Indonesian Sufism rejects radical Islam

Certain aspects of an indigenous Sufi culture in Western Indonesia appear to protect it against radical Islamic ideology. Selangor, Malaysia - (ACN Newswire) - The Minangkabau people in...
Bitcoin

Malaysia Arrests 9 Bitcoin Machine ‘Thieves’

Malaysian authorities arrested nine persons allegedly involved in stealing Bitcoin mining machines after they posted their loot for sale on social media and online...
USAID

USAID Distributes 3,200 Table Computers to Public Schools

BOHOL, Philippines — On December 1, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) distributed more than 3,200 tablet computers to Philippine Department of...
Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Summit

US Embassy Hosts Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Summit in the Philippines

MANILA, The Philippines - The US Embassy in the Philippines convened 250 youth leaders representing all 10 ASEAN member states for a 5-day advanced...

Some Philippine Schools Suspend Classes Due to Typhoon Odette #WalangPasok

Here is a list of areas and schools where classes have been suspended for Friday, October 13, due to Tropical Storm Odette (Khanun). Abra -...
US Marines

US, Philippine Troops Renovate Schools in Casiguran

PHILIPPINES - US Marines and Sailors with the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (3d MEB) alongside their Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) counterparts conducted...
Wage Increase

P21 Wage Increase for NCR Workers Approved

PHILIPPINES - Minimum wage in the National Capital Region (NCR) is now P512 (USD9.98) per day after the NCR wage board approved a P21-increase...
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,...