GMA News : International (116)

Deadly London tower blaze began in a Hotpoint fridge freezer -- police

LONDON -- A fire that engulfed a London tower block killing at least 79 people started in a Hotpoint fridge freezer, London police said on Friday.

P10M halaga ng shabu, nadiskubre sa bahay ng dating alkalde ng Marawi

Aabot sa P10 milyong halaga ng shabu ang nadiskubre ng mga pulis sa bahay ng isang dating alkalde ng Marawi City, at nagsisilbi umanong financier ng ISIS-inspired extremist group na Maute.

US Navy to hold Japan memorial for sailors killed in crash

The US Navy said Friday it will hold a memorial ceremony for seven sailors killed when their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan's coast last weekend.

Enrile insists on inhibition of Sandiganbayan chief from plunder case

Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile is insisting that Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang inhibit herself from handling his plunder case in relation to the pork barrel scam.

DOLE reminds employers of overtime pay rates for Eid'l Fitr on Monday

'As the Filipino nation unites with the Muslim community in celebration of the Feast of Ramadhan, we are reminding employers to comply with general labor standards, particularly with the proper payment of wages,” Bello said in a statement.

Most banks closed on June 26 for Eid'l Fitr

Most banks will be closed on June 26, Monday, in observance of Eid'l Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan.

Judges, personnel urged to conduct financial drive for Marawi siege victims

The Supreme Court has urged judges and lower court personnel to hold financial drives for the benefit of those who have been affected by the armed conflict in Marawi City that started on May 23 between government troops and militants of the Maute group.

Palace declares June 24 a special day in Manila

Malacaang has declared June 24 as a special day in the City of Manila.

Duterte accepts Aussie help in campaign vs. ISIS-Maute in Marawi

President Duterte has accepted the technical assistance offered by the Australian government in the ongoing campaign against the ISIS-linked Maute Group in Marawi City, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Friday.

Militar, inaalam kung kasama si Omar Maute sa mga napatay sa Marawi

Inaalam na ng militar kung kasama ang isa sa mga lider ng Maute group na si Omar Maute, sa mga napatay sa sagupaan sa Marawi City.

Palace: End game of PHL, Indonesia, Malaysia cooperation to block extremist bases in SE Asia

The Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia are determined to head off extremists' plans to establish operational bases in Southeast Asia, amid a report that at least 40 foreign terrorists have entered the country.

Australia to send surveillance planes to help PHL fight militants

Australia's defense force said on Friday it will send two military surveillance aircraft to assist Philippine soldiers fighting Islamist militants, as the archipelago nation battles to regain control of its southern city of Marawi.

Man throwing 'pillbox' near Manila police station caught on CCTV

A man driving a motorcycle was caught on CCTV video throwing a pillbox just outside the Arellano Police Community Precinct early Friday morning, James Agustin reported on Super Radyo's dzBB.

Trump says he did not record conversations with former FBI chief Comey

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not make and does not possess any tapes of his conversations with James Comey, after suggesting last month he might have recordings that could damage the former FBI director.

Barangay captain in Laguna arrested for possession of loose firearms

A barangay captain in Bay, Laguna was nabbed early Thursday morning for possession of loose firearms.

PHL, Indonesia, Malaysia agree to control terrorist funds, propaganda

The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to intensify counter-terrorism cooperation and address violent extremism confronting the region following the attack launched by Islamic State-linked local militants in Marawi last month.

63 civilians rescued, 2 BIFF members nabbed after Cotabato attack

At least 63 civilians from Pigcawayan, Cotabato have been rescued by government authorities, while two members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters have been arrested at a checkpoint in Maguindanao after the bandit group attacked Brgy. Malagakit Wednesday.

Alamin ang puwedeng gawin ng mga mamimili laban sa mga nagtitindang may daya ng timbangan

'Tinimbang ngunit kulang.' Ito ang nabisto ng mga opisyal ng lokal na pamahalaan sa Quezon City nang magsagawa ng pag-inspeksyon sa mga timbangan sa isang pamilihan sa Barangay Commonwealth.

Napoles pleads 'not guilty' in Baterina's P33.9-M pork barrel scam case

Detained businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles and eight others have pleaded not guilty to the charges filed against them in connection with the alleged anomalous use of P33.9-million Priority Development Assistance Fund allocated to then Ilocos Sur. Rep. Salacnib Baterina.

Britain's Prince Philip, 96, leaves hospital after infection

Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, left hospital on Thursday after two nights inside for treatment of an infection, Buckingham Palace said.  

DSWD readying family-sized tents for Marawi evacuees' return

The residents who fled Marawi City since the ISIS-inspired Maute group attacked a month ago will be provided with family-sized tents by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Three witnesses testify on first day of Revilla plunder trial

Three witnesses for the prosecution testified during the first day of former Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr.'s plunder trial on Thursday.

De Lima wants state-run PNA held accountable for lapses

Senator Leila de Lima has filed a resolution calling for a legislative inquiry into erroneous posts made by the Philippine News Agency .

Ilocano lawyers urge House to implement CA order on detained Ilocos Norte execs

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines chapter in Ilocos Norte on Thursday called on the House of Representatives to 'respect the separation of powers and independence of the judiciary' branch of the government.

Makabayan bloc seeks probe on Marawi crisis, martial law effect on evacuees

The Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives is seeking an inquiry into the 'plight of evacuees” from Marawi City amid the ongoing clashes there and the imposition of martial law in Mindanao.

