PH farm sector ready for ASEAN integration: DA

MANILA - The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Tuesday claimed that the Philippine farm sector is ready for the ASEAN economic integration.

S. China Sea tensions surge as China lands plane on artificial island

HONG KONG/BEIJING - China's first landing of a plane on one of its new island runways in the South China Sea shows Beijing's facilities in the disputed region are being completed on schedule and military flights will inevitably follow, foreign officials and analysts said.

Youth protesters come home from Kalayaan Island

Uuwi na sa kani-kanilang probinsya ang volunteers ng "Kalayaan Atin Ito Movement" bitbit ang mga karanasan sa Kalayaan Island sa West Philippine Sea. 

From Pope to Pia: Stories you liked in 2015

2015 began with an emotional first visit to the Philippines of Pope Francis, and the year was capped by the memorable victory of Pia Wurtzbach in the Miss Universe 2015 contest, the Philippines' third crown after Margie Moran won in 1973. Here are the rest of the stories you liked in 2015.

Vietnam says China landed plane on Kagitingan Reef

HANOI (UPDATE) - Vietnam formally accused China of violating its sovereignty and a recent confidence-building pact on Saturday by landing a plane on an airstrip Beijing has built on an artificial island in a contested part of the South China Sea.

From pomp to pageantry: Images of 2015

A collection of photographs from the top news stories of 2015.

'Piccolo' is still most dangerous firecracker

Halos 400 ang naputukan ngayong bagong taon.

Youth group ends Kalayaan islands protest

A Filipino youth group that sailed to the Kalayaan islands in the West Philippine Sea has ended its week-long protest against the reclamation activities of China in the disputed area. 

Abe pledges to keep Japan out of war

TOKYO, Japan - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday promised he will keep his nation out of war following the introduction of contentious new security legislation, a day after China announced it is building its second aircraft carrier.

'One hour, then that's it': Dubai fire survivor hangs from balcony

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Grasping the edge of a balcony 48 stories from the ground, just metres away from a raging fire, the photographer thought he may not live to see 2016.