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Davao City— Say hello to more of Davao, Cebu, and Clark—and the rest of the Philippines—as Philippine Airlines boosts its operations in these provincial hubs. “We are no longer a Manila-centric airline,” says PAL president and CEO Dr. Jaime Bautista at the recent conference in Davao, where Philippine ...
WITH some of the legends of the sport behind it, the Philippine Bowling Federation (PBF) formally got the nod of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) as the rightful national sports association for tenpin bowling in the country. No less than POC president Ricky Vargas gave his blessing to the group after ...

Crafted from a centuries-old design, three identical wooden boats set off from the Philippine capital for China on Saturday, to retrace a historic trip by a Filipino sultan and showcase long-standing maritime ties. The 29 crew members on the three vessels – two propelled by engines and the third by sail ...
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is set to visit the Philippine Rise (Benham Rise) next week to assert the country's sovereign rights over the potentially resource-rich undersea plateau off Luzon coast, a few months after Chinese oceanographers surveyed the area. “Next week, I'm going to ...
“The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) is deeply alarmed by the Philippine government's strong actions that clearly violate Constitutional provisions on freedom of information,” the group said in a statement. FOCAP said that the latest incident in which the government restricted ...
Bell appears hopeful that it can revive, in some form, an order from the Philippines for 412EPI medium-twin transport helicopters that was cancelled almost as soon as it was announced. Unveiled at the Singapore air show on 6 February, the 16-unit commitment for the nation's air force was axed just seven ...

Philippine conglomerate JG Summit names new CEO. Leadership kept in the family at country's No. 3 business group. CLIFF VENZON, Nikkei staff writer April 27, 2018 03:00 JST. A Robinsons Galleria shopping mall in Manila. A leadership succession is taking place at parent company JG Summit. (Photo by Masayuki ...
MANILA, April 26 -- Inspired by Filipino National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin's novel “The Woman Who Had Two Navels,” published in 1961, the Philippine Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia confronts the tension between the vicissitudes of the past and ...
Philippine religious leaders have warned that the Philippine government is trying to silence church people who are critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's administration. They said the arrest, detention, and impending deportation of Australian missionary nun Patricia Fox "is part of a systematic move to ...
MANILA/SYDNEY (April 26): Poultry company Bounty Fresh Food Inc has mounted a NZ$437.8 million (US$309.4 million) cash offer for New Zealand's Tegel Group Holdings Ltd, in what would be the biggest outbound deal from the Philippines in almost two years. The bid was priced at NZ$1.23 per Tegel ...
FIFTH-RANKED Aniceto Mandanas pounced on top seed Aidric Chan's erratic game and fashioned out a huge 7&5 victory, while No. 2 Carl Corpus dethroned last year's champion Peter Tyler Po on the 19th hole to seal a showdown for the Philippine Amateur Open Match Play crown at the Orchard's ...
Protesters hold up pictures of victims of extrajudicial killings during Human Rights Day protests in Manila, Philippines, December 10, 2017. On International Human Rights Day, thousands of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's critics marched the streets to condemn what they say are the many human ...
Philippine senator Leila de Lima is calling for the tougher punishment of crimes involving cryptocurrencies, including "estafa where unscrupulous individuals entice unsuspecting people to purchase fake Bitcoins, sending a virtual currency as payment for child pornography, or a public officer agreeing to ...
Lambino stressed that crypto-to-fiat and fiat-to-crypto exchange transactions should be conducted offshore, in order to avoiding running afoul of Philippine law. Firms are expected to generate employment in exchange for the tax breaks they will receive. CEZA will also require the companies to invest at least ...
BORACAY, Philippines: Jessler Magbanua has been sculpting elaborate sand castles for tourist tips on the Philippine resort island of Boracay for years, but now that it is shut for clean-up he will have to switch to mixing cement. The six-month closure of Boracay to holidaymakers starting on Thursday (Apr ...
The ambassador, Renato Villa, on Wednesday was given one week to leave Kuwait just days after Philippine embassy staff members attempted a so-called rescue of Filipino domestic workers that they said had been abused by their Kuwaiti employers. The effort, which critics have described as a stunt, was ...
“I'm all for rehabilitation and preserving it but clearly this is not the way to do it,” Philippine political analyst Ashley Acedillo said. He called the closure an “ill-thought through, unplanned and knee-jerk action” that did not take into account the economic impact on the island's workers and business community.

