GMA News : International (132)

No decision yet on size of US troop increase in Afghanistan - Mattis

The Pentagon has yet to decide how many more US troops to send to Afghanistan as it is still drawing up a plan, Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump committed the United States to an open-ended war there.

Saudi police detain teenage boy for dancing in the street

Saudi police said on Tuesday they had detained a 14-year-old boy who was filmed dancing to the 1990s hit song 'Macarena' at a street crossing in the coastal city of Jeddah, in a clip that was widely shared on social media.

Barcelona cell planned big bomb attack, suspect tells court - source

An alleged member of an Islamist group that carried out the Barcelona van attack told a Spanish court on Tuesday that the group had been planning a much bigger strike using explosives, a judicial source said.

Warning on Marikina River lifted

The local government of Marikina on Tuesday afternoon has lifted its alert on the Marikina River after its water level went below 15 meters.

US envoy calls for accountability in Kian Delos Santos killing

US Ambassador Sung Kim on Tuesday called for justice to be served in the case of 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos, who was killed in an anti-drug operation in Caloocan City a week ago.

House bill seeks to require LTFRB execs, employees to ride public transpo once a week

A lawmaker on Tuesday filed a bill seeking to require officials and employees of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to ride public transportation once a week.

Bro. Eddie Villanueva asks Duterte for impartial probe into Kian's killing

Brother Eddie Villanueva on Tuesday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to uphold the rule of law amid the surge of deaths in the police's anti-drug operations, including that of Kian delos Santos.

NPD chief na nagsabing kilalang siga, adik sa lugar si Kian, inalis puwesto

Inalis sa puwesto nitong Martes si Northern Police District director Chief Supt. Roberto Fajardo, isang araw matapos niyang sabihin na kilalang siga, adik, at tulak sa Caloocan City ang napaslang na 17-anyos na si Kian Loyd delos Santos.

Taguiwalo to public: Help Ka Paeng get CA nod

Former Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo on Tuesday urged the public to 'help' Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano get the nod of the Commission on Appointments .

Ruffy Biazon calls for passage of body cam bill

A lawmaker on Monday reiterated his call for the passage of a measure requiring law enforcement personnel to wear body cameras during police operations.

DILG: Post-quake rehab in Cebu and Bohol 90% complete

The DILG on Tuesday said that rehabilitation projects in Cebu and Bohol, which were hit by a massive earthquake in 2013, are now 90-percent complete.

Pondong pang-ayuda sa mga Pinoy sa abroad, tiniyak na dadagdagan-- Cayetano

Tiniyak ni Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano sa mga Pinoy diplomat, lalo na sa Gitnang Silangan, na madadagdagan ang kanilang pondo para matulungan ang mga kababayan na mangangailangan ng tulong doon.

NPD chief relieved from post while probe on Kian's death is ongoing

Northern Police District director Chief Supt. Roberto Fajardo was relieved on Tuesday, a day after claiming that slain 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos had been peddling 10 grams of shabu daily based on intelligence information.

Hontiveros: Duterte's hands are stained with Kian's blood

President Rodrigo Duterte's hands are stained with the blood of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos and others murdered in the name of his government's war on drugs having 'inspired, abetted and condoned” such killings, Senator Risa Hontiveros said in a privilege speech on Tuesday.

PHL Navy receives radar blimp for maritime monitoring

The Philippine Navy on Tuesday received a Tethered Aerostat Radar System that will enhance its capability to detect maritime and air traffic in the country's coastal waters.

Witnesses in Kian's killing receiving death threats --NBI

People claiming to have witnessed the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos have started to receive death threats, officials of the National Bureau of Investigation have said.

Cops admit Kian the one being dragged in CCTV video --IAS

Two of the three police officers allegedly involved in the shooting-death of Kian Loyd delos Santos have admitted to investigators that it was the 17-year-old student they were dragging along the alley and not an informant as earlier claimed.

US Secret Service says 1,100 employees face unpaid overtime

The U.S. Secret Service will not be able to pay an estimated 1,100 employees for required overtime work after September due to government-imposed pay caps, the agency's chief said on Monday.

Duterte: China is not invading Sandy Cay

President Rodrigo Duterte said there is no reason to defend Sandy Cay if China does not invade the sandbar near Pag-asa Island.

Spanish police confirm Barcelona attack suspect shot dead

Spanish police confirmed on Monday that Younes Abouyaaqoub, the man suspected of driving the van that killed 13 people in Barcelona last week, has been shot dead.

Faeldon welcomes Duterte's decision to appoint new BOC chief

Outgoing Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon said the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint a new Bureau of Customs chief 'is for the best.'

Kian's younger sister remembers him as a dutiful, reserved teen

Shelby delos Santos did not get to say goodbye to her brother Kian before he was shot to death in an alley during an August 16 anti-drugs operations.

Batang Pinoy na nawawala, kabilang sa mga nasawi sa Barcelona attack

Kinumpirma ng Department of Foreign Affairs nitong Lunes na kabilang ang nawawalang batang Pinoy sa mga nasawi sa pag-atake ng mga terorista sa Barcelona, Spain noong Huwebes.

Giit ng NPD chief: Kian Loyd, kilalang siga, adik at pusher sa kanilang lugar

Inamin ni Northern Police District director Chief Superintendent Roberto Fajardo na wala sa kanilang drug watch list ang pangalan ng napaslang na 17-anyos na si Kian Loyd delos Santos, pati na ang ama at tiyuhin nito. Gayunman, iginiit ng opisyal na kilala ang binatilyo sa lugar na siga, adik at ...

