More than 1,000 residents of Misamis Oriental were evacuated to temporary shelters due to floods caused by typhoon Urduja. Authorities are now monitoring Balingasag, Medina, Hingoog City, and Magsaysay, which are all flood-prone areas. The provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council is
At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday. The figure is the highest estimated death toll yet of violence that erupted on August 25 and triggered a massive
The Philippines has passed a tax reform bill at the heart of President Rodrigo Duterte's economic agenda, officials said Thursday, raising levies on coal, cars, soft drinks and cosmetic surgeries to finance the country's crumbling infrastructure. Economists and environmentalists have praised
Saudi King Salman on Thursday issued a decree allocating 72 billion riyals ($19.2 billion) of stimulus funds to support the Saudi private sector. The package aims to boost the role of the private sector in light of economic reforms to diversify the Saudi economy away from oil following a slump in crude
MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives’ Makabayan Bloc has expressed grave concern over the decision of Congress to extend for another year the military rule in Mindanao. With this, the opposition group wants to bring the matter to the Supreme Court (SC). “We will question this in courts.
Rather than being stingy, mothers Rachel Santos and Danielle Sendeña have always prioritized safety when buying toys for their children. “Makikita mo naman ‘yun kapag makulay, mabaho [laruan], hindi ako bumibili ng mga ganoon (You can tell by its bright colors, strong smell, I don’t buy those kinds of
After Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat, the tourists were 175 for four at tea facing hostile bowling on a bouncy WACA Ground wicket hosting an Ashes Test for the last time. Dawid Malan was on 42 and Jonny Bairstow was on 14 at the tea interval, with the visitors stewing over the contentious