Florida officials say local Zika transmission ‘likely’

MIAMI, Florida: Florida health officials said Friday they believe that four people have been infected locally with Zika, in what would be the first evidence that mosquitoes carrying the virus are present in the continental United States. Officials have been … Read more »

  • Four missing in Philippine trash avalanche

    MANILA: Four people were missing after a huge garbage dump collapsed just outside the Philippine capital on Friday, the provincial police chief said. The four maintenance men who work on the dump site in the town of Rodriguez could not … Read more »


      The Philippine government will be spending P7 million for President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s overnight trip to Brunei, where the 22nd high-level meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will be held. Last year, the government allocated P11 … Read more »

  • Maceda: Only more jobs can ease poverty


    THE failure of the government to provide employment to about four million jobless Filipinos nationwide is the reason why the incidence of poverty in the country remains high and unless it is addressed the number will continue to grow up. … Read more »


Filipinos’ optimism at record high – SWS

DAYS BEFORE President Rodrigo Duterte took office, the number of Filipinos who expected their lives to get better within the first 12 months of his administration hit a record high, according to a survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). … Read more »


Clashes between govt, ASG to displace more civilians

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has raised concern over the plight of thousands of civilians displaced by ongoing fighting in Basilan between government forces and jihadist militants supporting the international radical group Islamic State (IS). “The security … Read more »

Top Stories

  • Yasay hit for weakness vs China

    TWO DIPLOMATS of the previous Aquino administration on Friday lashed out at Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. for his supposedly weak stance on China, saying Manila should have insisted on a stronger statement on the West Philippine Sea (South China … Read more »

  • Duterte issues new ultimatum to Reds

    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has issued another ultimatum to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), calling on the rebel group to reciprocate his unilateral ceasefire declaration or face renewed hostilities. Duterte was at the 60th Infantry Battalion headquarters in Davao … Read more »

  • Road rage killer nabbed in Masbate

    Road rage killer nabbed in Masbate

    THE INACTIVE ARMY reservist who is accused of killing a cyclist in a road altercation on July 25 in Quiapo, Manila was nabbed shortly before noon on Friday in Masbate province (south of Manila). Vhon Tanto was arrested at 11:40 … Read more »

  • ‘Carina’ to make landfall in NLuzon

    MANILA: Tropical Depression “Carina” is expected to make landfall in the northern part of Luzon this weekend, and could intensify into a typhoon, the state weather bureau said on Friday. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Samuel Duran said that … Read more »

  • ‘We’ll fix it together’

    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Hillary Clinton on Thursday (Friday morning in Manila) claimed her place in history as the first woman presidential nominee of a major US party, promising economic opportunity for all and rejecting Donald Trump’s dark vision of America. Pledging … Read more »