Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 03:31 p.m.
THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Wednesday that it has not monitored any destabilization plot against the Aquino administration.
AFP Public Affairs chief Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Zagala said the military remains loyal to the chain of command and in its mission to protect and defend the country against any possible threat.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 01:15 p.m.
MANILA -- Tropical Depression Inday, the ninth tropical cyclone to enter the Philippine territory this year, has maintained its strength while over the East Philippine Sea, said the state weather bureau Wednesday.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:56 p.m.
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (2nd Update) -- Several Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded UN school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 90, a Palestinian health official and a UN official said.
The Israeli army had no immediate comment.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:39 p.m.
NEW YORK -- Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.
Twitter also grew its user base more than expected, alleviating concerns, at least for now, that it doesn't hold appeal for a broad swath of people. Its larger rival, Facebook, also posted strong results last week and its stock is trading near a record high.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 01:52 a.m.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant.
Thick black smoke from the plant's burning fuel tank rose for hours. The station's shutdown further disrupted the supply of electricity and water to the 1.7 million people packed into the narrow Palestinian coastal territory.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:12 p.m.
DAVAO (Updated) - Communist guerrillas freed on Tuesday four police officers they abducted from a police station in a town in Agusan del Norte three weeks ago, the military said.
Regional military commander Major General Ricardo Visaya said the New People's Army (NPA) rebels released the police officers before dawn in a remote village in Kitcharao town in Agusan del Norte where a five-day cease-fire was declared to avoid clashes.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:03 p.m.
AFTER the Supreme Court declared as unconstitutional the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), administration allies in the House of Representatives are planning to pass a measure, which will enable Malacanang to legally use government savings on other projects after the fiscal year.
Marikina City Representative Romero Quimbo said the proposed law will be based on the high court's ruling on DAP and will give a green light to the executive branch to use the remaining savings.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 07:23 p.m.
MANILA -- Pope Francis will visit the Philippines for the first time in January next year, church officials in Manila confirmed Monday.
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, in a press conference, said the pontiff will visit the country on January 15 to 19, 2015.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 06:52 p.m.
MALACANANG defended on Tuesday President Benigno Aquino III for being emotional when he delivered his 5th State of the Nation Address (Sona), saying his display of emotion was not a sign of being a weak leader.
Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said that the President's rare display of emotion was spontaneous.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 06:27 p.m.
A POLITICAL analyst said Tuesday President Benigno Aquino III must focus on continuing the reforms he has initiated to parry criticisms that he shed crocodile tears to gain public sympathy amid mounting protests and impeachment cases.
“He has to complete what he has started and work on his legacies,” Ramon Casiple, executive director of Institute of Political and Economic Reform (Iper), told Sun.Star.