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Obama to bolster US 'rebalance' to Asia

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will use an Asian tour beginning next week to bolster US alliances in the region at a time of increased geopolitical tension.

WATCH: DOH press con on MERS-CoV

Health Secretary Enrique Ona and Department of Health (DOH) Program Manager on Emerging Infectious Diseases Dr. Lyndon Lee-Suy held a press conference on Black Saturday to announce that 2 new tests done by the DOH on the overseas Filipino worker who was deemed a carrier of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) had negative results.

'Great experience,' says Dane nailed on cross

A Danish man joined eight Filipinos in re-enacting the death of Jesus Christ Friday by being nailed to crosses in a bloody annual Easter spectacle in the Philippines before thousands of surprised onlookers.

Korea school official in ferry disaster kills self

(UPDATED) The vice principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of his pupils on what turned out to be a disastrous ferry trip has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded of finding any of the 268 missing passengers alive.

How this radio host survived cancer

“The Lord is bigger than our problems. He is with us 24/7 and we should never doubt that.” This was the response of Christine Barredo-Caoile, a radio host and a cancer survivor, when asked about what she learned from her battle against the disease.

Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking Korean ferry

SEOUL - Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation.

Obama looks to salvage Asia 'pivot' as allies fret about China

WASHINGTON/MANILA - When a Philippine government ship evaded a Chinese blockade in disputed waters of the South China Sea last month, a U.S. Navy plane swooped in to witness the dramatic encounter.

DOH: MERS-CoV could be deadlier than SARS

Inabisuhan ng Department of Health ang mga ospital na maging alerto sa mga pasyenteng galing sa Middle East, lalo na 'yung mga may sintomas ng MERS-CoV. Tulad ng SARS, walang gamot sa sakit na ito.

Visita Iglesia guide: Churches in San Juan, Manila, Mandaluyong

If you are staying in Metro Manila this Holy Week, here are some churches that you may want to include in your Visita Iglesia.

Nasty comments mar Filipinos' Independence Day preparations

Efforts by Filipinos here for a celebration of Philippine independence in June have hit a snag caused by people saying they are Singaporeans who think the planned festivity is improper.