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Global life expectancy rises -study

December 18, 2014 5:45 pm

PARIS: People around the world lived on average to a ripe old age of 71.5 in 2013, up from 65.3 in 1990, a study said Thursday, noting the gains came despite big increases in liver cancer and chronic kidney deaths. … Read more »

BI recaptures escaped ward

December 18, 2014 4:58 pm

The American who escaped from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) holding facility in Davao has been recaptured in Tibangan, Iligan City after a six- day manhunt by BI Davao Intelligence Agents. Douglas Brent Jackson was apprehended in a hotel in … Read more »

President Aquino announces increase in daily allowance of uniformed men

December 18, 2014 4:55 pm

President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Thursday announced that the government will increase the subsistence allowance for soldiers, police officers and other uniformed men. The President made the announcement during the celebration of the 79th Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) … Read more »

PCG rescues 25 fishing boat crew offshore Basilan

December 18, 2014 3:02 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) announced that all the 25 crew of a wooden-hulled fishing boat which sank early Thursday offshore Basilan province have been rescued. Lieutenant Senior Grade Jomark Angue, PCG Southwestern Mindanao District spokesman, made the … Read more »

Steps underway to develop territorial defense capability – AFP

December 18, 2014 3:01 pm

As the Armed Forces of the Philippines celebrate its 79th founding anniversary today, Dec. 18, AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said that steps are underway to develop their territorial defense capability. “In the middle of an evolving regional security … Read more »

Filipino soldiers meeting challenges head-on – AFP chief

December 18, 2014 2:58 pm

Regardless of the time setting, the Filipino soldiers, despite lacking modern equipment and weapons, have again and again proven their capabilities in the combat and disaster relief operations. This was stressed by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. … Read more »

PH initiatives to protect Sulu-Sulawesi seascape gets boost from Germany

December 18, 2014 12:43 pm

Germany has pledged financial support to the Philippines’ conservation initiatives within the Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion (SSME), according to Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Paje said a memorandum of understanding was signed on … Read more »

Heavy snow kills 3, disrupts travel in Japan

December 18, 2014 12:38 pm

TOKYO: At least three people have died in heavy snow that has blanketed swathes of Japan, reports said Thursday, with up to two metres (6ft 7ins) lying in some places and more forecast. Two elderly women were killed on the … Read more »

Netanyahu says Europe ‘learned nothing’ from Holocaust

December 18, 2014 12:36 pm

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said Europeans appeared to have learned nothing from the Holocaust, after an EU court ordered the removal of Hamas from its terror blacklist. “In Luxemburg the European court removed Hamas from the … Read more »

Australian PM says cafe siege ‘horrific wake-up call’

December 18, 2014 11:00 am

SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday admitted Sydney’s cafe siege was “an horrific wake-up call” as details emerged of the final minutes of the standoff which left the gunman and two hostages dead. Abbott has ordered an urgent … Read more »