'Wala talaga akong sinabing ganyan. Hindi ko alam kung saan nanggaling 'yung kuwento na iyan,' says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, after drawing the ire of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio
(UPDATED) General Entertainment Authority chief Ahmad bin Aqeel al-Khatib says the money will come from both the government and the private sector
'Kapal ng mukha mo. You messed with the wrong girl,' Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio tells Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, one of her father's staunchest allies
(UPDATED) Montenegrin government: 'An unknown person committed suicide with an explosive device' in front of the US embassy in Podgorica
The Winter Games have seen a flurry of cross-border visits and diplomacy on the habitually tense peninsula
National police chief Ronald dela Rosa says they can also easily say that the United States is a threat to Philippine democracy
International pressure mounts to end civilian suffering in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where Syrian jets have been raining bombs
Opposition leader: 'Do not count on the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), or the people, to endorse what until now is only a fraudulent and illegitimate simulation of the presidential election'
TI chief: 'More corruption correlates with less respect for civil liberties, for rule of law, for access to justice'
(UPDATED) Trump also promises 'very strong' background checks on gun owners during the poignant "listening session" on Wednesday, February 21, in which he heard first-hand accounts from bereaved parents and friends, and schoolchildren who narrowly escaped with their own lives
Malacañang claims that President Rodrigo Duterte 'is no autocrat' and has no 'autocratic tendencies'
New Zealand Trade Minister David Parker says making it public will allow better scrutiny before it is formally signed in Santiago on March 8
(UPDATED) Pyongyang scrapped the planned talks during the 2018 Winter Olympics after the US vice president denounced abuses from the 'murderous regime,' US officials say
Morgan Tsvangirai, the country's fiercest opponent of former president Robert Mugabe's tyrannical 37-year rule, died February 14, aged 65
(UPDATED) Trump announces his support for the ban nearly a week after 14 students and 3 teachers were killed at a high school in Florida
Robert Mueller's powerful team of investigators accuses Alex Van Der Zwaan of knowingly making false statements about his communications with Richard Gates
Analysts say the Games-driven bonhomie on the peninsula may not last long once the sporting festivals are over, particularly once Key Resolve and the Foal Eagle exercises begin
The concerns of OFWs are among the things lawmakers are taking into consideration in drafting versions of the proposed divorce law
The two countries will talk about the fate of some 6,000 Rohingya refugees stranded in no man's land between the two countries
Mahmud Abbas will call for a new collective approach in a bid to salvage the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, says Palestinian ambassador Riyad Mansour
The US Secret Service denies reports that one of its agents and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly wrestled with Chinese security officials over the 'nuclear football' during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing
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The new party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago, will be launched on Friday, February 23
A Peruvian court orders former president Alberto Fujimori to stand trial for the 1992 killings of 6 farmers
The July 1 election will be the first time Mexico has allowed independent presidential candidates in its modern history
Saudi Arabia is set to host in March its first ever Arab Fashion Week, the Arab Fashion Council announces, overturning decades of draconian policies on arts and entertainment
(UPDATED) The legislation amounts to a narrow, technical fix, leaving unaddressed the broader, divisive issue of permissive gun laws under a constitutional amendment that protects the right to bear arms
The trade frictions have strained ties at a time when Seoul and Washington are seeking to present a united front against North Korea's nuclear threat
Floirendo says the announcement of a warrant by the camp of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez shows 'malicious intent' to smear his reputation
Roland van Hauwermeiren, who led Oxfam's team in Haiti, was one of 3 staff members who resigned over allegations they hired young sex workers following the devastating 2010 earthquake there
'HHI offered Thales Tacticos to the Philippine Navy during bidding process,' says Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says it was the Cabinet members' 'personal initiative' to attend the Senate hearing
Martin Lee: 'Hong Kong people are not challenging Beijing – we are merely asking that China uphold her pledges'
'They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!' Donald Trump says in an early morning tweet
US authorities have come under mounting scrutiny for failing to act on a series of warning signs
Although more than 110 countries recognize Kosovo's independence, Serbia and dozens of other states have not
'I am actually humbled by the fact that people think that I could be a leader of the free world, but it's just not in my spirit,' says Oprah
Ateneo School of Government dean Ronald Mendoza says 3 out of the 5 poorest provinces in the country are in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and have a high share of 'fat dynasties'
The figures come as militants ramp up their assaults on urban areas following US President Donald Trump's announcement last August that the American presence in Afghanistan will remain open-ended
Having family members in office all at the same time could be prohibited, while having family members serving one after another could be allowed
The potential breakthrough comes as efforts to resolve the fate of 1.8 million immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children entered a crucial period in a week set aside for debate on immigration
(UPDATED) This comes as the Deputy Prime Minister faces a scandal after having an affair that left an aide pregnant and the government reeling
After Trump's longtime personal lawyer admitted paying $130,000 to Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 election, the actress's manager suggests a non-disclosure agreement has been broken
76 countries, numerous international funds and global organizations and hundreds of investors have made pledges
The ruling ANC party finally turns against him after 9 years of corruption scandals, economic slowdown and falling popularity
The 2.86 billion won will cover transport, hotel, food and other cost for 229 cheerleaders, a taekwondo demonstration team, and around 140 art performers, the country's Unification Ministry says
(UPDATED) Lawyer Michael Cohen insists the payment is legal, and declines to give details such as why he made the payment, the New York Times reports
Kuwaiti foreign minister: 'This escalation will not serve the relationship between Kuwait and the Philippines'
South Africans are on tenterhooks as their scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma is expected to respond to his party's decision to 'recall' him from office
On February 16, the Supreme Court will consider whether to take on the issue. If the high court accepts the case, a decision is unlikely until late spring.