Monthly Archives: December 2014

‘Bonifacio’ runs away with nine awards in 40th MMFF

ROBIN Padilla’s “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo” brought home nine awards from the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) awards night held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Saturday evening. The Philippians

Bodies found near site where AirAsia plane disappeared

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia  — Bloated bodies and debris seen floating in Indonesian waters Tuesday painfully ended the mystery of AirAsia Flight 8501, which crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people aboard

Lost plane’s request for new path was denied

SURABAYA, Indonesia—The plane sought permission to climb above threatening clouds. Air traffic control couldn’t say yes immediately—there was no room. Six other commercial airliners were crowding the surrounding airspace, forcing AirAsia Flight

Evacuation of Greek ferry is complete; 5 dead

BARI, Italy— The evacuation of the Greek ferry that caught fire off Albania has been completed, and only the vessel’s captain and four Italian sailors remain on board to assist in the

US, NATO mark end of 13-year war in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan  – The war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end Sunday with a quiet flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul that marked the transition

Boracay 13th best place in the world to spend New Year’s Eve – survey

MANILA – Looking for a great place to celebrate New Year’s Eve? You don’t have to look far. Boracay just got its seal of approval from an online survey of travelers. Hotel