Drunk passenger causes hijack scare in Bali

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 04:35 p.m.

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An airline official said a drunk passenger who caused a hijack scare on a Virgin Australia flight has been arrested for creating a disturbance after the plane landed on Indonesia's resort island of Bali Friday.

Heru Sudjatmiko, airport manager for Virgin Australia, told Metro TV on Friday that the passenger was acting aggressively and was handcuffed by the crew.

Workers in Calabarzon to get Labor Day ‘gift’

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 04:28 p.m.

WHILE the rest of the country awaits a possible Labor Day gift from the government, workers in Calabarzon are assured to have one as the latest wage order is already set to take effect on May 1.

In a statement, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) said Wage Order No. IVA-16 is already set to take effect on May 1 with workers receiving minimum wage of less than P267.00 being entitled to get additional P12.00 in basic pay.

Abducted tourist, hotel staff now in Sulu

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 04:21 p.m.

MANILA -- Filipino officials said Friday that Moro militants brought a Chinese tourist and a Filipino hotel receptionist to the southern Philippines after kidnapping the women from a dive resort in eastern Malaysia early this month.

Oath-taking of new lawyers postponed for Obama visit

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 04:21 p.m.

MORE than a thousand law graduates who passed the 2013 Bar examinations would have to wait another week before they will be formally recognized as new lawyers.

Supreme Court (SC) spokesperson Theodore Te said Friday the justices decided to move the ceremony to May 5 instead of April 28, the day United States President Barack Obama is set to begin his two-day state visit to the Philippines.

Magnitude 3.8 quake jolts Tagbilaran City

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 03:28 p.m.

CEBU CITY (Updated) -- A magnitude 3.8 earthquake jolted Tagbilaran City, Bohol at 2:58 p.m. Friday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Phivolcs said the tremor was located at 28 kilometers (km) northeast of Tagbilaran City with a depth of 13 kilometers.

De Lima still mum on Napoles list

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 03:00 p.m.

CALLS for Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to reveal other senators allegedly involved in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam fell on deaf ears.

In a chance interview on Thursday, de Lima said she will only release the list of lawmakers and other government officials businesswoman Janet Napoles has implicated in the scam after thoroughly evaluating her testimony that has yet to be completed.

Arroyo co-accused in PCSO plunder case nabbed

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 02:30 p.m.

(UPDATED) Police arrested former Commission on Audit (COA) chief Reynaldo Villar in connection with a plunder case involving P366 million of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) intelligence funds.

Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Reuben Theodore Sindac said members of the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested Villar in his house in Merville Park, Paranaque City Thursday afternoon.

Hold departure order issued vs Corona, Singson

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 01:47 p.m.

MANILA -- The Sandiganbayan Third Division issued Friday a hold departure order (HDO) against former Chief Justice Renato Corona and former Ilocos Sur Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson.

The Sandiganbayan issued the order directing the Bureau of Immigration (BI) not to allow Corona and Singson from leaving the country while their respective cases are pending.

Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 11:05 a.m.

KATMANDU, Nepal — Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season took another hit Friday as more Sherpa mountain guides packed and left the base camp for their village homes a week after the deadliest disaster on the world's highest mountain.

Their departures come as major expedition companies canceled their climbs and other Sherpas quit the mountain after an avalanche killed 16 of their fellow guides last week.

Families of ferry's lost confront South Korea officials

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 09:40 a.m.

JINDO, South Korea — Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol staged a marathon confrontation with the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief, surrounding the senior officials in a standoff that lasted overnight and into Friday morning as they vented their rage at the pace of search efforts.

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