fly over the Balsas River near the Pacific port of Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico. AP
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 file photo, Jordan Graham, center, is flanked by defense attorneys Michael Donahoe, left, and Andy Nelson, as she leaves court in Missoula, Mont. AP FILE PHOTO
A Thai anti-government protester holds a placard of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra during a mass rally in Bangkok, Thailand Saturday. AP
People embrace on the upper floor of an apartment building located a few blocks from the coast where they gathered to avoid a possible tsunami after an earthquake in Iquique, Chile, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  AP
People walk past an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Asian stock markets pushed higher Wednesday on signs of a pickup in the US economy and expectations of further stimulus in Japan.  AP PHOTO/EUGENE HOSHIKO
Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO
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Malacañang employees are giddy as they get to shake the hand of US Pres. Barack Obama moments after his arrival at the Palace Monday afternoon. PHOTO BY KRISTINE SABILLIO
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INTERPOL Digital Crime Centre Director Sanjay Virmani, is interviewed by reporters following a news conference Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Philippine National Police Headquarters at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Philippine police, backed by Interpol, have arrested dozens of suspected members of an online extortion syndicate who duped hundreds of victims worldwide into exposing themselves in front of webcams or engaging in lewd chats, including a Scottish teenager who committed suicide after being blackmailed, officials said. AP
Cebuanos and Koreans based in Cebu province wave Philippine flags to welcome the arrival of the 300 Korean soldiers at the Mactan Air Base on Friday. CARMEL LOISE MATUS/INQUIRER VISAYAS FILE PHOTO
ARCHER Mary Queen Ybanez leads Palarong Pambasa individual performers with five goldmedals as of yesterday. ROMY HOMILLADA
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JELLYFISH SANCTUARY  The lagoon in Sohoton National Park, Bucas Grande Islands, Surigao del Norte province, is a sanctuary for the stingless jellyfish, pictured here being observed by a swimmer.  LYN RILLON
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, center, welcomes Liao Jinrong, right, director of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Public Security of China, as Philippine Police Chief Alan Purisima looks on during the 34th Association of South East Asian Nations Chiefs of Police (Aseanapol) conference in Pasay City on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. The police chiefs of the 10 member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have agreed to strengthen cooperation against cross-border crime and make wildlife trafficking a major focus of their next conference.  AP
Residents stop to take a photograph of themselves at a military checkpoint in central Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. AP
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#abolishpork movement gather in front of Ospital ng Makati on Tuesday, to protest continuing special treatment of alleged pork barrel scam Janet Lim Napoles and to oppose any deal between Napoles and President Aquino.
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‘EARTHMOVING ACTIVITIES’ A backhoe attached to a Chinese vessel is apparently scooping up some filling materials in a reclamation project while at the same time harvesting endangered species, giant clams. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES
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Sen. Jinggoy Estrada: Allowed bail in 2003 after two years in detention following a finding that he probably collected “jueteng” protection money only for his “own selfish needs” and not in “conspiracy” with his father. INQUIRER PHOTO/ JOAN  BONDOC
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Sen. Jinggoy Estrada's wife Precy with his youngest daughter, eight-year old Jill visits the senator in PNP Custodial center at Camp Crame, Quezon City.
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Manila City Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada submits his son, Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada to the Philippine National Police through PNP CIDG Director, Police Director Benjamin Magalong before undergoing mandatory booking procedure at Camp Crame, Quezon City after the Sandiganbayan 5th Division issued the Warrant of Arrest against the Senator in connection with a Plunder Case.  FILE PHOTO/PNP-PIO
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In this photo taken Sunday, June 8, 2014, and released on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, by the Philippine Navy Public Affairs Office in Manila, Philippines, naval personnel from Vietnam, in striped shirts, and the Philippines, shake hands following a tug of war game at the Vietnamese-occupied Southwest Cay Island in a rare display of camaraderie in the South China Sea, where their territorial rifts with China have flared alarmingly. AP FILE PHOTO
South Korea's Lee Keun-ho, right, takes a shot against Belgium's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois during the group H World Cup soccer match between South Korea and Belgium at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Belgium won 1-0.  AP Photo/Andrew Medichini
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Lolabeth Ortega and Lord Balatbat of Jersey City, New Jersey died in a tornado that hit a campground in Virginia. FACEBOOK PHOTO
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Children collect coins along Commonwealth Avenue. The east-bound lane of Commonwealth Avenue was closed hours before the president's State of the Nation Address. LYN RILLON/INQUIRER
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Police vehicles are seen on 3rd Street in Paliparan Subdivision, Barangay (village) Sto. Nino, Marikina City where a city traffic officer was shot dead by bicycle-riding assailants on Friday morning. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ALLEN MENDOZA.
