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ASEAN lawmakers call for 'peaceful' solution to maritime dispute

Apr 30, 2017 - 9:25 PM

In solving the sea row, the 38th AIPA General Assembly says member-countries must 'exercise self-restraint in accordance with universally recognized principles of international law,' including UNCLOS

ASEAN lawmakers call for 'peaceful' solution to maritime dispute

VLOG: Quarrying in Batangas? Not yet, says Lopez-owned firm

Apr 30, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Is a Lopez-owned firm into quarrying?

VLOG: Quarrying in Batangas? Not yet, says Lopez-owned firm

Chinese warships arrive in Davao City after ASEAN Summit

Apr 30, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The Philippine Navy says the 3-day 'goodwill visit' of the Chinese warships includes 'confidence-building' activities between the two nations

Chinese warships arrive in Davao City after ASEAN Summit

Lopez-owned firm says quarrying site in Batangas not yet operational

Apr 30, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Ahead of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez's confirmation hearing this week, one of her family's companies again denies it is involved in an illegal mining operation in Batangas

Lopez-owned firm says quarrying site in Batangas not yet operational

Baguio's famed Cafe by the Ruins catches fire

Apr 30, 2017 - 2:40 PM

The roof of the beloved Baguio culinary destination catches fire

Baguio's famed Cafe by the Ruins catches fire

Duterte, Jokowi launch PH-Indonesia shipping route

Apr 30, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Both leaders expect a boost in trade between the two countries with the opening of the new Davao-General Santos-Bitung route

Duterte, Jokowi launch PH-Indonesia shipping route

Lorenzana dismisses ISIS claim on Quiapo blast

Apr 30, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana echoes police assessment that the attack was prompted by a local scuffle

Lorenzana dismisses ISIS claim on Quiapo blast

Is it time for a national minimum wage?

Apr 30, 2017 - 2:00 PM

A national minimum wage is among the issues expected to be taken up when President Rodrigo Duterte meets with labor groups on May 1

Is it time for a national minimum wage?

PNP says no evidence ISIS behind Quiapo blast

Apr 30, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Metro Manila police say ISIS is only claiming responsibility for the blast to 'promote their cause and interest, and gain global recognition'

PNP says no evidence ISIS behind Quiapo blast

China lobbying? How the ASEAN statement evolved

Apr 30, 2017 - 10:15 AM

What was already watered down in one of the first drafts, according to media reports, is further watered down in succeeding drafts

China lobbying? How the ASEAN statement evolved

Trump invites Duterte to the White House

Apr 30, 2017 - 10:13 AM

(3rd UPDATE) White House chief of staff Reince Priebus defends the invitation, saying the purpose of the call was 'all about North Korea'

Trump invites Duterte to the White House

ASEAN evades island building, Hague ruling

Apr 30, 2017 - 9:08 AM

The ASEAN Chairman's Statement merely 'took note of concerns expressed by some leaders over recent developments' in the disputed South China Sea

ASEAN evades island building, Hague ruling

Deconstructing Dutertismo: Progressives take on Duterte governance

Apr 30, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Academics, policy makers, and politicians give their take on what influences Duetrte's thinking and the direction of his presidency so far

Deconstructing Dutertismo: Progressives take on Duterte governance

3 women rescued at Dipolog cybersex den

Apr 29, 2017 - 11:10 PM

NBI agents seize from the den a laptop and fake ID cards belonging to the operator, who was not there at the time of the raid

3 women rescued at Dipolog cybersex den

Duterte calls on North Korea, U.S. to ‘show restraint’

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:46 PM

(UPDATED) 'It behooves upon America who wields the biggest stick to just be prudent and patient,' says the Philippine President

Duterte calls on North Korea, U.S. to ‘show restraint’

Laboracay 2017 seen to draw 67,000 tourists

Apr 29, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Local officials remind those headed to Boracay for the long Labor Day weekend to keep the island clean after partying

Laboracay 2017 seen to draw 67,000 tourists

Dela Rosa's defense of secret jail cell shows 'ignorance' of law

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says the statement of PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa on the hidden detention cell 'encourages the climate of impunity that perpetuates wrongful action'

Dela Rosa's defense of secret jail cell shows 'ignorance' of law

Trump calls Duterte after ASEAN summit

Apr 29, 2017 - 6:36 PM

(2ND UPDATE) The US President and the Philippine leader have their second phone conversation at around 11 pm on Saturday

