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SC junks ER Ejercito son's plea to remove name from ballot

THE Supreme Court (SC) dismissed Tuesday a petition filed by a former gubernatorial candidate in Laguna that seeks to annul the Commission on Elections' (Comelec) earlier ruling that denied his request to have his name deleted from the official ba

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Indonesia repatriates 93 jailed fishermen from GenSan, Mindanao

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The Indonesian government has repatriated 93 more fishermen from this city and other parts of Mindanao who were earlier jailed due to illegal fishing and immigration violations.

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British Council offers PhD scholarship, research grants

THE British Council in the Philippines has opened calls for applications for the Newton PhD Programme and Institutional Links under the Newton Agham Programme.

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Private, government agencies to hold food conference in Cebu

THE Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), in cooperation with the Department of Science and Technology and other agencies, will conduct the first OURFood Conference in Cebu to promote safe food production.

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Aquino signs Customs modernization bill into law

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has signed into law the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA), which will also increase the tax-exempt value of items sent by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to their families back home.

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AI urges int'l community to address 1.2 million displaced Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan (Updated)— An international rights group has called on the Afghan government and the international community to tackle the country's growing crisis of refugees internally displaced by war.

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17 Indian army personnel killed in fire

NEW DELHI (Updated)-- A fire broke out at a major ammunitions depot in western India early Tuesday, causing fatalities, officials said. Local news reports said at least 17 army personnel were killed in the blaze.

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NBA Finals rematch set as Warriors, Cavs to meet again

THE Golden State Warriors' historic season goes on, with just one left team to beat.

It's the same one they faced in last year's NBA Finals.

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