Philippines to build pier in disputed Spratlys

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines will "exercise territorial sovereignty" and build a pier in the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea, officials said Friday.

Baguio temperature drops to this month's coldest

BAGUIO, Philippines – Despite summer now a few weeks in, the temperature in Baguio City has dipped to 10.8 degrees Celsius Thursday, the coldest it has been this March and the second lowest this year.

Parts of Luzon, Visayas still under water

Rains continue to pour on some parts of Luzon and the Visayas. This report tells us that parts of Oriental Mindoro remain under water while a tornado hits Bacolod. -- On The Scene, ANC, March 30, 2012

Holy Week travelers troop to Batangas port

Travelers heading to island provinces for the Holy Week have started to converge at the Batangas Port. Most of them are vacationers who want to avoid the expected heavy influx of passengers starting Monday. ABS-CBN Batangas new correspondent Carolyn Bonquin reports. -- On The Scene, ANC, March 30, 2012

Capiz floods leave 5 dead

MANILA, Philippines – Massive flooding in the province of Capiz has left 5 people dead, according to the Capiz Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CPDRRMC).

Soldier killed in clash with Reds in Cotabato

MANILA, Philippines – Soldiers clashed with suspected New People's Army guerrillas in Magpet, North Cotabato Thursday morning, leaving 1 soldier dead.

Ex-Palawan gov: I will not surrender

MANILA, Philippines - Former Palawan governor Joel Reyes will not surrender just yet.

Better weather for Visayas and Mindanao this weekend

MANILA, Philippines – Weather bureau PAGASA on Friday said southern Luzon and Visayas are expected to have better weather after a week of rains that had left some areas submerged in flood waters.

Man hostages kin after killing tutor in Cavite

MANILA, Philippines – A suspected drug addict held his sister and cousin hostage after shooting down a tutor in Dasmariñas, Cavite on Thursday afternoon.

Bicol floods leave 3 dead, 2 missing

Nagdulot ng pinsala ang mga pagbahang dulot ng walang tigil na ulan sa Oriental Mindoro, Capiz at Legazpi City sa Albay. Sa Bacolod City, humagupit naman ang isang malakas na buhawi kanina. Magba-Bandila si Ernie Manio. Bandila, Marso 29, 2012, Huwebes