Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 05:03 p.m.
CEBU CITY (Updated) -- More than 2,000 residents of Barangay Guadalupe, the most populous village here, cast their vote Saturday on Republic Act (RA) 9905, the Act creating a new barangay in this city.
The plebiscite started around 7 a.m. after all the ballots were delivered to around 79 clustered precincts at the Guadalupe Elementary School. The voting was closed around 3 p.m.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 11:10 a.m.
MANILA (Updated 11:10 a.m.) -- The state weather bureau said the active low pressure area northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar, has developed into tropical depression named "Gener."
At 10 a.m. Saturday, Gener was monitored 250 kilometers (km) east of Virac Catanduanes, moving at a speed of 55 kilometers per hour in a north northwest direction towards Casiguran, Aurora.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 10:25 a.m.
TORONTO (AP) — Carlos Villanueva won his fourth straight start, Travis Snider hit a two-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Friday night.
Jeff Mathis drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double and Omar Vizquel had two hits as Toronto won for the fifth time in seven games.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 07:45 a.m.
Paul McCartney and piano take center stage, singing "The End" from "Abbey Road."
The party spirit is evident all over the host city, miles from the stadium. In the Camden section of north London, people can be heard singing along ("Na, na na na ...") loudly to McCartney's rendition of "Hey, Jude," at the end of the opening ceremony.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 07:00 a.m.
LONDON (AP) — Seven young athletes representing Britain's hopes for the future have lit the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony of the London Games.
British Olympic hero Steve Redgrave carried the torch into the stadium — its final stop after a journey around the country. The five-time rowing gold medalist handed it off to the teenagers, who ignited copper "petals" on the ground.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 06:37 a.m.
LONDON (AP) — Britain opened its Olympics with a royal entrance like no other.
London greeted the world in a celebration of Old England that was stunning, imaginative, whimsical and dramatic — and cheeky, even featuring a stand-in for Queen Elizabeth II parachuting into Olympic Stadium.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 01:20 a.m.
LONDON — There will be monarchs, presidents, prime ministers — and David Beckham. Friday's opening ceremony for the London Olympics is an A-list affair.
Among the 60,000 spectators at Olympic Stadium will be Queen Elizabeth II — who as British head of state will officially open the games — along with royals including Prince William and his wife Kate, and Prince Harry.
Friday, July 27, 2012 - 11:55 p.m.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Friday he is releasing an additional $70 million in military aid for Israel, a previously announced move that appeared timed to upstage Republican rival Mitt Romney's trip to Israel this weekend.
The stepped-up US aid, first announced in May, will go to help Israel expand production of a short-range rocket defense system. The system, known as Iron Dome, has proved successful at stopping rocket attacks fired at Israeli civilians from close range, including from Gaza.
Friday, July 27, 2012 - 08:04 p.m.
MANILA (3rd Updated, 8:04 p.m.) -- Giving her take on the issue whether a non-member of the Supreme Court should head the judiciary, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairperson Teresita Herbosa said her three-decade experience will help her initiate reforms.
Saying that unusual times call for unusual measures, Herbosa promised to be a consensus-builder and firm in dealing with the problems of the judiciary.
Friday, July 27, 2012 - 07:32 p.m.
CEBU CITY -- Filipinos polled by Sun.Star website during President Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation Address (Sona) were divided over the present administration's performance in the last two years.
Sun.Star website, at www.sunstar.com.ph, ran a poll on social networking site Facebook and micro-blogging site Scribblelive for at least three hours during Aquino's Sona on July 23, asking respondents to rate the President's performance since he took office in 2010.