Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 06:49 p.m.
ANAHEIM, California -- Fire officials said 30-40 suffered mainly minor injuries when a stage collapsed at a high school in southern California.
The Anaheim fire department said firefighters and medics responded to a call shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday after the stage gave way at Servite High School.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 04:49 p.m.
MANILA -- Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II assured that the National Government will continue to pour funds to local government units (LGUs) loyal to the "Daang Matuwid," a policy on good governance of the Aquino administration.
“Patuloy tayong nakakatanggap ng report na dumarami na ang mga gobernador, mayor at konsehal na nagpapatupad ng tuwid na daan sa lokal na pamahalaan. Asahan nila na susuklian ng pamahalaan ang katapatan nila sa serbisyo sa pamamagitan ng dagdag na pondo para sa kanilang mga programa,” Roxas said.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 03:41 p.m.
MANILA -- Vice President Jejomar Binay said Sunday that alleged housing scam leader Delfin Lee should be transferred to an ordinary provincial jail just like any accused.
“The arrest of Delfin Lee is the first step for all Pag-Ibig Fund (Home Development Mutual Fund) members and thousands of victims of double sale in attaining justice. Now, we must apply the rule of law and not give special treatment to the accused," Binay said.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 03:31 p.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back, Malaysia's air force chief said Sunday as scores of ships and aircraft from across Asia resumed a hunt for the plane and its 239 passengers.
There was still no confirmed sighting of debris in the seas between Malaysia and Vietnam where it vanished from screens early Saturday morning en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. The weather was fine, the plane was already cruising and the pilots didn't send a distress signal — unusual circumstance for a modern jetliner to crash.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:48 p.m.
CEBU -- Six graduates from the province made it to the top 10 passers in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) held in January this year.
In the elementary level, Pauly Mariz Tampon Recio of the Cebu Normal University and Rica Alessandra delos Reyes Young of the Cebu Technological University shared the fifth spot, with a rating of 87 percent.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 10:44 a.m.
TACOMA, Washington -- Immigrant-rights activists rallied outside the Northwest Detention Center in Washington state on Saturday, while at least 750 detainees protested their treatment with a hunger strike and called for an end to deportations.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said on Saturday morning that 750 detainees had refused to eat and said they were on a hunger strike.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 09:23 a.m.
MANILA -- The first three days of the week will continue to have good weather and storm-free, but cold and rainy weather will remain in many parts of the country due to the effects of the northeast monsoon, the state weather bureau said Sunday.
In an interview, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysicaland Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said the agency is not anticipating any cyclone to affect the country until Wednesday.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 09:07 a.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Two large oil slicks spotted Saturday by the Vietnamese air force offered the first sign that a jetliner carrying 239 people had crashed into the ocean after vanishing from radar without sending a single distress call.
An international fleet of planes and ships scouted the waters between Malaysia and Vietnam for any clues to the fate of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, which disappeared less than an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:53 p.m.
BEIJING — China will never make concessions in territorial disputes with its neighbors, while good relations with the US depend on Washington respecting Beijing's sovereignty claims, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday.
Sounding a defiant note in his first national news conference since taking office a year ago, Wang touched on disputes with Japan, the Philippines and others that have sharpened tensions in the Asia Pacific.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 09:25 p.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks in the area where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 vanished earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people on board had crashed.
The air force planes were part of a multinational search operation launched after Flight MH370 fell off radar screens less than an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early Saturday morning.