Friday, May 24, 2013 - 01:00 p.m.
MANILA -- A Cessna plane crash landed at the Davao International Airport Friday morning.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said the plane went down around 8 a.m. after it experienced engine trouble during a test flight.
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 12:40 p.m.
ZAMBOANGA (Updated) -- Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits released Thursday night a social worker they kidnapped last Wednesday in Ungkaya Pukan town in Basilan, a military spokesman said.
Colonel Rodrigo Gregorio, spokesman of the military's Western Mindanao Command, said Jenelyn Entera, was freed around 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Marang village in Sumisip town through negotiations.
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 11:20 a.m.
MANILA (Updated) -- Fourteen out of 58 party-list seats up for grabs in the recently concluded midterm polls have been awarded on Friday by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
"The Comelec, sitting as NBOC, resolves to partially proclaim the 14 party-list groups as initial winners in the party-list elections of May 13, 2013, entitled to one guaranteed seat," said the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) Resolution 0006-13.
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 11:15 a.m.
MANILA (2nd Update, 11:23 a.m.) -- Outgoing representatives Eduardo Gullas (1st district) and Tomas Osmeña (Cebu City, 2nd district) remain the richest and the poorest lawmakers, respectively, in Cebu, their statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs) filed in 2012 showed.
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 11:06 a.m.
GRAPEVINE, Texas — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) threw open its ranks to gay Scouts but not gay adult Scout leaders — a fiercely contested compromise that some warned could fracture the organization and lead to mass defections.
The Scouts said on Thursday their organization, which is composed of about 2.6 million boys and about 1 million adult leaders and volunteers, would not condone sexual conduct by any Scout — gay or straight; however, Liberal Scout leaders made clear they want the ban on gay adults lifted as well.
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 10:14 a.m.
MANILA -- Rains may fall over some parts of Northern Luzon due to a diffused tail-end of a cold front while an inter-tropical convergence zone continues to affect Southern Mindanao, the state weather bureau said Friday.
In its advisory, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Ilocos, Cordillera and Cagayan Valley regions, and Zamboanga Peninsula and Palawan will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms.
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 08:03 a.m.
PASADENA, California — Surrounded by engineers, Nasa chief Charles Bolden inspected a prototype spacecraft engine that could power an audacious mission to lasso an asteroid and tow it closer to Earth for astronauts to explore.
Bolden checked on the progress Thursday a month after the Obama administration unveiled its 2014 budget that proposes $105 million to jumpstart the mission, which may eventually cost more than $2.6 billion.
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 03:47 a.m.
PARIS -- Used to be the French Open was the scene for clay-court specialists and surprise champions.
Scan the list of past winners and runners-up. There's Gaston Gaudio and Albert Costa, Guillermo Coria and Martin Verkerk, Andres Gomez and Mariano Puerta. Not so much a "Who's Who." More like a "Who's He?"
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 09:23 p.m.
MANILA – President Benigno Aquino III has signed into law a consolidated bill that seeks to amend the Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines to end the proliferation of so-called "botcha" or "double-dead" meat in markets through stiffer penalties on its sale, transport, and handling.
In a press briefing on Thursday, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Chief Executive signed last May 15 Republic Act 10536 or “An Act Amending Republic Act 9296” which is the Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 09:10 p.m.
MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III has signed into law a consolidated bill setting the Philippine Standard Time (PST) and institutionalizing the first week of the year as the "National Time Consciousness Week."
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte, in a press briefing on Thursday, said Aquino signed last May 15 Republic Act 10535 or "An Act to set the Philippine Standard Time in All Official Sources throughout the country, to provide funds for the installation, operation and maintenance of synchronized time devices to be displayed in key public places and to declare the first week of every year as National Time Consciousness Week."