Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 01:38 p.m.
SPORTS values will take center stage in the opening program of the 89th season of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, dropping the usual practice of beaming milestones of host schools.
"We want to highlight the values that uphold NCAA, the human spirit. If you talk about athletics, it's all about perseverance, fair play, and endurance," said Hector Gloria, Season 89 media relations head from host College of St. Benilde.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 01:35 p.m.
CELEBRITY wellness doctor Joel Mendez will suffer a jail term of two to four years after the Court of Tax Appeals affirmed his conviction for tax evasion.
CTA said Mendez did not file his income tax returns in 2001 and 2002 and underdeclared his income in 2003.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 12:55 p.m.
CAGAYAN DE ORO (Updated, 12:48 p.m.) - The branch of Cagayan Electric Power and Light Company (Cepalco) in Barangay Carmen here was robbed by eight men on Tuesday morning, carrying away an estimated P100,000 of money from the tellers.
Paying customers were also divested with their belongings. City Police Director Graciano Mijares said the suspect were armed with short arms and one long firearm.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 11:51 a.m.
MANILA (Updated, 11:51 a.m.) -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz ordered Tuesday the creation of an investigation team that will probe on the alleged “sex-for-fly” activities at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) in Kuwait.
Baldoz issued Administrative Order No. 239, Series of 2013 for the creation of the probe team.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 12:46 a.m.
BEIJING -- China has built the world's fastest supercomputer, almost twice as fast as the previous US holder and underlining the country's rise as a science and technology powerhouse.
The semiannual TOP500 official listing of the world's fastest supercomputers released Monday says the Tianhe-2 developed by the National University of Defense Technology in central China's Changsha city is capable of sustained computing of 33.86 petaflops per second. That's the equivalent of 33,860 trillion calculations per second.
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 07:31 p.m.
SUPREME Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen rejected a newspaper report that he threw a fit and snubbed a conference in The Netherlands last month after he was mistakenly referred as magistrate of the Court of Appeals.
SC spokesperson Theodore Te, who was authorized by Leonen to respond to the matter, said the report was completely erroneous.
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 05:56 p.m.
LUCKNOW, India -- Torrential rain and floods washed away buildings and roads, killing at least 23 people in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, officials said Monday.
More than a dozen people died in the state's Rudraprayag district alone, while another 50 people were missing, said Amit Negi, an official in Uttarakhand.
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 05:15 p.m.
POLICE filed murder cases on Saturday against a former mayor in Batangas and two others for the killing of a prosecutor last week.
Charged by the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group were former Sta. Teresita mayor Anna Marie Mendoza, her husband Hermogenes Mendoza, and Jayson Espejo Guerrero, Batangas police spokesperson Senior Inspector Joel Laraya said Monday.
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 04:12 p.m.
TWO separate fires hit Manila and Quezon cities Monday afternoon.
The fire in Tondo, Manila broke out past 1 p.m. and was placed under control two hours later, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said on Twitter.
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 04:04 p.m.
LOS ANGELES -- It looks to be a baby girl for Kim Kardashian and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West. Or does it?
The couple was keeping silent on Sunday in the wake of multiple reports that Kardashian gave birth over the weekend — about a month premature.