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Teo disputes COA report she had shopping spree at Duty Free stores

Former Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo on Wednesday refuted a state auditors' report claiming she spent millions in luxurious purchases across various Duty Free Philippines Corp. (DFPC) stores.  
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Teo disputes COA report she had shopping spree at Duty Free stores

Former Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo on Wednesday refuted a state auditors' report claiming she spent millions in luxurious purchases across various Duty Free Philippines Corp. (DFPC) stores.  

Wesmincom chief Dela Vega says he won’t follow junta orders, if there will be any

Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command chief Lieutenant General Arnel dela Vega assured lawmakers Wednesday that he will not follow an order, even from the President, to support a military junta.  
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Wesmincom chief Dela Vega says he won’t follow junta orders, if there will be any

Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command chief Lieutenant General Arnel dela Vega assured lawmakers Wednesday that he will not follow an order, even from the President, to support a military junta.  

Enforce prohibition on provincial buses before ‘single ban’ on EDSA -- Poe

Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday said the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) should stagger its enforcement of vehicular bans in EDSA.
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Enforce prohibition on provincial buses before ‘single ban’ on EDSA -- Poe

Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday said the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) should stagger its enforcement of vehicular bans in EDSA.

Trillanes vows to pursue plunder raps vs. Tulfos, DOT, PTV4 officials

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said Wednesday that he will still be filing plunder charges against former Tourism secretary Wanda Teo, her brothers Ben and Erwin, and Tourism and PTV4 officials.  
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Trillanes vows to pursue plunder raps vs. Tulfos, DOT, PTV4 officials

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said Wednesday that he will still be filing plunder charges against former Tourism secretary Wanda Teo, her brothers Ben and Erwin, and Tourism and PTV4 officials.  

7 suspected NPA guerrillas killed in Antique clash --police

Seven suspected members of communist New People's Army were killed in an armed clash in the province of Antique early this Wednesday, local police said.  
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7 suspected NPA guerrillas killed in Antique clash --police

Seven suspected members of communist New People's Army were killed in an armed clash in the province of Antique early this Wednesday, local police said.  

Duterte hits Church anew, slams veneration of saints practice

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday attacked the Catholic Church anew and criticized its practice of veneration of saints, noting that he is contemplating about joining another Christian sect.
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Duterte hits Church anew, slams veneration of saints practice

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday attacked the Catholic Church anew and criticized its practice of veneration of saints, noting that he is contemplating about joining another Christian sect.

Vienna tops Melbourne as world's most livable city --Economist survey

Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index, strengthening the Austrian capital's claim to being the world's most pleasant city to live in.
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Vienna tops Melbourne as world's most livable city --Economist survey

Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index, strengthening the Austrian capital's claim to being the world's most pleasant city to live in.

Floods disrupt wakes in QC as 3 families evacuate with loved ones’ remains

Floods that hit Quezon City disrupted separate wakes at Barangay Tatalon on Tuesday, forcing three families to evacuate with their dead loved ones.
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Floods disrupt wakes in QC as 3 families evacuate with loved ones’ remains

Floods that hit Quezon City disrupted separate wakes at Barangay Tatalon on Tuesday, forcing three families to evacuate with their dead loved ones.

Robredo lawyers ask PET to junk Marcos plea to suspend use of ballot images in recount

Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers have asked the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), to deny for «utter lack of merit» former senator Ferdinand «Bongbong» Marcos Jr.'s plea to suspend the use of bal
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Robredo lawyers ask PET to junk Marcos plea to suspend use of ballot images in recount

Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers have asked the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), to deny for «utter lack of merit» former senator Ferdinand «Bongbong» Marcos Jr.'s plea to suspend the use of ballot images in the vote recount in some Camarines Sur and Iloilo towns.  

Maguindanao barangay chair, alleged MILF member, 2 others nabbed for illegal drugs

Anti-drug operatives from Soccsksargen region and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao arrested a barangay chairman and three others in a drug raid they conducted in Kabacan, Cotabato on Monday at dawn.
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Maguindanao barangay chair, alleged MILF member, 2 others nabbed for illegal drugs

Anti-drug operatives from Soccsksargen region and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao arrested a barangay chairman and three others in a drug raid they conducted in Kabacan, Cotabato on Monday at dawn.

