Job fairs eyed in Yolanda-hit areas

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 07:19 p.m.

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) disclosed Tuesday that it is looking to hold job fairs in areas hit by typhoon "Yolanda" (Haiyan) in time for its first anniversary.

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said they are already planning to hold the job fairs as their way of continuously helping victims of the typhoon.

Cases filed vs actress’ mom killer

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 06:20 p.m.

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed cases in a Quezon City court against the killer of Zenaida Sison, mother of award-winning actress Cherry Pie Picache.

Charged with robbery with homicide was 29-year-old Michael Flores, who attacked and repeatedly stabbed Sison on September 19 in her house in Barangay Paligsahan, Quezon City.

Palace: Aquino truthful on power supply situation next year

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 05:27 p.m.

MALACANANG defended anew on Tuesday President Benigno Aquino III's request for emergency powers to address the power supply situation next year, saying he was just being truthful.

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said that the government still needs to prepare for summer next month to ensure that there will be no rotational brownouts.

Aerial collision kills Taiwanese air force pilot

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 05:21 p.m.

BEIJING — A Taiwanese air force pilot has died following an aerial collision between two training jets.

One jet was not badly damaged, and the pilot flew it back to base safely.

Chartered plane for arriving West Africa OFWs sought

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 05:21 p.m.

WITH a large number of Filipinos expected to arrive in the country in the coming months, the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) is calling on the Philippine government to charter a flight for them from West Africa in a bid to ensure they will not endanger their co-passengers from possible Ebola virus disease (EVD) contamination.

In an interview, PCP president Dr. Tony Leachon said it would be a good idea to assemble all arriving Filipinos from Ebola-hit countries in special flights instead of allowing them to board commercial flights.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 05:13 p.m.

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" he showed when he shot her multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.

Judge Thokozile Masipa also sentenced the double-amputee Olympian to three years in prison for unlawfully firing a gun in a restaurant in a separate incident weeks before Steenkamp's 2013 shooting death. She ordered that sentence to be wholly suspended.

US Marine skips slay probe

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 05:07 p.m.

MANILA (Updated) -- American soldier Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton did not attend on Tuesday the first hearing on the preliminary investigation on the killing of transgender Filipino Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude in Olongapo City last October 11.

Oral argument on Edca set for November 18

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 04:35 p.m.

GOVERNMENT lawyers and opponents of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) will square off in an oral argument at the Supreme Court (SC) on November 18 regarding the legality of the deal that would expand American military presence in the country.

Another hearing was set for November 25 in case parties will not be able to wrap up their arguments on the scheduled date.

SC affirms dismissal of Sandigan justice

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 03:01 p.m.

MANILA -- Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong's expulsion from the judiciary became final Tuesday after the Supreme Court (SC) denied his appeal for lack of merit.

Speaking to reporters, SC spokesperson Theodore Te said it is now up to the screening body Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to look for Ong's replacement.

US releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:47 p.m.

ATLANTA — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the United States.

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