Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 02:36 p.m.
MANILA -- Vice President Jejomar Binay wrote the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) on Tuesday asking it to investigate reports of students of hospitality courses who are given training allowance but are being made to work full time abroad.
Binay said the victims of the unfair scheme are Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) students undergoing on-the-job training in countries like Singapore, where they are paid less than the minimum wage or not at all.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 02:25 p.m.
MANILA -- Members and coaching staff of the Philippine men's basketball team Smart Gilas II will soon be feted by the senators for reclaiming the William Jones Cup in Taiwan after 14 years.
In his Senate Resolution 854, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III said every victory earned by Filipinos abroad is a source of pride and joy for the country, thus the need to recognize their efforts.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 02:14 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 2:09 p.m.) -- The police have arrested on Tuesday a member of the powerful Ampatuan clan who is among the suspects in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre.
Datu Ulo Ampatuan, 21, was arrested in his house at No. 12, Monina Yllana corner Margaret Montinola, Prumdi Village, BF Resort, Las Pinas City, around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) reported.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 01:23 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 1:24 p.m.) -- Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said Wednesday that only through cooperation and understanding of other members of the judiciary and the Filipino people can the country achieve fair and impartial justice.
Outlining her plans for the next 18 years, Sereno said there is a need for the judiciary to redefine itself by being responsive to today's challenges of climate change and transparency.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 12:11 p.m.
MANILA -- A low pressure area (LPA) and the southwest moonsoon are expected to bring rains over Luzon and Mindanao, the Philippine weather bureau reported Wednesday.
The weather bureau also reported that Tropical Storm Igme (international codename: Temblin) has exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Tuesday night and moves toward Korea, after it re-entered the country late Monday.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 09:48 a.m.
PASADENA, California — Will.i.am has premiered his new single — from Mars.
The NASA rover Curiosity beamed to Earth his new song "Reach for the Stars" on Tuesday in the first music broadcast from another planet, to the delight of students who gathered at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to listen.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 10:32 p.m.
FORT MEADE, Maryland — Lawyers for a U.S. Army soldier accused of leaking classified information to the website WikiLeaks are asking the government to turn over all emails related to his pretrial detention at a military brig.
Lawyers for Pfc. Bradley Manning say military prosecutors have provided only a small portion of the emails they have. The attorneys will discuss the issue in court Tuesday, the first day of a three-day pretrial hearing.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 09:49 p.m.
LEXINGTON, Kentucky -- Lexmark is cutting 1,700 jobs, or almost 13 percent of its workforce, and said it will stop making inkjet printers as part of a drive to cut costs as it deals with shrinking sales of inkjets.
The printer and software company said Tuesday that it will close its inkjet supply plant in the Philippines by the end of 2015. It is also putting its inkjet technology up for sale.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 05:30 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 5:30 p.m.) -- Vice President Jejomar Binay has rejected the possibility for him to head the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), a post he earlier eyed when he became the country's no.2 leader in June 2010.
Speaking to reporters at the sidelines of a lawyers’ conference in Pasay City, Binay said he would rather finish his task as housing and anti-human trafficking czar than accept the offer to replace the late Jesse Robredo.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 05:30 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 5:30 p.m.) -- Vice President Jejomar Binay has rejected the possibility for him to head the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), a post he earlier eyed when he became the country's number two leader in June 2010.
Speaking to reporters at the sidelines of a lawyers' conference in Pasay City, Binay said he would rather finish his task as housing and anti-human trafficking czar than accept the offer to replace the late Jesse Robredo.