Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 09:27 p.m.

LONDON — Earthquakes are rocking Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic.

Iceland's Met Office said two earthquakes measuring over magnitude 5 shook the volcano under the vast Vatnajokull glacier on Wednesday. Some 500 quakes have hit the area since midnight.

Love triangle eyed in Enzo Pastor slay

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 08:14 p.m.

THE Quezon City Police District (QCPD) is looking into love-triangle as the possible motive for the killing of car racer Ferdinand "Enzo" Pastor, a police official said Wednesday.

In a media briefing, QCPD criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDG) chief Rodel Marcelo said the alleged mastermind Domingo De Guzman and his hired gun, Police Officer 2 Edgar Angel, were arrested.

UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 07:18 p.m.

GENEVA -- The independent UN commission on Syrian war crimes said the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces in the country.

The commission said the widespread and systematic killings by Islamic State, which now controls a swath of north and eastern Syria, occurred both in the northern province of Aleppo and in the northeastern region of Raqqa, a stronghold of the group.

Girl asks for justice in social media on her brother’s death

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 06:57 p.m.

A PHOTOGRAPH of a man who died in an alleged crime committed by some drug users in Ubay, Bohol, has gone viral on Facebook.

Maria Rodenel dela Cruz, the sibling of alleged mauling victim Ronnel dela Cruz, uploaded the photo of the remains of her brother on her Facebook account to give justice to his death.

No questions on pending cases in Sereno presser

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 06:36 p.m.

ISSUES hounding the Supreme Court (SC) will not be discussed when Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno talks to the press on Thursday.

In an advisory, the SC Public Information Office (PIO) said Wednesday Sereno is not "at liberty" to answer questions on pending cases or in the "reasonably near future" and matters that are under deliberation.

Palace distances from Senate probe vs Binay

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 06:28 p.m.

MALACANANG has distanced itself on the corruption issue hounding Vice President Jejomar Binay regarding the alleged overpriced parking building in Makati City.

This was contrary to the Palace's spokespersons attitude when some Cabinet officials, such as Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, were initially dragged into the supposed P10-billion pork barrel scam.

DOH: Pinoy peacekeepers must undergo 30-day observation upon return

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 05:34 p.m.

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT ZONE -- Filipino peacekeepers set to return home from Ebola-hit Liberia must undergo a 30-day observation period, said the Department of Health (DOH).

DOH spokesperson Dr. Lyndon Lee Suy said there remains the need for them to be placed under close observation from the doctors of the Philippine National Police (PNP) or Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Road inside Capitol compound open for traffic starting Aug. 30

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 05:31 p.m.

THE Gov. M. Rosa Street inside the Cebu Capitol compound will be open to vehicular traffic starting 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 30, said Provincial Engineer Hector Jamora.

The road was opened to provide an alternative route for vehicles coming from N. Escario St. to M. Velez St., as road improvement and widening have been ongoing at a portion of Don Gil Garcia St. beside the Capitol in Cebu City.

Santiago considers running for President in 2016

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 05:23 p.m.

SENATOR Miriam Defensor Santiago said Wednesday that she will run for president in 2016 if there are enough "like-minded" supporters for her led by Fr. Joaquin Bernas.

In a television show last Tuesday, Fr. Bernas said that President Benigno Aquino III should no longer seek a second term and to "give Miriam (Santiago) naman a chance."

LPA exits Philippines

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 04:49 p.m.

MANILA -- The low pressure area (LPA) lingering inside the Philippines for less than a week exited on Wednesday morning, the state weather bureau reported.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the LPA was spotted at 640 kilometers (km) west of Baguio City, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) posted on its website.

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