A Philippine legislative committee has approved a bill compelling cigarette manufacturers to print illustrations of smoking hazards on cigarette packs to curb smoking in a country where tens of thousands die yearly from tobacco-related diseases.
A radio anchorman was killed Friday by motorcycle gunmen in the western Philippines, police and media freedom advocates said.
The Philippines on Saturday said it was investigating signs that China was reclaiming land on disputed South China Sea reefs but stressed it would not be provoked into a rash response.
The Philippines on Saturday said it was preparing to arrest three powerful senators after an anti-graft court indicted them in a massive corruption scandal that has riveted the nation.
Philippine government prosecutors filed corruption charges Friday against three senators who allegedly received hundreds of millions of pesos (millions of dollars) in kickbacks from funds allocated for projects for the poor.
China has been reclaiming more land to bolster its military presence in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, where its increasing assertion of its territorial claims has brought it into standoffs with its neighbors, Philippine officials said Thursday.
Eight women died in the Philippine capital on Friday as a fire engulfed a building in which they had been locked in by their employer, police said.
An overnight fire razed a tent used as a temporary shelter by survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, killing a woman and five of her children, including a 4-month-old girl, officials in a central Philippine city devastated by the massive storm said Wednesday.
Gunmen shot dead a radio broadcaster in the violence-stricken southern Philippines on Friday — the latest in a string of deadly attacks on journalists, police said.
A strong quake struck at sea off a major island in the central Philippines on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and no tsunami warning was issued.