Police arrested five people for cooking and selling meat of endangered green sea turtles in Cebu City, Philippines on Dec.11.
The Philippine House of Representatives on Dec. 11 passed the third and final reading of the proposed constitution that shifts the country to a federal system of government.
Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes IV secured temporary freedom after he posted bail on Dec. 10 for libel charges filed by President Rodrigo Duterte’s son.
The United States is returning the Balangiga church bells to the Philippines — an act the Malacañang Palace said signifies strong ties between the Philippines and the United States.
The Philippine House of Representatives approved the third and final reading of the Expanded Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children (E-VAWC) Act, which amends a previous version of the law.
The “First 1,000 Days” in the Philippines law aims to “provide comprehensive, sustainable multi-sectoral strategies and approaches” to provide good nutrition and health to “newborns, infants, young children, pregnant and lactating women and adolescent females.”
The Commission on Human Rights said Dec. 6 Philippine President Duterte’s “gravely alarming” statements “could embolden the violence against priests and other religious persons” and “those deemed as critics of the government.”
Veteran Filipino journalist and President of Rappler Holdings Corporation Maria Ressa has posted bail after she was ordered arrested for allegedly evading taxes.
Three drug suspects have been arrested in separate buy-bust operations on Dec. 6 in Cebu City, Philippines.
Immigration authorities in the Philippines on Dec. 5 have detained an American Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing several altar boys.