In this undated photo, provided by the Polish artist Agata Oleksiak, shows her setting up her installation over an underwater sculpture at the Cancun Underwater Museum near Cancun, Mexico. The artist known as Olek, famed for slipping crocheted covers around unlikely objects has run afoul of environmental authorities in Mexico for slipping her brightly colored work around the underwater sculptures. AP
People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo showing stock prices Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Asia's markets mostly fell Thursday, Aug. 28, with investors unable to build on the previous day's advances after the S&P on Wall Street notched up another record.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA
Philippine Military Spokesman Maj. Gen. Domingo Tutaan, left, answers questions about the situation of Filipino peacekeepers in Golan heights during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, Philippines on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. AP
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Security measures were tighten-up at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, after authorities intercepted a suspected car bomb  before dawn Monday. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA
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Former Philippine first lady and now congresswoman, Imelda Marcos, kisses the glass case of her late husband president Ferdinand Marcos during a visit to the mausoleum on her 85th birthday in Batac town, Ilocos norte, north of Manila on July 2, 2014. President Aquino has not changed his mind about disallowing the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos among heroes at Libingan ng mga Bayani, Malacañang said on Sunday, the 42nd anniversary of Marcos’ declaration of martial law.  AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE
Two rhinos rest in thew zoo in Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.  AP FILE PHOTO
Coach David Blatt looks to steer the Cleveland Cavaliers back into the playoffs and possibly a championship with the newly-assembled “Big Three” of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in tow. AP
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FILE - This Monday May 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. Nigeria’s government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday Oct. 17, 2014. The fate of more than 200 missing schoolgirls abducted by the insurgents six months ago remains unclear. Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade said their release is still being negotiated. AP FILE PHOTO
San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez (left) and center Ola Adeogun shoot for another title on Wednesday. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.net
People walk outside the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Services prison in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years imprisonment at the facility by judge Thokozile Masipais for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year. (AP Photo)
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ROMANCING MAYON  Ted Litens stands on the helipad on top of hardened lava, dwarfed by Mayon Volcano. The Swede risks life and limb with every visit within the 6-kilometer permanent danger zone in Legazpi City, waiting to see an eruption. SHIENA M. BARRAMEDA
ROMANCING MAYON Ted Litens stands on the helipad on top of hardened lava, dwarfed by Mayon Volcano. The Swede risks life and limb with every visit within the 6-kilometer permanent danger zone in Legazpi City, waiting to see an eruption. SHIENA M. BARRAMEDA
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APEC SUMMIT 2015 LOGO  President Aquino receives the official logo of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit 2015 from a young boy during the kick-off ceremony of the Apec summit in the Philippines in Makati City on Monday. Aquino said Apec members would “witness for themselves the vibrancy of an inclusive and growing nation” in Manila and eight other locations around the country.  GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE
Children-evacuees queue up for free chocolate rice porridge as they seek shelter at an evacuation center upon orders from the local government in anticipation of Typhoon Hagupit which is expected to make its fourth landfall in Batangas province south of Manila Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 in the Philippines.  AP
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Students gather inside UST for this year's Paskuhan festivities. Photo by Hotaru Niitsu/INQUIRER.net
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In this image taken from a video provided by Adnkronos International, Ali Agca stands in front of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. The Turkish gunman who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 laid white flowers Saturday on the saint's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican officials said. A Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Ciro Benedettini, said the surprise visit by Mehmet Ali Agca, believed to be his first time in the Vatican since the assassination attempt, lasted a few minutes. As with other flowers left by visitors to the tomb, the blossoms were later removed by basilica workers. AP Photo/Adnkronos International, ho
In this photo taken from a nearby ship, vessels try to extinguish the fire at the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic after it caught fire in the Adriatic Sea, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. Italian and Greek military and coast guard rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to rescue hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania.  AP PHOTO/SKAI TV STATION
People stand inside a Wal-Mart in Hayden, Idaho, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at the northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired, authorities said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Coeur d'Alene Press, Tess Freeman)
In this Feb. 19, 2014, salt farms owners and workers attend a meeting with lawmakers as a part of human rights inspection on Sinui Island, South Korea. Slavery thrives on this chain of rural islands off South Korea’s rugged southwest coast, nurtured by a long history of exploitation and the demands of trying to squeeze a living from the sea. Five times during the last decade, revelations of slavery involving the disabled have emerged, each time generating national shame and outrage.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Military officers carry a plastic bag containing the body of a victim of AirAsia Flight 8501 at the main hospital in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. More ships arrived Friday with sensitive equipment to hunt for the fuselage of the flight and the more than 145 people still missing since it crashed into the sea five days ago. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
In this July 20, 2011 file photo, Bono, right, and Adam Clayton, from the rock group U2, perform in concert as part of U2’s 360 Tour at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Bono wrote on the band's website Thursday Jan. 1, 2015, he may never play guitar again due to injuries suffered in a New York City cycling accident in November. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)
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Pope Francis speaks to reporters en-route to Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, as he commence his Asian tour, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Ettore Ferrari, Pool)
