Raid on ISIS Camp in Southern Philippines Kills 7

Seven alleged members of an ISI-inspired group were killed in a raid on what authorities said was an ISIS training camp in Sitio Sinapingan,...

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...

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...

Typhoon Noul Batters Japan; Storm ‘Egay’ (Dolphin) To Enter Philippines Next Week

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Typhoon Noul batters the southernmost tiny islands in Japan on Tuesday after leaving destruction and two fatalities in the Philippines, the...

Cake, Ice Candy Down 400 Elementary Students in the Philippines

LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES - More than 400 students fell ill after allegedly eating sponge cake, locally known as "mamon", and ice candy provided to them...

Cavite Bettor Wins P17.5-Million Philippine 6/49 Superlotto Jackpot

CAVITE, PHILIPPINES - Somebody's dream to become a multi-millionaire is coming true after a bettor in Cavite hit the Super Lotto 6/49 jackpot on...

Cebu Woman Yields P4.7-Million Illegal Drugs, Gun

CEBU, PHILIPPINES – A buy-bust operation resulted to the arrest of a suspected female drug courier and the seizure of at least P4.7-million (USD105,000)...

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...

Earthquake rocks Bohol, Cebu in the Philippines; Tsunami Unlikely

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 4.7 magnitude earthquake rocked some parts of Bohol and Cebu early morning Monday, disrupting graduation rites in some schools...

Philippine Teen Kills 85-Year-Old Grandma, Eats Her Heart

PHILIPPINES - Authorities remain puzzled at how a 19-year-old man killed her 85-year-old grandmother and reportedly ate her heart insider their house in Kabankalan...

Foreigner Involved in Major Credit Card Fraud Entered Sabah Sans Immigration Check

MALAYSIA - The arrest of a Swedish man, who was jailed in Thailand for major credit card fraud, again resurrects the issue on immigration...
Zamboanga City

Diarrhea Outbreak Kills 14 in the Philippines

PHILIPPINES - At least 14 people, mostly children, have died due to diarrhea in Zamboanga City, southern Philippines, and the number of casualties continue...
Sorsogon Ambush

2 Cops Killed in Sorsogon Ambush

PHILIPPINES - Two police officers were killed and one civilian was injured in an ambush allegedly staged by armed group New People's Army (NPA)...

Duterte: Philippines Has 3 Million Drug Addicts

DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES - Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, one of the early beats for the 2016 Presidential elections, revealed that the Philippines now...
Russia Laos Nuclear Deal

Russia’s ROSATOM, Laos Energy and Mines Ministry Ink Nuclear Energy Deal

First Deputy CEO for Corporate Development and International Business of ROSATOM Kirill Komarov and Deputy Energy Minister of Laos Sinava Souphanouvong signed a memorandum...

Thailand’s Martial Law May Be Lifted Soon But Groups Express Concern

BANGKOK - Thailand's martial law, which was imposed since May 2014 to control violent street protests in the capital, may be lifted soon, but...

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...

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...

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...

Philippine Bureau of Customs Chief John Sevilla Resigns

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Commissioner John Sevilla, the head of the Bureau of Customs in the Philippines, has tendered his resignation on Thursday, citing vague reasons...