Tulfo siblings attend Senate probe, insist P60-M ad deal above board

Former Tourism secretary Wanda Teo and her brothers insisted before senators on Tuesday that the P60-million advertisement deal between the  Department of Tourism and PTV 4 was above board.
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Tulfo siblings attend Senate probe, insist P60-M ad deal above board

Former Tourism secretary Wanda Teo and her brothers insisted before senators on Tuesday that the P60-million advertisement deal between the  Department of Tourism and PTV 4 was above board.

Duterte to new appointees: Be competent, honest

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday told newly appointed government officials to be competent and honest amid the chief executive’s crackdown on corruption.  
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Duterte to new appointees: Be competent, honest

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday told newly appointed government officials to be competent and honest amid the chief executive’s crackdown on corruption.  

QC gov't sets up 'pop huts' for flood victims

The Quezon City government set up at least 54 temporary shelters or «pop huts» in Barangay Bagong Silang for evacuees, GMA News' James Agustin reported.
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QC gov't sets up 'pop huts' for flood victims

The Quezon City government set up at least 54 temporary shelters or «pop huts» in Barangay Bagong Silang for evacuees, GMA News' James Agustin reported.

Trump signs defense policy bill with watered-down China measures

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on U.S. government contracts with China’s ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.
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Trump signs defense policy bill with watered-down China measures

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on U.S. government contracts with China’s ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

Firefighters gain on major California blazes as heat wave breaks

A break in the sizzling heat wave that has baked California for much of the summer gave firefighters a chance to attack a string of major wildfires burning across the state that have killed eight people and destroyed thousands of homes.
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Firefighters gain on major California blazes as heat wave breaks

A break in the sizzling heat wave that has baked California for much of the summer gave firefighters a chance to attack a string of major wildfires burning across the state that have killed eight people and destroyed thousands of homes.

DOJ wants Peter Lim barred from leaving PHL

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked a Makati court to issue an order directing the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to prevent alleged drug lord Peter Go Lim from leaving the country on the heels of his indictment for drug trade conspiracy.
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DOJ wants Peter Lim barred from leaving PHL

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked a Makati court to issue an order directing the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to prevent alleged drug lord Peter Go Lim from leaving the country on the heels of his indictment for drug trade conspiracy.

Palace ‘welcomes’ concerns of business groups on federalism

President Rodrigo Duterte «will consider» the concerns of business groups on the proposed shift to federalism, Malacañang said Monday.
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Palace ‘welcomes’ concerns of business groups on federalism

President Rodrigo Duterte «will consider» the concerns of business groups on the proposed shift to federalism, Malacañang said Monday.

Sea of counter-protesters dwarfs white nationalist rally in Washington

A white nationalist rally in the heart of Washington drew two dozen demonstrators and thousands of chanting counter-protesters on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Sea of counter-protesters dwarfs white nationalist rally in Washington

A white nationalist rally in the heart of Washington drew two dozen demonstrators and thousands of chanting counter-protesters on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Duterte’s aerial inspection of flood-hit areas canceled anew

President Rodrigo Duterte’s aerial inspection of flood-hit areas in Metro Manila and Rizal has been canceled anew, Malacañang said Monday.
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Duterte’s aerial inspection of flood-hit areas canceled anew

President Rodrigo Duterte’s aerial inspection of flood-hit areas in Metro Manila and Rizal has been canceled anew, Malacañang said Monday.

Koreas to hold summit in Pyongyang in September -- Yonhap

North and South Korea will hold a summit in Pyongyang in September, the South's Yonhap news agency reported Monday as the two sides held high-level talks in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula.
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Koreas to hold summit in Pyongyang in September -- Yonhap

North and South Korea will hold a summit in Pyongyang in September, the South's Yonhap news agency reported Monday as the two sides held high-level talks in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula.

