Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 09:23 a.m.
MANILA -- The first three days of the week will continue to have good weather and storm-free, but cold and rainy weather will remain in many parts of the country due to the effects of the northeast monsoon, the state weather bureau said Sunday.
In an interview, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysicaland Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said the agency is not anticipating any cyclone to affect the country until Wednesday.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 09:07 a.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Two large oil slicks spotted Saturday by the Vietnamese air force offered the first sign that a jetliner carrying 239 people had crashed into the ocean after vanishing from radar without sending a single distress call.
An international fleet of planes and ships scouted the waters between Malaysia and Vietnam for any clues to the fate of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, which disappeared less than an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:53 p.m.
BEIJING — China will never make concessions in territorial disputes with its neighbors, while good relations with the US depend on Washington respecting Beijing's sovereignty claims, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday.
Sounding a defiant note in his first national news conference since taking office a year ago, Wang touched on disputes with Japan, the Philippines and others that have sharpened tensions in the Asia Pacific.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 09:25 p.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks in the area where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 vanished earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people on board had crashed.
The air force planes were part of a multinational search operation launched after Flight MH370 fell off radar screens less than an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early Saturday morning.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 05:18 p.m.
THE Philippines on Saturday joined global celebration of the International Women's Day recognizing the contribution of Filipino women to national progress.
“Ngayong taon, kinikilala natin ang kababaihang Pilipina na naging katalista ng pagbabago at nagpapakita ng kakaibang tapang, katatagan, kalinga at pagmamahal sa kani-kanilang pamilya at pamayanan sa gitna ng unos at trahedya na puminsala sa ating bansa noong nakaraang taon,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 05:09 p.m.
MALACANANG on Saturday expressed support on the move of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to centralize gun licensing in the country, saying the move is intended to clean the firearms registry that will eventually reduce the proliferation of loose firearms.
It was reported that pro-gun groups have opposed the centralization on the renewal of gun licenses arguing it would only result to more loose firearms.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 03:58 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 9:13 a.m.) - Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin has ordered the deployment of military assets to search for a Malaysian plane that was reported missing.
Department of National Defense spokesman Peter Paul Galvez said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Command has already deployed aircraft and vessels to join the search for the Malaysian Aircraft flight MH370.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 01:55 p.m.
HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnamese authorities said Saturday they detected the last signal from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight off Vietnam's southwest coast over the South China Sea.
Pham Hien, a Vietnamese search and rescue official, said that the signal was detected 120 nautical miles (140 miles; 225 kilometers) southwest of Vietnam's southernmost Ca Mau province.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:09 a.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Updated, 3:21 p.m.) — Search and rescue crews across Southeast Asia scrambled on Saturday to find a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that disappeared from air traffic control screens over waters between Malaysia and Vietnam early that morning, leaving the fates of the 239 people aboard in doubt.
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:56 p.m.
COTABATO CITY -- The chairman of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and former Cotabato City vice mayor Muslimin Sema was hurt while his aide-relative died in a vehicular accident in Maguindanao Friday noon, reports said.