ASEAN, Japan, South Korea, and China agree on the 'Yokohama Vision' which serves as guiding principles for a more resilient and integrated ASEAN+3
Ministers from G20 developed and developing nations fail to spell out a pledge to reject protectionism in a closing statement
Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr declines to confirm if he was among the '2, 3, or 4' ministers who urged respect for the Hague ruling
'The ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat is the first major ASEAN meeting of the year under the Philippine chairmanship of ASEAN 2017,' DFA spokesman Charles Jose says
Philippine Foreign Undersecretary Enrique Manalo says there 'is more determination now' to finalize a code of conduct in the South China Sea
Pag-uusapan ng ASEAN foreign ministers ang iba't ibang regional issues tulad ng sigalot sa West Philippine Sea
Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay Jr and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov agree to prepare for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's trip to Russia
A couple in their early 20s was arrested after social media users complained about the picture
8 crew members of the Chinese fishing vessel were detained before the coastguards intervened, a Chinese envoy said, and urged Jakarta to let them go
Adele – with her emotional depth and soulful voice – is back with her new album, '25'
Seperti Hello, lagu kedua di album "25" ini juga masih bertema patah hati dan susah move on
'I guess I still care / Do you still care?' goes Adele in her heartbreaking new song 'When We Were Young'
The action plan 'will help ensure the security of the region’s food supply by addressing illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing, among others,' says Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario
Inclusive mobility is moving people, not vehicles. Moving people is primarily about road-sharing and less of construction of more roads.
'Climate proofing the energy infrastructure has clearly become a necessity,' Senator Loren Legarda says at the APEC Energy Ministers Meeting in Cebu
PH's Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima is the inaugural chairperson of the group, a counterpoint to the G20 of leading industrialized and emerging economies
Gregory Domingo also confirms he will stay as DTI chief at least until after the country's hosting of the APEC Leaders’ Summit in November
'We will refrain from competitive devaluation and resist all forms of protectionism,' say APEC finance ministers in a statement
The plan, which has 4 pillars from financial integration to infrastructure development and financing, is eyed as the lasting legacy of the Philippines’ APEC hosting
The President banners again the economic achievements of his administration to finance ministers attending APEC meetings in Cebu
(3rd UPDATE) INC members say Justice Secretary De Lima is about to issue a warrant of arrest against church leaders. But lawyer Trixie Cruz Angeles says the DOJ has not even assigned a prosecutor to the case.
The politically influential Iglesia ni Cristo cries religious persecution, and calls for ‘separation of church and state’
This comes after lawyer Harry Roque, a presumed senatorial candidate under the opposition United Nationalist Alliance, called on DOJ to stop its 'witch hunt' of the INC.
Pero meron pa ring hamon, sabi ng sociologist na si Jayeel Cornelio. Dagdag niya, 'The social media element is a game-changer for the Iglesia ni Cristo.'
Speaking to Rappler, Iglesia ni Cristo spokesman Edwil Zabala seeks to reassure INC members who have begun to doubt their church
Para maintindihan natin ang krisis sa Iglesia ni Cristo, makakasama natin ang isang sociologist of religion, si Jayeel Cornelio
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US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US and states in the region will also increase efforts to share intelligence
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima confirms that Anthony Menorca, the brother of Lowell 'Boyet' Menorca II, requested that he be placed under the WPP
Anthony, brother of Iglesia minister Lowell Menorca, says his older sibling was forced to deny his abduction
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Three ministers allegedly abducted by the Iglesia ni Cristo, however, surface to deny their alleged abduction
Previously reported to be ready to tell all, Menorca surfaces to say he is safe and thanks the INC executive minister for the care extended to him. A 'close friend' of his, however, says the statements are made 'under duress'.
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Angel Manalo also tells his brother, Iglesia ni Cristo head Eduardo Manalo: 'Ang mommy, sana, makausap mo na. Sabik na sabik siya.'
The National Bureau of Investigation rules out the alleged abduction of Iglesia ni Cristo ministers after investigators fail to find enough evidence
Expelled minister Isaias Samson Jr, former editor in chief of the INC publication Pasugo, earlier accused INC general auditor Glicerio Santos Jr of corruption
But Iglesia ni Cristo's Louie Cayabyab asks his flock to support the vigils in their districts, citing INC members who are 'risking their lives'
The group of Iglesia ni Cristo members also argues with the police, who asked them to clear the area following complaints from 'concerned citizens'
In a YouTube video, people weep as a minister refuses to read a circular expelling the mother and brother of Iglesia ni Cristo head Eduardo Manalo
(UPDATED) Iglesia executive minister Eduardo Manalo does not directly address issues involving the INC such as alleged corruption and the supposed abduction of ministers
'Be spokespersons of God,' expelled Iglesia ni Cristo minister Isaias Samson Jr tells church spokesmen Bienvenido Santiago and Edwil Zabala
Speaking to Rappler, Iglesia ni Cristo spokesman Bro Edwil Zabala dares critics to present their evidence against the century-old church
One delivery amounts to P3,000; another comes from a Singapore-based supporter of Angel and Tenny Manalo, kin of the head of Iglesia ni Cristo
(UPDATED) The Department of Justice, however, says it will avoid issues internal to the Iglesia ni Cristo, a group known for its influence in government
Former US Ambassador Curtis Chin also compares Asian regional disputes to the book-based television series 'Game of Thrones'
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario proposes the Philippine initiative amid rising tensions in the South China Sea that may harm regional stability
'They're not a religion in the Philippines. They're a religion in the world.'
The Iglesia ni Cristo stresses obedience 'even if it goes against your personal wishes' – a 'strictness' that a sociologist sees as part of the reason for its success