‘He was wearing slippers’: State volcanologists alarmed by dangerous stunt in viral vlog

We thought this would have gone without saying, but apparently not, so here goes: Can everyone just stay away from the active volcano, please? The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) today warned against visiting Taal Volcano after a video of an unidentified man giving a tour of the still highly dangerous geological formation ...

Corruption in Philippines is worsening, score in global study drops to 34 out of 100

Corruption in Philippines is worsening, score in global study drops to 34 out of 100

Corruption in the Philippines is getting worse, with the country sliding a whopping 14 places in a global index released yesterday by the anti-graft NGO Transparency International...

PH authorities suspend all flights from Wuhan, ground zero of mysterious coronavirus

PH authorities suspend all flights from Wuhan, ground zero of mysterious coronavirus

Filipino civil aviation authorities yesterday banned flights to and from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of an outbreak of a deadly new strain of coronavirus, officially...

WTF of the Week: Duterte threatens to cancel military agreement if US doesn’t give back senator’s visa

WTF of the Week: Duterte threatens to cancel military agreement if US doesn’t give back senator’s visa

In what could be the biggest WTF moment of the week, President Rodrigo Duterte threatened in a speech last night to cancel a decades-old military agreement with the United States...

Should he stay or should he go?: Duterte ‘pondering’ Trump’s invitation to U.S. summit

Should he stay or should he go?: Duterte ‘pondering’ Trump’s invitation to U.S. summit

President Rodrigo Duterte has said several times that he has no plans to ever visit the United States, but it appears that he’s now mulling over the possibility of visiting...

‘Tuesdays, Thursdays, and if they were bored, Wednesdays’: PNP chief sacks 3 cops for chronic golfing

‘Tuesdays, Thursdays, and if they were bored, Wednesdays’: PNP chief sacks 3 cops for chronic golfing

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Archie Gamboa announced today that he sacked three cops from the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas for playing golf as many as three...

Senator insists petition calling for Angkas boss’ deportation ‘won’t affect’ taxi firm’s ops

Senator insists petition calling for Angkas boss’ deportation ‘won’t affect’ taxi firm’s ops

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III insisted today that a persona non grata petition that he filed against Angkas CEO and Singaporean national Angeline Tham “will not...

Family of patient who tested positive for Wuhan virus in Hong Kong lands in Manila

Family of patient who tested positive for Wuhan virus in Hong Kong lands in Manila

The family of a Chinese man who preliminarily tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus in Hong Kong touched down in Manila yesterday afternoon, with airline officials now...

Tax on cigarettes, vapes, and alcohol to increase as Duterte signs law

Tax on cigarettes, vapes, and alcohol to increase as Duterte signs law

Smokers and drinkers can expect their vices to become more expensive after President Rodrigo Duterte signed a new law increasing taxes on cigarettes, vapes, and alcohol that will...

Trump ‘really wants Duterte’ to attend US-ASEAN Summit, says Foreign Secretary Locsin

Trump ‘really wants Duterte’ to attend US-ASEAN Summit, says Foreign Secretary Locsin

U.S. President Donald Trump is apparently hellbent on having President Rodrigo Duterte attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-U.S. Summit in Las Vegas in March,...


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