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UNA picks Honasan to be Binay's VP

THE United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) selection committee has formally offered Senator Gregorio Honasan II to be the running mate of Vice President Jejomar Binay in the 2016 presidential elections.

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DOH: Philippines still not MERS-CoV-free

THE country is still not free from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) as five of 101 people who had encounters with the Saudi national suspected of dying from the disease are still undergoing tests, Health Secretary Jane

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2 ships collide off Belgium's Zeebrugge; crew of 11 rescued

BRUSSELS -- A Dutch cargo ship sank off the Belgian coast after colliding with a gas tanker early Tuesday. The crew of 11 was rescued.

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SWS: Binay's satisfaction rating drops

VICE President Jejomar Binay's satisfaction rating fell nine points in September compared to his rating in June, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

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Philippines sees big growth in outsourced medical services

MANILA -- Leaders of the Philippine outsourcing industry said Monday they expect a big increase in business as the result of a new, highly detailed medical diagnosis coding system adopted by the US for insurance claims.

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Philippines audit chief to head UN's internal watchdog

UNITED NATIONS -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he intends to appoint Heidi Mendoza, who has been a top auditor in her native Philippines and at UN agencies, to head the UN's internal watchdog body.

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