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    Another UPLB Student Raped Near the Campus

    A 17-year-old student of the University of the Philippines in Los Baños (UPLB) was raped by a tricycle driver near the campus Wednesday night, authorities said. According to the police, the victim, whose name remains withheld as requested by her …

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    Murder Raps Filed Against US Marine Tagged in Slay

    Murder raps were filed Wednesday against Private First Class Joseph Scott Permberton, the US Marine tagged in the killing of transgender Jeffrey Laude in Olongapo City last October 11. The case was filed before the Olongapo City Prosecutor’s Office by …

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    2 NPA Rebels Slain, 2 Captured in Davao Occidental

    Two New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were killed while two others were captured following a 45-minute clash with government troops in the province of Davao Occidental, a military official said Wednesday. “The soldiers who were on patrol were fired upon …

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    Abu Sayyaf, KIM Conduct Guerilla Training

    The notorious Abu Sayyaf Group and other Islamic separatist militants continue conducting guerrilla training in Central Mindanao, a source from the intelligence community told The Manila Times on Monday. According to the report, the source, codenamed Pokemon, said a Saudi …

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    Islamic State Forces 180,000 to Flee in Iraq

    by Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD – Fighting in Iraq’s western Anbar province has forced up to 180,000 people to flee since the city of Hit fell to Islamic State earlier this month, the United Nations said on Monday. Islamic State fighters …

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    Metro Manila Crime Rate Down–NCRPO

    Crime rate in Metro Manila has dropped to an average of 660 a week, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said Sunday. According to a report on the Philippine Star, NCRPO head Dir. Carmelo Valmoria said the numbers went …

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    Fire Breaks Out at Katipunan Condo across Ateneo

    A fire broke out from Prince David condominium across Ateneo de Manila University in Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City Friday afternoon. Reports said the fire originated from the basement of the 25-storey building. The blaze reached second alarm at 12:58 p.m. …

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    Terrorism: Evolving, not fading

    Terrorism: Evolving, not fading In 2013, the Global Terrorism Index identified Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Thailand, and the Philippines as among the top 10 nations most affected by terrorism. Asia is, of course, no stranger to terrorism. Al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah islamiyah …

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    5 Filipinos Burned to Death in Qatar Car Crash

    Five Filipinos, including a year-old child, burned to death when their vehicle caught fire after it was hit by another vehicle in Doha, Qatar on Monday. The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the accident took place Monday noon on …

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    Mayon Update: Crater Collapse Possible, Phivolcs Warns

    Mayon Volcano’s crater may collapse, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) warned on Monday. Phivolcs-Bicol chief volcanologist Ed Laguerta said that during Sunday’s aerial survey, they have observed that the volcano’s condensed lava dome is getting larger and …

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    Sleeping Bank Guard Disarmed, Shot in Manila

    CCTV footage aired on ABSCBN’s primetime news program TV Patrol Monday night showed a bank security guard in San Andres Bukid in Manila disarmed and shot by unidentified men. The footage showed the guard, identified in the report as Danilo Sarmiento, …

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    Magnitude 5.7 Quake Rocks Antique

    A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Antique Friday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. According to the Phivolcs bulletin, the epicenter of the quake, which happened at 4:05 p.m., was located 5 kilometers east of Culasi town. …