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Many feared dead in massive Papua New Guinea landslide

The landslide struck in the early hours, burying 100 houses in six highland villages.


Philippines opens coast guard post after China build-up

MANILA, Philippines: The Philippines said Friday it had opened a coast guard post in the country's far north to boost security following China's "military build-up" near Taiwan over the past two years. The outpost "shall gather essential maritime data and intelligence, enabling the (Philippine Coast Guard) to respond effectively to threats such as illicit trade, trafficking, piracy, and foreign intrusions", National Security Adviser Eduardo Ano...


Top Russian military officials are being arrested. Why is it happening?

It began last month with the arrest of a Russian deputy defense minister. Then the head of the ministry’s personnel directorate was hauled into court. This week, two more senior military officials were detained. All face charges of corruption, which they have denied. The arrests began after President Vladimir Putin began his fifth term and shuffled his ally, longtime Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, into a new post. It immediately raised...


Teodoro: China’s order to arrest SCS ‘trespassers’ a provocation

Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr. on Friday described China’s directive to arrest “trespassers” in the South China Sea as "provocation." “It is not trespassing, ‘di ba? They threatened to arrest. That is a provocation and a violation to me of the United Nations charter,” Teodoro told reporters in an ambush interview during the Philippine Navy anniversary celebration at its headquarters in Manila. In his speech during the ceremony, Teodoro...


Fresh twist in case of fruit picker accused of amputating man's leg

John Yalu, 29, allegedly killed Innisfail farm labourer and grandfather Kalman Tal, 66, with a circular saw in a park on February 19, 2022.


‘Even Zambales fishermen hit by China water cannon assault’

BOTOLAN, Zambales — Fishermen in Masinloc and Sta. Cruz , Zambales also experienced a series of water cannon attacks from the Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) while fishing in Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), a lawmaker said on Thursday. Zambales 2nd District Rep. Doris Maniquiz disclosed that this was revealed to her by fisherfolk from both municipalities in the amid reports of continued harassment faced by the Philippine...


Wreckage of US World War 2 submarine found after 80 years

The USS Harder sank Japanese ships in audacious missions during the war.


Ejercito: Somebody higher than Senate may have influenced leadership change | INQToday

WATCH: Senator JV Ejercito believes \"somebody higher than the Senate\" might have influenced his colleagues to replace former Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri.


Three days of mourning declared after Majorca beach club tragedy that killed 4

Majorca has been struck by tragedy after a local tourist hotspot collapsed, leaving at least four dead and many more injured on Thursday night


Man, 18, denies attempted murder after stabbing

Two teenagers face trial in September after a man in his 30s was hospitalised in March.


Marcos tells military: Thwart attempts to overthrow govt

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said the military's "mission is not over" as they still needed to fight those who would attempt to overthrow the government. In his speech during his visit to the Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi headquarters in Bongao municipality on Thursday, Marcos said he has been going around military camps to reiterate the fight against government destabilization. "When I go around our camps, I always explain...


Fire at chemical factory in India kills at least 9, with searchers looking for more victims

THANE, India (AP) — Rescuers combed through piles of debris and wreckage Friday searching for bodies after an explosion and fire at a chemical factory in western India killed at least nine people and injured 64 others, officials said. The explosion in the factory’s boiler on Thursday led to a fire that affected nearby factories and houses in Maharashtra state’s Thane district, administrative official Sachin Shejal said. Shejal said the blaze was...


Judge orders child to see mum accused of sex abuse

In a ruling, the Court of Appeal called the decision "fundamentally flawed".


Mexico campaign rally stage collapse kills at least 9, hurts 121

SAN PEDRO GARZA GARCIA, Mexico — The collapse of a stage in heavy winds at a campaign rally in northern Mexico has killed at least nine people, including a child, and injured 121, the governor of Nuevo Leon state said Thursday. The collapse occurred during an event Wednesday evening attended by presidential long-shot candidate Jorge Álvarez Máynez, who ran to escape. Videos of the collapse on social media showed people screaming, running away,...


