(UPDATE, 12:20 p.m.) Three labor officials assigned in the Middle East were named in the scandal where they allegedly offer free repatriation to stranded or distressed female overseas Filipino workers in exchange for sexual favors.
The price of New York's main oil benchmark hit a nine-month peak on Monday, as traders worried that the Syria crisis could hit supplies from the crude-rich Middle East, analysts said.
UPDATE 6:59PM-Amid media reports in Saudi Arabia that the Kingdom may extend by another three months its amnesty for illegal migrant workers, the Philippine government was urged nonetheless to prepare contingency measures should the Saudis decide against another 90-day grace period.
SINGAPORE--The Singapore government on Monday rejected a conspiracy theory behind the death of an American scientist found hanged in the city-state last year, saying he killed himself after a bout of depression.
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.
Of the 525 households polled by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), 95.4 percent said they used the remittances for foods, 67 percent for education, 54.9 percent for medical payments and 42.1 percent for debt payments.
Bad weather and a computer glitch traced to ongoing retrofitting at NAIA's Terminal 3 gave budget carrier Cebu Pacific the proverbial Monday blues.
Amid protests from fisher groups and nongovernment organizations, Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. on Monday defended the proposed redevelopment of Sangley Point in Cavite City into an international airport and seaport, calling it an overdue initiative.