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Philippines says China still guarding key shoal but Filipino fisherman back

30 October, 2016 | Hits:2325

MANILA – Philippine aerial surveillance showed Chinese coast guard ships were still guarding a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, but they allowed Filipinos to fish “unmolested” for the first time in years, the defense secretary said Sunday. The return of Filipino fishermen to Scarborough Shoal, which China effectively seized in 2012, was “a most welcome development” because it brings back their key source of livelihood, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. China granted access to the tiny, uninhabited shoal 123 nautical...

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US terror warning for Philippines region popular with Australian tourists

06 November, 2016 | Hits:2239

Bangkok: Terrorist groups are planning kidnappings on central Philippines islands popular with Australian tourists, including parts of the business and tourism hub of Cebu, the United States has warned. The warning - repeated by the Australia government on its smartraveller.gov.au website - comes only days after a report that South-east Asia is facing a growing risk of extremist violence, especially from the southern Philippines, where a handful of militant Islamist groups have sworn allegiance to Islamic State. The US warned foreigners to...

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Australia denies offering visa-free privilege to Filipinos

08 November, 2016 | Hits:2143

MANILA - The Australian Embassy in Manila has denied reports claiming that Filipinos can enter Australia visa-free beginning 2017.In a statement on their official website, the Embassy emphasized that Filipino visitors still need to apply for an Australian visa before being allowed entry."The Embassy is aware of a hoax/scam suggesting that visa-free options for Filipino nationals will be available from January 2017. This is a scam and potential travelers to Australia must have a valid Australian visa," it said.The article...

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Corruption 'alive and well' under Duterte: Poe

14 February, 2017 | Hits:2079

Trishia Billones, ABS-CBN NewsMANILA - The alleged bribery-extortion scandal that recently hit the Bureau of Immigration showed that corruption is "alive and well" under the Duterte administration, Senator Grace Poe said Tuesday. "Corruption is alive and well. Even under this administration, there are still people protecting each other’s friends and interests,” Poe, who lost to President Rodrigo Duterte in the 2016 elections, said in an ANC interview. The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee is investigating allegations that gambling tycoon Jack Lam, through his...

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Tour De Lombok Mandalika 2017 welcomes cyclists from 19 countries

19 April, 2017 | Hits:446

Twenty-one cycling teams from 19 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand and Spain arrived in Lombok to par...

Fil-Am Domingo definitely coming back to Philippines

15 April, 2017 | Hits:379

I'M COMING HOME. Lo Domingo will fly to the US to visit his family there, but will return to the Philippines to keep pla...

Pinoy contender hammers Mexican foe

06 April, 2017 | Hits:721

By Truth Esguerra, Correspondent LAS VEGAS -- Top Filipino boxing contender Mercito "NoMercy" Gesta defeated Gilberto G...

Fajardo takes home 4th All-Filipino Best Player award

03 March, 2017 | Hits:1255

June Mar Fajardo continues to etch his legend among the league’s greats.The ever-humble Cebuano giant rewrote the ...

College basketball: Filipino superstar Kobe Paras awaits his turn with Creighton

09 February, 2017 | Hits:1771

OMAHA, Neb. -- In his native country, media call Kobe Paras a "hoops sensation" and "wunderkind," and his family is know...

Simone Biles soars to AP Female Athlete of the Year

27 December, 2016 | Hits:2004

By Will Graves (Associated Press) | Updated December 27, 2016 - 10:12am 1 0 googleplus0 0 In this Aug. 7, 2016, file ph...

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Donald Trump attacks US media at 100-day Pennsylvania rally

30 April, 2017 | Hits:74

US President Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on the media during a rally marking 100 days in office.He told ...

Millennials owe a record amount of debt, and it could become a huge drag on the economy

30 April, 2017 | Hits:86

US consumer debt is approaching a record 20% of GDP, and millennials owe most of it. Millennials — 21 to 34-year-...

Donald Trump has failed to achieve more than 80% of what he promised in his first 100 days

29 April, 2017 | Hits:110

The president has successfully carried out only seven of the 38 promises in his 'Contract with the American Voter' Less...

US facing shortage of yellow fever vaccine for travelers

29 April, 2017 | Hits:77

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans who need a yellow fever shot for travel may soon have a harder time getting it. A manuf...

Donald Trump warns of 'major, major conflict' with North Korea

28 April, 2017 | Hits:129

Donald Trump has said that a “major conflict” was possible with North Korea though he would prefer to solve ...

Hard National Security Choices (Commentary)

28 April, 2017 | Hits:129

By Rachel Bercovitz(Lawfare)The United States will pursue a strategy of enhanced regional diplomacy and economic sanctio...

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