Palawan's municipal council of Narra has opposed the construction of a 15-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Barangay Panacan by DMCI Power Corporation, a subsidiary of the Consunji-led DMCI Holdings Inc.
The Philippines is last year's biggest consumer of gin worldwide, according to The Economist, citing data from the International Wine & Spirit Research.
Dubbed the Smart TXTBKS campaign, condensed textbooks and workbooks used by students into 160-character messages that were then inserted in Smart SIM cards and distributed to several public schools in the Philippines.
Torrential rains have washed away hundreds of homes and roads, leaving at least 64 people dead and thousands stranded, after the annual monsoon hit northern India earlier than expected, 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.
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.
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima Tuesday ordered an investigation on the five-year delay in the case of a drug suspect the Court of Appeals ordered released, calling the case an "ugly dent on the Department of Justice's integrity as an institution."
Journalists’ unions from five Southeast Asian countries have banded together and pledged to work together to ensure better welfare and working conditions, and fight for an end to attacks on press freedom and journalists in the region.