De Lima: Anti-China group behind foiled bomb attack

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 11:16 a.m.

MANILA -- A group of "misguided" individuals protesting the government's alleged weak stance in the territorial dispute with China was behind the foiled bomb attack at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters, de Lima said the arrested suspects also admitted that they are against the country's oligarchs led by Filipino-Chinese businessmen who control a huge chunk of the nation's wealth.

Jennifer Lawrence requests nude pics investigation

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 01:54 a.m.

LOS ANGELES — Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of the Oscar winner online, a publicist for the actress said.

Intimate images of the actress, who stars in "The Hunger Games" film franchise and won an Academy Award for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," began appearing online on Sunday. Naked images purporting to be of other female stars were also posted, although the authenticity of many of the images could not be confirmed. The source of the leak was unclear.

Filipino force defied UN commander in Golan crisis

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 09:29 p.m.

MANILA (Updated) — The Philippine military said Monday that a U.N. peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who had attacked and surrounded their camp.

PNP to review security measures at NAIA

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 09:19 p.m.

POLICE said Monday it will review the security measures at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after authorities foiled an attempt to blow up a car bomb inside the NAIA Terminal 3.

Philippine National Police (PNP) Aviation Security Group chief Christopher Laxa said there is a need to review the security measures being implemented in all NAIA terminals citing the "only visual vehicle inspection" at the entrance of the airport vicinity as one which needs to be upgraded.

3 kids killed in knife attack at China school

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 09:00 p.m.

BEIJING — A 40-year-old man stabbed students and teachers with a fruit knife at an elementary school in central China on Monday, killing three children and injuring six other people before jumping to his death, officials said.

The attack on the first day after summer break injured five other children and one teacher at Dongfang primary school in Yunxi county in Hubei province, they said.

Customs collects P203.8-B from January to July

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 08:21 p.m.

THE Bureau of Customs' (BOC) revenue collections for the first seven months to July have increased 18 percent year-on-year to P203.86-billion on the back of continued improvements in valuation as well as a marginal increase in the volume of imported goods.

For July alone, total revenues reached P30.46-billion, up nine percent over the same month last year.

Parents told to ensure their children get anti-measles, polio vaccination

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 07:46 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III said Monday that parents should make sure that their children would receive anti-measles and polio vaccinations.

The Chief Executive made the statement as he led the launching of the Ligtas sa Tigdas at Polio mass immunization campaign at the San Lazaro Compound in Manila.

Biazon commends Catapang, Pinoy UN peacekeepers

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 07:38 p.m.

MUNTINLUPA City Representative Rodolfo Biazon lauded Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. for ordering the Philippine Peacekeeping contingent to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (Undof) in Syria not to surrender and defend their post while being surrounded by Syrian rebels.

Gov't renews call for Reds to resume peace process

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 07:10 p.m.

THE Aquino administration renewed on Monday its call to the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF) to resume the peace process with the government.

Government peace panel head Alexander Padilla, however, said that the peace negotiation should be agenda- and time-bound.

Tacloban airport to be closed due to potholes on runway

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 06:50 p.m.

THE airport in Tacloban City will be temporarily closed starting this week for the repair of potholes on the runway that pose safety risk to passengers, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) said Monday.

The Caap officials met with representatives from the Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Asia and Tiger Air to discuss the situation of the Daniel Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City.

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