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...

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...

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...

Australia: NSW To Shut Down Greyhound Racing

NSW will become the first Australian state to shut down greyhound racing after a Special Commission of Inquiry found overwhelming evidence of systemic animal cruelty,...

Pope Francis Likely To Come to Cebu for International Eucharistic Congress in January

CEBU CITY - Pope Francis is likely to come to Cebu for the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) set in January, a reliable source who...

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...

Malaysia Condemns Kenya Attack, Rejects Extremism In the Name of Islam

MALAYSIA - Malaysian Prime Minister Mohd Najib Tun Razak turned to Twitter to announce that Malaysia condemned the attack by militant group al-Shabag in...

Five Children Among Dead in Texas Home Standoff

HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS - A police stand-off in a Harris County home in Texas Saturday night resulted to the death of five children and...

5 People, Including 4 Kids, Die in Davao Ferry Sinking

DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Four children and a 63-year-old man died when the motorized outrigger boat they were boarding sank in the waters off...

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...

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...

Philippines Sending Team to Earthquake-Hit Nepal

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine government is sending a team from the Philippine embassy in New Delhi to Nepal to address the needs of...

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...

Wenn Deramas, Box-Office Filipino Director, Dies of Cardiac Arrest

The Filipino showbiz industry woke up to a sad news that box-office Filipino director Wenn Deramas died due to cardiac arrest on Monday. He...

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...

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...

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...

FBI Confirms Death of Marwan, One of Southeast Asia’s Top Terrorists

Zulkifli Bin Hir, alias Marwan, one of Southeast Asia's notorious militants, was killed by Philippines troops in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, the US Federal Bureau of...

5,800 Philippine Public Schools to Offer Senior High in 2016

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - After years of rigorous planning and consultations with education stakeholders, the Department of Education (DepEd) has identified and mapped more than...