Stranded citizens return from Manila

The Air Niugini Exxon Mobil chartered flight brought in the citizens at around 11.30pm.

The chartered flight had repatriated 29 of its Filipino workers and other residents back to the Philippines and on its return leg, uplifted 38 of the PNG nationals who had been stranded there since the lockdown.

Duo entangled in alleged fruit-picking scam

Norbeth Petol and Darusila Henry arrived in Port Moresby on Tuesday and told their story.

A story of big dreams that got shattered by empty promises from an alleged scam.

Even more worrying is that, both aren’t the only ones scammed, three others have come forward, confirming the story and how all of them have spent hundreds of kina with hopes of earning more money from fruit picking in Australia.

Resorts World Manila: Gunman sparks panic at Philippines hotel

Resorts World Manila was put on lockdown after the incident, which happened shortly after midnight local time (16:00 GMT).

Swat teams were deployed to the scene, and TV footage showed people fleeing the hotel in panic.

The Philippines police chief said they did not believe it was a terror attack.

Ronald dela Rosa said a lone gunman had entered the gaming area at Resorts World and set some tables on fire.

Gunshots were fired, he said, but were not aimed at people in the room.

Manila ushers 2016 with a boom

Smoke covered the city endlessly and the bombardment of fireworks went on even after 1 am. 

VIDEO: Anti-Aquino protesters clash with police

Some of the approximately 4,000 drenched protesters started to push away the metal cargo containers and iron railings blocking them from getting close to the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city, where President Benigno Aquino III was to deliver his speech later on Monday, police said.