Washington wants Duterte to explain farewell bid to US

WASHINGTON intends to get Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to clarify his remarks in China where he declared his country’s separation from its long-time treaty ally, a U.S. official said Thursday.

Duterte’s comment on Bongbong Marcos ‘troubling’ – Bam Aquino

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental — Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino said on Thursday, that President Rodrigo Duterte’s introduction of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as the next vice president, to the Filipino community in Beijing, China...

3 found dead in Cavite

CAMP VICENTE LIM, Philippines – Three persons, including two women, were found dead in separate incidents in Cavite on Tuesday.

Duterte to Chinese media questions ‘useless’ war games with Washington

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte in an interview with China Central Television (CCTV) questioned the benefits of conducting “useless” joint military exercises with a country that is “thousands of miles away” when the Asian superpower is just “next door.”

Three Filipinos seriously injured after police van rams into them during anti-US rally

SEVERAL protesters in the Philippines were seriously injured when a police van rammed into them during an anti-U.S rally which turned violent on Wednesday at the American embassy in Manila.

(PHOTOS) Tuguegarao submerged in flood waters

Several areas in Tuguegarao are now under flood waters as a result of continuous rains brought by Supertyphoon Lawin. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) hoisted Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (...

Police van runs over protesters at anti-US rally

A police van in the Philippines rammed left-wing protesters and ran over some of them at an anti-US rally outside the US embassy in Manila on Wednesday.

Thailand: Junta to seek extradition of royal insult suspects

THAILAND’S military government is seeking the repatriation of people suspected of insulting the royal family as the country continues to mourn the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Rolling Stone defamation trial over rape article begins

University administrator Nicole Eramo claims the article cast her as the “chief villain” who sought to protect the school by discouraging Jackie from reporting her alleged assault to police.

Arum defends Pacquiao’s KO drought

MANILA, Philippines – It has been seven years since Manny Pacquiao scored a knockout. That was in 2009, when Pacquiao battered Miguel Cotto, flooring him twice and finally stopping him in the 12th round.

Syndicate behind death of Lanao del Sur town police chief, says kin

LANAO DEL SUR — Relatives of the slain police chief of Poona Bayabao town in Lanao del Sur said they are convinced a drug syndicate whose ire the latter caught could be responsible for the ambush that resulted in his death.

200 rotting corpses in QC

ABOUT 200 corpses had been left rotting “for years and years” in a funeral parlor in Quezon City that was inspected on Monday following a complaint, an official said Tuesday.

Lawin akin to Yolanda, approaches Northern Luzon

MANILA, Philippines – Brace for devastation as Typhoon Lawin (international name Haima) is expected to intensify into a super typhoon as strong as Yolanda before hitting Northern Luzon tomorrow morning.

3 found dead with 4-inch nails in heads

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Three men with four-inch nails punctured on top of their heads were found inside a car in Barangay Sta. Lucia, Magalang, Pampanga, over the weekend.

Exclusive: China may give Filipino fishermen access to Scarborough

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will consider giving Filipino fishermen conditional access to disputed waters in the South China Sea after the presidents of the two countries meet in Beijing this week, two Chinese sources with ties to the leadership said.