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  • President Duterte: Militarization does not exist in the country

    President Duterte: Militarization does not exist in the country

    Aug 25, 2016 13:03
    Militarization does not exist in the country despite the deployment of troops to protect and defend the nation from security threats, President Duterte declared on Thursday. The President explained that he needs government troops “in every inch” of Philippine territory “just …

  • MMDA to focus on other aspects of urban dev’t sans traffic management

    MMDA to focus on other aspects of urban dev’t sans traffic management

    Aug 25, 2016 13:03
    MANILA -- With traffic management out of its hands, The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Thursday it aims to focus on other areas in relation to urban planning and development. The agency made the statement as it expressed support to …

  • One Star Over, a Planet That Might Be Another Earth

    One Star Over, a Planet That Might Be Another Earth

    Aug 25, 2016 12:19
    Another Earth could be circling the star right next door to us. Astronomers announced on Wednesday that they had detected a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest neighbor to our solar system. Intriguingly, the planet is in the star’s “Goldilocks zone,” …

  • Experiment shows smartphone speech recognition 3x faster than typing

    Experiment shows smartphone speech recognition 3x faster than typing

    Aug 25, 2016 11:42
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Results from an experiment suggest that speech recognition, in case of composing text messages on smartphone, can be faster and more accurately than humans can type on phone screens. The experiment by researchers from Stanford University, Baidu Inc. …

  • COMELEC to prohibit playing of Pokemon Go in precincts during polls

    COMELEC to prohibit playing of Pokemon Go in precincts during polls

    Aug 25, 2016 11:11
    KALIBO, Aklan,  -- The Commission on Election (COMELEC) announces that it is prohibiting playing of the famous Pokemon Go in precincts for the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Rommel Benliro, COMELEC-Kalibo chief, said that they are now in the …

  • Another Earth might be near, a mere 25 trillion miles away

    Another Earth might be near, a mere 25 trillion miles away

    Aug 25, 2016 11:00
    Another Earth could be circling the star right next door to us. Astronomers announced Wednesday that they had detected a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest neighbor to our solar system. Intriguingly, the planet is in the star’s “Goldilocks zone,” where …

  • UN chief voices condolences to Italy, Myanmar after powerful earthquakes

    UN chief voices condolences to Italy, Myanmar after powerful earthquakes

    Aug 25, 2016 10:47
    UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "saddened" by the reports of lives lost and damage caused by strong earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar early Wednesday, and "he expresses his condolences to the peoples and governments of both countries," …

  • Powerful earthquake destroys 190 pagodas in Myanmar

    Powerful earthquake destroys 190 pagodas in Myanmar

    Aug 25, 2016 10:39
    YANGON -- A 6.8-magnitude powerful earthquake, which shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, has killed at least four people and damaged 190 ancient famous pagodas in Bagan-Nyaung Oo region and Rakhine state, official report said on Thursday, quoting the Archeology Department. "Due …

  • President Duterte declares ceasefire with CPP

    President Duterte declares ceasefire with CPP

    Aug 25, 2016 10:26
    Effective 11:35 pm yesterday, August 24, 2016, President Duterte declared a ceasefire with the Communist Party of the Philippines. "I am declaring a ceasefire. I'm joining the communist Party of the Philippines in its desire to seek peace for this nation," …

  • Colombia announces historic peace pact

    Colombia announces historic peace pact

    Aug 25, 2016 10:23
    Havana - Colombia's government and FARC rebels announced that they have reached a historic peace deal to end their half-century civil war that cost hundreds of thousands of lives. After nearly four years of negotiations in Cuba, the two sides announced …