Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 05:11 p.m.
FILIPINO entertainers and others who work in the tourism industry abroad have been encouraged to return home because of competitive salaries and benefits being offered in the country, a government official said Sunday.
“They are attracting our OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) to come home because they are being paid the same salaries and compensation that they are receiving in their place of work outside the country,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 05:09 p.m.
MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) gave a self-imposed deadline of 10 days to finish the canvassing and proclamation of the 58 duly-elected party-list representatives.
But Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said the poll body, which is also acting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), must settle what to do with the votes received by the 12 party-list groups that they disqualified under the new accreditation guidelines issued by the Supreme Court.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 02:54 p.m.
ICONIC screen villain Bella Flores died early Sunday morning at the age of 84.
She expired at the Quezon City General Hospital following a steep drop in blood pressure, but even before her death, the actress battled diabetes and showed signs of memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 11:43 a.m.
ALASKA'S remote Pavlof Volcano was shooting lava hundreds of feet into the air, but its ash plume was thinning Saturday and no longer making it dangerous for airplanes to fly nearby.
A narrow ash plume extends a couple of hundred miles southeast from the volcano, which is 625 miles (1,000 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage, said Geologist Chris Waythomas of the Alaska Volcano Observatory.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 08:28 a.m.
PARIS — David Beckham hugged his teammates with tears in his eyes, then walked off the pitch to a standing ovation — for the last time in front of a home crowd at a football game.
A clearly emotional Beckham was mobbed by his teammates on the field when coach Carlo Ancelotti decided to substitute him in the 81st minute of a 3-1 win over Brest on Saturday, giving him a customary sendoff in his last home game before retiring. Even goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu ran out to congratulate the former England captain on his career, while Brazil winger Lucas bowed in reverence.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 11:11 p.m.
NEW YORK — "The Voice" is leaving the judging drama to its rivals.
The NBC singing contest said Friday that Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will return for "The Voice" Season 5, joining Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 10:22 p.m.
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said.
North Korea routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy aimed at easing tensions.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:59 p.m.
MANILA -- With the proclamation of 12 newly-elected senators, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes is hoping that critics of the conduct of the second automated polls in the Philippines will simmer down.
“My only problem now is people making noise outside. They really want to sabotage elections in this country. Now that we have been able to show positive developments, I hope they will just keep silent,” he told reporters after the proclamation of three other winning senatorial bets on Saturday night.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 07:54 p.m.
MANILA (Updated) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) proclaimed Saturday night the final set of winners of the May 13 senatorial race.
Completing the so-called "Magic 12" are Team PNoy's Cynthia Villar and United Nationalist Alliance's (UNA) JV Ejercito Estrada and Gregorio Honasan.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 06:35 p.m.
MANILA -- All 12 winning senatorial candidates have already been proclaimed by Saturday evening after the recent tally showed Cynthia Villar, JV Ejercito Estrada, and Gregorio Honasan firmly holding on the last three spots.
This developed after the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), composed of members of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), received the last provincial certificate of canvass from Lanao del Norte, which has nearly 500,000 voters for the May 13 polls.