After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:38 p.m.

NEW YORK -- Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.

Heath officials have repeatedly given assurances that the disease is spread only by direct contact with bodily fluids such as saliva, blood, vomit and feces, and that the virus survives on dry surfaces for only a matter of hours.

US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 09:33 p.m.

MANILA -- A government official said the United States will pay P87 million ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a US Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year.

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario told a legislative hearing on Friday that the US had agreed to pay the amount.

Religious group prays for Aquino’s love life

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:57 p.m.

A RELIGIOUS group prayed Friday for the love life of President Benigno Aquino III, a 54-year old bachelor.

The Chief Executive attended the 36th anniversary of the Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide (JILCW) at Quirino Grandstand in Manila where he was prayed over by its members led by evangelist Bro. Eddie Villanueva.

Militants protest at military academy in Baguio

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 06:38 p.m.

MILITANTS trooped to the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in Baguio City to protest the anti-insurgency operations being conducted by the military in several areas in the country resulting in civilian deaths.

Members of the Cordillera People's Alliance (CPA) together with several "bahag"-wearing elders from the provinces of Abra, Ifugao and Mountain Province marched along the Session Road, the area considered as the center of Baguio City towards Camp Allen, a military camp where PMA is situated.

Alleged mastermind in Pastor slay asks DOJ to junk charges

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 06:00 p.m.

BUSINESSMAN Domingo de Guzman III denied Friday that he ordered the killing of international racing champion Ferdinand "Enzo" Pastor last June 12 at a busy intersection in Quezon City.

He asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to junk the murder charges against him, citing lack of "credible evidence" and the retraction of Police Officer 2 Edgar Angel, who was allegedly hired by de Guzman for P100,000 to weed out Pastor.

Aquino seeks businessmen's help to improve power sector

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 05:51 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III urged Friday businessmen to support the government's efforts to further reform the power sector in the country amid the projected power shortage next year.

Speaking before the 40th Philippine Business Conference (PBC) and Expo, Aquino said that efforts to reform the power industry, as embodied in the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira), were still a work in progress.

De Lima: Laude fiancé violated Philippine laws

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 05:34 p.m.

MANILA -- German national Marc Sueselbeck's recent misbehavior inside the country's military headquarters can be a ground for his deportation, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Friday.

De Lima said Sueselbeck disrespected Filipino authorities when he scaled a perimeter fence and pushed a soldier who blocked him from confronting United States Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, suspect in the killing of the German's fiancée's Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude.

‘Eurogeneral’ let out of jail for mom’s burial

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 05:13 p.m.

A FORMER police official tagged in the alleged misuse of the Philippine National Police (PNP) intelligence fund was temporarily released from jail Friday after a court granted him a 24-hour pass, a police official said.

PNP spokesperson Wilben Mayor said Eliseo Dela Paz will attend the wake of his mother, Dominga Dela Paz, at the Villamor Airbase chapel in Pasay City and interment at the Heritage Park, Taguig City.

Teenager nabbed for selling fake BOC receipts

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 04:49 p.m.

A 19-YEAR-OLD woman was caught selling fake Bureau of Customs' (BOC) Official Receipts (BCORS) near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the agency said Friday.

The suspect, identified as Llana Cabangbang, with address at Greenpoint Homes Mambog 4 Bacoor, Cavite, was caught selling fake BCORs at the waiting shed outside the Paircargo warehouse last October 10 in a buy-bust operation. Paircargo Warehouse is adjacent to NAIA.

British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 04:39 p.m.

BANGKOK — Thai authorities said a British woman has died under anesthesia during a corrective cosmetic procedure at the same Bangkok clinic.

Public Health ministry executive Boonruang Triruangworawat said Friday she was operated on by a doctor who was not certified for cosmetic surgery. He has been arrested on charges of causing reckless death.

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