Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 01:48 p.m.
MANILA -- The House of Representatives approved early morning Thursday the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill on second reading with a vote of 113-104 and three abstentions.
Here's how House members voted on the highly divisive measure:
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 01:00 p.m.
MANILA -- A businessman engaged in the selling of hardware and construction materials in Panabo City, Davao del Norte is facing tax evasion charges at the Department of Justice (DOJ) for failure to pay P165.42 million to the government in 2009 and 2010.
According to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday, Ernesto Yap of Deco Commercial purchased products from cement maker Holcim Philippines, Inc. worth P82.45 million in 2009 and P86.04 million in 2010.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 12:43 p.m.
BAGUIO CITY -- The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported Thursday the steady decline of temperature in this mountain resort due to the effect of the northeast monsoon.
Wilson Locando, local weather forecaster, said Baguio's temperature dipped to 12.8 degrees celsius on Wednesday and Thursday mornings and further dropped to 10 degrees Celsius on Thursday morning.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 12:45 p.m.
MANILA -- Some 258 Filipinos from strife-torn Syria arrived Thursday morning in Manila, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.
The Philippine Embassies in Damascus and Beirut and their attached agencies, the Philippine Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, the Rapid Response Team in Syria (RRT-Syria) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated the repatriation of the Filipinos.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 12:25 p.m.
LONDON -- Little Miss Muffet could have been separating her curds and whey 7,500 years ago, according to a new study that finds the earliest solid evidence of cheese-making.
Scientists performed a chemical analysis on fragments from 34 pottery sieves discovered in Poland to determine their purpose. Until now, experts weren't sure whether such sieves were used to make cheese, beer or honey.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 09:38 a.m.
Manila -- The death toll from Typhoon "Pablo" has jumped to 902 after more fatalities were reported in Compostela Valley, one of the provinces pounded by the calamity last week.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said 160 unidentified bodies were from New Bataan town alone, 50 from Monkayo and 25 from Pantukan.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 02:12 a.m.
(MANILA Updated) - The House of Representatives approved on Thursday the Reproductive Health (RH) measure or House Bill 4244 on second reading with a vote of 113-104-3 -- a first since the controversial measure was filed more than a decade ago.
With 113 votes on affirmative, 104 negative and three abstention, RH bill now moves to third and final reading next week.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 12:40 a.m.
MANILA (Updated 12:33 a.m.) – The nominal voting on the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill is ongoing as of this posting Thursday with 86 lawmakers who voted for the affirmative while 69 others who voted against.
Although bills on second reading are usually voted on through viva voce or voice vote, lawmakers started on Wednesday night the one by one voting on the RH bill upon the motion of Navotas Representative Tobias Tiangco.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 10:29 p.m.
SINGAPORE — Singapore booked its place in the final of Southeast Asia's Suzuki Cup with a 1-0 home win over the Philippines in Wednesday's semifinal second leg, completing an aggregate win by the same score.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 08:50 p.m.
CEBU CITY – Mayor Mike Rama said a new investor, Amarateel Incorporated, is willing to take over the defunct call center firm Direct Access.
Direct Access closed business, leaving more than 600 employees jobless with salaries, commission and overtime pay worth millions of pesos remained unpaid.