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...

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...

On Labor Day, Philippine President Opens Modern Hospital in Cebu

CEBU, PHILIPPINES – Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, who is in Cebu for activities related to the Labor Day celebration, led the soft opening...

Makati City Now Left With Just One Mayor As Peña Steps Down

MAKATI, PHILIPPINES - Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay can now heave a sigh of relief after Vice Mayor Romulo Peña agreed to step down...

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...

Malaysians Get Free Electric Bus Ride For Two Months in Bandar Sunway

MALAYSIA - Malaysian commuters will get to ride the electric bus at Bandar Sunway for free for two months, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri...

20 More Ugandan Women Sex Slaves Hiding in Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA - At least 20 more Ugandan women sex slaves are hiding in Kuala Lumpur to avoid being arrested by authorities or being hunted...

Philippine DFA To Close For Araw ng Kagitingan Holiday

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that all DFA satellite offices and regional consular offices in the country will...

Janet Napoles Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Napoles has been found guilty of serious illegal detention and was sentenced to life imprisonment...

Candies ‘Poison’ 200 Students in the Philippines

SURIGAO, PHILIPPINES - At least 200 students fell ill after eating durian and mangosteen-flavored candies in the province of Surigao del Sur, northern Philippines,...

Singapore Launches New Police Operations Command Center

SINGAPORE - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has officially launched the country's new Police Operations Command Center (POCC), which will serve as the...

400 Families Left Homeless in Las Piñas Fire

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - At least 100 houses were destroyed, leaving 400 families homeless, when fire hit a densely-populated area in Longos, Zapote, Las Piñas...

Fake Salt ‘Poisons’ Family in Southern Philippines

KORONADAL CITY, PHILIPPINES - Even as reports of fake rice continues to grip residents in some towns in Southern Philippines, authorities on Tuesday said...

Meralco Gets Approval to Roll Out Prepaid Electricity Billing

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Electricity consumers in the Philippine capital will soon have control over their power bills as the Manila Electric Co (Meralco) is...

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...

Philippine President Aquino Lauds Fewer Labor Strikes Under His Term

CEBU, Philippines - Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said his administration did well in solving labor disputes in the country, saying saying only 12...

Philippine Government Satisfaction Rating Hits Lowest Level in March

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The latest survey conducted by Social Weather Stations showed that the net satisfaction rating of the administration of Philippine President Benigno...

Milk Tea Stores Caught Selling Expired Ingredients in Davao, Philippines

DAVAO, PHILIPPINES - At least two milk tea sores in Davao City were caught allegedly selling expired milk tea ingredients just a few weeks...

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...