The Department of Justice has approved the filing of libel charges against Sen. Antonio Trillanes over his allegations in 2015 that former Vice President Jejomar Binay, during his mayorship of Makati, had pulled off a P100-million scam padding the city's roster of senior citizens with ghost beneficiaries.
The military officially ended combat operations in Marawi, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told his counterparts in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Monday, as government buckled down to the task of rehabilitating the Islamic city under siege from terrorists since May 23.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he would talk with Asian allies about North Korea and the crisis caused by Pyongyang’s “reckless” provocations, as he kicked off a week-long trip to the region on Monday to meet defense chiefs in the Philippines.
Punters in North Korea who once risked three years hard labor for gambling are now able to bet on local horse races as the isolated country scrambles to unearth new sources of hard currency amid intensifying international sanctions.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.
Malaysia has asked Interpol to try to locate a Malaysian financier for questioning over his suspected involvement in a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the deputy prime minister said on Monday.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is encouraging overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to invest in the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB) and take advantage of its services and offers as it is partly owned by them. Through EO 44, the Philippine Postal Savings Bank (PPSB) will be acquired by the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) and will be converted into the OFB.