Trump calls Duterte after ASEAN summit

Chinese warships to visit Davao Sunday

Apr 29, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The fleet is headed by Rear Admiral Shen Hao, Deputy Commander of the East China Sea of the People's Liberation Army Navy

Chinese warships to visit Davao Sunday

Ombudsman lawyer being probed for Mamasapano delay

Apr 29, 2017 - 3:53 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the Ombudsman discovers that their former chief records officer sat on the informations for 7 months until someone noticed nothing had been filed in relation to the Mamasapano case

Ombudsman lawyer being probed for Mamasapano delay

Police: Quiapo blast caused by local scuffle, not linked to ASEAN Summit

Apr 29, 2017 - 3:26 PM

To retaliate against 3 individuals who maul a minor, an IED is detonated in Quiapo, Manila

Police: Quiapo blast caused by local scuffle, not linked to ASEAN Summit

WATCH: Honeylet Avanceña hosts museum tour for ASEAN leaders' spouses

Apr 29, 2017 - 3:05 PM

(UPDATED) It marks the ASEAN debut of President Rodrigo Duterte's common-law spouse, who took on the role of First Lady despite having no official designation

WATCH: Honeylet Avanceña hosts museum tour for ASEAN leaders' spouses

Duterte calls for 'drug-free' ASEAN

Apr 29, 2017 - 2:11 PM

The Philippine President also stresses 'non-interference' of other countries in domestic issues of ASEAN member-states

Duterte calls for 'drug-free' ASEAN

Theft, robbery top list of Boracay crimes

Apr 29, 2017 - 12:55 PM

The number of theft and robbery cases outpaces all other crimes in Boracay Island in the first 3 months of 2017

Theft, robbery top list of Boracay crimes

NPA attacks in Davao City 'acts of terrorism' – Sara Duterte

Apr 29, 2017 - 12:48 PM

(2ND UPDATE) 'We condemn these acts committed by a group that pretends to champion social justice and equality,' the Davao City mayor says in a statement following the attacks

NPA attacks in Davao City 'acts of terrorism' – Sara Duterte

Duterte stresses 'supremacy of law' in disputes

Apr 29, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Without directly mentioning the South China Sea dispute, the Philippine President stresses the 'primacy of rules' in dispute settlement as he opens the 30th ASEAN Summit

Duterte stresses 'supremacy of law' in disputes

Human Rights Watch urges PH gov't to release 'secret jail' detainees

Apr 29, 2017 - 10:49 AM

'These detainees have been wrongfully held and should be freed with adequate protections against police reprisal,' says the international watchdog

Human Rights Watch urges PH gov't to release 'secret jail' detainees

Dela Rosa slams CHR: Inspect daily, not just during ASEAN Summit

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:44 AM

The PNP chief also defends Tondo police, saying as long as they're not corrupt or abusive, he's fine with the set-up

Dela Rosa slams CHR: Inspect daily, not just during ASEAN Summit

Another notorious Abu Sayyaf leader killed

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:04 AM

(3RD UPDATE) Alhabsy Misaya – the leader of an Abu Sayyaf subgroup in Indanan, Sulu – is dead, says the military

Another notorious Abu Sayyaf leader killed

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits Davao Occidental

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:23 AM

(5th UPDATE) At 6:54 am, Saturday, Phivolcs cancels its tsunami advisory 'as there is no longer a tsunami threat for this event'

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits Davao Occidental

At least 14 injured in Quiapo blast

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:54 PM

(7th UPDATE) A police report on the blast says the motive for the explosion is 'possible gang war'. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says the blast is not connected to the ASEAN Summit.

At least 14 injured in Quiapo blast

10 years later, search for Jonas Burgos continues

Apr 28, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Protesters decry the promotion of Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año, but he is adamant he never knew Jonas Burgos

10 years later, search for Jonas Burgos continues

Duterte: We value diversity and differences

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Despite the President's high-minded words at the ASEAN leadership forum, it cannot be forgotten that he has threatened and cursed at people who openly criticize his policies

Duterte: We value diversity and differences

American in Cebu gets 12 years for child abuse, but he's at large

Apr 28, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Wayne Melbourne Littlefield remains at large after going into hiding while his case was being tried. Another suspect, Australian Norman Johnson Henry, is still at large and has not been tried in court.

