Thursday, May 19, 2005

Longest Quake

Tsunami-quake shook 'whole planet'
Tsunami-quake shook 'whole planet'

Dramatic new data from the earthquake that generated deadly tsunamis across the Indian Ocean show it created the longest fault rupture and was the longest-lasting quake ever observed, seismologists say.

Phuket Visit

'Wazzup, Wazzup' sails to Phuket!
Watching our local hard-line news with the familiar recipe of playing on angry politicians and resorting to plain old sensationalism leaves me distraught and at times with a bad migraine.

Curtis as Kuba

'Kampanerang Kuba' excites Anne Curtis
Anne Curtis is both excited and nervous to portray the lead role in Kampanerang Kuba.

FAMAS Rights

ABS-CBN bags rights to air FAMAS
ABS-CBN secured exclusive rights to broadcast the 53rd Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards Night on June 26, the network giant announced today.


'Kuya' reality TV show debuts on Studio 23 August
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation is set to revolutionize reality-based television by debuting "Kuya" this August on Studio 23.

Earthquake hits Davao, GenSan

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake was recorded in Davao Oriental at 10:17 p.m. Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said.

The temblor was tectonic in origin and was recorded 69 kilometers southeast of Digos, Davao Oriental.

PHIVOLCS said an Intensity 3 earthquake was recorded in Davao City and an Intensity 2 tremor in Kidapawan while an Intensity 4 temblor was felt in General Santos City.

Rebels No More

AFP sets free 181 Oakwood mutineers
The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Friday finally set free the 181 enlisted personnel implicated in the July 2003 Oakwood mutiny in Makati City.

Jueteng Probe

Mike Arroyo flies to Singapore amid jueteng controversy
Presidential spouse Jose Miguel Arroyo left the country Friday morning for Singapore barely a day after his wife, President Arroyo, ordered a full investigation to identify and prosecute people protecting and benefiting from the illegal numbers game, DZMM reported.

Wage Hike

Palace expects positive decision from wage boards
MalacaƱan on Friday said it is expecting a positive decision from regional wage boards on the salary increase of workers.

Pistons Advance to NBA Semifinals

Pistons End Miller Time

The defending champion Pistons eliminated the Pacers 88-79 in Game 6 , advancing to the Eastern Conference finals and sending Reggie Miller into retirement.

Idol Update

'American Idol' fans
will miss Vonzell
But Bo and Carrie each have
many supporters
Many "American Idol" fans were sad to see Vonzell Solomon go.

Rainy and Cloudy

Intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) affecting Visayas and Mindanao.
Metro Cebu: Partly cloudy to cloudy with rainshowers or thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the east and southeast, Coaster waters will be slight to moderate, temperature range 26 to 36°C (79 to 97°F).
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Viva's 1st Babe

Viva's big boss to help Gloria bring luster back to RP films
It wasn't until the chocolates and liqueurs were served at the President's dinner with entertainment editors at MalacaƱang on Wednesday that the rationale for her latest appointment was finally revealed.

Arroyos Involved?

GMA OK's jueteng probe
President Arroyo ordered an investigation to identify and prosecute the people protecting and benefiting from jueteng "no matter who gets hurt."

Pulso sa DYAB Abante Bisaya, Maayong Buntag Kapamilya ug TV Patrol Central Visayas

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Peso Down

Peso down at 54.665:$; stocks up
The peso ended lower Thursday at 54.665 against the US dollar, notches below than Wednesday's 54.59. At the stocks market, share prices closed 0.729 percent higher as the main index gained 13.70 points to 1,893.09.

GSIS e-Card

GSIS defends 'e-Card' project, insists report has no COA chief's OK
The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) denied Thursday a Commission on Audit report finding its e-Card project with the Union Bank of the Philippines illegal.

PAL Crew Collared

PAL crew arrested in Japan for cocaine
A Philippine Airlines cabin crew member had been arrested in Japan for possession of cocaine, ANC reported.

RP Surplus

RP posts rare budget surplus in April
The government collected more than it spent for the first time in four years in April, adding to optimism that an improved tax take and a set of revenue reforms were easing its serious fiscal problems.

ABS-CBN Recovery

ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. looks forward to ending the year in the black despite the net loss it recorded in the first quarter, the network's chairman and CEO Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III said. "We hope to recover. We are now focusing on (reducing) our costs," Lopez III said following the annual stockholders meeting of the country's largest broadcasting network.