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Philippines, US begin smaller-scale joint military exercises

MANILA -- Philippine and United States (US) troops began Monday, May 8,began their annual joint exercises that are smaller in scale than in years past, focusing on disaster response and counterterrorism while excluding territorial defense operatio

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Napoles acquitted in Luy illegal detention case

MANILA (Updated) -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has acquitted pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles in the serious illegal detention case filed against her by pork barrel scam whistleblower Benhur Luy.

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Caretaker donates Abu Sayyaf man’s grave in Bohol

SAAD Samad Kiram, 36, was a pump boat operator who ferried 10 Abu Sayyaf members from Jolo, Sulu to Inabanga, Bohol.

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Buckingham Palace says staff called for meeting

LONDON -- Buckingham Palace officials tell The Associated Press that a meeting of royal household staff has been called, but one said there is "no cause for concern."

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China compiles its own Wikipedia, but public can't edit it

BEIJING -- China is compiling a free online encyclopedia to rival Wikipedia, but it will likely only give Beijing's official version of sensitive historical events, and the public won't be able to write or edit it.

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CA rejects appointment of Lopez

MANILA (Updated) -- The Commission on Appointments (CA) rejected Wednesday the ad interim appointment of Environment Secretary Regina Paz "Gina" Lopez.

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Bar exam results out today

WILL graduates from law schools in Cebu make it to this year’s list of Bar topnotchers?

The Supreme Court is set to release today results of the 2016 Bar examinations held at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila.

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Seoul: Thaad can defend against North Korean missiles

SEOUL — A contentious United States (US) anti-missile system based in southeastern South Korea can now defend against North Korean missiles, a South Korean official said Tuesday, May 2.

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