Some residents of this Mindanao city rescued by government forces from a month-long siege by extremists said the Maute Group had forced them and other civilians trapped in the fighting to "work" for them.
Rep. Baguilat said the Ifugao model is a clear example that the most ideal solution to the drug menace is initiated by the local government units, “guided by what is culturally accepted and effective.” In the IRC, he said the drug user is not treated with “scare tactics, shaming or vilification.”
Launched a year ago, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs has resulted in thousands of deaths, yet the street price of crystal methamphetamine in Manila has fallen and surveys show Filipinos are as anxious as ever about crime.
According to a University of Hong Kong survey released on Tuesday that polled 120 youths, only 3.1 percent of those aged between 18 to 29 identify themselves as "broadly Chinese". The figure stood at 31 percent when the regular half-yearly survey started 20 years ago.
An Indonesian police officer was stabbed and later died of his wounds in an attack by suspected Islamist militants in the city of Medan, a police spokesman said on Sunday, days after three ASEAN members - Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines - moved to increase cooperation in the fight against Islamic militants following the siege of Marawi City.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will lead Monday (June 26) the Station Marking of five stations of the Japanese-funded Manila-Clark Railway Project, the line that will connect Manila to Central Luzon.
Thailand-based, global hospitality company Dusit International through its local affiliate, has signed a hotel management agreement, with leading real estate company Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) to operate the Dusit Thani Resort Mactan Cebu Resort, a five-star resort on Mactan Island.
Tesla Inc took a step closer toward establishing an electric vehicle manufacturing plant in China with its announcement on Thursday that it is in exploratory talks with the Shanghai municipal government.