Milk Tea Poisoning Isolated Case, Philippine Authorities Said

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Philippine authorities conducting an investigation into the milk tea poisoning that killed two people last week said the case was isolated...

Van-Bus Collission Kills Five in Samar, Philippines

EASTERN SAMAR - At least five persons died while seven others were injured after a passenger bus collided with a passenger van Sunday night...

China-bound Ship Seeks Philippine Help As Amok Kills Two Chinese Sailors

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Two Chinese sailors were killed Sunday inside a Liberian-registered Chinese cargo ship when one of the vessel's crew members allegedly ran...

Philippine Coast Guard Rescues 31 from Boat that Capsized in Dapitan

ZAMBOANGA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) successfully rescued the 28 passengers and three crew of a small vessel that capsized in Barangay...

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...

Australian Inmate Kills Self in Cebu Jail

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES - An Australian national who was facing charges on Anti-Human Trafficking Law hanged himself to death inside his detention cell at...

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...

140 More Filipinos Return To Philippines From Yemen

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - An additional 140 Filipino workers from Yemen have returned to the Philippines Saturday afternoon as part of the Philippine government's repatriation...

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...

Two Philippine Areas Under State of Clamity Due to El Niño

MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - Two areas in North Cotabato have been placed under state of calamity due to the effects of the El Niño phenomenon,...

Bulgarian Hacker of Bill Gates’ ATM Arrested in the Philippines

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine National Police (PNP) announced on Friday the arrest of a Bulgarian national who allegedly hacked several ATMs and...

Goverment Urges 458 Filipinos Still in Yemen to Return to the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of the Philippines said there are still an estimated 458 Filipinos in Yemen despite the...

Former Philippine Senator Lacson To Run for President If…

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Former Senator and Philippine National Police Director Panfilo Lacson announced intention to run for president in the coming 2016 Presidential elections. However,...

Malaysia-bound Illegal Ivory Shipment Seized in Australia

AUSTRALIA - Australian authorities have intercepted a shipment of 110-kilogram of ivory bound for Malaysia, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) said. The...

Former Philippine Senator Lacson Announces Intention to Run for President

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Former Senator and Philippine National Police Director Panfilo Lacson announced intention to run for president in the coming 2016 Presidential elections. However,...

Milk Tea Poisoning Kills 2 in Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Two peopled died while one remains in critical condition after drinking what authorities believed was contaminated milk tea in Sampaloc, Manila. Authorities...

One Dead, Israeli Girl Missing As Thai Ferry Burns, Sinks On Its Way To...

BANGKOK, THAILAND - One passenger died while a 12-year-old was still missing as a tourist boat in Thailand caught fire, causing it to sink...

Meralco Announces Electricity Rate Increase in April

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Philippine power utility firm Manila Electric Co (Meralco) announced that electricity rates in April went up by Php0.25 per kilowatthour (kWh)...

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Reshuffles Cabinet

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is reshuffling his cabinet and other appointed positions as part of continuing leadership renewal, the Prime Minister's...

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...