Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ship sinks; 167 passengers safe


MANILA, Philippines -- All 167 crewmen and passengers of a ship were rescued safely before the vessel sank off the coast of Iloilo Sunday morning.

Mass, prayers to mark Cory's second death anniversary Monday


MANILA, Philippines -- President Benigno S. Aquino III will pay tribute to his mother and icon of democracy Corazon Aquino, on her second death anniversary Monday.

Weather: Potential cyclone now active; 'Kabayan' maintains strength


Typhoon "Kabayan" (Muifa) maintained its strength as it continued to move northward Sunday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

"The Caveman" Tyson Cave Irritates Fans in Cebu


CEBU, Philippines - Filipino contender AJ "Bazooka" Banal successfully retained his WBO bantamweight Asia-Pacific crown against an obnoxious opponent named Tyson Cave who seemed more like a pathetic clown than a real prize fighter.

Bloodied Banal wins by technical decision


Lapu-Lapu City – There is a thin line between being entertaining and being irritating.

2 Marines beheaded in Sulu clash - PHL Navy


Two of the seven Marines killed in a clash with suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu were beheaded, the spokesman for the Philippine Navy said Friday.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

NDRRMC: 'Juaning' death toll now 50; governor's mom listed as fatality


The death toll from tropical storm “Juaning" (Nock-Ten) rose to 50 as of early Saturday, with the late mother of Albay Gov. Jose Salceda officially listed as a fatality.

Why Septic Tank is memorable to Eugene


MANILA, Philippines - Besides the fact that it won for her the Best Actress award at the recent 2011 Cinemalaya (Philippine Independent Film Festival),

GMA recovering from surgery


MANILA, Philippines - Former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo underwent delicate spine surgery yesterday and is now under observation.

Boosters vs Painters in Davao


Game Saturday (Digos City, Davao del Sur)

6 p.m. – Petron vs Rain or Shine

Games Sunday (Smart-Araneta Coliseum)

5:30 p.m. – B-Meg vs Alaska

7:45 p.m. – Ginebra vs Talk ’N Text

Why Incubus matters that much


MANILA, Philippines -- More than 8,000 Pinoys managed to catch Incubus perform live, July 28 at the newly renamed Smart Araneta Coliseum -- typhoon Juaning and an Azkals game notwithstanding.

Saudi OFWs advised vs '5-6'


MANILA, Philippines — Lending or borrowing money at usurious rates, a practice popularly called “5-6,” is prohibited in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh Friday advised overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) deployed in the Kingdom.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Azkals out of 2014 World Cup qualifiers with 2nd leg defeat


Kuwait foiled the Philippines' bid of earning even a win in their second leg match of the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers on Thursday night at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.

PHL-Azkals 1 - 2 Kuwait (2nd Leg)

Report: Lulzsec hacking suspect arrested by UK police


British police have arrested a key member of the hacker group Lulz Security, which had been linked to attacks on various websites earlier this year.

'Juaning' re-intensifies; PAGASA tracks new cyclone approaching PHL


After causing more than 20 deaths, Tropical Storm Juaning re-intensified slightly as it continued to move away from Philippine territory early Thursday.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Jean Garcia on ‘slapping’ incident with Cherie Gil


Lumabas noon ang report na nagkapikunan diumano ang dalawa sa senior stars ng bagong danserye ng GMA-7, ang Time of My Life, na sina Jean Garcia at Cherie Gil sa isang eksena.

Dan Peek, co-founder of rock band America, dies at 60


LOS ANGELES - Dan Peek, a co-founder and musician for the folk rock band America, famous for the No. 1 hit "A Horse with No Name," has died. He was 60.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

2010 Miss Earth winners here

MANILA, Philippines — Reigning Miss Earth Nicole Faria of India and last year’s other Miss Earth winners flew into the country Tuesday and vowed to help promote government programs aimed at saving and protecting the environment.

GMA rushed to hospital


MANILA, Philippines - Former President and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was rushed to the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig City after visiting her congressional district yesterday afternoon, her spokesperson said.

Donaire, Arum's Top Rank agree on 4-year deal


Nonito Donaire Jr. and veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum are back in each other's arms after the reigning unified bantamweight titlist, on Monday, agreed to sign a new four-year deal with Top Rank, Inc.

Classes suspended in NCR, Region III on Wednesday due to 'Juaning'


(Updated 8:03 p.m.) The Department of Education (DepEd) has suspended pre-school to high school classes in the National Capital Region and Central Luzon on Wednesday due to the expected heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Juaning.

Ely Buendia is alive, contrary to hoax


Musician Ely Buendia is alive, well, and still playing rock and roll, contrary to a hoax that first spread via sms that he had died.

Kim Hyun Joong wraps up Korea activities, starts Asia tour


MANILA, Philippines - Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun Joong has finished promoting his first solo album in Korea and will now start his Asia tour.

'Juaning' intensifies; NCR, 17 other areas under Signal 2


Metro Manila and 17 other areas were placed under Storm Signal No. 2 Tuesday afternoon as Tropical Storm Juaning (Nock-Ten) intensified slightly.

3 killed, 4 hurt as bus falls from Skyway (video inside)


(Updated 6:10 p.m.) Three people were killed while four others were injured when a passenger bus fell from the South Luzon Expressway Skyway Tuesday morning.

