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US authorities have been fighting the drug trade for half a century, but in fentanyl, they are facing the deadliest drug yet
The Light Rail Transit Authority has yet to determine the replacement parts needed to be purchased
In the middle of the House hearing, the BFP relays confirmation that it will fast-track and release its investigation report on October 10
The Pasay City fire marshal says they were still looking at other angles
What should Filipinos do amid the African swine fever outbreak? The group World Animal Protection says the government isn't clear about this.
The report by the Committee to Protect Journalists says the worst regimes have media serving 'as a mouthpiece of the state, and any independent journalism is conducted from exile'
A joint center of operations has been established as part of the agreement for a 'safe zone' between the Turkish border and the Syrian areas controlled by the YPG
Elderly members of 'Protect the Children' march to mediate between police and demonstrators, and buy protesters time when the cops start to charge
Taiwan's Environmental Quality Protection Foundation and the EcoWaste Coalition of the Philippines urge the Taiwanese government to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the death of 29-year-old Deserie Castro Tagubasi
The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York state Attorney General is the largest amount in a case involving the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, a 1998 federal law
As part of the US-Turkey deal to create a 'safe zone' in northern Syria, a joint operations center was set up and there will be joint patrols. Turkey hopes the patrols would start 'as soon as possible.'
The so-called 'safe zone' agreed by Washington and Ankara aims to create a buffer between the Turkish border and Syrian areas controlled by the Kurdish People's Protection Units
The aim of the meeting is to share knowledge and develop a framework for cooperative enforcement of data privacy laws and cross-border data flow
More than 600 'Googlers' sign a petition prompted by word that US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was preparing to request bids on a massive cloud computing contract
No details are provided on the size or nature of the safe zone, but the deal appears to provide some breathing room after Turkey threatened an imminent attack on the Kurdish People's Protection Units
'My life and the life of my family... is at risk,' says Peter Joemel Advincula
President Rodrigo Duterte says he will have guns issued to fire fighters so they can help in maintaining peace and order
The rights of nature seeks to provide legal rights to the environment and recognize it as a rights-bearing entity
The US Customs and Border Protection agency, which has faced severe criticism over its treatment of detained migrants, says it takes 'all allegations seriously'
John Sanders, appointed to the post just two months ago, says in a letter obtained by several US media outlets that he planned to step down as acting US Customs and Border Protection commissioner on July 5
(UPDATED) Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List since 2015. Local officials say its potential inscription will add 'another layer of protection' to the area.
The creation of the proposed Human Rights Defenders Protection Act is in response to the worrisome situation of defenders in the Philippines
Ten years after a controversial fire happened, the Sandiganbayan dismisses graft cases against two BFP officers
Democrats including 2020 presidential hopefuls accuse John Kelly of profiting from policies he had supervised during his stint in President Trump's administration
According to Singapore’s draft law, ministers get to decide without any judicial review what online content is true or false simply if it offends them. Other countries may do the same
US border patrol officials say the boy was 'abandoned; by a group of suspected illegal immigrants who had crossed into the United States from Mexico near Brownsville, Texas
Will the declaration of the island as a marine protected area keep Chinese ships away?
(UPDATED) To prevent data breaches during the long break, the National Privacy Commission issues reminders to offices as well as people on vacation
'Criminals do not rest, so the DILG and its attached agencies must not rest as well,' says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, who has raised the alert status of the agencies
Representatives of the New-York based Committee to Protect Journalists, who are on a visit to the Philippines, meet with Malacañang and Department of Justice officials
Guimaras, a place highly dependent on marine and coastal resources, is the perfect site to investigate and demonstrate how much seagrasses contribute to fisheries in coastal communities
'Brazil does not owe the world anything when it comes to environmental protection,' says Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have since March 10 rained fire on the enclave in a bend of the Euphrates River, blitzing thousands of ISIS members into surrender
'Alongside his infamous ‘war on drugs’, President Duterte has declared open season on human rights defenders in the Philippines,' says the International Federation for Human Rights
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
In a breakthrough, China agrees to increase imports of US goods and boost cooperation on protecting intellectual property
State auditors doubt the Bureau of Fire Protection can meet its targets by 2020
France's data watchdog says Google made it too difficult for users to understand and manage preferences on how their personal information is used
Twitter says the bug on Android disabled the protected tweet setting if certain conditions were met, such as changing the email address connected to your account
In a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reaffirms that 'a 20-mile security zone along the Syrian border... will be set up by us'
In a telephone conversation, the leaders 'discussed the idea of creating a security zone cleared of terrorism in the north of the country,' the Turkish presidency says in a statement
The routine recall is done to prevent election violence and the politicization of the police force
Times Square Alliance president Tim Tompkins says it is fitting to honor free press and free speech in one of the world's most famous public squares as the world welcomes 2019
Can we travel much further into the future? Absolutely. The really interesting question is whether we can travel back into the past.
The Guatemalan government has called on the US to conduct a clear investigation into how the child died
Malay is one of municipalities in Aklan province without a fire station
The Committee to Protect Journalists says 34 of the 53 journalists killed on duty this year around the world were 'singled out for murder'
Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa will be the first recipients of fund for journalists facing threats to press freedom worldwide
'The terrible global assault on journalists that has intensified in the past few years shows no sign of abating,' says Committee to Protect Journalists Executive Director Joel Simon