LA art dealer sentenced in theft from high profile clients
LOS ANGELES—A former California art dealer has been sentenced to jail for stealing more than $1 million from owners of paintings, including former Disney exe...
New roller coaster replaces the one Sandy plunged into sea
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J.—Nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy plunged a roller coaster into the sea in what became one of the storm’s most enduring im...
PM Trudeau: Many innocent victims of U.K. concert attack ...
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians “are shocked by the news of the horrific attack in Manchester” and that federal officials are “still in t...
EU envoy defends grants after Philippines’ aid rejection
MANILA, Philippines—The European Union’s ambassador to the Philippines says grant money from his grouping is meant to promote development, not system c...
Couples split by asylum outcomes face separation
Immigration lawyers are seeing a growing number of deportation cases where a failed refugee claimant is being removed even if the person has a pending perman...
PH ranks second in worst displacement in 2016
Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) lists the Philippines as the second country with the worst displacement following China. The IDMC...
PH internet, slowest in Southeast Asia
Although known to be as the social media capital of the world, the Philippines currently has the slowest internet speed in Southeast Asia. According to a fou...
Marcelino files affidavit to incriminate De Lima
A six-page affidavit was filed by former Anti-Narcotics enforcement officer Marine Lt. Col. Ferdinand Marcelino containing vital information that could furth...
DOJ to follow court decision on De Lima plea to attend Se...
MANILA— The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday said it will respect the court decision on whether to allow detained Sen. Leila de Lima to participate in ...
Poe asks: Who is Marlo dela Cruz?
MANILA— Sen. Grace Poe on Tuesday said that she wanted more elaborate answers to the question, “Who is Marlo dela Cruz?” as his name repeatedly popped up dur...
House subpanel OKs bill strengthening juvenile justice sy...
MANILA— A House of Representatives’ subpanel on Tuesday approved a substitute bill that seeks to strengthen the juvenile justice system, while retaining the ...
DOTr wants LRTA to manage MRT-3
MANILA— The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday said that it plans to have the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) managed by the Light Rail Transit Auth...
DOTr cancels PPP plan for 5 regional airport projects
MANILA— The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has decided to terminate earlier plans to develop five regional airports through the Public Private Partnersh...
DND conducts drug-free workplace seminar
MANILA— In line with the government’s ongoing anti-drug campaign, the Department of National Defense (DND) conducted an agency-wide orientation seminar...
Gov’t urged to expedite development, exploration of ‘Phil...
MANILA— After Pres. Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order renaming the Benham Rise as Philippine Rise, a senator on Tuesday urged the government to start...
President Duterte arrives in Moscow with 19 high-level of...
MOSCOW— President Rodrigo Duterte has arrived here in Moscow, Russia past 11 p.m. Monday (past 4 a.m. May 23, Manila time). Nineteen high-level officials are...
PAGASA: Light to moderate rains in Luzon Tuesday
MANILA— The low pressure area spotted 1,200 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes will bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms in Luzon...
AFP chief: There is pressing need to secure ASEAN
MANILA— There is a strong need to secure the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional bloc given its economic leverage and potential, Armed Fo...
Ottawa sends military aid to help displaced residents of ...
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY– Ottawa is sending military assistance to help the displaced residents of a flooded-ravaged town in central Labrador. Public Safety Mi...
Female inmate in Ontario dies after being found unrespons...
WINDSOR, Ont. – A woman who was found unresponsive in her cell at a detention centre in southwestern Ontario has died. A spokesman with the Ministry of Commu...
Fire that destroyed Alberta church built in 1875 under in...
MORLEY– An historic 19th century church in southern Alberta has been destroyed by fire. RCMP say the McDougall Church in Morley, west of Calgary, was complet...
Hazmat crews responding to truck fire south of Merritt, B.C.
MERRITT, B.C. – A truck fire on a major highway in British Columbia’s Interior is snarling traffic and prompting concerns about air quality. The minist...
Absentee ballot, recount results trickle in across B.C. f...
VANCOUVER – Counting is underway for thousands of absentee ballots that could determine the results of British Columbia’s tight election. Elections BC ...
