GMA News : International (121)

House OKs bill mandating blood type indication on gov’t IDs, docs

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a measure that seeks to mandate all government agencies to indicate a person's blood type on his or her identification card, certificate and license.

Babaeng nagre-recruit umano na maging Maute fighters, nadakip sa Taguig

Nadakip ng mga tauhan ng National Bureau of Investigation-Counter Terrorism Division sa Taguig City ang isang babae na nangangalap umano ng mga tao para maging mandirigma ng Maute Group. Sangkot din daw ang babae sa pagpapakalat ng radical Islamic propaganda.

Death toll in Afghan suicide attacks rises to 80 --officials

The death toll from two suicide and gun attacks on Afghan security forces in southeast Afghanistan has risen to 80 with nearly 300 wounded, officials said Wednesday, in the bloodiest day in the country in almost five months.

Pope expresses sorrow over Somalia carnage that killed 276 people

Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed his sorrow over the worst bombing in Somalia's history, a deadly truck attack that left at least 276 people dead in Mogadishu at the weekend.

Lorraine Badoy appointed to PCOO, DSWD OIC says

Department of Social Welfare and Development Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy has been appointed to the Presidential Communications Operations Office, DSWD officer-in-charge Undersecretary Emmanuel Leyco has confirmed.

House ‘Magnificent 7’ calls for immediate lifting of Mindanao martial law

Members of the House opposition block Magnificent 7 on Wednesday called for the immediate lifting of martial law in Mindanao following the liberation of Marawi City.  

House panel OKs funding provisions for Zero Hunger Bill

The House Committee on Appropriations has approved the funding provisions of the bill substituting the proposed Right to Adequate Food Framework Act, or the Zero Hunger Bill.

Atio’s pa says he feels ‘pity’ for Aegis Juris members: ‘Their lives are over’

The father of hazing victim Horacio “Atio” Castillo III on Wednesday said he feels a mix of anger and pity towards the Aegis Juris frat members responsible for his son’s death.

Inahen, walang takot sa paddleboarding kasama ang amo

Kinagigiliwan sa Florida Keys ang isang inahen na tila hindi natatakot sa tubig at enjoy na sumasama sa kaniyang amo sa standup paddleboarding.

Group chat presented in Senate shows Aegis fratmen’s plans after Atio’s death

Presented by Senator Joel Villanueva during the hearing on Wednesday of the Senate inquiry into the fatal hazing of University of Santo Tomas law student Horacio "Atio" Castillo III, the exchanges seemed to indicate plans to "clean" the venue of evidence and to deal with Castillo's parents so they ...

China's Xi to open Communist Party congress, likely to signal plans for next five years

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday opens a critical Communist Party congress expected to cement his authority with a closely watched address signalling how he intends to put that power to use during a second five-year term.

Japanese PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, seen in China and the two Koreas as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, to mark its annual autumn festival, the shrine said on Tuesday.

Donald Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration

The U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump's pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it became public he spearheaded a bill that hurt the government's ability to crack down on opioid makers flooding the market with the addictive painkillers.

Three arrested in Malaysia for suspected beer festival bomb plot

Malaysian police arrested three people, including a teenager, suspected of planning to detonate a bomb at an annual beer festival in the capital, the police chief said on Tuesday.

MMDA: Marcos Highway rerouting starts Wednesday

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will open alternative routes on Friday afternoon to alleviate road congestion along Marcos Highway in Pasig City.

J&J wins reversal of $72 million verdict over talc cancer risks

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder.

PISTON claims Duterte upset over transport strike he ‘permitted’

The Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide said on Tuesday evening that President Rodrigo Duterte was upset over a two-day nationwide jeepney strike that they claimed the president himself had permitted.

Marawi locals need to be part of rebuild-relocate talks - Adiong

Amid discussions on whether Marawi City homes should be rebuilt or its 300,000 displaced residents should be instead relocated, ARMM assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong said on Tuesday that a decision required the local community's consent.

ARMM's Adiong confident Maranaos will overcome Marawi crisis

ARMM assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong said on Tuesday that he was confident that Maranao people and all the residents of Marawi would overcome the difficulties stemming from the destruction of their home city and rebuild.

Alejano praises gov’t soldiers, calls for swift Marawi rehab

Magdalo party-list Representative Gary Alejano on Tuesday rejoiced over the liberation of Marawi City, calling it a testament of the soldiers' "undying love and service for our country."

PNP-AKG chief Dumlao: Some culprits in Jee Ick Joo killing remain free

A year after the death of Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo, the other suspects in his kidnapping remain free, Philippine National Police- Anti Kidnapping Group director Senior Superintendent Glenn Dumlao said Tuesday.

Duterte to drivers: Makita kong luma ang dyip n’yo, guyurin ko ‘yan

“Sumunod kayo kasi January 1 , kapag may makita ako diyang mga jeep ninyo na hindi narehistro, luma, guguyurin ko 'yan sa harap niyo,” he said in a speech in Caramines Sur.

More dead terrorists recovered near where Hapilon, Maute were killed

The PNP is working to identify several bodies recovered near the area where Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon and Maute leader Omar Maute were killed.

Modified mall hours seen to reduce Metro Manila traffic by 10%

The newly-implemented modified mall hours scheme is seen to reduce Metro Manila traffic by 10 percent, according to a report by Mav Gonzales on Balitanghali on Tuesday.

AFP looks for Maute’s P1-B loot ‘hidden’ in Marawi --Año

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Eduardo Año on Tuesday said the military was still sweeping Marawi City in search of at least P1 billion loot stashed away by members of the terrorists who occupied the area.

UP still top PHL university in QS Asia rankings, but falls to 75th spot

Despite falling five places, the University of the Philippines remained the top Philippine university in Asia, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings for 2018.

