Mahathir Wants Sirul Azhar Umar to Reveal Mastermind in Murder of Mongolian Model

MALAYSIA - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad urged authorities to allow Sirul Azhar Umar to reveal the mastermind in the murder of Mongolian...

Davao City Mayor Duterte Files COC for President

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has made official his pronouncement to run for president in the 2016 elections as he filed his certificate of...

Philippine Congress Urged To Probe Random Balikbayan Box Check Policy

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Despite the decision of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to stop its policy on randomly inspecting balikbayan boxes sent home by...

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...

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...

Thunderstorm Surprises Manila Residents; Hailstorm Reported in Quezon City

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

Laude Family Seeks Live Coverage of US Marine Pemberton’s Philippine Murder Trial

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The murder trial involving US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, the prime suspect in the death of transgender Jeffrey...

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...

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...

Hong Kong’s Unemployment Rate Forecast to Rise 4.1 Percent in 2016

Unemployment rate in Hong Kong is forecast to potential increase to 4.1 percent from 3.5% as the city's economy is expected to continue to...

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)...

Two Kids Killed in Cagayan Vehicular Accident

Two kids, aged 5 and 12, were killed when a car rammed into the motorcycle they were riding in in Gonzaga, Cagayan, Philippines. The...

Philippine President Aquino Sets Four-Day Japan Visit

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine government has confirmed that President Benigno S. Aquino III will embark on a four-day state visit to Japan from...

Liquor Tainted with Mosquito Repellent Kills 9 Indonesians

Nine Indonesians were killed after drinking alcohol mixed with energy drinks and mosquito repellent in Kota Prabumulih on Sumatra Island, Indonesia. What started as a...

6 Stranded Filipino Nurses Return Home, Thank Saudi Official for Assistance

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Six Filipino nurses who have been stranded in Saudi Arabia for six months after their contracts have expired finally arrived in...

Debris Found on Indian Ocean Island Not Part of Missing Malaysia Airline Flight MH370

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - A Malaysian official announced on Sunday that the object recently found on the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean...

Terror Group Plots Kidnapping of Manny Pacquiao

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has revealed the alleged attempt to kidnap Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao or one of his children by the...

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...

Despite Usman’s Death, Charges Vs MILF Men in SAF 44 Clash to Continue

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine government said members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) who were deemed responsible for the death of 44...

Bus Falls Off Cliff in China; 35 Dead

BEIJING - At least 35 people were killed when the bus they boarded fell into a deep cliff in Shaanxi province, China, authorities said...