Philstar – 22 hours agoHouse Majority Leader and Mandaluyong Rep. Neptali Gonzales II appealed yesterday to senator-judges not to embarrass prosecutors in the ongoing impeachment trial, saying lawmakers should be treated with dignity. More »House to senators: Don’t embarrass prosecutors
Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Sun, Jan 29, 2012The astonishing Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan is officially one of the New7wonders of nature, authorities said Saturday. More »Puerto Princesa Underground River officially in New7wonders
AFP News – Mon, Jan 30, 2012China on Sunday called for greater efforts towards “peace and stability” in the region, after the Philippines offered to allow more US troops on its territory.More »China calls for calm after Philippine offer to US
GMA News Online – Fri, Jan 27, 2012A cancer treatment currently under development promises fewer side effects and less pain for cancer patients. Developed by a team led by Dr. Jay Lazaro of the Institute of Biology, University of the Philippines-Diliman, the treatment uses immunoliposomes as carriers of drugs in cancer therapy. It is currently being tested on mice and part of a project funded by the Department of Science and Technology. More »Pinoy-developed cancer treatment could mean less pain for patients
GMA News Online – 21 hours agoNew rumors have sprouted indicating the iPhone 5, the upcoming version of Apple’s popular smartphone, may be due to launch this summer. Enthusiast site 9to5mac.com cited information from an employee of manufacturer Foxconn that the next iPhone is ready for production. “We received word from a reliable source at Foxconn in China that the iPhone 5, as it is currently being called, is now gearing for production,” it said. … More »New iPhone 5 rumors hint at summer launch
AFP News – Mon, Jan 30, 2012Philippine police arrested two Taiwanese men and a Chinese on Sunday in a sting operation that netted illegal drugs worth over two million dollars, officials said. More »Philippines arrests foreign trio in big drugs bust
Philstar – Sun, Jan 29, 2012MANILA, Philippines – The camp of Chief Justice Renato Corona is not worried about the plan of the prosecution panel to present more than 100 witnesses, as long as they can establish the relevance of their testimonies to the case. More »Defense unfazed by witnesses vs CJ
GMA News Online – 20 hours agoThe Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill that would require authorities to investigate and prosecute individuals for Internet-related crimes such as fraud, hacking, and cybersex. More »Senate OKs anti-cybercrime bill
Philstar – Mon, Jan 30, 2012The House committee on justice will resume its hearings tomorrow on the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court (SC)Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo despite a full-blown trial at the Senate on the case of Chief Justice Renato Corona. More »Impeach bid vs Del Castillo revived
AFP News – Mon, Jan 30, 2012Defending champion Novak Djokovic battled past Rafael Nadal in an epic, five-set Australian Open final which clocked in at 5hr 53min — the longest title match in grand slam history — early Monday. More »Djokovic wins epic Australian Open final
Associated Press – Sat, Jan 28, 2012More than 1,000 prisoners in Kyrgyzstan have sewn their lips together, a grotesque act inmates describe as a protest of their dismal conditions, but which authorities blame on organized criminal gangs who resent attempts to break the power they wield in prisons. More »Kyrgyz prisoners sew lips shut; is mafia to blame?
Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – 11 hours agoIf the prosecution witness’ testimony will be believed, Chief Justice Renato Corona and his wife paid for a P6-million property in McKinley Hills in Taguig City owned by their daughter.More »Did Corona pay for daughter’s property?
The Inbox – Mon, Jan 30, 2012By AMER R. AMOR, VERA Files (First of two parts) It was an image Butanding Interaction Officer (BIO) Allan Amanse swears he will remember for the rest of his life. A 28-year-old fisherman had joined him swim with a whale … Continue reading → More »Lessons from Donsol: What other towns can learn about whale sharks
Associated Press – Sun, Jan 29, 2012An official Chinese newspaper says Beijing must punish the Philippines economically for proposing closer military ties with Washington. More »China paper says punish Philippines over US ties
Philstar – Sat, Jan 28, 2012MANILA, Philippines – More than 100 individuals, including five Supreme Court (SC) justices and journalists, are being eyed as prosecution witnesses in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona. More »Prosecution readies over 100 witnesses
Reuters – Fri, Jan 27, 2012VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican was shaken by a corruption scandal on Thursday after an Italian television investigation said a former top official had been transferred against his will after complaining about irregularities in awarding contracts. The show “The Untouchables” on the respected private television network La 7 on Wednesday night showed what it said were several letters that Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who was then deputy-governor of Vatican City, sent to superiors, including Pope Benedict, in 2011 about the corruption. … More »Corruption scandal shakes Vatican as internal letters leaked
Reuters – 10 hours agoLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Civil rights drama “The Help” got a leg up in the Oscar race on Sunday when the movie won three awards from the Screen Actors Guild, including best cast in a surprise over silent movie romance “The Artist.” “The Help,” which came into the show with four nominations, more than any other film, also earned its star Viola Davis the SAG award for best actress, while Octavia Spencer was named top supporting actress. They both played maids who face discrimination in the film set in Mississippi during the 1960s. … More »”The Help” gets Oscar boost with big SAG wins
