Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:13 p.m.
ZAMBOANGA CITY – The public school teacher abducted more than two months ago was released in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, an education official said Tuesday.
City Schools Division Superintendent Pedro Melchor Natividad said Cathy Mae Casipong was released around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday along the national highway in the village of Sanito, Ipil, the capital town of Zamboanga Sibugay.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 08:42 p.m.
SENATOR Miriam Defensor Santiago said the next Philippine President should be a woman to achieve equality between males and females.
Santiago, in a speech celebrating International Women’s Month at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Baños, Laguna, said that to ensure the United Nations Millennium Development Goals of gender equality, the next president of the Philippines should be female.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 08:30 p.m.
MANILA -- People in the Visayas should expect light to moderate rainshowers over the island in the next 24 hours due to wind convergence and low pressure area (LPA) in east of Mindanao, the state weather bureau said Tuesday.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) forecaster Gladys Saludes said that as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, the LPA was spotted at 146 kilometers southeast of General Santos City and is expected to traverse over Southern Mindanao by Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 07:20 p.m.
SENATOR Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday said Technology Resource Center (TRC) director general Dennis Cunanan has already lost his credibility due to the many inconsistencies in his statement when he testified on the pork barrel scam before the Senate Blue Ribbon committee.
Estrada, one of the three senators dragged in the pork barrel scam, said he will not file any perjury charges against Cunanan considering the fact that he already destroyed himself in his own testimony.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 07:07 p.m.
PHILIPPINE Military Academy (PMA) Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia will not join the graduation ceremony on March 16, a military official said Tuesday.
In an interview, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Brigadier General Domingo Tutaan Jr. said it was final that Cudia, who was earlier dismissed for violating the Honor Code, was recommended for dismissal from the cadet corps of the AFP.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 06:24 p.m.
CEBU CITY -- Three cities in the Philippines made it to the list of Time's top ten "Selfiest" cities in the world.
Tagged as the "Selfie Capital of the World" was Makati City, placing first among other countries, while Cebu City ranked ninth.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 05:28 p.m.
JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima said Tuesday she will order the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to monitor the movement of a broker allegedly involved in rice smuggling if formally requested by the Senate, which is holding an investigation into the matter.
"If indeed requested by the (Senate agriculture and food) committee, will do that," de Lima told reporters in a text message.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 05:12 p.m.
MANILA — The Philippines protested on Tuesday actions by the Chinese coast guard that prevented delivery of supplies to a small group of Filipino soldiers guarding a shoal in a disputed area in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).
Chinese ships prevented two Filipino civilian vessels hired by the Philippine Navy from reaching Second Thomas Shoal on Sunday, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. The shoal is called Ayungin Shoal by Manila and Ren'ai Reef by the Chinese.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 05:01 p.m.
UNEMPLOYMENT rate in the Philippines rose to 7.5 percent in January from 7.1 percent a year ago, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said Tuesday.
The latest unemployment rate means that 2.969 million Filipinos were unemployed with most of them (48.2 percent) were 15-24 years old; followed by those 25-34 years old (29.9 percent), the January 2014 Labor Force Survey (LFS) showed.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 04:40 p.m.
(UPDATED) Government agencies tasked to craft the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Cybercrime Prevention Act met at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday, less than a month after the Supreme Court (SC) backed its constitutionality while removing certain provisions.
Comprising the working group are the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), which spearheaded the meeting.