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In this Jan. 10, 2015 photo, Manila Archbishop Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, center, poses for a selfie with students following a forum on Pope Francis' visit in Manila, Philippines. Pope Francis will be welcomed in the Catholic heartland on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, by the Filipino cardinal who might one day succeed him: a boyish-looking priest who rode the bus as a bishop and has impressed many with a humble life, intellect and compassion for the poor. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
WALL OF PEACE  A wall festooned with doves, the traditional symbol of peace, serves as an apt background for the meeting between Pope Francis and President Aquino on Friday morning in Malacañang.  Filipinos, especially in areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” have expressed hopes that the papal visit would bring peace and healing in the country.  MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU
Pope Francis, left, waves to the crowd beside Philippine President Benigno Aquino III before boarding his plane as he departs Manila, Philippines on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. AP
FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington to talk about successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba.  The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the U.S. embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on American trade and investment. The new rules also open up the communist island to greater American travel and allow U.S. citizens to start bringing home small amounts of Cuban cigars after more than a half-century ban. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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Members of  Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency unload the body of a victim aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 from a helicopter upon arrival at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Strong currents and blinding silt thwarted an attempt by divers on Thursday to find AirAsia Flight 8501's black boxes, which are believed to still be in the recently discovered tail of the crashed plane. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
Members of the Presidential Security Group leave the DOJ premises after the area was cleared of explosives./Tetch Torres-Tupas, INQUIRER.net
President Benigno S. Aquino III condoles with the family of the fallen Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) Troopers during the Necrological Service at the NCRPO Multi-Purpose Center of Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City on Friday (January 30, 2015). (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)
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In this May 5, 2014, file photo, Microsoft co-founder and Berkshire Hathaway board member Bill Gates speaks during an interview with Liz Claman on the Fox Business Network in Omaha, Nebraska. Forbes on Monday, March 2, 2015, said that Gates's net worth rose to $79.2 billion in 2015 from $76 billion last year. That put him at the top of the magazine's list of the world's billionaires for the second consecutive year.  AP PHOTO/NATI HARNIK
In this Aug. 3, 2012 file photo, France's Alexis Vastine smiles as he exits the ring after defeating Mongolia's Tuvshinbat Byamba in a men's welterweight 69-kg preliminary boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Two helicopters carrying passengers filming the popular European reality show "Dropped" crashed Monday, March 9, 2015 in a remote area of northwest Argentina, killing all passengers on board including Vastine, according to Argentine authorities. AP
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Injured Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant reacts on the bench to a basket in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 8, 2015. Oklahoma City won 108-104. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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With the new feature, WhatsApp joins the ranks of competing apps like Viber, Skype and Apple FaceTime - services which have been eating into telcos' traditional business revenue, including voice and SMS. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and panel of investigators present to the media their 224 page report on the Mamasapano incident/PHOTO by Tetch Torres-Tupas, INQUIRER.net
GLOBAL WARMING Media from around the world pack the Wild Card gym during Pacquiao’s “Media Day” on Wednesday for the superfight with unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas on May 2 (May 3 in Manila).  PHOTOS BY REM ZAMORA
BEWARE, FLOYD The “reckless” Manny Pacquiao shows off his moves for the media’s delectation at the Wild Card gym in Hollywood where he’s training for boxing’s richest fight.
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FILE - In this May 20, 2014 file photo, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing, China. China said Thursday, May 21, 2015 it is entitled to keep watch over airspace and seas surrounding artificial islands it created in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, following a reported exchange in which its navy warned off a U.S. surveillance plane. Speaking at a regular daily briefing, Hong reiterated Beijing's insistence on its indisputable sovereignty over the islands it has created by piling sand on top of atolls and reefs. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
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President Barack Obama speaks at Adas Israel Congregation, Friday May 22, 2015, during Jewish American Heritage Month. The president Barack Obama said he has a personal stake in making sure that a nuclear agreement with Iran delivers on its promise. Saying he will not accept a bad deal. He adds: "This deal will have my name on it." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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A Chinese couple take a selfie outside the Uniqlo flagship store where a steamy video purportedly taken inside one of its fitting room showing a couple apparently having sex in Beijing, Thursday, July 16, 2015. While online searches for the Japanese clothing brand soared after the viral spread of the video, it has also drawn the concern of the police and China's highest web regulator who are investigating whether it was a vulgar marketing gimmick. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
TOGETHER The Pacquiaos oblige photographers after a Sunday Bible service at Shepherd’s Church in Los Angeles before his May 2 fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. The kids are Israel, Michael Stephen, Queen Elizabeth, Mary Divine Grace and Emmanuel Jimuel. Aquiles Z. Zonio/Inquirer Mindanao
COMPETITION ACT, CABOTAGE LAW SIGNED  President Aquino checks his pen at the signing of the Philippine Competition Law and the amended Cabotage Law in Malacañang. With him are Senate President Franklin Drilon, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and other lawmakers and officials. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE
MUST CATCH UP Marikina’s 134-year-old shoe industry went into online retailing just recently. LYN RILLON
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Erawan Shrine, the site of Monday's deadly bombing is surrounded by barricades early Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday described the central Bangkok bombing, as the country's worst attack ever. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof)
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