Philippines' raucous election season gets
Philippines' raucous election season gets underwayInquirer.netMANILA, Philippines — The Philippines' raucous democracy cranks into top gear this week as campaigning begins for national elections, with familiar themes of corruption, dictatorship and celebrity star-power to dominate. The three-month campaign ...and more »
Posted on 6 February 2016 | 8:18 pm
Philippines LTE speed among world's slowest
Philippine StarPhilippines LTE speed among world's slowest – studyPhilippine StarMANILA, Philippines – A study conducted among mobile networks in the world showed that those operating in the Philippines are among the worst performing in terms of 4G LTE (fourth generation long-term evolution) network. Latest data from OpenSignal, ...Philippine LTE speed still lags behind globally — OpenSignalInterAksyonall 11 news articles »
Posted on 6 February 2016 | 8:53 am
Duterte's camp raises concern over election
CNN PhilippinesDuterte's camp raises concern over election manipulation rumorCNN PhilippinesDavao City (CNN Philippines) — The camp of presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte raised concern over reports of the possible manipulation of results in the May 2016 elections in favor of the Liberal Party. Peter Laviña, spokesman ...Poe regains lead in Pulse Asia presidential pollManila Bulletinall 29 news articles »
Posted on 6 February 2016 | 5:53 am
officials arrive in Erbil to identify,
Philippine Starofficials arrive in Erbil to identify, repatriate Filipino victims in hotel fireCNN PhilippinesMetro Manila (CNN Philippines) — A team from the Philippine Embassy has arrived in Erbil, the Iraqi Kurdistan region's capital, on Saturday afternoon (February 6) to coordinate with local authorities for the repatriation of the Filipinos who died in a ...14 Filipinos among dead in Iraq hotel firePhilippine Starall 119 news articles »
Posted on 6 February 2016 | 2:47 am
12 best memories of my time in the
Rappler12 best memories of my time in the PhilippinesRapplerThe Philippines. A country I never thought I'd get to, but I made it and spent 6 weeks there on two different occasions. When I look back at my time in Southeast Asia, my visit to the Philippines is one that sticks out the most. I remember having ...
Posted on 6 February 2016 | 12:13 am
Philippines looks to broaden range of rice
The Philippines' state grains procurement agency said on Tuesday that it would look to import rice from a broader range of countries including Pakistan, India and Myanmar, as it tries to diversify its supplies of the staple food. One of the world's biggest rice importers, the Philippines usually buys from key producers Vietnam and Thailand. Renan Dalisay, administrator at the National Food ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 12:57 am
Philippines' domestic air travel starts
Domestic aviation is on an uptrend as airlines such as Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines (PAL) lead the way in terms of fleet expansion
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 11:15 pm
Philippines: China's island reclamation
Brooks Hays MANILA, April 13 (UPI) -- Philippines officials say China's island-building work is causing irreparable damage to vulnerable coral reefs and the marine life they support.
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 4:03 pm
Philippines says Chinese reclamation damaged
China has wrought widespread environmental damage in the South China Sea with its construction of artificial islands on disputed reefs, the Philippines said Monday. The construction works have destroyed 300 acres of coral reefs, resulting in an estimated $100 million in annual economic losses to coastal states, Philippine foreign affairs spokesman Charles Jose said. "China’s massive reclamation ...
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 12:11 pm
AirAsia Philippines eyes initial public
MANILA, Philippines – AirAsia Philippines and Indonesia are set to go public, the airline's founder, Tony Fernandes, announced via his Twitter account . Pending board approval, the initial public offering is eyed since business in both Philippines and Indonesia is good. "Great support from both governments," Fernandes tweeted. Shares ...
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 5:25 am
Flights between UAE, Philippines to soar by
Dubai: Flights between the UAE and the Philippines will be increased by 25 per cent and extended to other provincial international airports to accommodate the growing demand for seats in this busy route, a senior Philippine aviation official told Gulf News.
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 5:08 am
Thousands protest in Philippines over
MANILA Thousands of people belonging to a powerful local indigenous Christian organisation occupied a busy portion of the main highway in Manila on Friday to protest what they allege to be government's meddling over internal affairs of their church.
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 5:04 am
Thousands protest in Philippines over
Members of Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) or INC also called for the resignation of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, who was investigating an illegal detention case filed by a dismissed church minister against Iglesia's leaders. Waving church flags ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 3:52 am
Philippines scouts rivals, draws bye in
MANILA, Philippines - In taking an opening-day bye, Gilas Pilipinas gets to size up its rivals today before the Nationals start their Jones Cup campaign versus the home team at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Xinchuang Gymnasium in Taipei. Gilas head coach Tab ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 2:53 am
Philippines to halt sugar exports amid
MANILA – The Philippines will halt sugar exports amid strong domestic demand for the sweetener. Under Order No. 1, Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) chief Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin said production for the crop year 2015-2016 will be devoted to the ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 11:29 pm
2 top terror suspects survive Philippine
Two al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf commanders, including one on the FBI's list of most-wanted terrorists, survived a Philippine military offensive that killed eight militants and led to the seizure of their jungle lair and bomb materials in the southern P
Posted on 15 April 2013 | 1:55 am
Boat filled with protected species hits
A Chinese boat that ran into a coral reef in the southwestern Philippines held evidence of even more environmental destruction inside: more than 10,000 kilograms (22,000 pounds) of meat from a protected species, the pangolin or scaly anteater.
Posted on 15 April 2013 | 1:01 am
Terror suspect eyed in killing of Filipino
A Southeast Asian militant is suspected of leading an ambush that killed an army intelligence officer in the southern Philippines, Philippine military officials said Wednesday, highlighting the danger still posed by foreign militants who have been on the
Posted on 10 April 2013 | 4:29 am
Philippines charges crew of ship that rammed
Philippine authorities filed a poaching case and were preparing more charges against 12 detained Chinese fishermen who were aboard a vessel that ran aground in a protected coral reef.
Posted on 9 April 2013 | 12:21 am
Filipino Catholics aim to show their power
Filipino Catholic groups launched a campaign Monday to try to muster millions of votes for senatorial candidates who opposed a controversial contraceptives law passed last year and prove that the church remains a force to be reckoned with in Asia's la
Posted on 7 April 2013 | 11:58 pm