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Sinulog 2017: What's in and what's out

IN CEBU City, revelries continue even after the Christmas season. Festive events, parties, including religious activities, are expected next month, January 2017, as Cebuanos will once again celebrate the Sinulog Festival.

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Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102

MEUREUDU, Indonesia -- Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the government promised tons of emergency aid and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100

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LIST: Crimes punishable by death under House Bill 1

AT LEAST 21 "heinous" crimes have been included in House Bill 1, also known as the Death Penalty bill, which was approved on first reading by the House of Representatives justice committee on Wednesday, December 7.

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Russian official: Russia, US near deal on Aleppo ceasefire

MOSCOW -- A Russian deputy foreign minister says Russia is close to reaching a deal with the United States on a ceasefire for the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo.

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Giraffes on extinction watch list

WASHINGTON — Biologists said the giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction.

The giraffe population has shrunk nearly 40 percent in just 30 years.

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PH will not help US on patrols in South China Sea

MANILA — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said it is highly unlikely the Philippines will allow the US military to use the country as a springboard for its freedom of navigation patrols in the disputed South China Sea to avoid antagonizing China

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How to give donations to Cebu fire victims

CEBU -- Several fire incidents in Cebu City have left residents homeless and in need of basic commodities like food, clothing and shelter.

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