AFP News – 23 hours agoHuge crowds of jubilant supporters hailed Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as she hit the campaign trail Sunday ahead of by-elections seen as a key test of the regime’s commitment to reform. More »Thousands greet Suu Kyi on Myanmar campaign trail
Sun Star – Fri, Jan 27, 2012THE Tampakan Copper Gold Project operated by the Sagittarius Mines Inc. in the triboundaries of South Cotabato, Davao del Sur and Sarangani is said to be one of the most dangerous mining projects in the world, according to an expert who made a study on the mining project few years ago.Clive Montgomery Wicks, conservation and development consultant specializing in the impact of extractive industries, said the Tampakan mining project is estimated to produce 2.7 billion tons of mine wastes.He said the plan was to place the mine wastes on top of the mountain above the open pit mine site. … More »Tampakan mines is world’s most dangerous, expert says
Geek Speak – Fri, Jan 27, 2012In the late 90s, a local network showed this particular anime every Sunday evening on Philippine free TV. A few years later, an Asian Cable Channel showed it on weekdays. It was a cartoon I got hooked on because of … Continue reading → More »Rurouni Kenshin—that’s Samurai X to you—set for live action movie
AFP News – Sat, Jan 28, 2012The Philippines announced plans on Friday to allow a greater US military presence on its territory, in a move analysts said was directly aimed at trying to contain a rising China. More »Philippines flags greater US military presence
AFP News – Mon, Jan 30, 2012Indonesian Christians held a prayer vigil in Jakarta on Sunday urging President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to re-open their church and stop intimidation by Muslim hardliners. More »Indonesian Christians protest over intimidation
Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Thu, Jan 26, 2012Chief Justice Renato Corona’s daughter, who earned less than P9000 in 2009, does not have the resources to purchase a piece of property valued in the tens of millions, the chief of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said on Thursday before the impeachment court.More »Can P8000 buy you property worth P18 million?
Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Fri, Jan 27, 2012Senator Franklin Drilon said he will not step down as a judge of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona following the defense panel’s motion to inhibit Drilon. More »Should Drilon inhibit from impeachment proceedings?
Asia News Network – Sun, Jan 29, 2012Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – The Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) is now officially one of the New7Wonders of Nature, the founder of global campaign announced on Saturday. More »It’s now official: Puerto Princesa river is one of New7Wonders of Nature
loQal – 21 hours agoBy Anna ValmeroQUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA—Dog owner Ferdinand Lopez Robillos learned about being cautious of potential identity theft scammers the hard way. A true-blue pet lover, he recently fell victim of an online scam involving the supposed adoption of eight pomeranian puppies.The scam involved a pet adoption announcement at ayosdito.ph by a Singaporean who is leaving the country after his wife died in a car accident. He supposedly posted an announcement for pet adoption before he leaves the country to make sure his eight pomeranian puppies can get a good home. … More »For Pinoy pet owners, beware of this online scam
AFP News – Sun, Jan 29, 2012France’s decision to pull its forces out of Afghanistan early was condemned Saturday by an Afghan lawmaker and analysts who called it a “mistake” that would benefit only the Taliban. More »French early Afghan withdrawal a ‘mistake’
Philstar – Mon, Jan 30, 2012As the impeachment trial enters its third week today, the prosecution will present a certified fraud examiner (CFE) in its list of witnesses to bolster further their allegations in Article 2 of the Articles of Impeachment against Chief Justice Renato Corona. More »Fraud, tax experts to face off in impeachment trial
AFP News – 16 hours agoJapan’s population is expected to shrink to a third of its current size over the next century, with the average woman living to over 90 within 50 years, according to a government report. More »Japan’s population to shrink two thirds by 2110
AFP News – 5 hours agoThe influential Catholic church in the Philippines said Monday it had asked boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao to follow in the footsteps of NFL hero Tim Tebow and become a “bible ambassador”. More »Church asks Pacquiao to be ‘bible ambassador’
Cover Media – Sun, Jan 29, 2012Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are said to be getting along better and better with “signs of a possible reconciliation”. More »Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony to reconcile?
AFP News – Sun, Jan 29, 2012Wow, what a marathon that was — huge credit must go to the Serbian for staying in that fifth set to defend his title when he looked down and out at a break down to Rafael Nadal. Some incredible stamina was displayed by both players over almost six hours of tennis in a memorable final. More »Australian Open Men’s Final: Live Report
Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Fri, Jan 27, 2012After yet another heated argument with the prosecution team on Thursday, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago’s blood pressure shot up and was advised to leave early and rest at home. More »Santiago irked, forced to leave Day 7 trial
Reuters – Sat, Jan 28, 2012MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines is considering a U.S. proposal to deploy surveillance aircraft on a temporary, rotating basis to enhance its ability to guard disputed areas in the South China Sea, the Philippine defence minister said on Friday. Two days of talks in Washington this week on security ties between the two allies include plans to deploy more littoral combat ships and spy aircraft, Defence Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said. … More »