Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 03:12 p.m.

WASHINGTON -- Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism.

8 children killed in Australia home

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 01:51 p.m.

SYDNEY -- Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.

Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries.

Mayon alert status lowered

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:23 a.m.

MANILA -- State seismologists lowered Friday the alert status of Mayon volcano in Albay province from 3 to 2 due to a decline in its "overall activity."

No arraignment yet for Pemberton

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 10:48 a.m.

MANILA -- The US Marine charged with murder of a Filipino transgender appeared before the court in Olongapo City but his arraignment did not push through Friday.

Pope praises the diplomacy of US-Cuba accord

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 08:45 p.m.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has praised the "small steps" of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba.

In his first public comments about the breakthrough, Francis told new ambassadors on Thursday that diplomacy was a "noble job."

Aquino asks soldiers to shun partisan politics

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 05:40 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III urged the soldiers on Thursday not to allow themselves to be used by politicians for their own interest comes 2016 elections.

Aquino made the statement during the 79th anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

Lacson wants to transfer rehab duties to NDRRMC

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 05:15 p.m.

PRESIDENTIAL Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR) Panfilo Lacson said Thursday that the mandate of his office would be transferred to a permanent agency by early next year.

In a statement, Lacson said rehabilitation and reconstruction works in Yolanda-ravaged areas could be done by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

SWS: 7 in 10 Filipinos expect happy Christmas

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 04:21 p.m.

MANILA -- Seven out of 10 Filipinos expect a happy Christmas this year, according to the latest survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Aircraft restriction at Tacloban airport lifted

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 03:49 p.m.

MANILA -- The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) lifted Thursday its aircraft restriction at the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport, also known as the Tacloban Airport.

“Aircraft type restriction at Tacloban Airport lifted,” CAAP said via Twitter.

Palace: Justice for Laude should prevail despite custody issue

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 03:16 p.m.

(UPDATED) THE issue on the custody of a United States Marine should not be a cause of delay in getting justice for Filipino transgender whom he allegedly killed, a Palace official said Thursday.

The US government has insisted that Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, suspect on the murder of Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, would remain under its custody despite the request of the Philippine government following the issuance of warrant of arrest against him by a local court in Olongapo City.

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