MANILA — As the central Philippine island resort of Boracay prepares to bar tourists for six months beginning Thursday, residents fear the militarization of the popular tourist hot spot as President Rodrigo Duterte vows to clean up what he calls an environmental “cesspool.” Mr. Duterte ordered the closing of ...
MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that a divorce obtained by a Filipino from a foreign spouse is deemed valid in the Philippines. SC spokesperson Theodore Te said that 10 justices ruled that “a foreign divorce secured by a Filipino is also considered valid in the Philippines, even ...
The Philippine Coffee Industry Roadmap 2017-2022 will guarantee a coffee industry that is cost-competitive, aligned with global-quality standards, reliable and environment-friendly, that will provide sustainable benefits to farmers, processors, traders, and exporters, and attain food security and poverty ...
As the ICC Court announces a new case management office in Singapore, it has emerged that a dispute relating to the Philippines' national power grid has been submitted to ICC arbitration in the city-state. Please log in. Username. Password. Stay logged in Lost Password? Export Load. Sign up to GAR ...
The Philippine Chili Federation serves as the umbrella organization of all groups related to chili: Philippine Hot Sauce Club, Chili Growers Philippines, Ka Sili, Mindanao Chili Growers, Labuyo 100 and Sili Pilipinas. Memberships in these groups are not exclusive, often with members crossing over another.
CORRECTED: The partly Chinese-owned private operator of the Philippines' national power grid has brought a SIAC claim against a state-owned electricity company over concession fees. Please log in. Username. Password. Stay logged in Lost Password? Export Load. Sign up to GAR alerts.
The letter of no objection from the island official has been one of the important documents that GEG and LWRC submitted to state regulator Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to secure a provisional casino license. There had been confusion about the fate of GEG's project in ...
North Cotabato, Philippines - Visitors at the brand new Cotabato Museum begin their tour by watching a short animated film. It's crude compared with the average Hollywood cartoon flick, but the audience leaves the mini-theatre enchanted. It tells the legend of two devoted brothers at the time when Islam ...
MANILA, Philippines – Indonesia-based Go-Jek and two more local firms are interested to enter the Philippine ride-hailing market, a few weeks after California-based Uber left the country. Confirming a Reuters report, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Board Member Aileen ...
The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered police to hand over full records of thousands of deadly encounters in the country's war on drugs. ... after the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced it had started a preliminary examination of a complaint filed by a Philippine lawyer accusing Duterte ...
Philippine Airlines (PAL), which operates four-times weekly service between Doha and Manila, is set to acquire more brand new aircraft and expand its route network globally as it aims to become a ... The event was attended by Philippine ambassador Alan Timbayan, other embassy and PAL officials.
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait — Kuwait will recruit Ethiopian nationals to make up for a "deficit" in domestic workers, authorities said Tuesday, following the grisly murder of a Filipina maid in the Gulf state. The Philippines banned its citizens from working in Kuwait after the body of 29-year-old Joanna Demafelis ...
The Philippine consulate has come under fire for its arrangements for the president's visit from vocal Filipino community leaders over its possible location – the 1,500-capacity cruise terminal – and for the screening measures. Those wishing to attend must submit their passport and Hong Kong ID card ...
MANILA • The Philippine Supreme Court yesterday ordered police to hand over full records of thousands of deadly encounters in the country's war on drugs, thwarting a government bid to keep operational details of the bloody crackdown secret. The high court gave the solicitor-general, Mr Jose Calida, ...
But the problem is you are doing the same," he was quoted by the news site, the Philippine Star, as saying. In November, Duterte abruptly called off peace talks with rebels in Norway and the Netherlands. He said deadly attacks on government troops and the police proved that the rebels were not sincere in ...
The Philippine central bank is warning local financial institutions to be on the lookout for cyberattacks after the Malaysian central bank was hacked. According to Reuters, the hackers attempted to steal money from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) using fraudulent wire transfers over the SWIFT bank messaging network.
In a remarkable reflection of the blossoming Philippine-China relationship, the two neighbours have signalled their commitment to sharing contested resources in the South China Sea. Both are determined to ensure common interests, rather than disputes, define the overall texture of their relationship.
