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Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo says the province is monitoring all pork products coming into the island as a precaution against the spread of African Swine Fever
(UPDATED) The leaked papers reveal the Solomons' Central Province made a 'strategic cooperation agreement' on Tulagi island, which has a natural deep water harbor, with the China Sam Group on September 22
BPI's net income from January to September is just P1 billion less than the P23.1 billion it earned during the entire 2018
Left unaddressed, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing would continue to wreak havoc in the Calamianes, whose coastal and marine ecosystems are among the most diverse and extensive in the Philippines
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Batuan Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III is the 9th vice mayor shot dead since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office
Among the confirmed dead are 3 young children, with many people killed by falling debris in and around quake-struck Ambon City
The move comes after 7 members of the Boracay Dragon Boat Team perished in an accident while training
Dugong mascot seeks to rally the support of locals in the fight to save the marine mammal
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu suspends all dragon boat race activities in Boracay in the wake of a deadly accident that claimed the lives of 7 members of a local dragon boat group
The Philippine Coast Guard in Palawan says during the chase, the poachers 'were seen throwing their freshly caught fish and sharks off the boat'
The national security adviser says this is a way to demonstrate ownership of these islands, including Fuga, where a Chinese company plans to build a ‘smart city’
(4th UPDATE) The 14 other members of the Boracay Dragon Boat Team were rescued and brought to the hospital, says the Philippine Coast Guard
'The government of China has once again resorted to dollar diplomacy and false promises of large amounts of foreign assistance to buy off a small number of politicians,' says Taiwan's foreign minister Joseph Wu
House Bill No. 4175, authored by Aklan Representative Teodorico Haresco Jr, says the council should be directly under the Office of the President
The Solomon Islands are among only 17 countries that maintain official ties with Taiwan, but Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has vowed to review the relationship
(UPDATED) Fire crews in helicopters, small boats and a Coast Guard cutter battle the fierce pre-dawn fire on the 75-foot Conception, which had been on a diving excursion around Santa Cruz Island
The Ministry for Immigration and Border security says the remaining 64 migrants on Manus would be transferred to Port Moresby or found homes overseas
A 10-wheeler truck slips while disembarking, causing the vessel to fall on its starboard side
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says Recto Bank is within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone, 'beyond the territorial sea of any island in the Spratlys'
In just 10 days in the month of July, 21 people are killed in Negros. Police have yet to determine motives for the killings.
Nations such as Australia and the US fear Beijing's interest is fuelled by a long-term goal to establish a military base in the islands, offering control of vast swathes of ocean
The fire is 'extremely fierce' and 'unstable,' according to Canary Islands president Angel Victor Torres
Leaders of the other 17 nations in the Pacific Island Forum have called on Canberra to do more to cut emissions and curb Australia's lucrative coal industry
Senator Leila de Lima cites 'claims from no less than our top military officials that Chinese presence in these strategic border islands would pose, if not guarantee, security risks to our country'
Australia's role in the Pacific Islands Forum is in doubt after leaders of the low-lying nations question whether its leader is committed to curbing a problem seen as a threat to their survival
The Malay government is facing difficulty in paying ECOS P95 million for its collection, hauling, and dumping services from January to June 2019
No one is seriously injured in the incident that happened off Mactan Island
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines says that rights of the citizens to speak and organize should be respected, amid rampant red-tagging of human rights organizations
Military spokesman Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo says the government should study the security implications of handing over the islands to foreign entities
'I will never declare martial law, except in Mindanao because it is really needed there, because of rebellion,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, as he ruled out a martial law declaration in Negros Island
'Martial law will only be enforced in accordance with the Constitution,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
Top cop General Oscar Albayalde says the police are 'doing everything' to keep President Rodrigo Duterte from using emergency powers to address the spate of killings in Negros Island
The identity of the latest vessel seized and the nationality of its detained crew has not yet been revealed
Vice President Leni Robredo urges authorities to find the suspects behind the killings in Negros Oriental instead
While army intelligence 'said the chances are very low,' according to Lt. Colonel Rufino de Leon, it is still possible for the NPA to create diversionary attacks'
The Pacific islands are now a hotbed of aid projects and charm offensives as anxiety over China's presence grows
The Philippine National Police says all its units in Negros Island 'remain on full alert and vigilant to thwart and prevent occurrence of crimes and killings'
President Rodrigo Duterte says he will have guns issued to fire fighters so they can help in maintaining peace and order
Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte would 'certainly' make the declaration if recommended by security officials, but Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says there is no need for it at this time
'Possession' or 'position?' The Defense department clears up post-SONA mess by reiterating the Philippines’ claim of sovereign rights in the West Philippine Sea
The Bank of the Philippine Islands boasts impressive earnings as corporate, consumer, and credit card loans jump by double digits in the 1st half of 2019
(UPDATED) The Dinagat Islands Provincial Employees Association urges the provincial government 'to honor the memory of board member Olofernes by allowing his daughter, Chelsy, to take his seat in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan'
Housing 442 rooms, the Belmont Hotel Boracay will be opening its doors to tourists in August 2019
Eight other tourists in the same group are safe after fleeing to higher ground
The National Bureau of Investigation will look into the killing of Wenefredo Olofernes, who was shot dead in Surigao City
The provincial board will tackle on Tuesday, July 9, the resolution filed by 4 members calling justice for the murder of Wenefredo Olofernes
'We lost a good leader in Dinagat Islands today,' says Dinagat Islands Governor Kaka Bag-ao
A veil of ash lay atop restaurant terrace tables, boats and parts of the coastline of the tiny island. The dramatic volcanic eruption killer a hiker.