Snooker: Selby survives Lee's fightback to reach last eight at Masters

January 19, 2012 11:57 am· Comments Off on Snooker: Selby survives Lee's fightback to reach last eight at Masters 

LONDON, Jan. 19 — The World No. 1 Mark Selby kept focus to resist a mid-match counterattack from Stephen Lee and reached the quarter-finals with a breathtaking 6-4 victory at the Masters on Wednesday.

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Tourists urged to help conserve Boracay Island

January 19, 2012 11:57 am· Comments Off on Tourists urged to help conserve Boracay Island 

BORACAY ISLAND, Malay, Aklan, Jan. 19 — Foreign and local tourists who come here are being asked to help protect this resort island so that the next generation would still be able to appreciate the beauty of nature.

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New Aurora PD vows to maintain peace and order

January 19, 2012 11:42 am· Comments Off on New Aurora PD vows to maintain peace and order 

BALER, Aurora, Jan. 19 –- The new Philippine National Police (PNP) provincial director Sr. Supt. Benjamin Hulipas has vowed to ensure that Aurora will maintain its status as the most peaceful province in Central Luzon.

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TESDA favors Senate inquiry into alleged Syjuco couple anomaly

January 19, 2012 11:42 am· Comments Off on TESDA favors Senate inquiry into alleged Syjuco couple anomaly 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 19 — Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Joel Villanueva has welcomed the move of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago to call for a Senate inquiry on the alleged “irregularity” done by Iloilo second district Cong. Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco and his wife Judy for illegal transfer of fund from TESDA to two non-government organizations owned by them.

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Havana building collapse kills 3, injures 8

January 19, 2012 11:42 am· Comments Off on Havana building collapse kills 3, injures 8 

HAVANA, Jan. 19 — At least three people were killed and eight injured when a residential building here collapsed Tuesday night, local media reported.

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3 killed in mine blast in Myanmar's northernmost state

January 19, 2012 11:42 am· Comments Off on 3 killed in mine blast in Myanmar's northernmost state 

YANGON, Jan. 19 — Three people have been killed and another seriously injured in a mine blast in Myanmar's northernmost Kachin state, official media reported Thursday.

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Sweden's economy to be affected in long-term by European crisis: PM

January 19, 2012 11:42 am· Comments Off on Sweden's economy to be affected in long-term by European crisis: PM 

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 19 — Sweden's economy will be affected in the long term by Europe's financial crisis, debt crisis and credit crisis, the Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said at the parliament debate on Wednesday.

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Bowling: Bacolod bowlers to compete in Iloilo Dinagyang bowling tilt

January 19, 2012 11:42 am· Comments Off on Bowling: Bacolod bowlers to compete in Iloilo Dinagyang bowling tilt 

BACOLOD CITY, Jan. 19 — Selected players from different bowling clubs here will participate in the two-day 10th DUBAI (Duckpin Bowlers Association of Iloilo) Dinagyang Open Trio Bowling Tournament to unfold January 21 at the St. Elizabeth Bowling Alleys in Valeria Street, Iloilo City.

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Russian women begin Water Polo EC with victory

January 19, 2012 11:42 am· Comments Off on Russian women begin Water Polo EC with victory 

MOSCOW, Jan. 19 — The Russian women team has begun its performance at the 2012 European Water Polo Championship in the Dutch city of Eindhoven with a tough 11-10 victory over the hosts on Wednesday.

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Baraan denies he named NBI execs recommended charged

January 19, 2012 11:06 am· Comments Off on Baraan denies he named NBI execs recommended charged 

MANILA, Jan. 18 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Undersecretary Francisco "Toti" Baraan III on Wednesday vehemently denied that he was the source of the report that he had named the officials of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) who were recommended to be charged criminally and administratively in connection with an extortion incident in exchange for the release of a Japanese national.

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