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Christmas Day swimmer bitten by shark in New Caledonia


A 37-year-old man was badly bitten on the foot by a shark on Christmas Day in northern New Caledonia, police and firefighters said Thursday.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ormoc native first victim of stray bullet of 2013 holiday season

Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag

Authorities have renewed their call against indiscriminate firing during the holiday revelries as the Department of Health (DOH) recorded the first case of stray bullet injury.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Drugs found in Leviste ranch

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A Chinese national and a Filipino couple were arrested in a Christmas Day raid on a shabu storage facility in a poultry farm owned by the prominent Leviste clan that netted 84 kilos of prohibited drugs worth P420 million, police authorities reported.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

US Embassy in Kabul attacked on Christmas Day


The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan says its compound was hit by indirect fire just before dawn on Christmas Day. It says no Americans were injured.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

A double celebration in Cebu evacuation center

Residents start to build shelters where their homes destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction. AP/Wally Santana

Christine Joy Sarsosa will turn 14 on Christmas Day.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Napoles’ plea for longer hours with family approved by Makati court—PNP

Janet Lim-Napoles. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Philippine National Police confirmed Tuesday that a court in Makati city has approved the request of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind to spend longer hours with her family this Christmas and New Year.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

15 injured by firecracker blast

A 13-year-old boy in Talisay City lost three of his fingers when a whistle bomb went off in his hand on Christmas Day.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Fair in Metro, wet in South


Expect fair weather in Metro Manila and most other parts of Luzon on Christmas Day, interrupted only by passing showers; but it will likely be wetter down south, in parts of the Visayas and Mindanao, the state weather bureau said.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Come, see a baby born


His fascination for the belen started at age 5 with a gift from his grandfather.

Posted: January 1st, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Names and weddings


Christmas is not over yet, though many of us resume work and classes tomorrow. Today is the eighth day or octave of Christmas. In the Bible, an octave is associated with weddings, which are celebrated over eight days.

Posted: January 1st, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Pope prays for victims of ‘Sendong’

PRAYER POWER Pope Benedict XVI delivers the "Urbi et Orbi", blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican on December 25, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI prayed for the victims of famine, floods and conflict around the world in his traditional Christmas message on December 25, following a deadly explosion near a church in Nigeria. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI

Pope Benedict XVI on Christmas Day prayed for the victims of devastating floods in the Philippines and Thailand in his “Urbi et Orbi” (Latin for “To the City and to the World”) speech from the central loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Posted: December 26th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

150 more bodies found in Iligan

STILL with a reason to smile, two flood survivors in Iligan City carry relief goods distributed on Christmas Day, as they safely cross the Kapay River, one of the local waterways that recently overflowed and turned deadly at the height of Tropical Storm “Sendong.” AFP

As many as 150 more bodies were recovered in Iligan City on Christmas Eve, bringing the total death toll from the flash floods and landslides unleashed by Tropical Storm “Sendong” on Dec. 16-17 to over 1,200, authorities said.

Posted: December 26th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Wet Christmas in some areas


For the folks in the eastern parts of the archipelago, Christmas Day comes heavy with rain.

Posted: December 25th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
  1. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  2. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  3. Netizens cry: 6/55 Lotto was rigged
  4. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  5. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  8. ‘King’ Yabut and I: Driver bares Makati dad ‘abuses’
  9. It was difficult having Japanese blood
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. UP back on top as ‘average’ student aces bar
  5. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  6. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  7. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  8. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  9. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  10. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’


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  • Philippine eagle rescued by Army turned over to DENR
  • Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers
  • South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  • Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing in ferry sinking
  • Sports

  • Nadal passes clay landmark with 300th victory
  • Wawrinka waltzes through with Monte Carlo walkover
  • Power Pinays smash India in Asian Women’s Club volleyball opener
  • PH youth boxers off to stumbling start in AIBA World tilt
  • Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111
  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes
  • Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Business

  • Total says makes ‘very promising’ oil find off Ivory Coast
  • ‘Chinese Twitter’ firm Weibo to go public in US
  • World stocks subdued, Nikkei flat on profit taking
  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains
  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • Technology

  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • DFA: 2 Filipinos survive Korean ferry disaster
  • PH asks airline passengers to check for MERS
  • Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog
  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
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