Pinoy domestic workers in HK seek wage hike

HONG KONG -- A group of migrant domestic workers on Sunday launched their bid to increase their minimum allowable wage to $5,500 from the present $4,310.

German diplomat raises concerns about impunity in drug killings

A German diplomat on Monday called on the Philippines to look into the concerns about impunity in the government's heavy handed approach to its campaign against illegal drugs.

Ex-VP Binay visits Kian's wake

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday visited the wake of Kian Loyd Delos Santos, the 17-year-old killed in a police anti-drug operation in Caloocan City last week.

Panelo on Kian's death: You can't kill somebody just like that

A Malacañang official on Monday hit out at the death of Kian Loyd delos Santos while in police custody last week, saying even allegations that the 17-year-old is a drug runner does not justify the incident.

Gordon on Kian: Walang kaduda-duda ito ay pinaslang

Senator Richard Gordon on Monday said it was doubtless that 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos was executed, contrary to police claims that he was killed in a shootout during an anti-drug operation in Caloocan City last week.

'KMJS:' Inaasahang beauty, nauwi sa pagsisisi dahil sa palpak na 'turok'

Sa halip na kagandahan, disgrasya ang sinapit ng tatlong magkakaibigan sa Agusan del Norte nang lumawlaw at namanas ang mga pisngi nang magpaturok ng kemikal sa kanilang mukha sa abot-kayang halaga.

NCRPO to continue anti-drug ops despite criticisms

Despite the criticisms they are receiving in connection with the death of Kian Loyd de los Santos, National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde said they will not stop conducting anti-illegal drug operations.

'KMJS': Saan nagmula ang ilang classic Pinoy expression gaya ng 'lutong-Macau?'

Kapag natalo at sinabing dinaya,  aba'y 'lutong-Macau' daw 'yan. Kapag nagmamadali naman, sasabing 'mabilis pa sa alas-kuwatro.' Kung babagal-bagal naman, 'natutulog sa pansitan.' Ilan lang ito sa mga madalas nating marinig na ekspresyon sa mga Pinoy.

LRT-2 announces resumption of full operations starting Monday morning

The Light Rail Transit  Line 2 announced that they had resumed full operations starting 4:30 a.m., Monday.

Pasig City police arrest 120 overnight

The Eastern Police District of the Philippine National Police's National Capital Regional Police Office arrested up to 120 people between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Tagle: Kin of drug war victims must be allowed to tell their stories

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Sunday said families with members killed in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs 'must be allowed to tell their stories.'

House bill seeks establishment of SPED centers in all public schools

A lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to require public schools to establish their own special education centers.

Senate majority condemns spate of police killings, Kian's death

The Senate majority bloc, in a draft resolution, condemned the recent bloody anti-drugs operations that resulted in the killing of dozens of people, including 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos.

Lawmaker says Ombudsman should probe Kian's killing

A party-list lawmaker on Sunday said the Office of the Ombudsman should conduct an investigation on the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos.

Binatilyong naka-headset, patay matapos masagasaan ng PNR train

Patay ang isang binatilyong estudyante nang masagasaan ng tren ng Philippine National Railways sa may Vito Cruz Station, ayon sa ulat ng telebisyon.  

Solon expects heated debate for PNP budget after deadly anti-drug ops

Rep. Karlo Nograles expects a heated debate over the DILG's P170.10-billion 2018 budget due to the rise in drug killings.

CBCP head urges Filipinos to bring back humanity amid bloody drug war

'Ang gulo ng bayan!' This was how former Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines president and Lingayen Archbishop Socrates Villegas described the recent spate of killings in police anti-drug operations, as he urged the public to bring back their humanity.

Drug suspect describes alleged transactions with Kian

A drug suspect who has become a police witness described on Saturday how he transacted with a drug-running minor who turned out to be Kian delos Santos, the 17-year-old Grade 11 student who was killed by the police in a drug raid in Caloocan City last Wednesday.

Bettor wins Grand Lotto 6/55 jackpot worth P30M

A lone bettor won the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office's Grand Lotto 6/55 jackpot worth P30 million during Saturday night's draw.

Nervous Japanese hold drill in case North Korea fires missiles over them

Residents of a town on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills on Saturday to prepare for any launch of North Korean missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, that would fly over their homes.

Thousands take to streets in Boston protest against hate speech

Thousands of people in Boston protested a 'Free Speech' rally featuring right-wing speakers on Saturday, with hundreds of police mobilized to prevent a recurrence of violence that left a woman dead at a Virginia white-supremacist protest last week.

Party-list solon: Bill for dissolution of marriage unconstitutional

A lawmaker on Saturday said the proposed measure allowing the dissolution of marriage is 'unconstitutional' and will weaken the foundation of a family.

Nag-counterflow na ambulansya sanhi umano ng karambola sa QC

Limang sasakyan ang nagkarambola sa Quezon City nitong Sabado ng madaling araw dahil umano sa nag-counterflow na ambulansya.

Paano nagkakaroon ng varicose veins at paano ito maiiwasan

Kung ang isang tao ay nakakakita ng mga nakaumbok na kulay green o violet na ugat sa kanyang mga binti, ito ay senyales na ng varicose veins.

NUPL alludes to Abella's 'haply' remark, demands responsibility for Kian Loyd slay

Happily, haply, hapless, or helpless? These were the words used by the National Union of People's  Lawyers on Saturday as it alluded to a controversial statement from Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella about the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos.

Atienza: Cops involved in Kian's killing should be jailed

A lawmaker on Saturday said policemen involved in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos, the 17-year-old Grade 11 student who died in an anti-drug operation in Caloocan City, should be put behind bars and not just ordered relieved from their posts.