Philippines Latest News

March 2015

Three people stabbed to death and woman shot in one night in Naga City

  A top police official for the city has ordered increased police visibility in “gimmick spots” after three customers were stabbed to death and a young lady was shot on Friday. Police are demanding more visibility in bars, coffee shops, restaurants and more on Magsaysay Avenue after the deadly spree…


Three arrested for illegal guns in Tarlac City, including bogus policeman

Police have arrested three suspects for possession of guns – including a person impersonating a police officer. The fake Police Officer  suspect was flagged down after the motorcycle he was riding on did not have a licence plate. When confronted, he introduced himself as a member of the Philippine National…



World Game Fishing Tournament in Surigao City hooks international anglers

The 2015 World Game Fishing Tournament is scheduled for April 9-12 in Surigao. The tournament is attracting anglers from Australia, United Kingdom, France, Hungary, Spain, Israel, Canada, Malaysia, Russia, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, the United States and numerous other European and Asian countries. The tournament has attracted over 100 international anglers…


Indian loanshark slapped wrong woman in Kidapawan City

  An Indian loanshark wrongfully accused a store owner of owing him money from a 5/6 lending business he was running in Kidapawan City. 62-year-old Hiro Wadhwari Kuduwal is a Davao City based money lender who does business throughout North Cotabato and numerous other regions in Mindanao. Kuduwal is in…




Vietnamese call centre worker robbed at gunpoint

    A 26-year-old Vietnamese man was robbed at gunpoint by four attackers after walking home from his call centre job in Mandaluyong City. Anh Nguyen Hoang, a Vietnamese national, lost his 60,000-peso cell phone and 1,334 pesos in cash to motorcycle-riding robbers who held him up at 9.40pm on…


Man and four grandchildren drown in Gulf of Davao after boat capsizes

A boat capsized off the coast of Matina Aplaya, Davao City on Friday afternoon. 62-year-old Antonio Echaves and his four grandchildren drowned after their boat capsized in the gulf of Davao. Investigators say the family was to go for a swim to celebrate the graduation of the family’s eldest son…


Prostitution causes rise in number of Filipinos infected with HIV

The Philippines Department of Health reported that more Filipinos are infected with HIV through paid sex than ever before. Since January 2015, the DOH has registered 91 cases of human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. Those individuals all acquired the virus from prostitution. Of the 91 individuals recorded, 50 paid for…