Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:53 p.m.
BEIJING — China will never make concessions in territorial disputes with its neighbors, while good relations with the US depend on Washington respecting Beijing's sovereignty claims, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday.
Sounding a defiant note in his first national news conference since taking office a year ago, Wang touched on disputes with Japan, the Philippines and others that have sharpened tensions in the Asia Pacific.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 09:25 p.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks in the area where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 vanished earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people on board had crashed.
The air force planes were part of a multinational search operation launched after Flight MH370 fell off radar screens less than an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early Saturday morning.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 05:18 p.m.
THE Philippines on Saturday joined global celebration of the International Women's Day recognizing the contribution of Filipino women to national progress.
“Ngayong taon, kinikilala natin ang kababaihang Pilipina na naging katalista ng pagbabago at nagpapakita ng kakaibang tapang, katatagan, kalinga at pagmamahal sa kani-kanilang pamilya at pamayanan sa gitna ng unos at trahedya na puminsala sa ating bansa noong nakaraang taon,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 05:09 p.m.
MALACANANG on Saturday expressed support on the move of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to centralize gun licensing in the country, saying the move is intended to clean the firearms registry that will eventually reduce the proliferation of loose firearms.
It was reported that pro-gun groups have opposed the centralization on the renewal of gun licenses arguing it would only result to more loose firearms.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 03:58 p.m.
MANILA - Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin has ordered the deployment of military assets to search for a Malaysian plane that was reported missing.
Department of National Defense spokesman Peter Paul Galvez said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Command has already deployed aircraft and vessels to join the search for the Malaysian Aircraft flight MH370.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 01:55 p.m.
HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnamese authorities said Saturday they detected the last signal from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight off Vietnam's southwest coast over the South China Sea.
Pham Hien, a Vietnamese search and rescue official, said that the signal was detected 120 nautical miles (140 miles; 225 kilometers) southwest of Vietnam's southernmost Ca Mau province.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:09 a.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Updated, 3:21 p.m.) — Search and rescue crews across Southeast Asia scrambled on Saturday to find a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that disappeared from air traffic control screens over waters between Malaysia and Vietnam early that morning, leaving the fates of the 239 people aboard in doubt.
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:56 p.m.
COTABATO CITY -- The chairman of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and former Cotabato City vice mayor Muslimin Sema was hurt while his aide-relative died in a vehicular accident in Maguindanao Friday noon, reports said.
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 09:58 p.m.
VICE President Jejomar Binay on Friday revealed that "influential people" tried to stop the arrest of housing magnate Delfin Lee on Thursday night.
Binay declined to identify their names but said these people did not only prevent policemen from getting Lee at the Hyatt Hotel in Manila. They even shouted at the arresting officers.
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 09:16 p.m.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and his team are set to leave for Los Angeles, California on Saturday, March 8, as he embarks on a more rigid training for his scheduled April 12 rematch with undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Restituto “Buboy” Fernandez, Pacquiao’s assistant trainer, said Friday that their team will leave the city for Manila through a private jet around 3 p.m. and will take a direct flight to Los Angeles at 10 p.m. Saturday.