Call Center Agent Shot Dead in Cebu’s IT Park

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES - A 23-year-old call center agent died on the spot after he was shot by a still unidentified gunman inside Cebu's...

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...

Philippines to Import Rice As El Niño Damages Rice Fields

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine government is set to import rice from neighboring Asian countries to augment the country's buffer stock in preparation for...
Wage Increase

P21 Wage Increase for NCR Workers Approved

PHILIPPINES - Minimum wage in the National Capital Region (NCR) is now P512 (USD9.98) per day after the NCR wage board approved a P21-increase...

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...

PH To Appeal to Indonesia To Commute Death Penalty of Filipina Convict

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of the Philippines said it will continue to appeal to Indonesia to commute the death...

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...

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...

Smart Opens Online Registration for Clash of Clans Philippine Tournament

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Clash of Clans fans all over the Philippines may now gear up for their ultimate battle as wireless services leader Smart...

Southern Philippines Massacre Kills 5

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Five people were killed while four others are severely injured when gunmen opened fire at them Thursday night in Barangay...

PHILIPPINES: Anti-Distracted Driving Act Temporarily Suspended

Transport regulatory offices in the Philippines have temporarily suspended the implementation of the controversial Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA), a law that bans any obstruction...

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...

Missing 5-Year-Old Virginia Boy Noah Thomas Found Dead in Septic Tank

A gruesome discovery ended four days of search for a missing 5-year-old Virginia boy, after his body was found inside a septic tank near...

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...

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...

To Avoid Power Interruptions in Cebu, Public Urged Not To Fly Kites

CEBU CITY – The Visayan Electric Company (VECO), the power utility firm that serves Metro Cebu, has urged Cebuanos to refrain from flying kites...

7 Drug Suspects Killed in Davao City Drug Raid

DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES - Authorities announced today that seven suspected drug pushers were killed during a shootout with police operatives in Davao City past...

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...

Philippine President to Visit Filipino Communities During US, Canada Trips

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Philippne President Benigno S. Aquino III will meet with Filipino communities when he goes to the United States and Canada on...

Singapore Files Sedition Charges Against Filipino Nurse

SINGAPORE - Singapore authorities filed sedition charges against a Filipino nurse working in Singapore for his Facebook post that called Singaporean's "loosers". Ello Ed Mundsel...