3 Pinoys in Saudi infected with Mers-CoV

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 04:09 p.m.

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed Friday that three Filipinos in Saudi Arabia have been infected with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV).

Citing the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, DFA spokesperson Charles Jose said the three Filipinos work as healthcare personnel in various hospitals in the oil-rich kingdom, and they contracted the various from Mers patients.

Agencies recruiting domestic helpers given a week to open Facebook accounts

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 03:39 p.m.

ALL recruitment agencies deploying household service workers (HSWs) abroad must have Facebook accounts by next week.

In a statement, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) reminded recruitment agencies that they have until March 13 to comply with Memorandum Circular No. 1 – 2015.

‘Abu Sayyafs’ seize 2 teachers

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 03:03 p.m.

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Two public school teachers were abducted by six suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, the police reported Friday.

Taxi flag-down rate back to P30

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 02:54 p.m.

MANILA -- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) reduced by P10 the flag-down rate for taxis in the country, an agency official said Friday.

No disease outbreak in Maguindanao – DOH

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 02:28 p.m.

THE Department of Health (DOH) said Friday they have not yet recorded any disease outbreak in evacuation centers housing thousands of civilians displaced by the military offensive against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao.

“No outbreaks have been reported so far in the evacuation centers in Maguindanao,” DOH spokesman Dr. Lyndon Lee Suy said.

Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 02:06 p.m.

TOKYO -- A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

BOI report on Mamasapano probe to be submitted Monday

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 01:43 p.m.

THE final report of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Board of Inquiry (BOI) on the January 25 Mamasapano encounter will be submitted on Monday (March 9), a police official said Friday.

"We will submit on Monday as announced by the SILG (Secretary of Interior and Local Government Manuel Roxas II)," said BOI head and PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Director Benjamin Magalong in a text message.

Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:50 a.m.

LOS ANGELES -- Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries after using his extensive piloting skills to "beautifully" bring down the plane on a golf course and avoid nearby homes.

Pacquiao's trainer makes some noise from afar

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 08:24 a.m.

LAS VEGAS -- Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao's sparring. And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before the big fight.

BOC short in meeting collection target in 2014

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 09:19 p.m.

THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) has failed to achieve its full-year revenue target collections in 2014.

According to the Bureau of Treasury, the BOC posted revenues of P369.314 billion from January to December, up 21.1 percent versus 2013 total collection.

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