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PH fires off another diplomatic protest over Chinese warships

The Philippines has filed another diplomatic protest against China over its warships passing Philippine waters without informing the country's authorities, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Thursday. → Read More

US Embassy warns public vs 'too good to be true' visa offers from fixers

US Embassy fraud prevention manager Leon Gendin warns visa applicants against social media platforms that have “too good to be true offers.” → Read More

Locsin: Only PH-flagged ships allowed to survey country's waters

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Wednesday reiterated only Filipino flagged ships are allowed to survey Philippine waters for now. → Read More

'PH cannot ban marine surveys': Locsin backtracks on ships ban

MANILA - Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Tuesday the country may not ban marine surveys under an international sea treaty but that they need the country’s permission to be conducted. → Read More

Will PH give up control of seas in 60-40 joint exploration deal with China? Expert asks

Will the government “give up control and supervision of the activity” as part of the “60-40” sharing scheme for joint exploration in the South China Sea? → Read More

Imee Marcos says no personal money spent in Senate bid

Her mother, former first lady and outgoing Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos had ranked as the third richest lawmaker in 2018. → Read More

18 senatorial bets file campaign expenses report to Comelec

Fifty party-list groups, and 3 national political parties also filed their SOCEs as of 11 a.m., the last day of filing, according to Comelec Campaign Finance Office Director Efraim Bag-id. → Read More

Inside Queen Elizabeth's birthday party in Manila

British Ambassador Daniel Pruce gave ABS-CBN News an exclusive sneak peek into Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday party in Manila before doors opened at the Manila Polo Club Tuesday night. → Read More

Losing bets call for special polls in Lanao del Sur

Losing gubernatorial bets in Lanao del Sur filed a petition at the Commission on Elections on Wednesday seeking to nullify the election results in the entire province of Lanao del Sur and Marawi City. → Read More

Anti-poverty commission explains P49-M ‘idle’ fund

The Commission on Audit earlier called out NAPC over the unspent funds which were transferred by Pagcor to the commission in April 2017. → Read More

Imelda Marcos' nephew Martin Romualdez wants to be House Speaker

Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, nephew of former First Lady Imelda Marcos, expressed his intention on Wednesday to vie for the speakership. → Read More

Votes for 3 senators corrected over discrepancies in OAV certificates of canvass

Votes for three senatorial candidates and a number of party-list groups had to be corrected after the National Board of Canvassers' tabulation and audit group noted discrepancies in certificates of canvass from some Philippine embassies for the overseas absentee voting. → Read More

Canada 'surprised' at Duterte warning, working to take back trash

Canada is committed to take back its garbage shipped to Manila five years ago, its envoy said Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to declare war against Ottawa over the incident. → Read More

USS Chief docks in Manila for port visit

The USS Chief, an Avenger-class minesweeper or a mine countermeasures ship (MCM), docked here Wednesday for a port visit. → Read More

Pangilinan bats for resumption of oil exploration in Reed Bank

PXP Energy Corp chairman Manny Pangilinan said he has asked the government to lift the ban on energy exploration in a disputed area of the West Philippine Sea where the company has a service contract. → Read More

Philippines, US unveil training center seen to boost sea patrol

The Philippines and US unveiled Monday a new maritime training facility that is expected to strengthen Manila's capability to patrol its waters. → Read More

China vows support for PH fight against 'barbarian violence'

Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed condolences and sympathy to the families of victims of the fatal Jolo blast. → Read More

Grab fined P6.5 million for failure to provide price data

Grab committed to maintain fair pricing, improved service, lower cancellation rates and justifiable surges and agreed to subject itself to quarterly monitoring by a third party trustee. → Read More

78 disqualification cases filed at Comelec

MANILA - A total of 78 disqualification cases have been filed as of Wednesday afternoon at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) against those seeking to be candidates in the 2019 elections. → Read More

Not a 'circus': Comelec limits number of supporters during COC filing

MANILA - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday imposed a cap on the number of supporters each candidate may bring in filing their certificates of candidacy (COC) to avoid turning the political exercise into a 'circus.' → Read More