1 killed, 16 hurt in North Cotabato blast

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 12:20 p.m.

KIDAPAWAN CITY (Updated) — A bomb exploded on a pedestrian overpass in Kabacan, North Cotabato threatened by Moro rebels in the past, killing a student and wounding 16 others late Sunday, police and military officials said.

Central Luzon workers get pay hike

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 11:30 a.m.

WORKERS in Central Luzon are set to get an early Christmas gift with the approval of the P13 increase in their daily basic pay.

In a statement on Monday, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said that the Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board (RTWPB) – Central Luzon has issued a resolution on the wage hike petition filed by Indo-Phil Textile Workers' Union-Philippine Trade and General Workers' Organization last May 20.

17 hurt in North Cotabato blast

Monday, November 17, 2014 -

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- At least 17 civilians were injured when an improvised bomb went off on a pedestrian overpass in Kabacan, North Cotabato on Sunday night.

Captain Jo-Ann Petinglay, public affairs officer of the Army's 6th Infantry Division, said the bomb exploded around 6:45 p.m. at the town center, near the gate of the Pilot Elementary School.

3.8 magnitude quake hits Ormoc City

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 10:03 p.m.

CEBU - A magnitude 3.8 earthquake jolted Ormoc City at 9:37 p.m. Sunday.

The epicenter of the quake was located at 58 kilometers (km) west of Ormoc City in Leyte, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

Pope decries tensions over immigrants in Europe

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 09:28 p.m.

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said sharp tensions in European cities over immigrants could get worse unless authorities, citizens and the newcomers sit down and discuss their prejudices.

The pope's remarks Sunday to visitors in St. Peter's Square follow by a few days an outbreak of violence against refugees in a working-class neighborhood of Rome. Riot police were sent in after several days of anti-immigrant tensions.

Palace: Abu Sayyaf suffers major defeat

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 06:19 p.m.

MALACANANG said Sunday that the extremist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) has suffered a major defeat amid the ongoing military operation against the bandits.

"Malaking dagok sa ASG ang isinasagawang pinaigting na law enforcement operations ng mga tropa ng Sandatahang Lakas sa Sulu," said Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. in an interview with dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.

Peacekeeper to return to Caballo Island

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 05:20 p.m.

MANILA -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Sunday that the Filipino peacekeeper who tested positive for malaria will return to Caballo Island to continue the 21-day quarantine as precautionary measure against the Ebola virus.

San Miguel wins legal battle over Ginebra brand

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 04:12 p.m.

GINEBRA San Miguel, Inc. (GSMI) has won anew against Tanduay Distillers, Inc. (TDI) over the use of "Ginebra," a name for a popular gin.

GSMI claimed that TDI is misleading the public by selling "Ginebra Kapitan" as people might believe that GSMI is its manufacturer and distributor.

Tubbataha, Mt. Hamiguitan in Asean heritage parks list

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 02:00 p.m.

MANILA -- Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary (MHRWS) and Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) in the Philippines were added to the prestigious list of Southeast Asia’s most treasured parks.

LP wants closure to Ilolo Convention Center probe

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 01:41 p.m.

AN OFFICIAL of the Liberal Party (LP) said Sunday there is nothing more to investigate on the alleged overpricing of the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) because the whistleblower failed to present any proof of irregularity in last week's Senate hearing.

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