Martial Law Duterte

Duterte Unlikely To Place Entire Philippines Under Martial Law – Defense Secretary

It is very unlikely for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to place the entire country under Martial Law despite the threat of a nationwide mass...
Marawi Cash for Work

Cash for Work Project: 164 IDPs from Marawi City Receive Assistance

CEBU CITY - After the 10-day work offered by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Central Visayas to the internally displaced persons...

Philippines Raises Penalties on Certain Crimes

The Philippine Government released on 31 August Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10951 amending RA No. 3815 otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code (RPC). The...
The Meat House

Former Bohol Mayor Opens The Meat House in Cebu

CEBU CITY - Politics runs in the blood of Ernesto C. Herrera II, former mayor of Calape town in Bohol and son of the...

Bangladesh Landslides Kill At Least 5

DHAKA - Bangladesh authorities said at least five people were killed and several houses destroyed in fresh landslides in Bangladesh triggered by heavy downpour...

US-Philippine Cooperation Leads to Arms Smuggling Arrest in Makati City

The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines congratulates the Philippine National Police (PNP) for a series of successful operations resulting in the arrest of Elizabeth...
J-Pop

Japan Extends J-pop Anime Singing Contest Deadline

In celebration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month this July, the Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with The Japan Foundation, Manila is inviting Filipino amateur...

PHILIPPINES: Anti-Distracted Driving Act Temporarily Suspended

Transport regulatory offices in the Philippines have temporarily suspended the implementation of the controversial Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA), a law that bans any obstruction...
MRT

Manila Light Rail Transit System To Be Shut Down During Holy Week

Commuters planning to use the Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2 and Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) during the coming Holy Week...
Abu Sayyaf

Hostaged Malaysian Seafarers Rescued from Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines

Two Malaysian seafarers were rescued from the hands of the Philippine terror group Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Pata, Sulu Thursday morning by the...
China Art

China Punishes Art Industry Violators

China's Ministry of Culture announced that it has punished eight enterprises for violating regulations in the art industry. The violations included trading for forged...
ATM Skimming

3 Romanians Suspected of ATM Skimming Arrested in the Philippines

CEBU CITY – Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 arrested three Romanian nationals suspected of having involvement in the series of...
PDEA

Philippines: 13 Drug Suspects Escape PDEA Detention Cell

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) announced Sunday that 13 drug suspects have escaped from the agency's detention cell in Camp Olivas, San Fernando,...
Transport Strike

Philippines Prepares for Monday’s Transport Strike

Transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (PISTON) and other transport coalition said today there is no stopping the nationwide transport...

4 Suspects in Kim Jong Nam’s Murder Fled Malaysia – Police

Malaysian police trailing the whereabouts of the four North Korean suspects in the murder of Kim Jon Nam, the elder half-brother of North Korea's...

6.7 Earthquake Rocks Surigao in Philippines; At Least 6 Dead

PHILIPPINES - At least six people were confirmed dead and more than 100 were injured when a magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocked Surigao City in...

Southern Philippines Massacre Kills 5

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Five people were killed while four others are severely injured when gunmen opened fire at them Thursday night in Barangay...

Bali, Indonesia Landslide Kills 7

INDONESIA - At least seven people died while four others were injured when landslides hit houses in Indonesia's Bali before midnight Thursday, the national...

Activists Empower Yogyakarta Residents to Show Their True Colors and Reject Tobacco Industry Exploitation

Jakarta, Indonesia and New York, USA -- Global public health experts Vital Strategies today congratulated health advocates, artists and the people of Kali Code village,...
Japan Radar Stations

Japan Turns Over Weather Radar Stations to the Philippines

Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa turned over Appari and Guian Radar Stations to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) for the Japan-funded...