Monday, May 20, 2013 - 02:02 p.m.
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is analyzing whether projectiles North Korea fired into its eastern waters over the weekend are short-range missiles or a new type of artillery the country may be developing, officials said Monday.
North Korea fired what Seoul officials called a short-range projectile Sunday, a day after conducting three similar launches. South Korean officials earlier said the weapons fired on Saturday were guided missiles, but later clarified that they may not be missiles, referring to the objects as "projectiles."
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:47 p.m.
BEIJING — China is urging North Korea to release a Chinese fishing boat whose owner says it was seized by gun-toting North Koreans earlier this month and held for ransom, in the latest irritant in relations between the neighboring allies.
The seizure of the Liaoning-based boat adds to China's frustration with North Korea over its recent tests of nuclear and rocket technologies in defiance of international efforts to curb the country's nuclear ambitions.
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 10:51 a.m.
CEBU CITY (Updated) -- Joavan Fernandez, the number one public enemy in Cebu province, was arrested Monday morning in a resort in Moalboal town, 12 days after he bolted from detention in Talisay City.
A tip from a concerned citizen led to the arrest of Joavan in a resort in Barangay Saavedra, Moalboal, 85.4 kilometers southwest of Cebu City.
Monday, May 20, 2013 -
MANILA -- A 25-year-old marketing head from Olongapo City won this year's Miss Philippines Earth, besting 46 other candidates in the prestigious pageant held Sunday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Angelee Claudett delos Reyes, who is said to be a beauty pageant veteran, wowed the judges not just with how she carried herself during the competition, but with her answer to the final question: “If you could add another criteria to pick a beauty queen, what would it be?”
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 08:41 p.m.
COMEDY Queen Ai-Ai delas Alas confirmed Sunday that she’s separated from husband of one month, businessman Jed Salang.
In a taped interview with "The Buzz" host Boy Abunda, Ai-Ai said she left their conjugal home after she was physically assaulted on May 2, when they had a fight over where to celebrate their first month as a couple.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 07:06 p.m.
A PALACE official welcomed on Sunday the recent visit to the Philippines by some Hollywood stars as this could result in more tourist visits and further spur the country’s economic progress.
Hollywood’s A-list celebrities Vin Diesel and Sarah Jessica Parker were in Manila last week to lead the Asian premiere of the sixth installment of the action movie “Fast and the Furious” and formally open SM’s newest mall in Taguig City, respectively.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 06:29 p.m.
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea said North Korea has fired a projectile into waters off its eastern coast a day after launching three short-range missiles in the same area.
The South's Defense Ministry said the firing occurred Sunday afternoon. It did not say whether it was a missile or artillery.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 05:11 p.m.
FILIPINO entertainers and others who work in the tourism industry abroad have been encouraged to return home because of competitive salaries and benefits being offered in the country, a government official said Sunday.
“They are attracting our OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) to come home because they are being paid the same salaries and compensation that they are receiving in their place of work outside the country,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 05:09 p.m.
MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) gave a self-imposed deadline of 10 days to finish the canvassing and proclamation of the 58 duly-elected party-list representatives.
But Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said the poll body, which is also acting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), must settle what to do with the votes received by the 12 party-list groups that they disqualified under the new accreditation guidelines issued by the Supreme Court.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 02:54 p.m.
ICONIC screen villain Bella Flores died early Sunday morning at the age of 84.
She expired at the Quezon City General Hospital following a steep drop in blood pressure, but even before her death, the actress battled diabetes and showed signs of memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease.