Sandiganbayan upholds freeze order on Estrada's assets

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 06:00 p.m.

THE Sandiganbayan fifth division upheld Monday an order to freeze the assets of Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada, who is facing a plunder case in connection with the pork barrel scam, pending the resolution of his cases.

In a resolution, the anti-graft court denied Estrada's motion for consideration for lack of merit, paving a way for the court to order a preliminary attachment/garnishment against his properties.

Kalibo airport opens new sections to accommodate more passengers

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 04:42 p.m.

IN TIME for the summer rush, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has opened new sections of the Kalibo International Airport (KIA) that will accommodate additional 800 passengers at a given time, an official said Monday.

"As always, we expect a high volume of visitors to Boracay in the next couple of months, so the new section will help meet this peak period demand," said Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya.

Mahathir Mohamad is last of Southeast Asia's old guards

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 04:23 p.m.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Two of Asia's best-known strongmen, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, had much in common — a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for dissent and vision that changed the face of their countries.

MTRCB inspects buses for x-rated films

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 02:16 p.m.

THE Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) conducted inspections on Monday at the Araneta Center Bus Station in Cubao, Quezon City to ensure that the movies being shown in the public buses, particularly those up for long travels are following the agency's rules.

In the inspection, MTRCB chairman Eugenio Villareal together with other board members recovered an x-rated film from a Bicol-bound R. Volante Lines bus, whose passengers include 12-year-old girl.

Pinay videogame character ‘Josie Rizal’ trends on Twitter

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 02:02 p.m.

"JOSIE Rizal," the first Filipina character in the latest installment of Tekken series, received mixed reactions from Filipino gamers.

Magnitude 4.7 quake hits Bohol

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:57 a.m.

CEBU CITY -- A magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit the province of Bohol and nearby areas at 9:47 a.m. Monday.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the epicenter of the quake was located at eight kilometers southeast of Buenavista, Bohol.

Phivolcs: No tsunami threat in Philippines

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:07 a.m.

CEBU -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said there is no tsunami threat in the Philippines following the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea on Monday morning.

Tsunami warning issued for parts of Pacific after earthquake

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 08:51 a.m.

SYDNEY (Updated) -- A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning for vast swathes of the Pacific and as far north as Russia.

Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:20 p.m.

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials said Sunday 23 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries.

AFP: NPA forces declining

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 08:53 p.m.

MANILA –- The population of the New People’s Army (NPA) is declining as the development projects of the government are now gaining momentum in the countryside, an official said on Sunday.

As of this posting, the rebel strength all over the country is placed at 4,000.

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