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Welcome to Sun.Star Blogs and Specials, a section where you can find updates on current events and hottest issues of the day. This section contains several micro-sites that were designed to cover certain topics and issues, such as corruption in the government, developments in the Aquino administration, updates on Cebu’s grandest festival – the Sinulog, schedule of fights and the life of Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao, and even a section for Filipinos abroad, among others. Each of these micro-sites is interactive and has videos, photos, maps and graphics. Browse through the sites featured in this section, and know more about what’s inside Sun.Star.
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- The Manny Pacquiao Blog
May 1st, 2015The Manny Pacquiao Blog 0 Comments

THERE could now be one million and one predictions as to how the Fight of The Century might end. But going to Sunday’s Super Show, only two would stand out like sore thumbs. One, Manny Pacquiao will win by knockout. (Read more)

- The Manny Pacquiao Blog
May 1st, 2015The Manny Pacquiao Blog 0 Comments

THIS is it and It doesn’t get any better or bigger. The most prolific offensive fighter on the planet against the best defensive tactician in the sport. The most dangerous southpaw versus the best right-handed fighter. An Olympian against a boxer who didn’t even make to his own regional boxing team. Money vs Manny. (Read […]

- The Manny Pacquiao Blog
May 1st, 2015The Manny Pacquiao Blog 0 Comments

Tickets for the official weigh-in sold out quickly at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. One of the organizers of the weigh-in said that almost 10,000 tickets worth $10 each were sold. (Read more)

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April 30th, 2015admin 0 Comments

MANILA — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a subpoena for the recruiter of Mary Jane Veloso, who is facing a complaint for human trafficking, illegal recruitment and estafa.

The subpoena dated April 29, 2015 was issued by Assistant State Prosecutor Susan Azarcon.

In the subpoena, the DOJ’s National Prosecution Service ordered Maria Kristina Sergio and live-in partner Julius Lacanilao to appear during the preliminary investigation scheduled on May 8 and May 14. (MORE)

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April 29th, 2015admin 0 Comments

FILIPINO netizens expressed on Wednesday their delight over the delayed execution of Filipino drug convict Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia.

#MaryJaneLives is the top trending topic discussed on Twitter in the Philippines on Wednesday morning and is still a trending hashtag as of this posting. (MORE)

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April 28th, 2015admin 0 Comments

CEBU (Updated) — The execution of Filipino drug convict Mary Jane Veloso has been delayed pending a last-minute appeal from the Philippine government, officials said.

“We are relieved that the execution of Mary Jane Veloso was not carried out tonight (April 28). The Lord answered our prayers. Thank you,” said Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman Charles Jose in a press conference early Wednesday.

Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia Ma. Lumen Isleta also confirmed this in a television interview Wednesday, but she said that Veloso’s reprieve is temporary. (Laureen R. Mondoñedo/Sunnex)

(Read more here.)

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April 28th, 2015admin 0 Comments

CILICAP, Indonesia — Ambulances carrying coffins arrived Tuesday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones in a sign that Indonesia will imminently execute eight foreigners and one Indonesian man, despite an international outcry and pleas for mercy.

The nine inmates, all convicted on drug charges, were given 72-hour notices over the weekend that they would be executed by a firing squad, prompting a flurry of last-minute lobbying by foreign leaders. The United Nations has argued that the inmates’ crimes are not egregious enough to warrant the ultimate punishment.

Among the condemned are two Australians — Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31 — whose emotional families made what could be their last visit to Besi prison on Nusakambangan island, where the prisoners are scheduled to die. Sukumaran’s sister, Brintha, wailed in agony and had to be carried through a crowd of media waiting at the ferry port to the island. (MORE)

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April 27th, 2015admin 0 Comments

PEOPLE must have found their feet itchy, so to speak, as they are keen on travelling or just being somewhere else other than their abodes this season of the year.

This is my little bro. He wanted to have his body buried in sand. We did that, then left him there for a while. >:) (Photo Courtesy: Vincent Dior Villanueva)
This is my little bro. He wanted to have his body buried in sand. We did that, then left him there for a while. >:) (Photo Courtesy: Vincent Dior Villanueva)

One, whether or not he or she is a “lumad” (or a native Cebuano or Cebuana), must be considering celebrating summer his or her own way. He or she might want to travel and taste how it is to be outside Cebu in just a few days.

But why not think it over? Have you been to all the good places in Cebu already?

Look, there may be spots in Cebu that you might have overlooked, have not gone to, or worst, do not even know. (Contributed by Jicel Reve S. Gabriel)

(Read more here.)

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April 27th, 2015admin 0 Comments

MANILA — Filipino maid Mary Jane Veloso is now facing imminent execution for drug trafficking charges after an Indonesian court denied her second appeal on Monday.

Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose confirmed the development, saying the Sleman District Court based its decision on the Indonesian Supreme Court rule that disallows a second appeal.

Veloso is set to be executed by firing squad, along with other drug convicts, on Tuesday in Central Java’s Nusakambangan island. (MORE)

- The Manny Pacquiao Blog
April 26th, 2015The Manny Pacquiao Blog 0 Comments

By Mike T. Limpag AFTER one typical Saturday night in college, one that ended in early Sunday morning, a couple of kababayans came knocking. It was around 10 a.m. on Sunday when our kababayans came, not to continue the previous night’s escapade, but to hijack our barely 14-inch television. (Read more)

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