Martial law victims reiterated their demand to President Benigno Aquino III to immediately form the body that would process their claims, saying they have waited long enough for recognition and reparation.
Rebels from the New People's Army executed a leader of the indigenous Higa-onon tribe and four others in the town of Esperanza in Agusan del Sur Tuesday morning, police said. However, a spokesman of the National Democratic Front said there was an encounter.
The entire Maguindanao division of schools is mourning the death of their school supervisor who was shot dead Monday. Lilian Pendatun died Wednesday morning due to multiple gunshot wounds.
The United States and the Philippines are to hold joint naval maneuvers in the South China Sea next week between the main island of Luzon and a reef claimed by both China and Manila, the Filipino navy said Thursday.
For the third time in a row, the Philippines has retained its Tier 2 Status in the Global Trafficking in Persons Report of the U.S. State Department, a record that Vice President Binay says recognizes the serious efforts undertaken both by government and private volunteers, whom he hailed.
The United States on Wednesday downgraded China, Russia, and Uzbekistan to the bottom of a US table for failing to make greater efforts to combat human trafficking, a move that may spark sanctions.
President Benigno Aquino III has approved a P10,000 anniversary bonus for all officials and employees of the Department of Public Works and Highways for this year, citing the agency's record of competence and integrity.
Makati, the Philippines financial capital, banned disposable plastic shopping bags and styrofoam food containers on Thursday as part of escalating efforts across the nation's capital to curb rubbish that exacerbates deadly flooding.