Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 10:00 p.m.
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar -- The Southeast Asian Games is being used by the government to showcase Myanmar's transformation from international outcast to fledgling democracy, starting with the official opening in the remote, far-flung capital on Wednesday.
Desperate to make sure everything goes smoothly throughout the 22-day event, security has been tight, with soldiers carrying automatic weapons lining multi-lane highways that connect sparkling venues.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 09:07 p.m.
MANILA -- A Philippine judge has acquitted three Indonesian terror suspects and ordered their deportation, saying they were illegally arrested for carrying guns and explosives at the port of Zamboanga City nine years ago.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 06:37 p.m.
SEMIFINALISTS of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) including Southwestern University (SWU) have one last chance to make it to the best-of-three championship series starting next week.
SWU and Far Eastern University (FEU) will face at the Arena in San Juan City on Thursday's curtain raiser while De La Salle University (DLSU) and San Beda College will square off in the 4 p.m. main event.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 05:52 p.m.
MANILA -- Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles and her husband Jaime finally answered the P61-million tax evasion case filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against them in late September.
The couple's lawyer Ian Encarnacion, however, declined to divulge the content of the joint counter-affidavit as respect to the sub-judice rule, which stops parties from discussing the merits of a pending complaint in public.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 05:47 p.m.
MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III considers those who were blaming the National Government for its alleged failure to assist areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) of doing a "disservice" to the people.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 05:00 p.m.
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday signed a condolence book for the late South Africa President Nelson Mandela in Makati City.
“May your life truly well lived continue to shine as the exemplar for all who strive to make this a better world,” the President wrote in the condolence book.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 04:44 p.m.
NEW guidelines were approved by the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday to hasten the multiple murder cases in a Quezon City court in relation to the Maguindanao massacre, considered the worst political violence in the Philippines.
These include the use of judicial affidavits, which forgoes the use of oral testimony in a trial, and assignment of a third assistant judge, said SC spokesperson Theodore Te.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 04:35 p.m.
A FIRE broke out Tuesday afternoon in Sitio Laray, Barangay Carreta, Cebu City.
The Cebu City Fire Department received the alarm at 3:26 p.m.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 04:00 p.m.
MANILA -- Following the bicameral conference committee's swift approval of the proposed 2014 budget, an opposition lawmaker warned of the Aquino administration's possible abuse of funds for the 2016 presidential elections.
In a statement sent to reporters, Deputy Minority Leader and Bayan Muna party-list Representative Neri Colmenares said the bicam panel should have asserted its congressional power by demanding an itemized budget from the Executive department.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 03:35 p.m.
MALACAÑANG on Tuesday announced the formal appointment of former Senator Panfilo Lacson Jr. as Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery with the task to unify the efforts of government and other agencies in the rehabilitation and recovery efforts.
Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said during the regular press briefing that President Benigno Aquino III signed the appointment letter of Lacson with Cabinet rank last December 6.