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SAUDI Arabia, Taiwan and Germany have opened more than 1,000 job opportunities for Filipino workers under a government-to-government program, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health alone is looking for a total of 500 female specialist nurses for neonatal intensive care unit, coronary care unit, intensive care unit,…

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TEHRAN: An Iranian passenger plane on a domestic flight crashed into the country’s Zagros mountains on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, officials said. The Aseman Airlines flight left Tehran’s Mehrabad airport around 0800 (0430 GMT) for the city of Yasuj in Isfahan province, said Mohammad Tabatabai, director of public…

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THE Senate will start its inquiry into the P15-billion frigate deal entered into by the Philippine Navy amid allegations that a close aide of President Rodrigo Duterte intervened in the negotiations and to determine whether the acquisition of the frigates “promotes the goals of the modernization program and complies with…

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THE National University (NU) Lady Bulldogs upset the defending champions, the La Salle Lady Spikers, after five grueling sets on Sunday in Season 80 of the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP). With the win, the Lady Bulldogs remain the only undefeated team in the women’s volleyball tournament with…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY – Fighting erupted between army soldiers and communist insurgents in Zamboanga del Sur’s Osmena town in southern Philippines that left two people dead, officials said on Sunday. Major Ronald Suscano, a spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division, said soldiers from the 53rd Infantry Battalion, led by 1st Lieutenant Abner Pilando, engaged members…

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THE University of Santo Tomas (UST) expelled eight civil law students allegedly involved in the hazing death of a law freshman last September. In a statement on Sunday, UST confirmed a report by The Varsitarian, the school’s official publication, earlier in the day that the committee tasked to investigate the…

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BAGUIO CITY: The Philippine Navy has begun patrolling the Philippine Rise (Benham) following President Rodrigo Duterte’s orders, Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad, Flag Officer-in-Command, said on Sunday. “We have Hamilton vessels that will do the patrolling there,” said Empedrad during the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Homecoming here. The US Navy decommissioned…

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THREE suspects were arrested in separate drug operations in Quezon City on Sunday, police said. Marijuana peddler Jomark Suico was arrested by members of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) at about 2:15 a.m. along Barangay Kaligayahan, Novaliches in a buy-bust operation. Seized from Suico were a plastic bag containing dried marijuana leaves,…

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