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Government troops, Maute group clash in Marawi City

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao -- Fierce clashes erupted on Tuesday afternoon, May 23, between government forces and members of the Maute terror group, with the military conducting air strikes.

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Davide to Garcia during House probe: CPDRC 'ably-managed'

THE situation inside the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) took centerstage Wednesday during the House justice panel's hearing in response to the call of Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia to investigate alleged anomalies in

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2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sex

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province were publicly caned dozens of times on Tuesday, May 23, for consensual gay sex, a punishment that intensifies an anti-gay backlash in the world's most populous Muslim country and which

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Farmer arrested after hacking village official

A 19-YEAR-OLD farmer was arrested after he allegedly hacked a village official around 6 p.m., Monday, May 22, in Barangay Casay, Dalaguete, Cebu.

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Fire razes four classrooms in Tabuelan, Cebu

FIRE razed four classrooms of the central elementary school on Monday morning, May 22, in Barangay Poblacion, Tabuelan, Cebu.

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Report: Over 31M people internally displaced in 2016

UNITED NATIONS -- More than 31 million people were displaced in their own countries last year -- over 75 percent as a result of natural disasters and weather-related events, and the rest from violence and conflicts with Congo and Syria topping the

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4 drug suspects arrested, minor rescued in Lapu-Lapu City

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested a drug den maintainer and three suspected drug users in a drug bust around 11:35 p.m., Monday, May 22, in Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City.

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6 inmates escape Laguna jail

SIX inmates detained at the San Pedro police station lock-up cell in Laguna escaped Tuesday after cutting through jail bars, police said.

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