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December 12, 2017 1:24 AM Tancontian siblings bag golds in Singapore

THE Tancontian siblings, Sydney and Chino, ended their campaign on a high note as they clinched gold medals and won most valuable player (MVP) awards in the 10th Jagsport Judo Championships held in Singapore over the weekend. SEA Games 2017 judo bronze medalist Sydney, fresh from defending her University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) 4

December 12, 2017 1:00 AM Cavs center Tristan Thompson coming back in reserve role

Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo (4) passes against Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Tristan Thompson’s role may have changed. Not his drive. Sidelined since Nov. 1 with a calf injury he said was much more serious than a strain 3

December 11, 2017 12:07 PM Disney music executive faces charges of child sexual abuse

An executive at Disney has been arrested and will face charges in relation to sexually abusing two minor girls about a decade ago. The Variety reported on Saturday that 58-year-old Jon Heely, Disney’s director for music publishing, will face three counts of child sexual abuse. The first minor he abused was a 15-year-old; the second was 11 years old whom he continued 5

December 11, 2017 11:51 AM DOTr: Japan study says Philippines loses P4.1B daily over traffic

MANILA, Philippines — A transport official on Monday said that a Japanese study found that the country incurs daily economic loss of P4.1 billion ($81.426 million) due to traffic congestion. According to Transport Assistant Secretary Mark de Leon, a 2017 updated study from Japan International Cooperation Agency revealed that economic loss due to traffic 5

December 10, 2017 7:21 PM UN calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children

BEIRUT — The United Nations children's agency says 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate medical evacuation amid a crippling siege in which five have died from a lack of medical care. UNICEF says in a statement yesterday that during a rare international aid convoy to a neighborhood in the besieged eastern 3

December 10, 2017 4:00 PM Phl gets access to high tuna fishing grounds

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has been granted extended fishing access to tuna-rich high seas pocket 1 (HSP-1) of the Pacific Ocean for one year based on the new bridging measures of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). During the 14th Regular Session of the WCPFC ending late last week, the Philippines negotiated for the access 4

December 10, 2017 10:27 AM Princes William and Harry choose sculptor for Princess Diana statue

In this photo, taken Aug. 9, 1987, Britain’s Princess Diana of Wales smiles as she sits with her sons, Princes Harry, front, and William, on the steps of the Royal Palace on the island of Mallorca, Spain, where the British Royal family is on holiday with the Spanish King Juan Carlos and his family. It has been 20 years since the death of Princess Diana 3

December 9, 2017 2:41 PM 'Little Big Shots': Smash, the 3-year-old hotshot personality

HULK SMASH is where 3-year- old personality Smash gets his stage name. Also known as Brandon Marcus Ang from Quezon City, Smash is a little cutie with a huge personality. Smash is on the road to being an artist at such a young age, demonstrating with his Batman impersonation and his rock and roll dancing on Saturday’s Little Big Shots. Smash’s ninong 4

December 9, 2017 2:11 PM ‘Little Big Shots’: Young duo wows with unique mirror dancing

Competitive ballroom, hip-hop, and mirror dancing – this dancing duo proves they can do it all. 11-year-old Joel, and 12-year-old Aldrex showcased a unique style of dance on Saturday’s episode of “Little Big Shots”. Completely in sync with each other, Joel and Aldrex took the audience to school with their routine, appearing to be one person dancing in a mirror 3

December 9, 2017 5:34 AM Chris Bosh’s mother questioned in drug raid

DESOTO, Texas — The mother professional basketball free agent Chris Bosh is among several people questioned by police during a drug raid in a Dallas suburb. A DeSoto police spokesman said Frieda Bosh was one of several people found about 6:30 a.m. Friday in the house in a posh gated community in DeSoto. Police Sgt. Nick Bristow said no arrests were made, but enough 3