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Don’t use sovereignty to hide killings, impunity – Hontiveros

President Rodrigo Duterte and other government officials the International Criminal Court has been asked to investigate “cannot use the country's sovereignty to hide the appalling climate of killing and impunity across the nation,” Senator Risa Hontiveros said Thursday.

3 cops promoted for bravery in Zamboanga del Sur

Three police officers stationed in Tukuran town, Zamboanga del Sur have been promoted to the next higher rank for their “conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty,” the National Police Commission said Thursday.

US embassy closed Monday

The United States embassy in Manila and its affiliate offices will be closed on Monday, May 1, for Labor Day, which is a holiday in the country.

Scientists develop fluid-filled artificial womb to help premature babies

Scientists in the United States have developed a fluid-filled womb-like bag known as an extra-uterine support device that could transform care for extremely premature babies, significantly improving chances of survival.

House minority still unsure whether or not to back Leni impeachment

While decidedly not supporting the impeachment complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte, the minority bloc in the House of Representatives has yet to make up its mind about a complaint expected to be filed against Vice President Leni Robredo on May 2.

Venezuela unrest deaths hit 29 as protesters battle security forces

Venezuelan security forces fired scores of tear gas volleys and turned water cannons on rock-throwing protesters on a bridge in Caracas on Wednesday as the death toll from this month's anti-government unrest hit at least 29.

Bicol police chief orders probe as region racks up 121 shootings in 4 months

The Bicol police director has ordered an investigation into shooting incidents in the region, which reached 121 in the first four months of the year.

Containing North Korea to depend on sanctions – US

The Trump administration said on Wednesday it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher international sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and remained open to negotiations to bring this about.

Senate bill proposes tax perks for foreign films shot in the Philippines

'By boosting film tourism, the Philippines stands to increase tourist arrival and stimulate the economy.' - Sen. Sonny Angara.
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‘No work, no pay’ for workers on April 28 – DOLE

It will be “no work, no pay” for daily wage earners on Friday, declared a special non-working holiday by President Rodrigo Duterte for the opening ceremony of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations leader’s summit, which the country is hosting.

Fox News anchor, others hit network with race bias claims

News anchor Kelly Wright and 10 other current and former Fox employees filed an amended lawsuit in New York state court on Tuesday.

‘Silence of the Lambs’ director Jonathan Demme dies of cancer

His eclectic body of work ranged from the ground-breaking AIDS movie 'Philadelphia' to music documentaries for Bruce Springsteen.

With more action, less politics, Dutertenomics can succeed – officials

This week's hosting by the Philippines of the 30th ASEAN Summit and related meetings is giving the country a venue for polishing its image before the world. The message? More action, less politicking.
Melloria family laments loss of Joselito to Abu Sayyaf

WATCH | Melloria prodigal son who became an Abu Sayyaf outlaw

INABANGA, Bohol - The remote barangay of Napo, here, where Joselito Melloria grew up, isn't supposed to be the sort of quaint and tranquil...