The ongoing deadly attacks on journalists in the Philippines are no less than a war against the media. In just the past two weeks, the body count in this war has surged: three dead journalists and one wounded in attacks perpetrated by unidentified gunmen.
The United States is planning to take in Filipino victims of super typhoon Yolanda, which wrought massive devastation across Central Visayas last month, the Philippine Embassy in Washington said.
Following the deaths and destruction caused by Yolanda, Greenpeace urged President Benigno Aquino III to seek justice by taking legal action against companies allegedly behind adverse climate change impacts.
The Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the country's largest power distributor, on Thursday said it did everything it could to lessen the impact of the increase in electricity rates by trying to look for cheaper sources of power supply.
The planned fare hike for Metro Manila's mass rail systems will primarily be for debt service and not for service improvements, according to labor group Partido ng Manggagawa.
(UPDATE - 10:07 a.m.) Government troops on Wednesday recovered landmines apparently assembled by the New People's Army in Agusan del Sur, while on Thursday, rebels burned heavy equipment of a construction firm in Zamboanga del Sur for its alleged failure to pay so-called 'revolutionary tax.'
Thousands of victims of human rights abuses during the Marcos regime are set to receive for the second time monetary compensation worth P50,000 each next month.
The choice of Pope Francis as 'Person of the Year' by TIME magazine should inspire leaders of the world 'to lead lives of integrity, to review their priorities, and to inspire humanity through selfless service,' the archbishop of Manila said Thursday.