Monday, June 25, 2012 - 11:15 a.m.
MANILA -- Only through the creation of a department that fully devotes itself to the development of sports in the country can the Philippines snatch its first-ever Olympic gold medal after a string of failures, a senator said over the weekend.
In filing Senate Bill 3092 or “An Act Creating the Department of Sports,” Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said the abolishment of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) should give way for higher funding and better grassroots program.
Monday, June 25, 2012 - 10:30 a.m.
PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea is calling the use of its national flag in U.S.-South Korean military drills a "grave provocative act" and an insult.
An unidentified Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a statement late Sunday that Pyongyang will continue boosting its nuclear weapons program because of U.S. hostility.
Monday, June 25, 2012 - 09:34 a.m.
MANILA -- The weather bureau said on Monday that there are two weather disturbances hovering inside the country that might become a cyclone.
Weather forecaster Lenny Ruiz said one low pressure area (LPA) was spotted at 380 kilometers (km) east of southern Luzon, while the other LPA was estimated at 930 km east of northern Mindanao.
Monday, June 25, 2012 - 09:21 a.m.
BEIJING — Chinese state media say torrential rains have killed at least 16 people and affected 1 1/2 million people in southern and northern parts of the country.
The official Xinhua News Agency said Monday that the heavy rains over the past three days had affected 450,000 people and wiped out crops in the southern Guangxi region. Another more than 730,000 people were affected in the southern province of Jiangxi, and 312,000 were affected in the adjacent manufacturing powerhouse province of Guangdong.
Monday, June 25, 2012 - 09:08 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — A new Disney princess has ascended to the box-office throne with a No. 1 debut for Pixar Animation's "Brave."
The latest from the makers of "WALL-E," ''Finding Nemo" and the "Toy Story" movies opened with $66.7 million domestically, according to studio estimates Sunday. "Brave" added $13.5 million in 10 overseas markets for a worldwide start of $80.2 million.
Monday, June 25, 2012 - 01:16 a.m.
ELLIOT LAKE, Ontario -- Rescue teams and dogs searched through the rubble Sunday at a shopping mall in Canada where a roof collapsed through two floors, leaving several people missing and 22 people slightly injured.
Authorities said no casualties have been reported and the names of the missing continue to be crossed off the list as members of the community account for their loved ones. But a number of people remain unaccounted for since the collapse Saturday afternoon at Algo Centre Mall in the northern Ontario city of Elliott Lake.
Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 09:14 p.m.
MANILA -- A low pressure area (LPA) spotted in Southern Luzon has potential to become a cyclone that will bring rains in several parts of the country, said weather forecasters Sunday.
Aldczar Aurelio said the LPA was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 800 kilometers east of Southern Luzon as of 2 p.m. Sunday.
Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 08:23 p.m.
BEIJING -- A moderate earthquake Sunday toppled houses in a mountainous part of southwestern China, killing two people and injuring at least 100, state media said.
The magnitude-5.7 quake was centered near the border of Yunnan and Sichuan provinces where many Yi ethnic minority live, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. It said the casualties occurred in Yunnan's Ninglang county and Sichuan's Yanyuan county, where many houses collapsed.
Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 07:00 p.m.
A FISHERMAN died and four others were reported missing after a Chinese vessel rammed on their fishing boat north of the disputed Panatag Shoal off West Philippine Sea.
National Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council Executive Director Benito Ramos said Christopher Balmores died while being treated in a hospital in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.
Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 06:07 p.m.
THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) rescued an infant and arrested a suspected kidnapper inside a passenger shipping vessel while sailing on its way to Leyte province on Sunday.
The suspect was identified as Rose Gallrado Sabandal, 19, who allegedly abducted the infant, the PCG said.