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‘Carina’ maintains strength, moves north northwest to eastern Luzon

MANILA (Updated) -- Tropical depression “Carina” maintains its strength as it moves north northwest towards eastern Luzon, state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Administration (PAGASA) said.

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Duterte to Ramos: Avoid aggressive position in talks with China

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has instructed former President Fidel Ramos--the country’s special envoy to China--to start the bilateral talks in "what can be agreed on" between the Philippines and its counterparts over the maritime dispute.

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Quiapo road rage suspect arrested in Masbate

MANILA -- Army reservist Vhon Martin Tanto aka Skyton Tonsky, the suspect behind the road rage shooting of a cyclist in Quiapo, was arrested inside his residence in Brgy. Poblacion East, Milagros, Masbate.

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Gov't peace negotiator dismayed over NPA’s actions

GOVERNMENT peace panel chair Silvestre Bello III said Friday that he was saddened over the recent ambush of government troops by members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Davao del Norte.

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Indonesia executes 4 drug traffickers

CILACAP, Indonesia — Indonesia executed four people convicted of drug crimes on Friday despite international protests and said it would decide later when as many as 10 others would be put to death.

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Pagasa: LPA brings rains over Visayas, Mindanao

MANILA -- A low pressure area (LPA) will bring rains in most parts of Visayas and Mindanao throughout the weekend, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Friday.

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China, Russia plan joint military drills in South China Sea

BEIJING — China's military said Thursday it will hold joint exercises with Russian forces in the South China Sea, following a recent arbitration ruling that rejected Beijing's claim to almost the entire strategic body of water.

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