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...

Indonesian Terror Suspect, 14 Others Killed in Philippine Airstrikes

LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines - An Indonesian terror suspect was among the 15 suspected terrorists killed in the latest operation launched by the Armed...

2 Kids Die in Philippines Explosion

BASILAN, Philippines - Two children, aged 2 and 5, reportedly died while three others are seriously injured in an explosion that rocked the village...

Thousands of Families Evacuated as Typhoon Nina (Nock-Ten) Makes Landfall in the Philippines

At least 16,000 families were evacuated in the Legazpi City, Albay on Chrismas Day as powerful Typhoon Nina (international name Nock-Ten) made landfall over...
Social Security Syste

Philippine Lawmakers Want Social Security Pension Increase in December

Pensioners in the Philippines are eagerly monitoring the development related to the increase in their Social Security System (SSS) pension after the House of...

Update: Davao City Explosion Kills 10, Injures 60 People

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said the explosion that rocked Davao City Friday night has killed at least 10 persons and...