Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 05:30 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 5:30 p.m.) -- Authorities suspended Tuesday the retrieval operations for the two missing pilots in Masbate due to a minor accident.
Major General Eduardo del Rosario said in a press conference in Masbate Tuesday afternoon that one of the foreign tech divers collapsed due to “decompression sickness.”
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 05:10 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 5:03 p.m.) -- President Benigno Aquino III has designated Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa as officer in charge of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
"Yes he (Ochoa) was named OIC," Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office Secretary Ramon Carandang said in a text message Tuesday.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 04:46 p.m.
MANILA (Updated, 8:46 p.m.) -- Death ended the life of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo but his legacy of effective and clean leadership will remain in the hearts and minds of the Filipino people whom he had served with sincerity.
Robredo, a recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award, brought with him 18 years of solid track record as Naga City mayor before he was tapped in 2010 to head the DILG, a coveted national position.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 04:25 p.m.
MANILA -- Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. on Tuesday issued a memorandum creating an inter-agency committee that will handle the preparations for the state funeral for late Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo.
"Today, the Executive Secretary issued Memorandum Circular 36, creating a committee to take charge of the funeral arrangements and interment of the late Jesse M. Robredo, Secretary of the Interior and Local Government," Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 03:03 p.m.
MANILA -- Malacanang on Tuesday invited those who wanted to pay tribute to Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo to visit the tribute page created for the Cabinet official.
"We invite everyone to pay tribute to the exemplary life and work of Secretary Jesse through testimonials and remembrances," Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said in a statement.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 12:30 p.m.
MANILA -- The death of Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo came a week before his scheduled confirmation by the Commission on Appointments (CA), the chairman of the 12-man CA contingent of the House of Representatives said Tuesday.
In his Twitter account, Paranaque Representative Roilo Golez said the CA was scheduled to confirm Robredo last Wednesday, August 15, but had to postpone it because they wanted to attend the Requiem Mass for their colleague, Sorsogon Representative Salvador Escudero III, who passed away last week.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 11:45 a.m.
MANILA (Updated 11:45 a.m.) -- Typhoon "Igme" (international name: Tembin), the ninth storm to enter the Philippines this year, claimed its first casualty, disaster officials said.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that a boy had drowned after he was swept away by strong water current in La Union at 8 a.m. of Sunday.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 07:15 a.m.
WASHINGTON — After driving all around Mars with four rovers, NASA wants to look deep into the guts of the red planet.
The space agency decided Monday to launch a relatively low-cost robotic lander in 2016 to check out what makes the Martian core so different from Earth's.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 06:06 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood hits as "Top Gun," ''Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died after jumping from a towering suspension bridge spanning Los Angeles harbor and leaving behind several notes to loved ones, authorities said.
The 68-year-old Scott's death on Sunday was being investigated as a suicide, Los Angeles County Coroner's Lt. Joe Bale said.