With over a billion pesos involved in these cases, COA says full commitment is 'extremely necessary' to ensure proper representation in courts
But there is no timeline yet for the construction activities
Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says it is 'illegal' for the Philippines to occupy disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) islands
The Philippine President says repairs of facilities in Pag-asa Island will push through despite China's displeasure
The fleet is headed by Rear Admiral Shen Hao, Deputy Commander of the East China Sea of the People's Liberation Army Navy
How far China goes to react to Philippine plans to develop Pag-asa island – and how President Rodrigo Duterte responds – will show how the friendship between the two countries really works
They have learned to co-exist with the Chinese. Their bigger question is, when can the Philippine government build facilities to make the island more liveable?
(UPDATED) China says it is 'gravely concerned about and dissatisfied with' this move by the Philippine government
It's the first time for the Philippine military chief to step foot on Pag-asa, the second biggest naturally occurring island in the entire South China Sea
The funding mainly covers the repairs of the eroding runway
(3RD UPDATE) China challenges Philippine Air Force planes as they fly over the disputed area – a routine exchange between the 2 countries in the West Philippine Sea
President Duterte still has a chance to salvage the national honor by proceeding with his original plan to raise the Philippine flag on Pag-asa
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says he is complying with China's request for him not to push through with this Independence Day plan
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'That's an order from the President and I intend to carry that out,' says General Eduardo Año on Friday, April 7
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(UPDATED) The President says there is a need to 'maintain jurisdiction' in the disputed West Philippine Sea
The Philippines' only runway in the disputed territory has been dilapidated due to forced neglect
Lawmakers were supposed to go to Pag-Asa Island to hold a congressional hearing on a proposal to establish the Spratlys Development Authority
The Vice President launches in Baguio a collection of 'extraordinary stories of ordinary people,' intending to bring these stories 'to every nook and cranny of our country'
President Rodrigo Duterte appoints Pag-IBIG Fund Deputy Chief Executive Officer Acmad Rizaldy Moti as officer-in-charge to replace Darlene Berberabe
Under the 'Istorya ng Pag-Asa' project, stories will be collected and compiled to 'change the national conversation'
Subi Reef, which is close to Pag-Asa Island in Palawan's Kalayaan Island Group, may also house missiles soon, according to US officials interviewed by Reuters
The Quezon City government and the Philippine Association for Intellectual Disability gather some 2,000 children with special needs and their parents
(UPDATED) Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he will await the recommendation of the military on when he could visit the troops there
Part 3: With calls to lower the age of criminal liability, social workers and pro-child groups say proper implementation of the law, not amendment, is needed
Part 2: With crowded, unsanitary, and unhealthy environments, some youth centers fail to rehabilitate and transform child offenders
Part 1: Is there a future for children in conflict with the law? Out of youth centers, on the streets with no one else, they have nothing.
Will it be President Rodrigo Duterte's former campaign spokesperson or Vice President Leni Robredo's fellow lawyer?
Uso sa millennials ang spoken word poetry. Isang sampol mula kay RR Cagalingan – ang kanyang tulang 'Tuwing Tinatanong Kung Ano ang Ibig'
This would 'promote and develop the island cluster as a tourist destination while protecting its natural resources,' says the senator
Sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika, binigkas ni Robin Padilla ang isang tulang isinulat ng Ama ng Katipunan na si Andres Bonifacio
Ang 'Poem #45' ay mula sa 'Lungting Lungsod ng Lunggati,' isang libro ng tulang erotiko, ni Rio Alma, Pambansang Alagad ng Sining
As in love, this game that we put ourselves through isn't easy. It can push you to your limit and leave you tired, empty, and hopeless.
Despite Rodrigo Duterte's harsh words for drug addicts and criminals, not all of them end up dead in Davao City
The Lexmark board of directors unanimously approves the sale to a group led by China-based Apex Technology
The Pagasa surveillance system is part of a broader effort to expand the country's commercial flight radar coverage to 80 percent from the current 30 percent
The 47 young members of the Kalayaan Atin Ito group come home after protesting China's claim over the South China Sea
Here are reviews for all 8 Metro Manila Film Festival entries, including 'Honor Thy Father,' 'My Bebe Love,' and more
Critic Oggs Cruz writes, '"All You Need is Pag-ibig" could have been a sickening saccharine trifle, except that it’s not'
The movie 'Walang Forever' enters the list of top earners
‘My Bebe Love’ and ‘Beauty and Bestie’ remain on the top 4 of the list
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'Walang Forever' brings home the Best Picture award, among many other awards. 'Buy Now Die Later' wins 2nd Best Picture, while 'Honor Thy Father' also wins big