Amid calls to postpone local polls, the Commission on Elections announced that it would hold voters' registration for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls next month.
The Philippines is last year's biggest consumer of gin worldwide, according to The Economist, citing data from the International Wine & Spirit Research.
Floods brought about by the southwest monsoon and a low pressure area in Davao del Norte, Sarangani Province, Sultan Kudarat, North Cotabato and Maguindanao have thus far caused the forced evacuation of about 21,000 families, with almost 100,000 individuals.
Torrential rains have triggered flash floods and landslides in northern India, leaving at least 60 people feared dead and thousands stranded after the monsoon covered the country ahead of schedule, officials said Tuesday.
An electricity outage that blacked out large swathes of the Philippines' main island of Luzon for up to eight hours last month has highlighted worries about a potential power crisis that could undermine Asia's fastest-growing economy.
Emong has intensified into a tropical storm and has moved faster northward, the Philippine Geophysical, Atmospheric and Astronomical Administration (Pagasa) said in its 11 a.m. Tuesday report.
Japanese experts were Tuesday set to discuss rules for experiments with animal-human embryos, as scientists seek permission for tests that could see human organs produced inside the growing body of an animal.
UPDATE 5:14PM- A female OFW awaiting deportation in Kuwait was allegedly offered free repatriation in exchange for sex. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz heard about this in Geneva, and created a team of probers. Palace officials encouraged alleged victims to surface and file complaints.