Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 04:38 p.m.
MANILA -- The three Philippine Embassy officials allegedly sexually abusing female overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) has been ordered by Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario to come home and face the investigation over the accusations made against them.
After a closed-door meeting with Akbayan party-list Representative Walden Bello Wednesday, Del Rosario said the three officials as well as the heads of the embassies in Kuwai, Damascus, and Jordan are being asked to come home to aid in the investigation.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 04:37 p.m.
A PARTY-LIST lawmaker sought on Wednesday a review of the budget of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the 16th Congress amid the departure of weather forecasters to countries offering higher pay.
Cibac party-list Representative Sherwin Tugna also asked Malacañang to double its investment in the sciences.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 04:24 p.m.
MANILA -- Suspected members of the New People's Army (NPA) killed five civilians and burned heavy equipment in Agusan del Sur on Tuesday.
Police Superintendent Martin Gamba, public information officer of police Caraga region, said Wednesday the rebels attacked a rubber plantation in Sitio Camarangan, Barangay Hawilian in Esperanza town around 10 a.m.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 04:10 p.m.
CEBU – Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) regional director Ananias Villacorta sent a letter to Vice Governor Agnes Magpale stating that she will remain as the acting governor of Cebu.
DILG regional legal officer Aiza Fiel Nogra said Garcia's suspension ended Monday, June 17, adding that Garcia should resume office in June 18, Tuesday.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 02:43 p.m.
THREE persons were reported injured when a tornado hit sitio Libo, Barangay Mohon in Talisay City, Cebu on Tuesday afternoon.
Felipa T. Solana, designated Disaster Risk Reduction Management officer of Talisay City, identified the wounded as Marichu Pantano, 30; Leticia Labadan, 48; Rosie Cebentario, 35, all residents of sitio Libo, Barangay Mohon, Talisay City.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 01:02 p.m.
MIAMI — The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 103-100 after overtime on Tuesday to square the series at 3-3 and force the NBA Finals to a decisive Game 7.
Miami's LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds while Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 03:48 a.m.
NEW ORLEANS — A 13-year-old boy has been arrested after authorities said he told them he used TV wrestling moves on his five-year-old half-sister, who died from the beating.
Sheriff's spokesman Col. John Fortunato said the boy was arrested Tuesday after a coroner's investigation found the girl died of multiple injuries, including broken ribs, lacerations of the liver and internal bleeding.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 11:38 p.m.
CEBU CITY -- Emong, which intensified into a tropical storm on Tuesday, has maintained its strength while moving northward of the country, said the state weather bureau.
As of 10 p.m., Tropical Storm Emong was estimated at 430 kilometers southeast of Basco, Batanes, packing maximum winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 08:35 p.m.
SOLAR News and GMA have been allowed by the Supreme Court to get copies of last year's Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) of its 15 members.
TV5 reporter Marlene Alcaide also has a similar request but she needs to elaborate on its purpose, said SC spokesperson Theodore Te in a briefing Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 04:54 p.m.
FIVE soldiers were kidnapped by suspected members of the communist New People's Army (NPA) Monday afternoon, the military said Tuesday.
Captain Raul Villegas of the Army's 10 Infantry Division said that the Peace and Development Team composed of six soldiers of 60th Infantry Battalion under 10th Infantry (Agila) Division were held at gunpoint by the rebels at vicinity Sitio Lubas, Barangay Paquibato Proper, Paquibato District, Davao City around 4:30 p.m.