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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison - m.philstar.com
PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the ruling on Tuesday after reviewing prosecution arguments for a tough sentence as well as the ...
Pemberton skips preliminary probe on Laude slay - m.philstar.com
MANILA, Philippines - American soldier Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton did not attend on Tuesday the preliminary investigation of the alleged killing of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude. During the televised proceeding at the Olongapo City ...
Cops have leads in CamNorte guv's missing wife - m.philstar.com
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police (PNP) now has several leads in the disappearance of the wife of Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado and her aide, an official said Tuesday. Chief Superintendent Victor Diona, Bicol regional police ...
IN PHOTOS: Oscar de la Renta's creations over the years - m.philstar.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers. His specialty was evening gowns, and celebrities from Penelope Cruz and Sarah Jessica ...
Senate hearing a weak forum for VP Binay - analyst - m.philstar.com
MANILA, Philippines — The Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee probing the alleged overpricing of the construction of the Makati City Hall II parking building is a weak forum for Vice President Jejomar Binay to answer allegations of corruption against him, a ...
Ateneo to offer 'teleserye' course - m.philstar.com
Ateneo de Manila University students will soon have the option to take a course on "teleserye." Officially titled “Literature and Ideas III: The Philippine Teleserye,” the said elective—which will be offered as an open elective to students of ADMU in ...
New Makati top cop promises to crack whip on crime - m.philstar.com
MANILA, Philippines - Makati City’s new police chief, Senior Superintendent Ernesto Barlam has vowed to crack the whip against criminals in the city. Barlam, who took over on Monday as city police chief from Senior Superintendent Manuel Lukban told ...
Fire guts Zamboanga del Norte town's municipal hall - m.philstar.com
ZAMBOANGA CITY - Fire gutted the municipal building of Sirawai town, Zamboanga del Norte and a nearby house at past midnight Tuesday. Capt. Franco Suelto, public information officer of the Philippine Army's 1st Division, said the municipal building was ...
MMDA holds seminar on 'camcording' - m.philstar.com
MANILA, Philippines - Alarmed by the apparent rise in the number of arrested camcording pirates, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) on Tuesday led a workshop aimed to strengthen the fight against movie piracy. Joining MMFF in the renewed drive against ...
Supreme Court: Dismissal of Sandigan Justice Ong final - m.philstar.com
MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed its decision to dismiss Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong in rejecting the magistrate's appeal. "The Court denied respondent's Oct. 13, 2014 Motion for Reconsideration for lack of ...
Millsap, Hawks hold off Hornets, 117-114 in OT - m.philstar.com
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks looked ready for the regular season when building a big first-half lead. The concern for coach Mike Budenholzer rose from his team's inability to hold that high level of play. Paul Millsap scored 21 points and the Hawks ...
Oscar Pistorius arrives for sentencing - m.philstar.com
PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was surrounded by police officers as he walked into a South African courthouse Tuesday ahead of his sentencing for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa will announce if the double-amputee ...
Binay: Probers fear revenge if I become president - m.philstar.com
IMANILA, Philippines - Vice President Jejomar Binay claimed on Tuesday that those investigating his alleged corrupt acts are threatened by his presidential bid. Binay said his probers have opposed his political plan and so they are afraid of being held ...
SM holds 3-day-sale to celebrate NU's UAAP championship - m.philstar.com
MANILA, Philippines – After the National University men’s basketball team ended its 60-year UAAP title drought, fans took to social media to urge SM Supermalls - the school's chief benefactor - to hold a shopping sale to celebrate the team's victory.
'Generators,' not emergency powers will resolve energy crisis - m.philstar.com
MANILA, Philippines - "Generators" not emergency powers for President Benigno Aquino III may prevent the projected energy crisis in 2015. Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said in an interview over radio dzMM that instead of emergency powers, the House ...