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The execution of a Filipina convicted of drug smuggling in China will likely push through on Tuesday after China rejected Vice President Jejomar Binay’s plan to fly to Beijing on Sunday to make a final appeal for her life. Binay said he was advised on Saturday by the Chinese Foreign…

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The anti-apartheid leader gave a ‘sense of what is possible in the world, when righteous people of goodwill work together.’ DAKAR: US President Barack Obama said that Nelson Mandela was a “hero for the world” whose legacy will live on throughout the ages, as the anti-apartheid hero lay critically ill…

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Japan on Thursday vowed to help defend the Philippines which is embroiled in a territorial dispute with China over islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Japanese Prime Minister Isunori Onodera said Japan will defend remote islands in the Philippines. “We agreed that we will further cooperate in…

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MULTI-sectoral groups led by Tanggulang Demokrasya (Tandem) on Tuesday called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to manually count ballots in 78,000 precincts as they claimed that a “template” appeared to have been used across the country, making the results of the May 13 elections “good as trash.”

Adolfo Paglinawan,

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AN assistant labor attaché stationed in Saudi Arabia will be the first Philippine diplomatic official to be investigated in connection with the sexual abuse and harassment of distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who are awaiting repatriation.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday identified the official as Antonio Villafuerte,

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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will conduct a separate investigation to look into charges that a Philippine official in Saudi Arabia preyed on a number of distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who sought help from the Philippine Embassy there. The sexual harassment of some Filipinos is different from…

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“Go back to the province and plant kamote [sweet potato],” was what teachers usually told students who fared poorly in school or were better off going back to the provinces to literally plant kamote.

While that statement has a condescending tone up to now,

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MIAMI: LeBron James scored 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Miami Heat captured their second consecutive NBA Finals title by beating the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in game seven on Thursday (Friday in Manila).

James, who was named playoff Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row, also nailed five 3-pointers and had four assists for the Heat, who won a third title to go with crowns in 2012 and 2006.

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