Include Native Language in Education System, Pandikar Amin Urges Policymakers

MALAYSIA - The call of Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin for the inclusion of native languages in the national educational system was hailed by...

Two Foreign Workers Killed in Singapore Fire

SINGAPORE - Two foreign workers died while three others were injured when fire broke out in their rented apartment at 88 Lorong 6 Geylang...
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...

Source Said No Sign of Cyanide Found in Milk Tea Poisoning Victims’ Throat

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - An unofficial statement released by one of the doctors who checked on the bodies of the two persons who died after...

Family of Students Killed in South Korea’s Sewol Ferry Disaster to Get US$380,000 each

South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said the South Korean government has decided to compensate the families of of the 250 students and...

Qatar Pardons 12 Filipino Convicts

Twelve Filipinos, 11 men and a woman, who are languishing in the jails of Qatar will soon be going home to the Philippines after...

Philippine President Aquino Sets Four-Day Japan Visit

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine government has confirmed that President Benigno S. Aquino III will embark on a four-day state visit to Japan from...

16-Year-Old Singaporean Charged in Court for Insulting Late Leader Lee Kuan Yew

The police filed charges in court against a 16-year-old Singaporean boy, whom they arrested for insulting Singapore's late founding father Lee Kuan Yew online. The...

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...

Mount Bulusan in the Philippines Spews Ashes; Volcanologists Fear Possible Explosion

LEGAZPI CITY, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) fears a possible magmatic eruption of Mount Bulusan following the phreatic or ash...

Syrian Arrested in the Philippines for Illegal Recruitment

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - A Syrian national was arrested for allegedly recruiting Filipinos to work in the United Arab Emirates although he has no permit...
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...

Philippine Milk Tea Poisoning Update: Third Victim in Stable Condition

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Authorities said that the third person involved in the milk tea poisoning incident, which killed two persons, in Manila is now...

Girl, 10, Among Eight Persons Killed in Lanao Del Sur Ambush

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The number of fatalities in the ambush in Lumbacaya Unayan town in Lanao del Sur rose to eight after a 10-year-old...
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 Wins Arbitration Case Vs. China

“The Tribunal concluded that there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources within the sea areas falling within the...
Bariatric Surgery

How to Choose a Bariatric Surgeon

If you’ve ever watched the popular TV show called “My 600 Pound Life”, then you know that bariatric surgery is often the only hope...

Landslide Warning Up as Typhoon Noul (Dodong) Lashes Northeast Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Authorities have implemented forced evacuations in some parts of northeast Philippines as Typhoon Noul, locally named Dodong, made landfall in the...

500 People Left Homeless in Semporma Malaysia Fire

MALAYSIA - At least 500 people were rendered homeless after fire destroyed 50 wooden houses at Kampung Bangau-Bangau water settlement in Semporna Saturday morning,...

Despite Usman’s Death, Charges Vs MILF Men in SAF 44 Clash to Continue

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine government said members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) who were deemed responsible for the death of 44...