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6 injured in Lapu-Lapu firecracker explosion

SIX persons, including three minors, suffered burns after a firecracker manufacturing area exploded in Barangay Babag, Lapu-Lapu City, on Wednesday afternoon, November 23.

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Pope's Asia tour stirs fond memories for Thai-based cousin

NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand -- From the courtyard of a Catholic girls' school outside Bangkok, Sister Ana Rosa Sivori is eagerly awaiting a visit to the region from her second cousin -- Pope Francis.

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Police preparing to return to drug war

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) is ready to join again the government’s war on drugs as soon as President Rodrigo Duterte gives the order, a police official said Thursday.

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Government vows to resolve Maguindanao massacre case in 4 years

EIGHT years after the gruesome 2009 Maguindanao massacre, the government made a pledge to resolve the case in another four years to attain justice for the families of the 58 victims.

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Palace: Duterte 'wants more' from PDEA

(UPDATED) Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte may have been dissatisfied with the performance of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in waging the war against illegal drugs because he wants the pol

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Woman raises more than $100,000 for homeless man who helped her

PHILADELPHIA -- A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man after she ran out of gas on an interstate in Philadelphia has raised more than $100,000 for the good Samaritan.

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58 Metro Manila cops face dismissal

SOME 58 police officers in Metro Manila, mostly from the Northern Police District, stand to be dismissed from service due to their alleged involvement in illegal activities, a police official said Thursday.

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Palace rejects Busan Rail's request to meet with Duterte

MALACAÑANG on Thursday, November 23, rejected the request of Busan Universal Rail Inc. (Buri), former maintenance provider of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-Line 3, to hold a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte.

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