Pakistani Nobel laureate honored in Philadelphia

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 03:27 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA -- A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls' education has been honored with the Liberty Medal.

Malala Yousafzai accepted the medal, which is given annually at the National Constitution Center to someone who strives to secure freedom for people around the world, on Tuesday.

Santiago wants VFA scrapped

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 03:21 p.m.

By Ruth Abbey Gita

SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago reiterated Wednesday her firm stance against Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), stressing that the agreement between the Philippines and the United States is unconstitutional.

Aquino to media: Be accurate in reporting

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 02:37 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III urged Wednesday the media to be accurate on its reporting.

Aquino made the call during the annual presidential forum of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (Focap) in Pasig City.

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:48 p.m.

CUPERTINO, Calif. — If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, even though it has a large LCD screen.

But as I tested out Apple's new iPad Air 2, I see why people like to shoot pictures with a tablet. Images look great on the large screen, and there's less guesswork about whether or not small details, such as lettering on a sign, will be in focus.

Pemberton transferred to Camp Aquinaldo

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:04 a.m.

MANILA (Updated) — The U.S. military turned over Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino to Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Wednesday, easing a looming irritant over his custody, officials said.

Pemberton had been detained on board the USS Peleliu at the Subic Bay Freeport, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of Manila, after he was implicated in the death of 26-year-old Jennifer Laude, whose former name was Jeffrey.

Job fairs eyed in Yolanda-hit areas

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 07:19 p.m.

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) disclosed Tuesday that it is looking to hold job fairs in areas hit by typhoon "Yolanda" (Haiyan) in time for its first anniversary.

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said they are already planning to hold the job fairs as their way of continuously helping victims of the typhoon.

Cases filed vs actress’ mom killer

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 06:20 p.m.

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed cases in a Quezon City court against the killer of Zenaida Sison, mother of award-winning actress Cherry Pie Picache.

Charged with robbery with homicide was 29-year-old Michael Flores, who attacked and repeatedly stabbed Sison on September 19 in her house in Barangay Paligsahan, Quezon City.

Palace: Aquino truthful on power supply situation next year

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 05:27 p.m.

MALACANANG defended anew on Tuesday President Benigno Aquino III's request for emergency powers to address the power supply situation next year, saying he was just being truthful.

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said that the government still needs to prepare for summer next month to ensure that there will be no rotational brownouts.

Aerial collision kills Taiwanese air force pilot

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 05:21 p.m.

BEIJING — A Taiwanese air force pilot has died following an aerial collision between two training jets.

One jet was not badly damaged, and the pilot flew it back to base safely.

Chartered plane for arriving West Africa OFWs sought

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 05:21 p.m.

WITH a large number of Filipinos expected to arrive in the country in the coming months, the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) is calling on the Philippine government to charter a flight for them from West Africa in a bid to ensure they will not endanger their co-passengers from possible Ebola virus disease (EVD) contamination.

In an interview, PCP president Dr. Tony Leachon said it would be a good idea to assemble all arriving Filipinos from Ebola-hit countries in special flights instead of allowing them to board commercial flights.

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