DPWH: China, nagpadala ng mga heavy equipment para sa pagbangon ng Marawi

Sa harap nang nalalapit ng pagtatapos ng kaguluhan sa Marawi City, nagbigay ng donasyon ang China ng 47 sets ng heavy equipment, na kinabibilangan mga bulldozers at excavators para magamit sa rehabilitasyon ng lungsod na nawasak sa labanan ng tropa ng pamahalaan at Maute-ISIS group.

AFP chief Año: Enemies in Marawi already small, no longer constitute serious threat

Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año said Tuesday the remaining number of Maute fighters in war-torn Marawi City is now small and no longer constitutes serious threat.

GMA News’ top exec among recipients of UP Mass Comm’s award for distinguished alumni

GMA Network's top executive Marissa Flores has been chosen as one of the recipients of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication's inaugural awards for distinguished alumni.

Leni kids Bato: You can say I’m eyeing presidency when I have mascot, standees like yours

"Natawa ako doon sa statement. Ang biro ko nga, malalaman siguro ni General na may ambisyon ako kapag mayroon na din akong mascot at mayroon na akong standee sa mga mall," Robredo told reporters on Tuesday. The PNP has a mascot and standees of the likeness of the amiable PNP chief made as part of ...

Mga Pinoy sa Kurdistan, pinayuhan na ipagpaliban ang planong pagbiyahe

Pinayuhan ng Philippine Embassy sa Iraq ang mga Pilipino sa Kurdistan region na ipagpaliban ang mga planong paglalakbay at pag-uwi sa Pilipinas, at manatiling mahinahon sa harap ng nagaganap na tensyon doon.

Aguirre to Carpio: Gov’t did not fabricate charges vs. De Lima

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Tuesday took exception to the claim of Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio that the illegal drug trading cases filed by the government against detained Senator Leila de Lima were fabricated.  

Displaced residents still can't enter Marawi City --AFP official

Displaced residents cannot immediately return to war-torn Marawi City despite President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration that it has been liberated from the Maute group, a military spokesperson said Tuesday.

Work suspended in Supreme Court, Senate

Work in all courts nationwide and at the Senate remain suspended on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

MMDA lifts coding scheme

The Metro Manila Development Authority has lifted the number coding scheme on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, except in the cities of Makati and Las Piñas.

Actor Baron Geisler arrested in QC resto-bar

Actor Baron Geisler was arrested Monday evening for alleged violent behavior in a resto-bar located along Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City, according to a report on "Unang Balita."

Pope implicitly criticizes US for leaving Paris climate accord

Pope Francis implicitly criticized the United States on Monday for pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change.

Wildfires kill at least 35 in Portugal and Spain

At least 35 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and neighboring Spain on Sunday and Monday, officials said.

Congo elected to UN rights council; Britain, US unhappy

Democratic Republic of Congo was among 15 countries elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for a three-year term on Monday, a moved criticized by Britain, the United States and rights groups after the vote by the 193-member General Assembly.

Trump to meet Duterte on Asia trip dominated by North Korea

US President Donald Trump will meet several key Asian leaders next month, including controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, on a tour otherwise dominated by efforts to isolate North Korea.

California wildfire death toll rises to 41, firefighters gain ground

Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 41 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California's history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hundreds still missing.

AFP: Omar Maute shot in the head, Hapilon in the chest

A sniper's shot to the head finished off Omar Maute while the Abu Sayyaf leader was shot in the chest, the military said.

Babaeng sumama umano sa ka-textmate, natagpuang patay at hinihinalang ginahasa

Matapos ang isang linggong paghahanap, natagpuan na walang buhay, nakagapos, at sunog ang katawan ng isang babae sa Sultan Mastura sa Maguindanao.

Lacson: ‘Disturbing’ to know 73% of Pinoys believe EJKs happen in drug war

A Pulse Asia survey showing 73 percent of Filipinos saying they believe extrajudicial killings are happening amid the government’s war on drugs is “revealing, if not disturbing,” Senator Panfilo Lacson said Monday.  

Ex-PLM president, 8 others ordered arrested over van purchase

The Sandiganbayan has found probable cause to order the arrest of former PLM president Benjamin Tayabas over the purchase of a P1.1-million Hyundai Starex van in 2006.

Aso, nakunan ng video habang angkas sa umaarangkadang motorsiklo sa Bulacan

Nakatawag ng pansin sa mga concern citizen ang magkahiwalay na delikadong sitwasyon ng dalawang aso. Ang isa, ginawang back rider sa umaarangkadang motorsiklo sa Bulacan.

CJ Sereno not worried about drop in approval ratings --spox

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is not worried about the drop in her approval ratings as shown in the latest Pulse Asia survey, her spokesperson said Monday.

Sanhi at lunas sa namamagang adult acne, alamin sa Pinoy MD

Hindi inakala ni Salvacion Latoja na mapupuno ng mga tila galit na galit na taghiyawat o "adult acne" ang kaniyang mukha. Dahil sa nangyari, mawalan siya ng kompiyansa sa sarili at napipilitang takpan ang kaniyang mukha kapag lumalabas ng bahay. May magagawa pa kayang paraan upang mawala ang mga ...

Bata, naipit ang ulo sa pagitan ng dalawang pader sa isang paaralan sa China

Nasubok ang husay ng mga rescuer sa China sa ginawang pagsagip sa isang anim na taong na babae na naipit ang ulo sa pagitan ng dalawang malaking pader sa isang paaralan sa Suzhou City.

Alejano says destabilization tales products of Dutertes’ imagination

Magdalo party-list Representative Gary Alejano on Monday said President Rodrigo Duterte and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's claim of a destabilization plot against the government was "a fruit of their imagination."