Police say 19 killed in blast at Grande concert
LONDON – The Latest on an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, that authorities say killed several people. (all times local): 1:20 a...
Canadian officials express concern, solidarity after dead...
OTTAWA –Canada’s public safety minister is expressing concern about what he is calling “brutal attacks” in northern England. Police in Manchester, U.K....
San Juan residents accuse Zamora of ‘vote buying’
MANILA— Two San Juan City residents filed a complaint against losing mayoral bet Francis Zamora for alleged vote buying in exchange of getting support in the...
Senate OKs bill allowing telecommuting in workplace
MANILA— The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a measure to allow companies to offer a “telecommuting” program to its employees in efforts ...
Sandiganbayan resets graft trial of Estrada, Napoles to S...
MANILA— The Sandiganbayan on Monday deferred and reset to Sept. 4 the graft trial of detained former Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and businessw...
CBCP opposes LTFRB order on removal of rosaries, religiou...
MANILA— An official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines-Public Affairs Committee (CBCP-PAC) has opposed the decision of the Land Transporta...
Senators back Carpio’s call to take China threat to UN
MANILA— Two senators on Monday said that they support the call of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio to bring to the United Nations China’s...
Duterte renames Benham Rise
President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order 25, officially renaming Benham Rise to Philippine Rise. EO 25 orders the National Mapping and Resource Infor...
Senators ask DOTr to suspend Anti-Distracted Driving Act
MANILA— At least two senators have called on the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to temporarily suspend the implementation of the Anti-Distracted Driving...
Nokia phones, chargers worth PHP800,000 seized in NAIA
MANILA— Five boxes containing 400 disassembled units of Nokia 3310 phones and chargers valued at PHP880,000 were seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) from t...
Shortlist for possible Año’s successors now compiled – AF...
MANILA—- With Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Eduardo Año poised to retire this June 2 to make way for his assumption at the Depart...
PNP-IAS likely to recommend filing of grave misconduct ra...
MANILA— The Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) will submit to PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa its r...
DOLE urges workers with denied claims to appeal cases bef...
MANILA— Government and private workers who were initially denied of their claim for compensation benefits can appeal their cases before the Employees’ Compen...
PNP transfers ‘tokhang’ numbers to PDEA
In order to provide clarity and prove the consistency of the agencies tasked with the Duterte Administration’s war against illegal drugs, the Philippine Nati...
Senate urge PH to file diplomatic protest vs. China
After President Duterte revealed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s threat of war over the disputed West Philippines Sea, Senate had urged the Duterte government...
President Duterte seeks robust, comprehensive and mutuall...
DAVAO CITY— President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday left for Russia, saying that his landmark visit will emphasize the Philippines’ independent foreign polic...
DSWD celebrates graduation of drug surrenderers from Ifug...
MANILA—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Monday extended its well wishes and support to the first batch of drug surrenderers who gra...
Pimentel to De Lima: If you are detained, you cannot do s...
MANILA– Senate Pres. Aquilino Pimentel III on Monday reminded Sen. Leila de Lima of her limitations as a detained lawmaker following her request to join voti...
Senate panel report again disproves existence of Davao De...
MANILA— A Senate panel report has disproved the existence of state-sponsored killings and Davao Death Squad (DDS) vigilante group. Released last May 17, Sena...
House OKs Universal Access to Tertiary Education Act
MANILA –The House of Representatives approved on Monday night the Universal Access to Tertiary Education Act, a measure that provides free tuition in state u...
DOTr urged to set clear guidelines on Anti-Distracted Dri...
MANILA— An advocacy group for passenger safety is urging the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to set clear guidelines on the enforcement of the Anti-Distr...
Sereno urges new lawyers to empower provinces with better...
MANILA—Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno urged the country’s new lawyers, who took their oath on Monday, to empower the provinces with b...
House okays bill extending driver’s license validity on t...
MANILA— The House of Representatives on Monday night unanimously approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to extend the validity of drivers’ licens...
BOC seizes Php 105-M fake imported soaps, deodorants in M...
MANILA— An estimated Php 105 million worth of smuggled imported counterfeit items were apprehended by Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) i...
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