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Bird flu confirmed at US farm with 5.3 million chickens

DES MOINES, Iowa — Up to 5.3 million hens at an Iowa farm must be destroyed after the highly infectious and deadly bird flu virus was confirmed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.

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CA probes members accused of corruption

SENDING a message to the public that it can police its own ranks, the Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered a probe on allegations that two of its justices received multi-million peso payoffs from the camp of Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr.

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Kaplag commemorative book, stamps launched

THE Order of St. Augustine in Cebu unveiled Monday with the help of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), the commemorative book and stamps in celebration of the 450th anniversary of the finding of the image of Sto. Nino.

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Aquino's main agenda in Asean meeting: China's reclamation works

CHINA'S massive reclamation activities in West Philippine Sea will be President Benigno Aquino III's main topic when he attends next week's summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said

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Customs collections in 1st quarter lower than target

THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) has failed to meet its revenue collection target for the first quarter of this year, but has improved its generated taxes compared to the same period last year.

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Aquino names Maliksi as PCSO chief

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has appointed former Cavite Governor Erineo Maliksi as head of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), a Palace official said Monday.

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Minor detained after deadly school attack in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain — Police detained a minor suspected of having a killed a teacher and wounding several pupils inside a high school in Barcelona on Monday.

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Military exercises 'not a show of force'

MANILA -- The holding of annual joint exercises between Philippine and United States troops is not meant to counter China's increasing assertiveness in the West Philippine Sea, a military official said.

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