Fires in Metro down by almost 12% in Q1 – BFP

The number of fire incidents in Metro Manila dipped by almost 12 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2016, the Bureau of Fire Protection in the National Capital Region said Tuesday.

Only diplomacy can resolve tensions with North Korea – China

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday diplomatic means must be used to resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails began a hunger strike on Monday in response to a call by prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, widely seen as a possible future Palestinian president.

Govt to ready measures to protect farmers from impending El Niño – Piñol

The Department of Agriculture will begin drawing up measures to protect farmers and fishermen from the El Niño phenomenon that could start by the end of this year or early the next, Secretary Manny Piñol said.

Trump to seek changes in visa program to encourage hiring of Americans

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs.

Driver in road rage incident critical after being wounded by Valenzuela SWAT

A driver who allegedly tried to run down traffic and police personnel and refused orders to stop his vehicle was in critical condition after members of a police Special Weapons and Tactics team fired at him to prevent him from posing more danger to others.

Illinois bill seeks to ban passenger removal

An Illinois lawmaker on Monday introduced a bill to ban the forcible removal of travelers from flights by state or local government employees after a United Airlines passenger was dragged from an aircraft last week.

Triumphant, Turkey’s Erdogan swats away Western criticism of referendum

A defiant Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the West's 'crusader mentality' on Monday after European monitors criticized a referendum in which he won sweeping new powers.

SWIFT warns on vendor security after documents leaked by hackers

SWIFT, the global bank messaging system, on Monday advised clients to pay close attention to security when selecting firms to help them access the network following the release of data that suggested the US government sought to spy on their clients.

‘Don’t test us,’ US VP Pence warns North Korea

US Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea on Monday that recent American military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed President Donald Trump's resolve should not be questioned, but Pyongyang vowed to continue missile and nuclear tests.

Twin blasts wound 15 in Tacurong City

At least 15 persons, including police and military personnel, were wounded when two improvised explosive devices were detonated one after the other at a gasoline station in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat Monday evening.

MEL STA.MARIA | Pres. Duterte must make the right move in US-North Korea conflict

In the event war breaks out between the US and North Korea, will President Duterte's policy be principled or defeatist, engaging or evasive? Will he be deliberative but courageous, or loud but cowardly?
Repatriated OFWs being processed at airport

WATCH | Govt eyes clamping down on deployment of household service workers in Middle...

Story by Gerard de la Peña, News5 They came home carrying hardly anything other than their essential personal belongings. No pasalubong – goodies – for...
NFA rice stock

WATCH | Agricuture Secretary Piñol: Rice supply will be sufficient

Story by MaeAnn Los Baños, News5 MANILA - Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol assured that the country's rice supply will not be jeopardized by...

WATCH | Duterte brings home 118 OFWs, 20 kids from Saudi Arabia; thousands still...

InterAksyon | Jen Calimon and J.V. Arcena, News5 (UPDATE 4 - 11:18 p.m.) MANILA, Philippines – While President Rodrigo Duterte was able to bring home with...