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...

Family of Milk Tea Shop Owner Suspects Sabotage in Poisoning

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The family of the milk tea shop owner who was among the two people killed in an apparent poisoning claimed someone...

Food Poisoning Downs 38 People in Misamis, Philippines

MISAMIS ORIENTAL, PHILIPPINES - At least 38 people belonging to eight families were rushed to the hospital after they were reportedly poisoned by the...

Initial Economic Impact of Nepal Earthquake Could Reach USD5 Billion

NEPAL – Nepal's devastating earthquake is expected to result to economic losses of as high as USD5 billion, more than double previous estimates of...

Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Rocks Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY, Philippines - A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rocked the province of Ilocos Norte Wednesday noon, two days after an earthquake of almost similar...

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...

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...

Philippine Milk Tea Poisoning: Oxalic Acid Killed Victims

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine National Police (PNP) said the remains of two people killed after drinking milk tea in Manila have tested positive...

Supreme Court Junks Petition of Dismissed PMA Cadet

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed with finality the petition filed by Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia in relation...

Breaking News: Budapest, Hungary to Host 52nd International Eucharist Congress in 2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Pope Francis has announced during the closing mass for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) in Cebu City that the...

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,...

Philippine Thunderstorm, Hail Storm Surprise Metro Manila Residents

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - In the middle of a hot Tuesday afternoon, a sudden downpour caused by a thunderstorm surprised residents in Metro Manila while...

Zamboanga Fire Kills 3 Persons

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Three people were killed when a fire broke out in Purok Amelita, Barangay Ipil Heights, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay early dawn...

Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters Founder Umbra Kato is Dead

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is checking on reports that Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter (BIFF) founder Ustadz Ameril Umbra...

13 Filipinos Remain Missing after Taiwanese Fishing Vessel Sinks in Atlantic Ocean

Thirteen Filipino fishermen remained missing more than a month after the Taiwanese fishing vessel they boarded sank in the South Atlantic Ocean, authorities said...

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...

Philippine NBI Implements Online Clearance Application

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has officially launched its online registration, appointment and e-Payment system that seeks to ease the...

Georgia Shooting Kills 5; 8 Killed in Ohio

Five people were confirmed dead in two connected shootings on Friday night (Saturday morning in Asia) in Appling, Georgia, while eight members of a...

Yearlong FBI Drug Investigation Leads to Arrest of Fresno Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster

A yearlong investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has led to the fall...

Bureau of Customs Stops Random Check on Balikbayan Boxes

MANILA - Following the directive from President Benigno S. Aquino III, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) will no longer conduct random physical inspection on...