Philippines rewards the poor as Asia’s income gap widens

(Reuters) – Fe Capco and her five children live in a shack with no running water along a dirt track in eastern Manila. She earns about $100 a month...

EcoWaste alerts Quezon City government on health risks from lead in fitness

MANILA, April 30 (PNA) — The Ecowaste Coalition, a toxics watchdog, has alerted the Quezon City Government about the health risks posed by physical fitness and playground equipment at...

Mad cow disease found in California; no human threat seen

Despite assurances from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that the finding posed “no risk to the food supply or to human health”, two major South Korean retailers halted sales of...

US and China engage in cyber war games

The US and China have been discreetly engaging in “war games” amid rising anger in Washington over the scale and audacity of Beijing-co-ordinated cyber attacks on western governments and...

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb is lying in a coma

Robin Gibb is lying in a coma as doctors fear he only has days to live, it has been reported. The Bee Gees star’s family were keeping a bedside...

DOST chief calms Pinoys on NoKor rocket launch

MANILA, April 10 (PNA) — Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo has allayed fears about North Korea’s plan to launch a rocket between April 12 and...

Filipinos re-enact Good Friday crucifixion on video

Devoted Catholics in the Philippine province of Pampanga take part in an annual ritual, some letting themselves be nailed to the cross, to commemorate the suffering of Jesus Christ....

iPhone 5 Release Date

A fresh report has surfaced which suggests the iPhone 5 release date is set for June of this year. According to a Foxconn recruiter, who is part of the...

Who won the $640 Mega Million Lottery?

It was a sort of national hysteria, a collective fever-dream of wealth beyond imagining that saw Americans in their millions queue up at petrol stations, supermarkets and corner delis...

North Korea moves long-range rocket to launch site

(MSNBC.COM) SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has moved a long-range ballistic rocket to its northwestern launch site in preparation for a launch, South Korea told The Associated Press...

Three Filipino sailors kidnapped in Yemen

SANAA, March 22 (PNA/Xinhua) — Armed tribesmen have kidnapped three Filipino sailors in eastern Yemen, demanding the release of their jailed relatives in exchange for the sailors, Yemen’s Interior...

UK Masterchef winner 2012

The UK masterchef champion 2012 is won by Shelina. Shelina Permalloo, 29, who is a British-born Mauritian and former charity worker from south London – have put hard work...

Oil falls as U.S., UK plan oil reserve release

(Reuters) – Oil prices fell as much as $3 a barrel on Thursday after Reuters quoted two UK sources as saying Britain had agreed to cooperate with the United...

Philippine Senate passes bill protecting women against workplace discrimination

MANILA, March 13 (PNA) — The Senate approved on Tuesday on third and final reading a bill that seeks to end discrimination against women in the workplace. Senate Bill...

Japan marks quake and tsunami anniversary

(BBC) Japan is marking the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands. The magnitude 9.0 quake, the most powerful since records...

AFP chief of staff tells troops to shun politics; dismisses destabilization rumor

CEBU CITY, March 7 (PNA) – Lt. Gen. Jessie Dellosa, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff, has urged troops here to shun politics. ”Let us let...

Philippine Bonds Fall as BSP May Refrain From Further Easing

(Bloomberg) Philippine bonds fell on speculation the central bank will refrain from cutting interest rates amid concern costlier oil will stoke inflation. The peso gained. The yield on the 8...

Philippine banko sentral February inflation estimate

MANILA, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Inflation in the Philippine could ease to below 3 percent for the first time in more than 2 years in February, the central bank...

Philippine peso retreat after signs of economic slowdown

The Philippine peso led declines in Asian currencies after reports signaled manufacturing shrank in China and Europe, damping demand for emerging-market assets. The peso and South Korea’s won traded...

South Korea amends policy on rehiring of foreign workers

MANILA, Feb. 19 (PNA) — A new law in South Korea now allows overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have finished their contracts to return there in three months, according...