TV5 brings back ‘Wattpad Presents’ with all-new romantic ‘kilig’ telemovies

Formerly a five-part mini-series anthology, the show returns in a one-off telemovie format starting tonight on TV5.

Despite Duterte’s reluctance, ASEAN is fighting to make a strong statement on South China...

The latest draft suggests Beijing's burgeoning friendship with President Rodrigo Duterte, who chairs Saturday's meetings, may not have been enough to influence Manila's position either, diplomats said.

WATCH | Duterte underscores drugs, non-interference at ASEAN Summit opening

Destroying the “scourge of illegal drugs” and the importance of “non-interference in the internal affairs” of countries weighed heavy in President Rodrigo Duterte’s welcome of his fellow Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders at the opening of their summit Saturday morning.

Access to technology, markets, mentoring crucial to ASEAN MSMEs

Policymakers agreed that policies granting access to digital technology, markets and mentorship will be crucial to empowering micro, small and medium enterprises, and spur inclusive growth in Southeast Asia.

Pope urges religious leaders to unite to defeat ‘barbarity’

Leaders of all faiths should unite in renouncing religious extremism and counter the "barbarity of those who foment hatred and violence," Pope Francis said on Friday at the start of a two-day visit to Cairo.

FOCUS | Asia weighs Trump-Xi ‘bromance’

BEIJING -- US President Donald Trump's warm words for Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as a "good man" will reassure Beijing that he finally understands...

Reds torch factories, disarm guards in Davao City attacks

Communist rebels carried out simultaneous attacks on two factories and a ranch owned by the Lorenzo family in Davao City early Friday morning, torching buildings and disarming private security guards.

Trump pledges to uphold gun ownership in NRA speech

President Donald Trump pledged to uphold Americans' right to possess guns on Friday in a speech that he used to revisit some 2016 election campaign themes from his vow to build a border wall to dismissing a Democratic senator as "Pocahontas."

LOOK | ASEAN leaders to wear ‘barong’ with colorful designs for Saturday’s gala dinner

Designer Rajo Laurel presents his elegant creations for the leaders attending the 2017 ASEAN Summit.

Trump, streaming likely winners in potential TV writers’ strike

Late-night talk shows and topical satire will be the first hit if the Writers Guild of America goes on strike next week.

US spy agency drops controversial surveillance program

The US National Security Agency said on Friday it had stopped a form of surveillance that allowed it to collect without a warrant the digital communications of Americans who mentioned a foreign intelligence target in their messages, marking an unexpected triumph for privacy advocates long critical of the practice.

North Korea mounts another failed missile test

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday from a region north of its capital, defying intense pressure from the United States and the reclusive state's main ally, China, but it appears to have failed, South Korea's military said.

WATCH | 12 hurt in Quiapo bombing

(UPDATE - 8:13 a.m.) At least 12 persons were wounded when a pipe bomb was detonated late Friday night on a crowded street in Quiapo, Manila where illegal gambling was taking place.

7.2-magnitude quake rocks Mindanao – Phivolcs

(UPDATE 2 - 8:23 a.m.) A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southern Mindanao early Saturday morning, triggering a tsunami warning with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology advising of possible damage and aftershocks.
Mary Jane Veloso file photo

WATCH | PH, Indonesia strengthen ties at Asean summit, but was Duterte able to...

Was President Rodrigo Duterte able to mention the case of convicted overseas Filipino worker Mary Jane Veloso to Indonesian President Joko Widodo?