Operation Menai Bridge: These are King Charles III's funeral plans


Marcos renews promise to finish land title distribution to ARBs during his term

President Ferdinand ''Bongbong'' Marcos Jr. on Friday renewed his commitment to finish the distribution of land titles to agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) under his term. ''Talagang pipilitin natin. Siyempre ang ambisyon ko talaga matapos sa term ko,'' Marcos said in an ambush interview at the sidelines of the distribution of land titles in Koronadal City. (We will really push for it. It's my ambition to finish this under my term.) ''Pero...


In Bohol, state of calamity up as agri losses hit P420 million

TAGBILARAN CITY—Bohol has been placed under a state of calamity after damage to agriculture and fisheries caused by the prolonged dry spell and drought brought about by the El Niño weather phenomenon reached at least P420 million. The declaration made by the provincial board was in response to the recommendation of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) on May 21 to allow the provincial government to tap the...


Amnesty week sees 150 knives and swords handed in

A week-long amnesty was held from 13 May at police stations in Peterborough and Cambridge.


MMDA moves Magallanes flyover rehab to October

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that the rehabilitation of the Magallanes Flyover in Makati City has been moved from this month to October. But motorists who regularly pass through Edsa should not heave a sigh of relief just yet. The MMDA also warned of heavier traffic starting in September due to the construction of a temporary steel bridge that would serve as an alternative to Guadalupe Bridge. The bridge,...


Strike 2 at SC for Marcos ‘antipoverty czar’ Gadon

The Supreme Court has again penalized disbarred lawyer and presidential antipoverty adviser Lorenzo Gadon, this time for gross misconduct when he committed perjury and made accusations based on hearsay, fining him P150,000. In a resolution dated May 21, a full copy of which is yet to be made public, the Supreme Court en banc found Gadon guilty of gross misconduct in a disbarment case filed against him by lawyer Wilfredo Garrido Jr. in 2018....


The state leaders who have actually faced justice at the ICC


Britain's top civil servant sorry for calling Boris Johnson 'feral'

Britain's top civil servant Simon Case admitted yesterday he did not understand how 'difficult' Boris Johnson found the pandemic and said messages he sent 'required apologies'.


LP partnering with Marcos\' coalition? Lagman says \'options are open\' | INQToday

WATCH: While the Liberal Party and the coalition President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. forged may carry different political principles, Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman is not ruling out any possible partnerships for the 2025 midterm polls.


Former India PM urges lawmaker grandson to surrender in rape case

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A former Indian prime minister, an ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urged his lawmaker grandson on Thursday to return to India and face the law in connection with rape and sexual harassment cases filed against him, amid a general election. Prajwal Revanna, 33, the grandson of former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, is a member of parliament from the Hassan constituency


Indictments filed against ambulance driver who transported eight illegal residents

Indictments were filed against an ambulance driver and his assistant on Friday for attempting to transport eight illegal residents at a crossing on Route 443 a week and a half ago, according to an Israel Police statement. Nine counts were filed against the driver, including conspiracy to commit a crime, assisting an attempt to enter or stay in Isra...


Signal No. 1 up in Eastern Samar, parts of Mindanao due to Tropical Depression 'Aghon'

MANILA, Philippines -- Signal No. 1 is up over Eastern Samar in Visayas and in Dinagat Islands, Siargao Islands, and Bucas Grande Islands in Mindanao due to Tropical Depression "Aghon," the first storm to him the country in 2024, the state-run weather agency said on Friday. In an early bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Aghon was estimated some 340 kilometers east of Hinatuan,...


