Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte also again brings up the possibility of joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea)
This comes after Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo appealed to Vice President Leni Robredo and the media to 'tone down' their reporting of extrajudicial killings
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas lowers its inflation outlook for 2017 and 2018 to 3.4% and 3%, respectively
They were taken on Thursday, March 23, the same day the Philippine Navy rescued two Malaysian hostages of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu
Metro Pacific management clarifies that the conglomerate will not conduct a capital raising exercise in the near future
Yasunori Kagoike, whose purchase of government land is under scrutiny, tells lawmakers he received $9,000 from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
'I also learned from her that the only thing in life that we can be is to be kind,' says former senator Rene Saguisag in his eulogy, delivered at the necrological rites for his former colleague
Filipinos now have until June 30, 2017 to exchange their New Design Series (NDS) banknotes. After June 30, these bills will have no monetary value.
PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa's only son is set to join the Philippine National Police Academy
Pro-democracy campaigners describe the election process as a farce and predict weekend protests as the prospect of political reform in the semi-autonomous city appears more unattainable than ever
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives votes on the controversial measure despite challenges over whether Trump and ally House Speaker Paul Ryan have enough backing to get the measure over the finish line
(UPDATED) The rescued hostages are among the 5 Malaysian crewmen of Tugboat Serudung 3, who were kidnapped in July 2016 off the coast of Lahad Datu in Sabah
On the agenda for this round are issues of governance – a political transition, the constitution and elections, as well as counter-terrorism at the request of Damascus
Vice President Leni Robredo's video was instead screened in one of a hundred side events and exhibits mounted by NGOs, the DFA explains
Philippine embassy in London says so far there has been no report of Filipinos affected by the incident
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Lawyer Jude Sabio is expected to fly to the Netherlands soon to hold President Duterte accountable before the International Criminal Court over alleged extrajudicial killings
(3rd UPDATE) It comes nearly 3 years after the disaster killed more than 300 people and dealt a crippling blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye
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The Filipino knockout puncher has been signed by Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions
The suspension follows a suspected terrorist incident outside the Houses of Parliament in London
(3rd UPDATE) Here is what we know about what police are treating as a terrorist attack at the UK parliament area in London
With the LPA gone, expect generally good weather on Thursday, March 23, with just isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms
Thailand's ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra also waged a deadly and controversial drug war in 2003. Here's how it's similar to Duterte's.
(UPDATED) Four people are killed and 40 injured after being run over and stabbed in a lightning attack at the gates of British democracy, attributed by police to 'Islamist-related terrorism'
Star pulls off the victory as Phoenix runs out of fuel in the fourth quarter
The Chinese Foreign Ministry denies Beijing will set up an environmental monitoring station on the shoal in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea)
President Rodrigo Duterte, not Vice President Leni Robredo, is the highest official mentioned by the EU Parliament in its resolution against extrajudicial killings
With levels of frustration high with France's political class, Emmanuel Macron appears to have tapped into a desire for wholesale change – and he could be the country's youngest president in modern history
With scandals left and right, Francois Fillon's early frontrunner status is now diminished. Some commentators wonder whether he has lost the moral authority to carry out his key campaign pledge.
Throughout Philippine history, there have been several periods when the president didn't have a second-in-command
'We are a maritime power, but we have to prove it and work towards that,' the late Leticia Ramos Shahani says in one of her last public appearances
(UPDATED) A year on, Belgium remains on high alert with troops patrolling the streets and warnings of fresh risks from ISIS jihadists returning home from Iraq and Syria
The Trump administration has been scrambling to reaffirm its commitment to Washington's military alliances – including NATO – after the Republican billionaire called into question their usefulness during the presidential race
Allegations that huge sums were misappropriated from the Malaysian state fund 1MDB have triggered a scandal which has buffeted Prime Minister Najib Razak
Strong statements against extrajudicial killings in the country are making it difficult for the tourism department to promote the Philippines, says DOT chief Wanda Teo
The Philippines will decide on its next move after China replies to its March 20 letter, says Acting Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo
The order for reparations for 304 victims of former Congolese warlord Germain Katanga is set to be a landmark step for the world's only permanent war crimes court.
(UPDATED) Lawmakers are set to back First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second referendum when they vote following a two-day debate in the semi-autonomous assembly in Edinburgh
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Prosecutors are currently reviewing whether to press charges or seek Park's arrest – although she would not have to be detained before being formally accused
Senators Risa Hontiveros and Paolo Benigno Aquino IV say there is a need to protect victims' families from excessive funeral expenses that benefit corrupt cops
In a significant flex of presidential muscle, Trump warns House Republicans they will face the electorate's wrath if they do not vote to repeal and replace Obamacare on March 23
Neil Gorsuch: 'Nobody is above the law in this country, and that includes the president of the United States'