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605 kilos of shabu from China seized

MANILA -- Authorities said Monday that they have seized 605 kilograms (1,334 pounds) of high-grade methamphetamine (shabu) shipped from China following a tip from the Chinese government.

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Free tuition in state colleges a signature away from becoming law

MANILA -- Free higher education for state universities and colleges (SUCs) is only a signature away from becoming a law, Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV said Monday, May 29.

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Government won't participate in 5th round of peace talks

MANILA -- The government peace panel has maintained its decision not to participate in the fifth round of talks with the communist group set on May 27 to June 1 in Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands.

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Shark leaps into boat and lands on Australian fisherman

CANBERRA, Australia -- A 73-year-old Australian fisherman said Monday that he caught a far bigger fish than he hoped for when a 2.7-meter (9-foot) great white shark leapt into his boat, knocking him off his feet.

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US plans test of defense system to shoot down missile

WASHINGTON -- Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week.

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Woman dies in Bogo motorcycle accident

A 62-YEAR-OLD woman died after she was hit by a motorcycle on the national highway in Sitio Manoong, Barangay Don Pedro, Bogo City.

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North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan's maritime economic zone on Monday, May 29, officials said, in the latest in a string of test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped intercon

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Boy drowns in Bonbon, Aloguinsan

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy drowned in seawaters off Hidden Beach Resort in Sitio Galo, Barangay Bonbon, Aloguinsan, southern Cebu around 1 p.m. Sunday, May 28.

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