American in Cebu gets 12 years for child abuse, but he's at large

Duterte, Indonesia's Widodo to step up joint counter-terrorism efforts

Apr 28, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The two leaders agree to conduct, this year, a joint working group to address a common scourge: terrorism and violent extremism

Duterte, Indonesia's Widodo to step up joint counter-terrorism efforts

ASEAN ministers tackle North Korea, South China Sea

Apr 28, 2017 - 7:08 PM

After their meeting on Friday, ASEAN foreign ministers express 'grave concern over the escalation of tension in the Korean Peninsula'

ASEAN ministers tackle North Korea, South China Sea

Only a tyrant would shut down the media – NUJP

Apr 28, 2017 - 5:42 PM

'If there is a time for the Philippine media community to set aside our differences and unite to oppose any and all attempts to silence us, it is now,' the NUJP says, reacting to Duterte's threat to ABS-CBN

Only a tyrant would shut down the media – NUJP

70% of work-related deaths worldwide occur in Asia Pacific – ILO

Apr 28, 2017 - 5:29 PM

While this annual rate is already staggering, the United Nations agency says the problem of occupational hazard may be worse, raising the possibility of underreporting

70% of work-related deaths worldwide occur in Asia Pacific – ILO

Light-moderate rain in parts of Luzon on Saturday

Apr 28, 2017 - 5:23 PM

A frontal system is affecting Northern Luzon

Light-moderate rain in parts of Luzon on Saturday

Duterte to 'look into' secret Manila jail cell

Apr 28, 2017 - 5:04 PM

Senators call for ‘swift justice’ against the policemen responsible for the secret jail cell. A House inquiry is being pushed.

Duterte to 'look into' secret Manila jail cell

Celia Veloso clarifies: 'I do not support death penalty'

Apr 28, 2017 - 3:59 PM

The mother of death row convict Mary Jane Veloso says what she supports is President Duterte's war on drugs, which should target the syndicates

Celia Veloso clarifies: 'I do not support death penalty'

Police blame ASEAN holiday for jailed suspects without charges

Apr 28, 2017 - 3:11 PM

But those detained inside the narrow detention area claim some have been there beyond 36 hours

Police blame ASEAN holiday for jailed suspects without charges

Enrile loses another round in Sandiganbayan plunder case

Apr 28, 2017 - 3:08 PM

This will again trigger the pre-trial proceedings halted by Enrile's many legal remedies

Enrile loses another round in Sandiganbayan plunder case

Indonesian President Jokowi arrives in Manila

Apr 28, 2017 - 2:20 PM

During Jokowi's state visit, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he might bring up the case of OFW Mary Jane Veloso, who is on Indonesian death row

Indonesian President Jokowi arrives in Manila

ASEAN expresses 'grave concern' over tests despite North Korea appeal

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:56 PM

The ministers 'strongly' urge North Korea 'to fully comply' with UN Security Council resolutions and international laws, according to the statement

ASEAN expresses 'grave concern' over tests despite North Korea appeal

Secret jail in Tondo? 'We really don’t know,' says NCR chief

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:09 PM

The police chief of Metro Manila admits the detention facility is below the PNP's standards

Secret jail in Tondo? 'We really don’t know,' says NCR chief

Southeast Asia's leaders steer away from democracy – activists

Apr 28, 2017 - 12:22 PM

'Human rights is in a precipitous downward spiral in every ASEAN country except perhaps Myanmar, and that’s only because military rule in that country was so horrible for so long,' says Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch

Southeast Asia's leaders steer away from democracy – activists

ABS-CBN franchise ‘not for urgent renewal,’ clarifies lawmaker

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Palawan 1st District Representative Franz Alvarez, chair of the House committee on legislative franchises, says the panel is prioritizing franchises that are about to expire

ABS-CBN franchise ‘not for urgent renewal,’ clarifies lawmaker

After acquittal of homicide, ex-Cavite mayor found guilty of graft

Apr 28, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Former Amadeo, Cavite mayor Albert Ambagan Jr faces jail time of 12 years and one month, as well as perpetual disqualification from holding public office

After acquittal of homicide, ex-Cavite mayor found guilty of graft

Secret cell in police station 'absolutely prohibited' – CHR

Apr 28, 2017 - 10:14 AM

(UPDATED) Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon reminds the police of their 'strict obligation to act only in accordance with law'

Secret cell in police station 'absolutely prohibited' – CHR