Special Report

Cebu disaster fifth for Sulpicio Lines

August 17, 2013 10:44 pm

A company whose cargo ship was involved in the ferry disaster on Friday confirmed that its vessels were involved in four other tragedies that claimed more than 5,000 lives between them. The first of those accidents occurred in 1987 when … Read more »

‘A banging noise, then the boat began to sink’

August 17, 2013 10:35 pm

Maribel Manalo, 23, recounted to her brother the horror of suddenly being plunged into the cold water in darkness, and emerging from the chaos of a sinking ferry without her mother. Manalo was among the passengers of the M/V St. … Read more »

Gas leak, not explosive, triggered Greenhills blast – Roxas

August 17, 2013 10:34 pm

SEVEN persons were injured in the explosion at a restaurant in San Juan City at 1 a.m. on Saturday, which damaged several commercial establishments and vehicles in the area. Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II said the blast at Wilson … Read more »

ZestAir passengers stranded at NAIA

August 17, 2013 10:33 pm

Hundreds of ZestAir passengers were stranded on Saturday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport following a suspension order from the Civil Aviation Aircraft Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). Passengers have been told to wait since Friday as the airline management … Read more »

Too much coffee may increase death risk

August 17, 2013 10:31 pm

WASHINGTON: A new study linked heavy coffee drinking to increased death risk among people under 55 years old. Published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the study found a statistically significant 21 percent increased mortality among those drinking more than … Read more »

‘Maring’ to dump rains in Luzon

August 17, 2013 10:31 pm

Most parts of Luzon including Metro Manila will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers in the next 24 hours due to southwest monsoon (hanging habagat) enhanced by tropical depression “Maring”, the weather bureau said on Saturday. Weather Forecaster … Read more »

‘War is not over’

August 3, 2013 10:39 pm

THE UAAP’s attempt to kick the FESSAP out of the Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU) was a huge and well-deserved failure. At the general assembly of the world body, the UAAP application to replace the Federation of School Sports … Read more »

UAAP’s bid for FISU recognition continues-Palou

August 3, 2013 10:36 pm

THE war is not yet over. University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) board member Ricky Palou told me that, downplaying the reaffirmation by the general assembly of the Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU) of the membership in FISU … Read more »

Letter of FESSAP to FISU president

August 3, 2013 10:35 pm

The following letter was sent to FISU president Claude Gallien “to memorialize” the content of the meeting between the official representative of the Federation of School Sports Associations of the Philippines (FESSAP) and Gallien on July 2, 2013 in Kazan … Read more »

Presidential promises: Hits and misses

July 22, 2013 8:28 pm

As President Benigno Aquino 3rd delivers his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) today, the big question is: Has he kept his promises? In his past three SONAs, Aquino bashed his political enemies. At his inauguration in 2010, he … Read more »