No need for Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon to feel bad that she didn’t win the Miss Universe pageant, Filipino online users joked. The winner, a beauty queen from the United States, will enjoy her crown only until Friday.

No need for Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon to feel bad that she didn’t win the Miss Universe pageant, Filipino online users joked. The winner, a beauty queen from the United States, will enjoy her crown only until Friday.

The Indonesian government on Monday came to the aid of thousands of typhoon “Pablo” (Bopha) victims in the Visayas and Mindanao, donating $1 million and four tons of relief items through the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

The Indonesian government on Monday came to the aid of thousands of typhoon “Pablo” (Bopha) victims in the Visayas and Mindanao, donating $1 million and four tons of relief items through the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

alaysian security forces have captured a group of "foreigners with firearms" believed to be militants from the southern Philippines, police said on Thursday.

alaysian security forces have captured a group of "foreigners with firearms" believed to be militants from the southern Philippines, police said on Thursday.

Local stocks continued their record-breaking climb on Wednesday, bringing the main-index closer to the next critical milestone at 6,100.

Local stocks continued their record-breaking climb on Wednesday, bringing the main-index closer to the next critical milestone at 6,100.

Tycoon Lucio Tan's banking arms Philippine National Bank and Allied Banking Corp. have executed a much-awaited merger via a share swap deal.

Tycoon Lucio Tan's banking arms Philippine National Bank and Allied Banking Corp. have executed a much-awaited merger via a share swap deal.

The  rally in the stock market resumed on Tuesday, allowing the index to breach 5,800 for the first time in history. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index surged by 73.96 points, or 1.29 percent, to close at a new all-time high of 5,831.50, which was likewise the day's peak. The index thus marked a record high for the 37th time this year as investors took advantage of the previous day's dip to take position ahead of rosy prospects for 2013.

The rally in the stock market resumed on Tuesday, allowing the index to breach 5,800 for the first time in history. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index surged by 73.96 points, or 1.29 percent, to close at a new all-time high of 5,831.50, which was likewise the day's peak. The index thus marked a record high for the 37th time this year as investors took advantage of the previous day's dip to take position ahead of rosy prospects for 2013.

The new chief of the Philippine National Police's Criminal Investigation and Detection Group was sworn in Thursday following the resignation of Police Director Samuel Pagdilao last week.

The new chief of the Philippine National Police's Criminal Investigation and Detection Group was sworn in Thursday following the resignation of Police Director Samuel Pagdilao last week.

Lyceum of the Philippines suspends classes, work over bomb scare | Inquirer News

Lyceum of the Philippines suspends classes, work over bomb scare | Inquirer News

Typhoon “Pablo” (international codename: Bopha) smashed into the southern Philippines early Tuesday as more than 40,000 people crammed into shelters to escape the onslaught of the strongest cyclone to hit the country this year.

Typhoon “Pablo” (international codename: Bopha) smashed into the southern Philippines early Tuesday as more than 40,000 people crammed into shelters to escape the onslaught of the strongest cyclone to hit the country this year.

The United States offered disaster relief and sent condolences Wednesday to the Philippines and Palau in the wake of Typhoon Bopha, which left hundreds dead.

The United States offered disaster relief and sent condolences Wednesday to the Philippines and Palau in the wake of Typhoon Bopha, which left hundreds dead.

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