Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:32 p.m.
MANILA (Updated) -- The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to tackle the bid to unseat Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza for alleged irregularities during the May 13 polls.
The SC said the Comelec First Division did not commit grave abuse of discretion when it dismissed Radaza’s urgent motion to suspend preliminary conference and determine the cause of action of the election protest filed by losing candidate Efrain Pelaez Jr.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:35 a.m.
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III left Thursday morning for a three-day trip to Japan to join other regional leaders in the 40th Asean-Japan (Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Japan) Commemorative Summit.
In this trip, the government has earmarked P15 million to cover transportation, accommodation, food and equipment, among other requirements, of the President and his 57-member official delegation, Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. said.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 09:45 a.m.
MANILA -- State weather forecasters on Thursday said that the Northeast Monsoon (Hanging Amihan) continues to affect the northern part of Luzon while the trough of a low pressure area is over Mindanao.
The Aurora and Quezon will have cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rain showers and thunderstorms, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 5 a.m. bulletin.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 09:35 a.m.
CASUALTIES from super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) draws close to 6,000, the country’s disaster bureau reported on Thursday.
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) spokesperson Major Reynaldo Balido said the government’s official death toll soared to 5,982 based on the agency 6 a.m. update.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 07:45 a.m.
NEW YORK -- Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
The pope beat out National Security Agency’s leaker Edward Snowden for the distinction, which the newsmagazine has been giving each year since 1927.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 04:39 a.m.
SAN ANTONIO — Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer — which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation — without greatly harming their odds of survival, new research suggests.
The research is aimed at curbing overtreatment, a big problem in cancer care. Treatments help many women beat the disease, but giving too many or ones that aren't really needed causes unnecessary expense, trauma and lifelong side effects, such as arm swelling and heart troubles. Radiation can even raise the risk of new cancers.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 10:41 p.m.
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — Myanmar laid on a spare-no-expenses opening ceremony for the Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday, part of efforts by the government to convince the world it's open for business following a half-century of brutal military rule and isolation.
The four-hour extravaganza, complete with parades, fireworks, singers, dancers and a sound-and-light show, was held to loud cheers and bursts of applause in a packed 30,000-seat stadium.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 08:38 p.m.
BERLIN -- German police said one person has been killed and at least five others injured when a crane collapsed onto a supermarket in western Germany.
Bad Homburg police spokesman Siegfried Schlott told The Associated Press it was not yet clear whether any other people were still trapped in the building.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 06:43 p.m.
THE camp of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel "Mike" Arroyo on Wednesday slammed the police's decision to bar him from staying overnight in the detention suite of his wife, ex-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
At the same time, the former leader is only allowed to get one hour of sunshine instead of two hours as recommended by her doctor. She is currently afflicted by a degenerative bone disease.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 06:15 p.m.
MANILA -- Malacanang is expecting the post-Yolanda rehabilitation and reconstruction program to be completed in four years.
Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. of the Presidential Communications Operations Office said in a news briefing that based on the "pathway to recovery," the medium-term actions would take until 2017 to finish.