Garin mum after Ona resignation

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 04:07 p.m.

DEPARTMENT of Health (DOH) acting Secretary Janette Garin has remained mum a day after Malacanang announced the resignation of Enrique Ona as Secretary.

Several messages and calls to secure her statement were not returned by Garin since late Friday after the announcement of Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma that President Benigno Aquino III has already accepted Ona's resignation.

Michael Phelps pleads guilty to drunken driving

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 01:17 a.m.

BALTIMORE -- Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drunken driving almost three months after he was arrested.

Phelps entered his plea to a charge of driving under the influence in on Friday morning. He was sentenced to a year in prison, but the prison sentence is suspended. He must be on probation for a year and a half.

More items seized in new Bilibid raid

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 06:14 p.m.

MANILA (Updated) -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) raided anew the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City and seized more items from high-profile detainees inside the maximum-security compound.

Aquino accepts Ona's resignation

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 06:02 p.m.

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III has accepted the resignation of embattled Health Secretary Enrique Ona, a Palace official said Friday.

Aquino to youth: Don’t just make selfie, play Clash of Clans

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 05:41 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III urged the youth on Friday to use the modern technology to ensure that the reforms that his administration has instituted will continue instead of just doing selfie and playing games on the Internet.

No arraignment yet for Pemberton

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 05:02 p.m.

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

CAAP: NAIA, Tacloban airports no fly zone during Pope’s visit

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 04:51 p.m.

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said Friday that flight operation in two airports would be limited when Pope Francis visits the country in January next year.

On January 15, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport's (NAIA) primary runway 06/24 and secondary runway 13/31 will be closed for all arriving flights while departing flights will be allowed to operate from 2:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., CAAP said.

Estrada to spend Christmas in jail

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 03:54 p.m.

THE Sandiganbayan fifth division rejected Friday the request of detained Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada to leave Camp Crame on Christmas and New Year.

In a four-page position paper, the prosecution said granting the request of detained senator "would unduly create an impression on the public that Estrada, being a high ranking public official, is a favor detainee over and above other similarly situated detainees."

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, mother stabbed in Australia

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

SYDNEY (Updated) -- The bodies of eight children — aged 18 months to 15 years — and a wounded woman were discovered in a home in northern Australia on Friday, police said.

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