Father of dead Syrian boy returns to Kobane to bury family

September 4, 2015 6:06 pm

SURUC, Turkey: The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach in an image that shocked the world returned Friday to his hometown of Kobane in Syria to bury his family.   Abdullah Kurdi … Read more »

Comelec to use 6,000 units of PCOS for 2016 polls

September 4, 2015 5:47 pm

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has formed a task force to study the possibility of using at least 6,000 units of the old Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines in order to achieve its goal of achieving 100,000 counting machines … Read more »

MIAA police to train under Aussie, US agencies

September 4, 2015 5:08 pm

SECURITY personnel of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) will receive supplementary training from foreign transportation security agencies starting this month. At least 36 members of the Airport Police Department (APD) and the Airport Security Inspectorate Office will undertake an … Read more »

PAF all set for cloud seeding

September 4, 2015 4:26 pm

THE Philippine Air Force (PAF) on Thursday readied its Cessna LC-210 weather aircraft for a cloud seeding operation amid El Niño weather phenomenon, which could be among the strongest in 65 years according to US scientists. Col. Enrico Canaya, Air … Read more »

US-PH NGOs to study MM cities’ poor waste management

September 4, 2015 4:03 pm

THE cities of Malabon, Navotas, and Manila on Friday were chosen as subjects of a joint comprehensive study of a Philippine-based environmental watchdog and a US-based non-governmental organization (NGO). Catholic Relief Services (CRS) country representative Joseph Curry said the study … Read more »

Lanao jail escapees hunted

September 4, 2015 4:01 pm

AUTHORITIES launched a manhunt operation against eight hardened criminals that escaped early dawn Thursday from a penal facility in a remote village in Lanao del Norte, a police official said on Friday.   Senior Supt. Gervacio Balmaceda Jr., the chief … Read more »

Aquino forms task force vs arsenic poisoning

September 4, 2015 3:15 pm

President Benigno Aquino 3rd has formed a government task force against arsenic contamination in water.   Through Administrative Order 47, Aquino the inter-agency task force, led by the Department of Public Works and Highways, to come up with an action … Read more »

Farm dust protects kids against asthma, allergies

September 4, 2015 3:08 pm

MIAMI: Researchers have long known that growing up on a farm seems to protect children against allergies and now they know the secret lies in the dust, Belgian experts said Thursday (Friday in Manila).   The findings published in the … Read more »

Man attacked by shark in Australia

September 4, 2015 3:06 pm

SYDNEY: A man was to undergo emergency surgery in Australia on Friday after a shark attack, officials said, the latest in a string of similar incidents off the country’s east coast.   Emergency teams said they were called to treat … Read more »

McDonald’s Japan hit by another food scandal

September 4, 2015 3:03 pm

  TOKYO: McDonald’s in Japan said Friday it was investigating an incident involving a customer who was injured by plastic shards found inside a drink, the latest in a string of food contamination scandals.   The company said it temporarily … Read more »