Cavite mayor: Nothing wrong with 'fondling' game

MANILA, Philippines -- Ternate, Cavite Mayor Lambert Bambao said he sees nothing wrong with the game between two boys that was caught on video.

Imus mayoral impasse affects workers' pay

MANILA - Embattled Imus Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi has admitted that salaries of both regular and casual employees were put to a halt by the impasse between him and Mayor Homer Saquilayan.

ARMM gets P365M housing investment

MAGUINDANAO – A total of P365 million has been invested by the Bumbaran Development Corporation (BDC) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) for the 1st quarter of 2013.

Forward section of USS Guardian cut off

MANILA - The salvage operations of the USS Guardian in Tubbataha Reef reached a milestone today as the whole forward section of the ship has been cut off.

Woman nabbed over bomb joke at bus terminal

MANILA -- A 22-year-old woman was taken into police custody on Wednesday morning after she cracked a joke that she was carrying a bomb in her luggage at the Davao City Overland Transport Terminal.

Illegal 'treasure' grave discovered at John Hay

MANILA – Authorities discovered an illegal digging site inside Camp John Hay in Baguio City, and they suspect that it was made by treasure hunters.

American pedophile nabbed in Davao Occidental

MANILA - An overstaying American was arrested by elements of the Bureau of Immigration for allegedly abusing minors.

Jolo militants get funds from Sabah: report

MANILA - Malaysian authorities believe several individuals from Sabah have been sending money to Filipino militants in Jolo Island in Mindanao, a report from the Bernama news agency said Tuesday.

Gov't can't stop payment of ransom: Gazmin

MANILA - Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin admitted the Philippine government cannot stop families of kidnap victims from paying ransom to hostage-takers for the release of their loved ones.

'Freak tornado' leaves 12 dead in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (UPDATE) – Twelve people died when a mini-tornado caused an overloaded boat to capsize off Barangay Tugal in Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao on Monday afternoon.