Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 04:57 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 4:50 p.m.) -- Residents in Northern Luzon currently on the path of Tropical Storm Gener (international codename: Saola) have been advised to heed the warnings of local and provincial disaster risk management councils.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said all concerned government units have already been alerted in case of any eventuality.
Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 04:21 p.m.
MANILA -- Military officials said about 600 soldiers are being deployed to hunt down gunmen who killed 10 soldiers last week in fierce clashes and ambuscades in Basilan province in Mindanao.
The military said a C-130 plane was used to transport the soldiers Saturday to Zamboanga City prior to their deployment to Basilan, where 10 soldiers were killed and several others were wounded by dozens of gunmen in clashes on Thursday.
Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 03:27 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 3:27 p.m.) -- State security forces arrested on Saturday one of the founding members of the notorious Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Tawi-Tawi.
Nabbed Saturday morning was Ustadz Ahmadsali Asmad Badron, alias Ammad Hamad Ustadz Idris in Lamion village.
Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 02:39 p.m.
WIMBLEDON, England -- Roger Federer was where he wanted to be, poised for a first-round Olympic victory with three match points on his opponent's serve on Centre Court, where he has won a record-equalling seven Wimbledon titles. Then the set slipped from the champion's hands.
Federer prevailed 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, on Saturday over Alejandro Falla, a Colombian who pushed him to five sets in the first round at Wimbledon in 2010. The startling momentum swing in the second set was a reminder of how even the game's greats can be vulnerable to a tenacious foe, and their own doubts.
Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 02:32 p.m.
MANILA -- Two leading airlines in the country cancelled some of their flights Sunday due to bad weather brought by Tropical Storm Gener, television reports said.
Cebu Pacific cancelled six of its flights to and from Caticlan and two others bound for San Jose and back.
Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 01:59 p.m.
YANGON, Myanmar -- A moderate earthquake has shaken central Myanmar near the Indian border.
The US Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of 5.7 and struck at a depth of 68.4 kilometers (42.5 miles). Myanmar's meteorological and seismic agency put the magnitude at 5.8.
Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 01:14 p.m.
LONDON -- London police said they have arrested 182 activists who tried to breach the Olympic Park's security cordon during the Olympics opening ceremony.
Scotland Yard said four people have been charged with various offenses, while the rest were bailed pending further questioning.
Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 12:28 p.m.
MALES-having-sex-with-males (MSM) causing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has outgrown heterosexual contact over the last five years in the Philippines, a report by the Department of Health (DOH) showed Sunday.
“There has been a shift in the predominant trend of sexual transmission from heterosexual contact to males having sex with other males,” said the Philippine HIV and Aids Registry report as of June 2012.
Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 12:15 p.m.
CEBU CITY -- State seismologists recorded Sunday a magnitude 5.0 earthquake hitting Davao Oriental province.
The quake, whose epicenter was located 27 kilometers northeast of Cateel, Davao Oriental, occurred around 11:04 a.m. Sunday, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 12:05 p.m.
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to resume on Wednesday the nationwide conduct of registration of voters and validation of registration records in preparation for the 2013 midterm elections.
Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said individuals can register from August 1 to October 31 for them to be able to vote in the next elections.