Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 05:21 p.m.
WONDERING if it will rain? There's an app -- better, more user-friendly -- app for that.
An all-Filipino group of developers launched an Android app that provides real-time data on the probability of rain for every Philippine city coming from the Department of Science and Technology's Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards).
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 04:44 p.m.
MANILA -- A total of 66 out of the 422 elected local officials have so far complied with the order of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to correct their respected Statement of Contribution and Expenditures (Soces).
Based on the poll body website, as of December 16, those who submitted their modified Soces are 12 congressmen; two governors; one vice governor; three provincial board members; one city mayor; three city vice mayors, eight city councilors; four municipal mayors, five municipal vice mayors and 27 municipal councilors.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 03:44 p.m.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- At least one winning ticket was sold in California for Tuesday night's $636 million (P28,171,620,000) Mega Millions jackpot, which was the second largest in US lottery history.
There may be other winners. Mega Millions lead director Paula Otto said Tuesday night that the count by game officials was not complete yet.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 03:30 p.m.
JUBA, South Sudan -- Fighting in South Sudan has killed up to 500 people, United Nations diplomats said Tuesday.
The president of South Sudan, which is also the world's newest country, has blamed the violence on a coup attempt Sunday by soldiers loyal to his former deputy, who belongs to a different ethnic group.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 03:18 p.m.
SYDNEY -- A tourist in Australia had to be rescued by police after plunging off a pier while browsing Facebook on her phone, officials said Wednesday.
The woman was walking along a bay in Melbourne on Monday night when she became distracted by her Facebook feed and plummeted off the pier into the chilly water, Victoria state police said.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 03:16 p.m.
THE recent highway tragedy in Taguig City that killed 18 people prompted a legislator to seek mandatory installation of speed limiters on all public utility buses plying city and provincial routes.
Iloilo Representative Jerry Trenas, a member of the House committee on public works and highways, filed House Bill 3624 seeking the legislated installation of speed limiters, which, he said was proven to be effective in the United Kingdom.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 03:04 p.m.
TACLOBAN CITY -- The United States is providing nearly $25 million in additional humanitarian aid to help the Philippines deal with the enormous devastation and deaths wrought by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) last month, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday after touring the worst-hit region.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 02:57 p.m.
MANILA -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Wednesday as the world awaits indication from US Federal Reserve on when it will start reducing its monetary stimulus.
Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.54 percent at 15,514.59. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index climbed 0.6 percent at 23,214.15. China's Shanghai Composite index was nearly unchanged at 2,150.23 percent. South Korea's Kospi inched up 0.3 percent at 1,971.40.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 01:16 p.m.
CLOSE to 30 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), most of them medical workers have decided to go home to the Philippines and will be repatriated from Yemen.
Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, citing a report of Labor Attache David Des Dicang said that the 28 workers will be repatriated as soon as the Philippine Embassy in Yemen has facilitated their exit visa and flight bookings
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 12:40 p.m.
(Updated) RECOVERY and reconstruction efforts in areas damaged by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) will cost P361 billion and may take four years to finish, the country's planning agency said Wednesday.
The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said the total investment requirements shall cover shelter and resettlement (P183.3 billion), public infrastructure (P28.4 billion), education and health services (P37.4 billion), agriculture (P18.7 billion), industry and services (P70.6 billion), local government (P4 B) and social protection (P18.4 billion).