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More than 40 feared dead in Taiwan plane crash

July 24, 2014 2:02 am

TAIPEI: More than 40 people were feared dead in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm after an aborted landing. Taiwan’s transport minister said 10 … Read more »

2 NAIA workers return money and valuables

July 23, 2014 8:22 pm

    Two airport workers are being commended for returning valuable items and cash that they found at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The Manila International Airport Authority said Wednesday that security guard Arjay Cristo was working the afternoon … Read more »

NCAA: Follow-up in dying seconds saves day for Jose Rizal

July 23, 2014 8:09 pm

    Dave Sanchez’s follow-up basket with 2.3 seconds left lifted Jose Rizal University past previously unbeaten University of Perpetual Help, 62-61, on Wednesday in NCAA men’s basketball at the San Juan Arena. Sanchez’s shot came after Philip Paniamogan missed … Read more »

UAAP: La Salle edges National for first victory

July 23, 2014 7:56 pm

    Jason Perkins delivered the last six points to power De La Salle University to a 57-55 win over National University in UAAP men’s basketball Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Perkins scored 14 points and grabbed … Read more »

Ferrer: Parts of Bangsamoro bill may be unconstitutional

July 23, 2014 7:17 pm

    The chief government negotiator in peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) admitted on Wednesday that certain provisions in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) might be unconstitutional. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said both sides are looking for … Read more »

Pacquiao happy to be opposition Senate bet in 2016

July 23, 2014 7:04 pm

    Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao said he is very happy to be selected as one of the possible senatorial bets of the opposition for the 2016 election, but his focus remains on his constituents and boxing for now. … Read more »

Aquino: Mabini embodied people’s intelligence

July 23, 2014 6:44 pm

  Tanauan, Batangas City – President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Wednesday led the celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini, whose contributions strengthened the foundation of Philippine democracy. “Mabini embodies the intelligence of the Filipino people—an intelligence that … Read more »

UAAP: Ateneo coasts to third straight win

July 23, 2014 6:32 pm

  Ateneo de Manila University cruised to its third straight victory in UAAP men’s basketball by disposing of University of the Philippines, 86-75, on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Blue Eagles, who held a 23-21 edge in … Read more »

Senate probe is good opportunity for DBM to explain DAP – Drilon

July 23, 2014 5:28 pm

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said the Senate inquiry into the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) will be a good opportunity for Budget Secretary Florencio Abad to explain the nature of the program designed to boost economic activities in the … Read more »

President Aquino names new Monetary Board members

July 23, 2014 5:27 pm

President Benigno Aquino 3rd has appointed two new members of the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Citing appointment letters signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) Herminio Coloma Jr. said the … Read more »