Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 06:15 p.m.
MANILA (3rd Update, 6:15 p.m.) -- The state weather bureau hoisted public storm warning signal number 2 in two groups of islands in Luzon as Tropical Storm “Ambo” (international codename: Mawar) gained strength Saturday afternoon.
Placed under signal number 2 are the Batanes Group of Islands and Calayan Islands, while the provinces of Northern Aurora, Isabela, Cagayan and Babuyan Island remain under signal number 1.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 05:58 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 5:58 p.m.) -- Ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona was discharged from an upscale hospital in Pasig City Saturday afternoon, radio and television reports said.
Corona, who was recently removed from office after 20 of 23 senators found him guilty of committing culpable violation of the Constitution and betraying public trust, was admitted to The Medical City last May 22 after having difficulty in breathing and dizziness due to hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 04:24 p.m.
THIRTY-THREE fishermen have been reported missing off the coast of Catanduanes province in the height of Tropical Storm “Ambo” (international codename: Mawar).
The missing fishermen, mostly from Quezon province, were onboard F/B Crismar when strong winds and rains battered the province. They were reported missing on Friday.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 04:15 p.m.
AT LEAST 21 areas in Luzon, including Metro Manila, and the Visayas should expect rainfall on the first day of school on June 4 due to Tropical Storm “Ambo” enhancing the southwest monsoon, said weather forecasters Saturday.
"The effect of these systems will bring occasional to frequent rains over Luzon and Visayas since Friday and onwards until the opening of classes on Monday, which may trigger flash floods and landslides (over 22 areas)," Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) administrator Nathaniel Servando said.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 04:09 p.m.
LOS ANGELES -- The last time World Boxing Organization welterweight belt-owner Manny Pacquiao won via a stoppage was in 2009 when he technically knocked out Miguel Cotto in the 12th or last round.
The next four outings against Joshua Clottey, Antonio Margarito, Shane Mosley and Juan Manuel Marquez ended via decisions. Against Marquez in the last of their trilogy, it was an embarrassing majority verdict.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 03:49 p.m.
PARIS -- On a busy day of tennis at the French Open, the top-ranked man and woman were left racing against the clock.
Because of a few long matches and a bit of a backlog from the previous day, both Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka were late on court Friday and both completed third-round victories just as the sun was setting.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 03:36 p.m.
THE mandatory waiver signed by government officials, including that of President Benigno Aquino III, on their statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN) is more comprehensive than a separate waiver on bank deposits, Malacanang said on Saturday.
Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda made the statement amid calls by different groups, including some prelates, for Aquino to sign a waiver on his bank accounts.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 03:23 p.m.
THE Department of Education’s (DepEd) National Schools Maintenance Week, also known as the Brigada Eskwela, has generated an equivalent amount of P15.9 billion worth of donations in kind and man-hours since its launch in 2003.
Official reports of generated resources for Brigada saw significant increase in volunteer hours and in-kind donations from both elementary and secondary schools from all 17 regions of the country.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 03:20 p.m.
THREE airlines operating in the country cancelled Saturday some of their domestic flights due to bad weather.
Cebu Pacific said in an advisory that its Manila-Naga-Manila flights 5J519 and 5J520, as well as its Manila-Legaspi-Manila 5J325 and 5J326 flights were cancelled due to Tropical Storm “Ambo.”
Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 02:50 p.m.
FORMER President-turned-Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her son, Camarines Sur Representative Dato Arroyo, are pushing for additional maternity and paternity leave benefits in Congress.
“We should further promote the welfare of children and strengthen the Filipino family,” Dato Arroyo said.