Here are the latest news from the Philippines taken from various media sources.
Jeffry Leanu Perez
Jeffry Leanu Perez, age 81, passed away Sunday evening, May 12, 2013. Jeffry was born September 23, 1931, in Cebu, Philippines.
CEB opens direct flights to Phuket
THE Philippines' largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific announced it will begin direct flights from Manila to Phuket, Thailand, starting August 16, 2013.
Shop, office lose P55,000 in robbery
SOME P55,000 worth of valuables were taken in two separate robbery incidents in Davao City on Friday and Saturday morning.
P250M lost in Divisoria Mall fire
MANILA, Philippines An estimated P250 million worth of property was damaged in the fire that hit Divisoria Mall in Binondo, Manila, authorities said.
Danao policeman shot 7 times, dies
A POLICE officer died after five men repeatedly shot him near an illegal cockfight arena in Barangay Looc, Danao City late yesterday afternoon.
Philippines rejects Taiwan 'murder' claims
Taiwanese Ministry of Justice director for International and Cross-Straits Legal Affairs Chen Wen-chi, displays a letter during a news conference inside the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Makati city, south of Manila, Philippines, 18 May 2013.
Puerto Princesa, Philippines: Foreign ships harass Philippine mayor of disput...
The mayor of Kalayaan town in Palawan was harassed by two unidentified vessels while travelling with around 200 others by sea toward midnight on Thursday.
Tension grips special poll in Compostela
COMPOSTELA VALLEY, Philippines An 83-year-old village chief now fears for his life as tension gripped yesterday's special election in four polling precincts in Barangay Gabi, Compostela town, Compostela Valley.