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Marcos files COC for vice president

BEFORE a boisterous crowd of supporters, Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. filed Tuesday afternoon his certificate of candidacy (COC) for vice president at the main office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Intramuros, Manila.

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Poe, Escudero to file COCs on Thursday afternoon

SENATOR Grace Poe and her running mate Senator Francis Escudero will file their certificates of candidacy (COCs) together on Thursday afternoon, according to a media advisory released by Poe's camp on Tuesday.

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PH welcomes US plan to send ships to West Philippine Sea

THE Philippines on Tuesday welcomed Washington's plans of sending naval ships near China's man-made but disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), saying it is within the concept of international law.

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Abu Sayyaf bandits free kidnapped town mayor

MANILA -- Abu Sayyaf militants, pressured by constant military and police assaults, have freed a town mayor after six months of jungle captivity in the southern Philippines, a military official said Tuesday.

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Manny Pacquiao says shoulder 80-90% healed

NEW YORK -- Manny Pacquiao said Monday that his surgically repaired shoulder is 80-90 percent healed and he expects to resume training in November or December, with a return to the ring in March.

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Pope's sex abuse commission taking advice on the road

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis' sex abuse commission has begun an important new phase of its work: Bringing the expertise of its members to the developing world where bishops' conferences have lagged behind their English-speaking counterparts in cra

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