Filipino wins Maybank Go Ahead Challenge

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 03:32 p.m.

FOR the first time, a Filipino grabbed the top spot at the Maybank Go Ahead Challenge Grand Finale in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia held from August 11 to 16.

Tupas takes ‘ice bucket challenge’

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 03:06 p.m.

THE ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" craze has the reached the House of Representatives as Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr. accepted on Thursday the challenge made by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.

Tupas had himself doused with a pale ice cold water in the presence of media and House employees the grounds of the Batasan Complex.

Nearly 600 new HIV cases recorded in July

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 02:47 p.m.

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT ZONE -- The Department of Health (DOH) reported on Thursday almost 600 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the month of July en route to establishing a new record high in the country.

Based on the July 2014 Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry Report, 585 new HIV cases were recorded that month.

Charges filed vs Pastor killers

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 02:19 p.m.

POLICE brought charges before the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday against the alleged killers of international race car driver Ferdinand "Enzo" Pastor.

Charged with murder were alleged mastermind Domingo de Guzman III and Police Officer 2 Edgar Angel, the man hired by de Guzman for P150,000 to kill Pastor on the evening of June 12 in Quezon City.

Economy picks up in Q2

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 02:14 p.m.

LOCAL output in the second quarter, as measured by the gross domestic product (GDP), beat market expectations as the economy grew by 6.4 percent on the back of strong industry and services sectors.

This brings the first half growth to 6 percent after the economy slowed down to 5.6 percent during the January to March period, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said Thursday.

Undersea search for Malaysian plane refined

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 01:53 p.m.

CANBERRA, Australia -- The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the wreckage and black boxes are recovered, officials said Thursday.

Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said analysis of a failed attempted satellite phone call from Malaysia Airlines to Flight 370, which disappeared March 8, "suggests to us that the aircraft might have turned south a little earlier than we had previously expected."

Girls in Colombian town struck by mystery illness

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:47 p.m.

BOGOTA, Colombia -- A mystery illness has overwhelmed a small town in northern Colombia as scores of teenage girls have been hospitalized with symptoms that parents fear could be an adverse reaction to a popular vaccine against cervical cancer.

Authorities said they still don't know what caused more than 200 girls in El Carmen de Bolivar to come down with symptoms ranging from fainting to numbness in the hands and headaches. Some have hinted that the town of 95,000 near Colombia's Caribbean coast could be experiencing a rare case of mass hysteria.

Rainy Thursday due to LPA east of Mindanao

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:15 p.m.

MANILA -- A cloud cluster in east of Mindanao has intensified into a low pressure area (LPA), bringing moderate rains in most parts of the country, the state weather bureau reported Thursday.

As of 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the LPA was spotted at 190 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

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.

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