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Philippine ferry may have been overloaded, death toll rises to 61

Ormoc City - The death toll from a ferry that capsized in the central Philippines has risen to 61, the coast guard said Sunday, indicating that the vessel was overloaded.

China airstrip nears completion on disputed Spratly islands

Washington - A new 10,000-foot airstrip being built by China in the Spratly islands near The Philippines is nearly complete, suggesting the start of new aggressiveness in the region by the world's most populous country.

Owner, crew of capsized Philippine ferry charged with murder

Manila - Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized killing 59 people, an official said Saturday.

Overloading eyed in Philippine ferry capsize: Official

Manila - Overloading of cargo and passengers might have been to blame for a Philippine ferry disaster which left dozens dead, an official said Saturday, and a government investigation is now underway.

Anguish as search for survivors in Philippine ferry ends

Ormoc - Anguished families wept over the bodies of dead relatives as the search for survivors from the Philippines' latest ferry disaster ended Friday with 45 confirmed deaths, officials said.

At least 36 dead after ferry capsizes in Philippines

Manila - At least 36 people were killed after a passenger ferry with close to 200 people on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines on Thursday, officials said.

Op-Ed: Mayweather-Pacquiao saga continues with mockery outside the ring

Two of the world's richest celebrities continue to dominate the sports and entertainment headlines with their seemingly unstoppable saga as they trade barbs, sneer and poke fun at each other to keep their popularity rating on top of the charts

Philippine vice president accused of roughing up police

Manila - Elderly Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay was accused by Manila police on Wednesday of roughing up officers during a brawl that left several people hurt.

Manny Pacquiao gears up for serious post-surgery rehab

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is set to fly to the US in a few days to see his orthopedic surgeon for post surgery check-up following his shoulder injury while on training and during his fight against Floyd Mayweather last May 2.

Donnie Nietes gears up for tough battle against Rodriguez

Longest reigning Filipino boxing champion Donnie Nietes is going for a knockout win when he battles Francisco Rodriguez of Mexico on July 11 at the Waterfront Hotel & Casino in Cebu City, Philippines.

Top rebel slain in blow to Philippine communist rebellion

Davao - The Philippine military has shot dead an infamous communist guerilla leader in a blow to one of the world's longest-running Maoist insurgencies, authorities said Monday.

Ruenroeng beats Casimero to retain IBF light flyweight title

Thailand's Amnat Ruenroeng retained his IBF light flyweight title against challenger and former IBF light flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero of the Philippines in a 12-round title fight at the Huamark Indoor Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand Saturday.

Pacquiao promotes Christian-Muslim unity while recuperating

While recuperating from recent surgery stemming from his recurring shoulder injury, Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is keeping himself busy with his bible-sharing activity as part of his Christian-Muslim unity crusade.

Op-Ed: Why Pacquiao-Marquez bout is better than Mayweather rematch

When Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring early next year, he needs to give his fans a more exciting and enjoyable fight to compensate for the bland and boring fight he and Mayweather showed last month at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pacquiao not fighting this year

Former WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has confirmed that he won't be fighting this year contrary to earlier reports that he is looking at the possibility of a tune-up fight before the end of the year.

Japan, Philippines make second flight near disputed waters

Puerto Princesa - Japan and the Philippines flew patrol planes near disputed South China Sea waters for a second straight day on Wednesday, despite Chinese criticism of this week's air and sea exercises.

Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao needs to engage fans during long layoff

Manny Pacquiao's publicist must have a good reason to keep the Filipino boxing superstar out of the spotlight following his loss to Floyd Mayweather in a unanimous at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada last month.

Johnriel Casimero gears up for 8th straight win

Former IBF light flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero is gearing up for another shot at the IBF light flyweight title against durable Thai boxer Amnat Ruenroeng Saturday at Bangkok's Huamark Indoor Stadium..

Nietes-Rodriguez fight set for July 4 reset to July 11

WBO light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes will have to wait at least one week to defend his title against challenger Francisco Rodriguez, who was injured during his training for the title fight which was originally set for July 4.

Floyd Mayweather: Thurman joins list of fighters who want Money

It's no surprise there are fighters out there who want a shot at the man, Floyd "Money" Mayweather. You wanna be the best, obviously you gotta beat the best. That phrase got to be a cliche because of one reason — it's true.
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