Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 04:04 p.m.
LEGAZPI CITY -– An Albayano will be named valedictorian at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) graduation ceremonies on March 16, 2014 at the PMA compound in Baguio City, a top provincial official said Tuesday.
Albay Governor Joey Salceda identified the top PMA graduate as Cadet First Class Jheorge Llona, 21, a native of Barangay Anislag, Daraga town.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 03:12 p.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Updated) — Authorities hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner expanded their search on land and sea Tuesday, reflecting the difficulties in finding traces of the Boeing 777 more than three days after it vanished with 239 people on board.
Recovering debris from the plane is vital to finding out what caused it to go missing and to prevent a repeat, as well as providing some closure for the families of passengers on board. In the absence of evidence, speculation over possible causes ranges widely, including terrorist attack, pilot error and plane malfunction.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 02:23 p.m.
TOKYO — Japan is marking the third anniversary of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead or missing, turned coastal communities into wasteland and triggered a nuclear crisis.
In Tokyo, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Emperor Akihito will speak at a memorial service Tuesday to mourn for the victims, marking the moment the magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:20 a.m.
DETAINED businessman Delfin Lee will have to show up at the Court of Appeals (CA) on Wednesday as the justices will hear the authorities' justification for his arrest on March 6 in connection with his syndicated estafa case.
Acting on Lee's camp petition for writ of habeas corpus, the CA Special First Division ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to bring the businessman to the hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:11 a.m.
MANILA -- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Tuesday said that light to moderate rains will continue in some parts of Mindanao because of the presence of a low pressure area (LPA) inside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).
In an interview, Pagasa weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said that as of 4:00 a.m. Tuesday the LPA was spotted some 530 kilometers (km) east of General Santos City (5.7ºN, 130.0ºE).
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:27 p.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean, once again dashing hopes after more than two days of fruitless search for the plane that disappeared en route to Beijing with 239 people on board.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 07:10 p.m.
FILIPINO nationals are being advised against bringing stun guns and other "arms" when they travel to Hong Kong, saying it could result in severe fine and imprisonment.
In an advisory, the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong said stun guns and devices, such as tear gas, bullets, extendible batons, flick knives, and knuckle dusters are considered restricted items there.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 06:48 p.m.
THE Supreme Court (SC) has allowed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to continue looking into three syndicated estafa charges filed against detained businessman Delfin Lee.
The charges are on top of the syndicated estafa case being heard by the Pampanga Regional Trial Court branch 42, which ordered Lee's arrest in 2012.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 06:10 p.m.
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III is satisfied with the explanation of Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso Umali on why he called up Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima on the arrest of real estate developer Delfin Lee last Thursday, a Palace official said Monday.
Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said that Umali already called up the President and explained why he made a call to Purisima.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 06:04 p.m.
POLICE have arrested on Sunday a suspect in the fatal shooting of court judge in Zamboanga City, a Cabinet official said Monday.
Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II identified the suspect as Mohamad Alkhalidz Paradji Amisali, who was arrested by joint police teams at Sunrise Drive, Barangay Talon-Talon, Zamboanga City.