Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 04:30 p.m.
PARIS — Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is wrapping up her long-awaited European tour with a visit to France that puts the accent on youth and includes a debate with students at the Sorbonne.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner arrived Tuesday and met with President Francois Hollande for talks and dinner. During her four days in Paris, she will meet other dignitaries and plant a "tree of freedom."
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 03:32 p.m.
ZAMBALES Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. urged private sector representatives (PSRs) to the Regional Development Councils (RDCs) to take the initiative in resolving issues at the community level, saying they are more in a position to provide the best solutions to local concerns.
Addressing participants in the 4th National Convention of Private Sector Representatives to the Regional Development Council, Ebdane said it would be in the best interest of all when resolutions are formulated at the lowest level and when those directly concerned could participate.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 03:25 p.m.
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said Tuesday it will halt oil imports from Iran starting next month due to a European Union ban on insuring shipments of Iranian crude.
The insurance ban, which is part of broader EU sanctions aimed at cutting the sources of finance for Iran's nuclear program, makes it impossible for South Korean companies to ship Iranian crude as they rely on EU companies to insure the shipments.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 02:34 p.m.
MANILA (Updated) -- Award-winning director Mario O'Hara died Tuesday morning after a short battle with leukemia. He was 66.
O'Hara was confined at San Juan de Dios hospital in Pasay City last June 20 and underwent chemotherapy for his illness.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 02:30 p.m.
MANILA (4th Update, 6:56 p.m.) -- Two sitting senators, a congressman, a former Ombudsman and a priest have been nominated Tuesday at the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to succeed ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona.
Nominated for the top judicial post are Senators Franklin Drilon and Miriam Defensor-Santiago; Cagayan de Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez; former Ombudsman Simeon Marcelo; and, constitutionalist Fr. Joaquin Bernas.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 01:45 p.m.
BEING defending men's champion at Wimbledon comes with its perks — none bigger than the honor of playing the opening match on the freshly manicured lawn of Centre Court.
Despite slipping on the slick grass and falling behind early in the first set, Novak Djokovic quickly gained his footing and played the commanding tennis that took him to his first Wimbledon title and vaulted him to the No. 1 ranking that he still holds.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 01:16 p.m.
MENLO PARK, California — Facebook has changed your email address. That's how it appears after a quiet change in the way the company displays users' contact information.
Facebook replaced the email address users chose when they signed up with a facebook.com address. The Facebook email accounts allow users to communicate with outside email addresses via Facebook.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 12:49 p.m.
MANILA -- At least two oil firms announced on Monday a price rollback on their petroleum products.
Major oil player Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. and independent player Eastern Petroleum Philippines cut their respective prices of premium gasoline (including unleaded) by P1.80 per liter, regular gasoline by P1.40 per liter and diesel and kerosene by P1 per liter, effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 12:38 p.m.
MANILA -- Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo filed a bill seeking amendments to the Local Government Code, which will allow 300 new barangays (villages) to get their full share of the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA).
The Local Government Code of 1991 or Republic Act 7160 ascertains the share of the local government units in the IRA and defines the terms of IRA sharing.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 12:24 p.m.
MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III has declared July 4 as a special non-working day in Cadiz City in Negros Occidental in celebration of its 45th Charter Day.
July 4 falls on a Wednesday.