Russian spy chief says Ukraine was directly involved in Moscow concert hall attack, says TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian military intelligence was directly involved in a deadly attack on a concert hall near Moscow in which over 140 people were killed, the head of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov said, TASS reported on Friday. Russia has made such allegations before. Bortnikov did not provide evidence to underpin his assertion. "The investigation is ongoing,


China says war games around Taiwan to test ability to ‘seize power’

The People’s Liberation Army continues land, sea and air exercises that began on Thursday around the self-ruled island.


Arrests after anti-social behaviour crackdown

Teams are tackling anti-social behaviour in Grimsby with a zero tolerance approach.


Palarong Pambansa 2024 budget likely to be slashed – Garcia

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The P400 million budget allocation for the Palarong Pambansa 2024 is likely to be reduced. This follows after the three-day suspension of the procurement transactions by Acting Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia to be able to conduct a review of the procedures and expenditures related to the Games. During a press conference on Thursday, May 23, Garcia announced that he was almost done and stated that the possibility of slashing...


Bishop leads prayer march vs charter change at Senate

A Catholic bishop led a prayer march Wednesday outside the Senate building in Pasay City, urging legislators to prioritize the needs of the Filipinos instead of pursuing charter change. Caritas Philippines president Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo said the Church stands united with social movements and churches in defending the nation’s democracy. “This march wasn’t just […]


China's 'Monster' ship held intrusive patrol near Scarborough —expert

China Coast Guard 5901 known as "The Monster," the largest coast guard ship in the world, conducted a “brief intrusive patrol” near Scarborough Shoal, a maritime expert said on Friday. “Over the past 24 hours the world's largest coast guard ship, the 165-meter China Coast Guard 5901, together with the 102-meter CCG 5203, conducted a brief intrusive patrol into the Philippines' EEZ west of Scarborough Shoal,” said US Air Force official and...


Italian activist on trial in Hungary assualt case

An Italian anti-fascist activist accused of attacking alleged neo-Nazis in Hungary is to go on trial in a Budapest court on Friday, in a case that has sparked tensions between Rome and Budapest. Salis's father has accused the Hungarian authorities of double standards, claiming that they treated neo-Nazis, who allegedly assaulted anti-fascist activists around the same time, much more leniently.


Wreath-laying ceremony for the 40th death anniversary of PMGen. Tomas Karingal

Members of the Quezon City Police District together with Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, lead the wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 40th death anniversary of PMGen. Tomas B. Karingal at Camp Karingal in Quezon City on Friday, May 24. Karingal became the QCPD chief from July 5, 1967, to December 19, 1975, by virtue of presidential appointment under the late former President Ferdinand Marcos. He was assassinated on May 24, 1984, on Scout Borromeo Street in Quezon City. Subscribe to the Manila Bulletin Online channel! - https://www.youtube.com/TheManilaBulletin Visit our website at http://mb.com.phFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/manilabulletinTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/manila_bulletinInstagram: https://instagram.com/manilabulletinTiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@manilabulletin #ManilaBulletinOnline#ManilaBulletin#LatestNews


Rethinking ‘walang pasok’

The announcement of “walang pasok”—no classes—can be greeted with a sigh of relief by students, parents, and teachers alike. When I was in medical school at the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila in the 2000s, we had the “textpass” system that relayed class cancelations; I would find out either from my own cellphone or from my dormmates who would announce it to the rest of us, and we would all go back to sleep. Having been a member of the...


Elderly Fil-Am freed as SC resolves citizenship

The Supreme Court has ordered the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and Department of Justice (DOJ) to release a 74-year-old Filipino American who has been detained for over seven years following his arrest in 2016. In a 32-page decision promulgated in December 2023, but made public only on Wednesday, the high tribunal ruled that Walter Manuel Prescott, who was born of a Filipino mother and American father under the 1935 Constitution, is a natural-born...


More countries should oppose ‘illegal’ China order–Manalo

Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo said other countries should also oppose China’s illegal order that authorized its coast guard to detain, for up to 60 days without trial, what it considers foreign “trespassers” in waters being claimed by Beijing. According to Manalo, the order has no legal basis yet affects not only the Philippines, which has an active maritime dispute with China, but also other countries with vessels plying the South China Sea,...


EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Rishi briefing the King contrasts with Ted Heath

EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Rishi's pre-briefing of the King about his General Election plans contrasts with Ted Heath in 1974, who called a snap election when the Queen was 11,500 miles away.


Boy, 16, arrested on suspicion of rape

Police appeal to anyone who may have seen something suspicious near Summerhill Country Park.


Man jailed for selling 76kg of drugs on dark web

Police say Donatas Kasputis was arrested at a post office carrying 16 drug packages.


Muntinlupa village chair shot dead by 2 men

Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon ordered the police on Thursday to catch the killers of a barangay official, saying “violence has no place” in the city. Barangay Buli Chair Ronaldo “Kaok” Loresca was shot dead on Wednesday night by two unidentified men on a motorcycle outside a store on Manuel L. Quezon Street, according to a police report. A witness described one of the suspects as dressed in a shirt with the logo of ride-hailing app JoyRide,...


Fil-Am charged with alleged ambush murder of childhood friend

SANTA ANA – Filipino American Rhean Jalipa Fontanoza 46, was accused this week of killing his Fil-Am co-worker and childhood friend, 50-year-old Expedito Cuesta De Leon in Orange County, California. Fontanoza was charged with murder with a special circumstances allegation of a drive-by shooting and murder by lying in wait. He was also facing a sentencing enhancement for shooting a gun causing death. De Leon was shot 14 times in 19 seconds,...


When North America refused to save Jewish refugees

At the end of 1938, the Nazi pogrom against the Jewish people in Germany began, and the rest is Holocaust history. Thousands of Jewish refugees fled the country as a result, but not all of them found a safe place to stay, nor were they welcomed across the pond (at least for a specific period of time). Countries like the United States and Canada played a role in the Allied victory of World War II, but the early days of the conflict, which led to the first wave of refugees, were not easy for those seeking asylum stateside. In this gallery, we bring you the story of the time when North America refused to save Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany. Click on and get to know what happened.


South Korea imposes sanctions on North Koreans, two Russian vessels

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Friday imposed sanctions on seven North Korean individuals and two Russian vessels over weapons trade and other activities between Pyongyang and Moscow deemed in breach of U.N. Security Council resolutions, Seoul's foreign ministry said. The Russian vessels had been carrying a large quantity of containers between Russia and North Korea transporting military


Four dead, 21 injured in Spain after Mallorca restaurant collapses

Investigations are under way into the cause of the incident at the start of the island’s tourist high season.


Security Council to vote on resolution decrying attacks on UN and aid workers, demanding protection

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to vote Friday on a resolution that strongly condemns attacks on humanitarian workers and U.N. personnel, and demands that all combatants protect them in accordance with international law. The Swiss-sponsored resolution expresses grave concern at the growing number of attacks and threats against U.N. and humanitarian personnel along with the continuing disregard and...


Marking Philippine history

How does one settle the debate over Baguio’s “official flower”? Should it be by legislation, through a city ordinance, a presidential proclamation, or an act of Congress, or should it be by acclamation, the flower with the most votes wins? Long before the city resolution from 1991 adopting Xerochrysum bracteatum aka strawflowers aka “everlasting” as the official flower of Baguio, I have always associated these dried flowers, strung into a...


Notable People who died in 2024


Taiwan tracks dozens of Chinese warplanes and navy vessels off its coast on 2nd day of drills

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan tracked dozens of Chinese warplanes and navy vessels off its coast Friday on the second day of a large exercise China's People’s Liberation Army held in response to the inauguration of the island’s new leadership. China has issued elaborate releases to media showing Taiwan being surrounded by forces from the ruling Communist Party's military wing, the People's Liberation Army. A new video on Friday showed animated...


Space wars? Russia launched an anti-satellite weapon into space according to the US