3 aftershocks hit Zambales after magnitude-5.9 quake


Following a predawn magnitude-5.9 quake that was felt in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, state seismologists warned of possible aftershocks, at least three of which had been recorded early Tuesday in Zambales province.

Amanda Coling on issue with Azkals, association with its players


MANILA, Philippines – Speaking in an exclusive interview with “The Buzz” on July 24 about her association with some of the members of the Philippine football team, the Azkals, model Amanda Coling said as much: “Si Simon [Greatwich] and Neil [Etheridge], nakilala ko na po, 2009.

War on corruption


MANILA, Philippines — No more “utak wang-wang” not only in roads but in government and society.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Kobe praises Smart Gilas 5


MANILA, Philippines — After getting a tough match from the Smart-Gilas Pilipinas, NBA superstar Kobe Bryant believes the national team can flourish and make a great impact in an international tournament.

Luis Manzano slams PDA rumors


MANILA, Philippines – Luis Manzano has clarified talks that he and Jennylyn Mercado were seen engaging in public display of affection a.k.a. PDA recently.

Norway suspect deems killings atrocious but needed


SUNDVOLLEN, Norway (Reuters) - A suspected right-wing fanatic accused of killing at least 92 people deemed his acts "atrocious" yet "necessary" as Norway mourned victims of the nation's worst attacks since World War Two.

Security measures on Pres. Aquino's SONA on Monday in place --NCRPO


MANILA,Philippines (PNA) -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said all security measures are in place to ensure that no untoward incident will mar President Benigno S. Aquino III's second State-of- the-Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.

Kyla announces the date of church wedding to Rich Alvarez


MANILA, Philippines - Wedding bells will ring for couple Kyla and Rich Alvarez before the year ends.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

TIMELINE: Excerpts from Norway attacker's diary

source: Reuters

July 24 - Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian arrested for the killing of at least 93 people, wrote a diary setting out his preparations to mount the bomb and gun attack.

FACTBOX: The life and times of Amy Winehouse


LONDON - British singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in north London, Sky News reported on Saturday. She was 27.

13 tons corn per hectare!


MANILA, Philippines -- With just one spray with a new growth-enhancing formulation, a farmer in Pangasinan was able to produce 13 tons of corn kernels (14% moisture content) in one hectare.

Azkals bow to Kuwait, 3-0

Kuwait City - Kuwait played like a fluid team all throughout, handing the Philippine Azkals a 2-0 spanking in a highly physical first leg of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers held at the Mohammed Al-Hamad Stadion in Kuwait.

'Talentadong Pinoy' dark horse Dancing is fun up for championship


MANILA, Philippines — Only 0.2% separated “Talentadong Pinoy” Wild Card finalists Dancing is fun from their closest rival, Cercados Sisters, but it was enough for the former to trounce the competition and advance to the grand finals of TV5’s banner show.

Oldest prelate marks 50th year as bishop


MANILA, Philippines — The oldest living Filipino prelate marks his 50th anniversary as bishop Monday, July 25, the same day President Benigno S. Aquino III will deliver his State-of-the-Nation Address (SoNA).

live streaming Philippines (azkals) and Kuwait

Pinay maid in UAE tried to poison employer's kin


A 50-year-old Filipina maid now faces a court in the United Arab Emirates for allegedly trying to poison her 21-year-old ward with special needs, a Middle East news site reported Saturday.

Local cagers starstruck in game against NBA stars


The PBA's best players we're left in awe as they watched some of the NBA's top stars put on a show in front of a jampacked crowd at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Friday, July 22, 2011

PEP: Manny Pacquiao's membership application blackballed by elite Manila club


"To preserve a lifestyle."

This is most likely one of the reasons behind Manila Polo Club's "snobbery" of Pound-for-Pound King Manny Pacquiao's membership application.

Apple: More than 1M downloads of 'Lion' on 1st day


More than one million users bought and downloaded Apple Inc.'s latest operating system – OS XLion – on the first day after its launch.

Melanie Marquez's new English gaffes create a stir in Twitterworld

MANILA, Philippines – Melanie Marquez created a stir once again, and this time it reached all the way into Twitterworld. During a guesting on Vice Ganda’s show, “Gandang Gabi Vice," the former beauty queen once again became a source of English faux pas.

Classes on Monday not suspended

source: abs-cbnnews

Quezon City traffic rerouted for SONA

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has announced that classes and work in government offices will not be suspended on Monday, July 25.

No elem, HS classes in QC on July 25

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Education suspended classes in the elementary and high school levels in Quezon City on Monday, July 25, due to the State of the Nation Address.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

'Seussical' marks Repertory's 19th year


MANILA, Philippines — In celebration of its 19th year of producing well-loved musicals for children of all ages, the Repertory Philippines Children’s Theater is presenting a children's musical that will surely delight not only the young but will bring out the children in adults as well.

The house of Sheryl Cruz


MANILA, Philippines — Longevity is something that not many actors and actors can say that they have. Sheryl Cruz is one of those stars who have staying power.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Unified IDs ready for mailing


MANILA, Philippines — The first batch of 5,000 single identification (ID) cards that will help holders facilitate transactions among four government agencies included in the unified system will be released by mail within this month.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lacson: PCSO funds used for Gloria '04 campaign posters


Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday grilled former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) general manager Rosario Uriarte why they granted funding for a non-government organization which prodded then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to run in the 2004 presidential elections.