Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 03:18 p.m.
UNLESS stopped by the Supreme Court, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will complete the proclamation of all 58 winning party-list groups on Monday.
Fourteen seats were initially awarded last Friday.
Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 02:44 p.m.
SEVEN former officials of the Bureau of Fire Protection and a private individual will spend up to 10 years in jail for buying P6.5-million motor vehicle spare parts which were never delivered to the agency in December 1992.
Found guilty of graft charges by the Sandiganbayan Third Division were former BFP director Mario Tanchangco, and ex-officers Aristeo Argosino, Leonardo Sabellina Jr., Hilario Cachero, Romeo Camacho, Veronica Cataluña and Emmanuel Macabuhay, and Analyn Cuesta-Rubio, owner of private company Lyn Cues Enterprises.
Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 01:36 p.m.
MEMPHIS, Tennessee — The San Antonio Spurs rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-93 in overtime on Saturday and move a win away from the NBA Finals.
The Spurs grabbed a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals and now have won five straight this postseason. With the memory of blowing a 2-0 lead a year ago in the West finals to Oklahoma City, when they lost the next four, the Spurs shook off their sloppy play early and pushed the young Grizzlies to the edge of elimination in the first West final played in Memphis.
Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 01:25 p.m.
YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar state media said a bus traveling from Yangon to Mandalay has skidded off a bridge, leaving 11 dead and 16 injured including an American citizen.
State newspapers reported Sunday that the accident occurred Saturday when a tire on the bus blew, causing the vehicle to skid and plunge off the bridge into a stream below.
Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 12:57 p.m.
COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes challenged people questioning the validity of the May 13 polls to review the source code, which contains human readable instructions that define what the ballot counting machines will do.
He said losing candidates may use it as grounds to file electoral protests.
Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 10:46 a.m.
NEW DELHI — About 200 suspected Maoist rebels set off a land mine and opened fire on a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India's ruling Congress party in eastern India, killing at least 17 people and wounding 24 others, police said.
Senior police officer M. Gupta said the attack occurred Saturday in the Sukma area, about 215 miles (345 kilometers) south of Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh state.
Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 05:10 p.m.
MANILA -- Members of the incoming 16th Congress are free to propose amendments or even repeal the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) Law if they want to, Malacanang said Saturday.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte made the comment following reported statement of the newly-proclaimed Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (Buhay) party-list group that its representatives would move to repeal the RH law.
Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 05:09 p.m.
MIAMI -- The Indiana Pacers finally clinched a victory to even their score at one all after the same tough fight against defending champion Miami Heat a couple of days ago.
The third seed in the Eastern conference outscored the Heat, 97-93, by forcing LeBron James to commit two turnovers in a row in the final minute.
Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 03:13 p.m.
ISLAMABAD — At least 17 children were burned to death in eastern Pakistan on Saturday when a faulty gas cylinder exploded on the bus taking them to school, police said.
Police officer Mohammed Rasheed said seven children were also injured in the explosion on the outskirts of the city of Gujrat.
Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 12:29 p.m.
ZAMBOANGA (Updated, 3:58 p.m.) -- At least seven Filipino marines and four Abu Sayyaf bandits were killed in a clash Saturday as the military launched an offensive against al-Qaeda-linked gunmen who have been blamed for recent kidnappings and of trying to sabotage a road project in the island province of Sulu, military officials said Saturday.