Gilas Pilipinas-NBA stars event cancelled as fans rage

July 23, 2014 11:33 am

  The second game of the much-hyped exhibition series between the Gilas Pilipinas national basketball team and a group of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars scheduled for Wednesday was cancelled. PLDT, the organizers of “The Last Home Stand,” announced the … Read more »

Losing a parent during childhood may increase risk of early death

July 23, 2014 10:38 am

LOS ANGELES — People who experienced the death of a parent in childhood appear to be more likely to die prematurely themselves, new research shows. A study that tracked more than 7 million people for up to 42 years found … Read more »

Joko Widodo, Jusuf Kalla win Indonesia’s 2014 presidential poll

July 23, 2014 10:33 am

JAKARTA: Presidential candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his running mate Jusuf Kalla “JK” have won Indonesias 2014 presidential election as announced by the General Election Commission (KPU) here on Tuesday night. Jokowi-JK has secured 70,990,832 votes or 53.15 percent of … Read more »

Flights to/from Caticlan cancelled due to bad weather

July 23, 2014 10:31 am

Bad weather led to the cancellation of flights between Manila and Caticlan on Tuesday, according to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC). Via Twitter, the DOTC said that flights 5J-905 (Manila-Caticlan) and 5J-906 (Caticlan-Manila) were cancelled. Both flights belonged … Read more »

Interpol begins identification of Malaysian plane crash victims

July 23, 2014 10:31 am

KHARKIV: Interpol experts have begun identifying the victims of the Malaysian plane crash victims in eastern Ukraine. “Members of INTERPOL’s Incident Response Team (IRT) in Kharkiv, Ukraine have started the disaster victim identification (DVI) process following the crash of Malaysia … Read more »

Cotabato mayor, six others to face frustrated, attempted murder charges in court

July 23, 2014 10:26 am

COTABATO CITY: The city mayor here and six other co-accused vowed to face the charges filed against them by a political foe in connection with a 2012 ambuscade that linked them to the incident. The case against City Mayor Japal … Read more »

Expect biting words as Tyson praises Holyfield

July 23, 2014 10:20 am

LAS VEGAS: Mike Tyson will serve as the presenter for fellow former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield at next month’s Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Hall officials announced Tuesday. Tyson infamously bit a chunk out of Holyfield’s … Read more »

Worldwide female genital mutilation ban sought at ‘Girl Summit’

July 23, 2014 10:16 am

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Tuesday for a worldwide ban on female genital mutilation and child marriage as he launched the first UN-backed “Girl Summit” on issues that affect millions around the globe. Cameron announced that parents … Read more »

PAF gets biggest chunk of revised modernization fund

July 23, 2014 9:50 am

Realizing the value of a credible military air service, the Department of National Defense (DND) announced that P43.3 billion out of the P85.3 billion Revised AFP Modernization Fund was allocated to Philippine Air Force (PAF). The fund is spread out … Read more »

Major U.S. airlines cancel flights to Israel over safety concerns

July 23, 2014 9:49 am

WASHINGTON: Two major U.S. civil aviation giants, Delta Airlines and U.S. Airways announced Tuesday that they have canceled flights to Israel due to safety and security concerns. According to, a flight tracking service, Delta, which typically flies between New … Read more »