Aquino spends weekend monitoring observance of Undas

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 06:37 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III will spend the weekend monitoring the observance of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Days to ensure that everything is in order, a Palace official said Saturday.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in an interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan that Aquino has ordered various agencies to remain on alert this weekend.

Public warned vs bogus environmental compliance certificates

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 05:46 p.m.

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) warned Saturday the public against fake environmental compliance certificates (ECCs) circulated by unscrupulous individuals.

The warning was issued following the discovery of a fraudulent ECC supposedly issued to an indigenous peoples' organization for a gold mining project in Zamboanga del Sur.

PHL to learn from China’s experience in hosting APEC next year

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 05:34 p.m.

THE Philippines will try to learn from China’s experience in hosting this year’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to effectively handle the large number of delegates arriving in the country when it hosts a similar event in November next year, a Palace official said Saturday.

A huge delegation from the Philippines will accompany President Benigno Aquino III when he attends the APEC meeting in Beijing on November 9-11, said Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte, a member of the President's advanced party to China, in a radio interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.

2 killed in Cavite shootout

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 05:30 p.m.

TWO suspected riding-in-tandem suspects were killed in a shootout with policemen in Imus, Cavite, on Saturday.

The alleged suspects who were onboard a black motorcycle did not stop at a checkpoint along Daang Hari in Pasong Buaya 1.

IN PHOTOS: Undas at Heritage Park, Taguig

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 05:00 p.m.

FAMILIES of those buried at the Heritage Park in Taguig City flocked the cemetery this weekend to remember their departed loved ones.

Cemetery-goers started pouring in after 8 a.m. Saturday but there were groups that opted to spend the night and stay in the park.

NDRRMC: 2 killed, 97 injured in separate road mishaps

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 04:51 p.m.

TWO people were killed and 97 were injured in several accidents related to the observance of All Saints' and All Souls' Days, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Saturday.

As part of the agency's "Alerto Undas 2014," the NDRRMC is monitoring incidents, particularly vehicular accidents.

Military troops clash with Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 03:05 p.m.

GOVERNMENT security forces clashed with Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu, on Saturday morning.

Lieutenant Colonel Marces Gayat, Army's 35th Infantry Battalion commanding officer, said the troops were scouring the jungles of Patikul town when they caught up with the group in Bungkaong village.

PHL records over 500 new HIV cases in September

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 02:30 p.m.

PROVING that the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the country is already "fast and furious", the Department of Health (DOH) reported Saturday more than 500 new cases for the third straight month.

Based on the latest Philippine HIV/AIDS Registry Report, there were 565 new HIV cases recorded in September this year following the 585 in July and 509 in August.

Man holds granddaughter hostage in Manila North Cemetery

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 12:46 p.m.

A MAN held his 12-year-old granddaughter hostage in Manila North Cemetery on Saturday morning.

Operatives of the Manila Police District arrested Jun Gonzales, a vendor at the cemetery, after they managed to rescue the girl.

Hello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 12:22 a.m.

TOKYO — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.

Only a handful of characters last so long, especially in Japan, where thousands come and go in a highly competitive market. Hello Kitty has the looks, and more.

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