Two dead, one missing due to Habagat enhanced by TS Karding --NDRRMC

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported on Monday three casualties from incidents caused by the Southwest Monsoon or Habagat enhanced by Tropical Storm Karding.
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Two dead, one missing due to Habagat enhanced by TS Karding --NDRRMC

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported on Monday three casualties from incidents caused by the Southwest Monsoon or Habagat enhanced by Tropical Storm Karding.

SC resets oral arguments on ICC withdrawal anew

The Supreme Court (SC) has again rescheduled the oral arguments on the petition challenging the Philippines' withdrawal of its membership from the International Criminal Court (ICC).  
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SC resets oral arguments on ICC withdrawal anew

The Supreme Court (SC) has again rescheduled the oral arguments on the petition challenging the Philippines' withdrawal of its membership from the International Criminal Court (ICC).  

Duterte fires military officials over anomalous transactions at V. Luna Medical Center

President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on corruption continues as he ordered the dismissal of military officials over supposed anomalous transactions at the V. Luna Medical Center, Malacañang said Monday.
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Duterte fires military officials over anomalous transactions at V. Luna Medical Center

President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on corruption continues as he ordered the dismissal of military officials over supposed anomalous transactions at the V. Luna Medical Center, Malacañang said Monday.

Half-day work at Office of the Ombudsman declared due to bad weather

Ombudsman Samuel Martires on Monday announced that work at the Office of the Ombudsman for the day will only be until 12 noon.
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Half-day work at Office of the Ombudsman declared due to bad weather

Ombudsman Samuel Martires on Monday announced that work at the Office of the Ombudsman for the day will only be until 12 noon.

Delayed SMS warning signals? NDRRMC exec explains why

A National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) official on Monday explained why SMS rainfall warning signals are oftentimes delayed.
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Delayed SMS warning signals? NDRRMC exec explains why

A National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) official on Monday explained why SMS rainfall warning signals are oftentimes delayed.

Children among 39 civilians killed in Syria arms depot blast -- monitor

An explosion at a weapons depot in a rebel-held town in northwest Syria killed at least 39 civilians including a dozen children on Sunday, a monitor said.
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Children among 39 civilians killed in Syria arms depot blast -- monitor

An explosion at a weapons depot in a rebel-held town in northwest Syria killed at least 39 civilians including a dozen children on Sunday, a monitor said.

Return of Balangiga bells to help heal wounds of PHL-American War -- expert

The return of the Balangiga Bells to the Eastern Samar town they were taken from could put an end to the 'unresolved last issue' of the Philippine-American war, an expert said.
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Return of Balangiga bells to help heal wounds of PHL-American War -- expert

The return of the Balangiga Bells to the Eastern Samar town they were taken from could put an end to the 'unresolved last issue' of the Philippine-American war, an expert said.

Eight dead, one survivor in Indonesian plane crash

Indonesian search and rescue teams found eight victims and one survivor after a small plane crashed in the eastern province of Papua, police said on Sunday.
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Eight dead, one survivor in Indonesian plane crash

Indonesian search and rescue teams found eight victims and one survivor after a small plane crashed in the eastern province of Papua, police said on Sunday.

Hundreds remain at evacuation centers in Malabon, Valenzuela

Hundreds of individuals remained at evacuation centers in the cities of Malabon and Valenzuela on Sunday after they were displaced from their homes due to intense flooding brought about by enhanced monsoon rains.
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Hundreds remain at evacuation centers in Malabon, Valenzuela

Hundreds of individuals remained at evacuation centers in the cities of Malabon and Valenzuela on Sunday after they were displaced from their homes due to intense flooding brought about by enhanced monsoon rains.

Forced evacuation begins as 3rd alarm sounded in Marikina River

Forced evacuation has begun in areas near the Marikina River as its water level breached the 18-meter mark, prompting local officials to sound the third alarm.
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Forced evacuation begins as 3rd alarm sounded in Marikina River

Forced evacuation has begun in areas near the Marikina River as its water level breached the 18-meter mark, prompting local officials to sound the third alarm.