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Former farm workers in Zamboanga Sibugay are happy to have finally sealed ownership to various private landholdings after the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) handed them their individual certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) in Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay. DAR Regional Director Julita Ragandang recently led the distribution of CLOAs to…

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POPE Francis got a rapturous welcome from tens of thousands of pilgrims on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) as he arrived in Brazil on his first foreign trip as pontiff, but violent protests later swept the streets. The 76-year-old Argentine rode in a open-top jeep through the center of Rio de…

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RESCUERS battled through dusty rubble on Tuesday to try to reach victims of two shallow earthquakes in China that killed at least 89 people. State broadcaster CCTV showed images of soldiers digging through earth and sand to reach simple houses buried under landslides in the northwestern province of Gansu. Seriously…

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Oil prices rose in Asian trade on Tuesday on robust US crude demand, analysts said, but buying enthusiasm was capped by weaker economic data from the world’s biggest economy. New York’s main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in September, was up 22 cents at $107.16 a barrel, while…

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Workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have reported steam inside a battered reactor building for the second time in less than a week, the operator said on Tuesday. Steam was seen around the fifth floor of the building housing Reactor No. 3 shortly after 9:00 am, Tokyo…

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A MAGNITUDE 3.7 earthquake jolted some parts of Davao del Sur on Tuesday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). In its bulletin, the agency said the magnitude 3.7 occurred at 2:52 a.m., its epicenter was traced some 24 kilometers northwest of Sarangani in Davao del…

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BRITAIN’S new baby prince follows his father and late grandmother by being born under the zodiac sign of Cancer, suggesting he will be a strong leader, according to astrologists. But the crab was almost a lion, having been born just 30 minutes before the sun entered the Leo constellation. The…

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PRINCE William, his wife Kate and their new son spent their first night together on Monday after it was earlier announced that Britain had a new future king. Cheering crowds rushed towards the gates of Buckingham Palace as it was announced that the Duchess of Cambridge had produced a healthy…