The proposed construction of a $500-million integrated resort on Boracay could damage the quality of the sand on the island, a top urban planner told local media. According to Felino Palafox, a leading Philippine architect and urban planner, developers should not be allowed to build on the island's ...
Philippine police said Thursday they had shot dead 13 drug suspects, just days after President Rodrigo Duterte moved to take the country out of the International Criminal Court over its inquiry into his deadly drug war. The suspects were killed Wednesday in the northern province of Bulacan, an official ...
Kalesas, the horse-drawn transportation once used mostly by the elite, today are found largely in Manila's tourist areas. (Catharine M. Hamm/Los Angeles Times). You can fly round trip from LAX to Manila for $627, including all taxes and fees, on Philippine Airlines, but the booking window is short. The fare ...
MANILA (THE PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER / ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Australia has reassured the Philippines of its support in combating terrorism and offered to help the Duterte administration improve its law enforcement efforts, according to Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. In a statement on ...
In this file photo Protestant pastors join a protest rally in Manila to call for the release of Bishop Carlo Morales of the Philippine Independent Church who was arrested in the southern Philippines in May 2017. (Photo by Angie de Silva) ...
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte slammed the International Criminal Court, who are leading an investigation into his bloody war on drugs, as it is part of the "white idiots in the EU." Duterte urged other nations to "get out" of their membership with the ICC because it is a "rude" organization. The ICC ...
These institutions include a Constitution with a strong Bill of Rights, a powerful Congress, an independent judiciary, an empowered Ombudsman, a vibrant and free press, and Philippine membership in the International Criminal Court. In less than two years, the Duterte administration has weakened all ...
A decision by the Philippines this month to withdraw from the International Criminal Court has sparked suspicion that officials in Manila want to squelch a probe into the president's deadly anti-drug campaign. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte moved last week to withdraw from the statute that allowed the ...
MANILA (REUTERS) - Philippine firefighters said on Monday (March 19) that the death toll from a fire in a hotel in the capital Manila had risen to five, after confirming two more fatalities and putting out the blaze a day after it broke out. All the victims were employees at the hotel casino owned and operated ...
MANILA - A fire at a hotel in the Philippine capital killed three people on Sunday and injured nearly two dozen, police and rescue officials said, with two people listed as missing. The fire broke out at the Manila Pavilion Hotel where about 20 people earlier listed as trapped had been evacuated safely, ...
MANILA, Philippines – American content streaming giant Netflix Incorporated has partnered with TV5 Incorporated to stream its first Philippine-produced series: Amo (Boss). Directed by Brillante Mendoza, Amo is an action TV series set against the backdrop of President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial drug ...
THE first Philippine Arbitration Center in the Visayas (PACV) is now ready to accommodate cases. PACV is considered as the pilot school-based arbitration center for the whole Southeast Asia. It covers whole Western Visayas but puts an emphasis in Panay island specifically in Iloilo. “Cebu does not have ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged other governments on Sunday to abandon the International Criminal Court, saying the world tribunal — where he's facing a possible complaint for the thousands of killings of drug suspects under his crackdown — is "rude." Although the Philippine Senate has ...
Four people were killed and 19 feared trapped by a major hotel fire in the Philippine capital Manila on Sunday, with others plucked from the rooftop by helicopter, authorities said. The blaze at the Waterfront Manila Pavilion, a hotel and casino complex, was still raging six hours after it began on Sunday ...
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses Filipino Overseas Workers who were repatriated from Kuwait at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines. Duterte asked other countries on Sunday, March 18, 2018 to ...
MANILA – A small plane crashed into a house north of the Philippine capital on Saturday, killing at least seven people, officials and media said. The Piper 23 Apache twin-engined aircraft, operated by Lite Air Express, had just taken off from a small nearby airport, said Eric Apolonio, spokesman for the Civil ...


 

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