Dureza pledges college scholarships to Mangyan youth

Presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza has pledged college scholarships for the youth of the Mangyan tribe in Oriental Mindoro as part of the government's initiative to extend assistance to conflict-stricken communities.

Korean na nagpakita umano ng kalaswaan sa 2 menor de edad, arestado

Nagsisigaw sa barangay hall ang isang Koreano na inaresto matapos siyang ireklamo ng kalaswaan ng dalawang dalagita na isinakay niya ng kotse sa Parañaque nitong Huwebes ng madaling araw. Depensa ng dayuhan, tila na-'set up' siya.

2 men found dead in QC

Two men were found dead in Barangay Payatas in Quezon City early Thursday morning, Luisito Santos reported on Super Radyo's dzBB.

Islamic State blows up Mosul mosque where it declared 'caliphate' -- Iraqi military

Islamic State militants blew up on Wednesday the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, an Iraqi military statement said, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site.

Britain's May promises to listen harder on Brexit -- Queen's Speech

Prime Minister Theresa May promised on Wednesday to listen more closely to business concerns about Britain leaving the European Union as she set out a Brexit-focused government program, pared back to reflect her weakened authority.

Sniper vs. sniper exchange in Marawi caught on video

On the 30th day of Marawi crisis, the clash between the snipers of the military and snipers of the Maute group continues.

29 alleged Abu Sayyaf affiliates nabbed in Sulu

At least 29 people suspected to be affiliated with the Abu Sayyaf Group were arrested by government forces in Patikul, Sulu.

Ano ang mga sanhi ng bad breath at paano ito iwasan?

Kung ikaw ay may mabahong hininga, pinapayuhan na suriin ang iyong oral hygiene habits. Subukang baguhin ang iyong nakagawian, tulad ng pagsisipilyo ng iyong ngipin at dila pagkatapos kumain, paggamit ng dental floss at pag-inom ng maraming tubig.

Son says Manny Villar won't challenge Erap for Manila's mayoralty

Former Senate President Manny Villar has no plans of returning to politics by taking a shot at the mayoral seat in Manila in the 2019 midterm elections, his son Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said Wednesday.

Britain's 96-year-old Prince Philip in hospital with infection

Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been admitted to hospital as a 'precautionary measure' for treatment of an infection, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday.

De Lima chides VACC's Jimenez over impeach threat vs. Ombudsman

Senator Leila de Lima on Wednesday scored Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption founding chairman Dante Jimenez over his threat to have Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales impeached.

House panel questions Resorts World Manila security chief over 'fake name'

The security chief of Resorts World Manila on Wednesday was questioned anew over 'misrepresentation,” this time over his name.

Mga turista, inabisuhang umiwas sa Nacpan, El Nido dahil sa pagdagsa ng dikya

Pinagbawalan muna ang mga turista na maligo sa Nacpan Beach sa El Nido, Palawan nitong Miyerkules matapos umanong dumugin ang naturang lugar ng mga dikya o 'jellyfish.'

Escudero: Aguirre has 'command responsibility' over downgraded raps in Espinosa slay case

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II should answer for the downgrading of the criminal charges against the police officers involved in the death of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Senator Francis Escudero said on Wednesday.

2 CAFGU men wounded, hostages taken in BIFF attack in Cotabato

Two militiamen were wounded while an undetermined number of civilians were taken hostage when members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters attacked a barangay in Pigcawayan, Cotabato Wednesday.

DPWH: Assets on standby to help in rehab efforts in war-torn Marawi

The Department of Public Works and Highways is ready to carry out the rehabilitation of conflict-stricken Marawi City, Secretary Mark Villar said on Wednesday.

Trump says China tried but failed to help on North Korea

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its nuclear program have failed, ratcheting up the rhetoric over the death of an American student who had been detained by Pyongyang.

QC commercial building in lock down

A commercial building along Quezon Avenue in Quezon City is in a lockdown early Wednesday morning, Luisito Santos reported on Super Radyo's dzBB.

Suspected carnapper killed in gunfight with police in Manila

A suspected carnapper was killed in a gunfight with the police in Sampaloc, Manila on Tuesday evening, James Agustin reported on Super Radyo's dzBB.

China invites Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner to visit -- US official

The government of China has invited U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to visit Beijing later this year, a White House official said on Tuesday.

Conservative cardinals step up pope challenge

Four conservative cardinals who have publicly challenged Pope Francis over his reforms of Catholic Church teaching have published a letter escalating the row.

Islamic States chief cleric killed in Syria air strike -- US-led coalition

The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that it killed Turki al-Bin'ali, the group's self-proclaimed 'Grand Mufti” or chief cleric, in an air strike in Syria on May 31.

18-anyos na babae, nakipagbuno sa snatcher 'wag lang maagaw ang cellphone

Nakaladkad at nasuntok ang isang 18-anyos na babaeng estudyante matapos siyang makipagbuno sa lalaking gustong tumangay ng kaniyang cellphone sa Sta. Cruz, Maynila.

House panel to issue show cause order vs. CA justices handling 'Ilocos 6' case

The House Committee on Good Government on Tuesday ruled to issue a show cause order against the three justices of the Court of Appeals who issued a release order for the six detained employees of the Ilocos Norte provincial government.

Fighting kills more than 3,000 in Congo's Kasai region --Catholic church

KINSHASA -- Congolese security forces and a militia fighting them have killed at least 3,383 people in the central Kasai region since October, the Catholic church said on Tuesday, in the most detailed report to date on the violence.