PHL lauds Chinese President Xi for success of Belt and Road Initiative

PHL lauds Chinese President Xi for success of Belt and Road Initiative

BEIJING, May 14 – The Philippine government lauded Chinese Pres. Xi Jinping for the success of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, a high-profile economic event here attended by 29 world leaders including President Rodrigo Duterte. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs described the Belt and Road Initiative as a “bold […]

19.05.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News, World News ·
Duterte to Pinoys in HK: Give me time to fix PHL so you can go home

Duterte to Pinoys in HK: Give me time to fix PHL so you can go home

HONG KONG, May 14 – President Rodrigo Duterte asked for three to four years to solve graft, corruption and illegal drugs in the country. Facing an exultant crowd of Filipinos here on Saturday, President Duterte said he and his Cabinet are doing their “very best” to encourage Filipino professionals working abroad to return home and […]

19.05.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, World News ·
Pemberton seeks reversal of conviction for Laude slay

Pemberton seeks reversal of conviction for Laude slay

MANILA, May 12 – United States Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, tagged in the killing of a transgender woman in Olongapo City in October 2014, seeks to reverse the ruling of Court of Appeals last April 3 affirming the ruling of Olongapo City Regional Trial Court Branch 74 which found Pemberton guilty of homicide. […]

19.05.2017 · Filled under: Philippine News, World News ·
Trump officially wins 270 electoral votes needed for White House: U.S media

Trump officially wins 270 electoral votes needed for White House: U.S media

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (PNA/Xinhua) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday officially won the 270 electoral votes needed for White House in the on-going 538-member U.S. Electoral College voting which is to end later on the day, U.S. media reported. Texas’ 36 electoral votes for Trump pushed him over the edge at around 4:30 pm […]

23.12.2016 · Filled under: News, U.S. News, World News ·
Pope Francis condemns mass killing of children in Iraq

Pope Francis condemns mass killing of children in Iraq

MOSCOW, Oct. 24 (PNA/Sputnik) –Pope Francis is concerned about the developments in Iraq, especially in Mosul, where civilians, including children, are reported to be killed, local media reports. “In these dramatic hours, I am close to the entire population of Iraq, especially that of the city of Mosul … I was saddened to hear news […]

28.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News, U.S. News, World News ·
Duterte to bring home $24 billion from China

Duterte to bring home $24 billion from China

BEIJING, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines is poised to reap $24 billion of investments and credit facilities from the four-day state visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to China, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez disclosed on Friday. “Iyong bagong number na nabubuo ngayon, in terms of investments and credit facilities opened, $24 billion – $15 billion […]

28.10.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News, World News ·
Public warned vs. Halloween costumes without product labels

Public warned vs. Halloween costumes without product labels

MANILA, Oct 22 (Mabuhay) — Keep the horror fake and yourself safe this Halloween season. Environmental watchdog EcoWaste Coalition on Friday about a real horror: exposing oneself to possible health hazards  by purchasing costumes or props without proper product labels. Improper labeling could lead to possible chemical, choking, fire, and laceration hazards. The group inspected […]

28.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Halloween, Lifestyle, News, World News ·
Obama not taking position on AT&T-Time Warner merger: White House

Obama not taking position on AT&T-Time Warner merger: White House

  WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (PNA/Sputnik) – President Barack Obama will not take an official position on the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner, White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said during a press conference. On Friday, AT&T announced plans to acquire Time Warner for USD84.5 billion. The merger would include Timer Warner’s popular brands HBO […]

27.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, News, U.S. News, World News ·
Mega drug rehab center to open next month

Mega drug rehab center to open next month

MANILA, Oct. 17 (PNA) – Department of Interior and Local Government on Monday confirmed that the Mega Drug rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija is set to open next month. This is after DILG Regional 3 Director Florida Dijan said that President Rodrigo Duterte himself would be the guest of honor of its grand inauguration at […]

19.10.2016 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, World News ·
Japanese gov’t plans to prepare legal framework for Emperor’s abdication

Japanese gov’t plans to prepare legal framework for Emperor’s abdication

TOKYO, Oct. 18 (PNA/Sputnik) — The Japanese government plans to carry out legal preparations for the abdication of Emperor Akihito by 2018, local media reported Tuesday, citing a government source. The government is attempting to pass a special legislation solely for Akihito’s abdication to meet the request of the aging emperor, the source added as […]

19.10.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, World News ·
Caffeine not tied to irregular heartbeats in heart failure patients: study

Caffeine not tied to irregular heartbeats in heart failure patients: study

  WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (PNA/Xinhua) – Contrary to conventional thinking, drinking high doses of caffeine might not cause the heart to beat irregularly in heart failure patients, a small study said Monday. The relationship between caffeine consumption and the triggering of arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, has been explored for decades but remains controversial, according to […]

19.10.2016 · Filled under: Lifestyle, News, Philippine News, World News ·
Death penalty has no place in 21st century: Ban Ki-moon

Death penalty has no place in 21st century: Ban Ki-moon

MOSCOW  (PNA/Sputnik) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke out against the practice of the death penalty, which is a measure of punishment for terrorism-related crimes in 65 countries. Ban also urged all countries to continue to work for the abolition of the death penalty in all circumstances and places. “It [death penalty] has no place […]

12.10.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
UN Secretary-General condemns rising xenophobia, discrimination in Europe

UN Secretary-General condemns rising xenophobia, discrimination in Europe

MOSCOW  (PNA/Sputnik) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on the European states to stick to its core values and stop the spread of xenophobia throughout the continent. He called on the European states to “transcend their national interests” and organize a united front to resolve humanitarian crises around the world. “We live at […]

07.10.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
Recent winners of Nobel Prize in Medicine

Recent winners of Nobel Prize in Medicine

Here is a list of the winners of the Nobel Medicine Prize in the past 10 years, with the 2016 award to be announced in Stockholm on Monday: 2015: William Campbell (US citizen born in Ireland) and Satoshi Omura (Japan), Tu Youyou (China) for unlocking treatments for malaria and roundworm. 2014: John O’Keefe (Britain, US), […]

03.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
World Tourism Day 2016 emphasizes accessible tourism for all

World Tourism Day 2016 emphasizes accessible tourism for all

BANGKOK  (PNA/Xinhua) – Participants of the World Tourism Day 2016, which was held in Thai capital Bangkok Tuesday, called for more accessible tourism for everyone, especially those with disabilities and senior citizens. The host country Thailand also promised to improve its tourism accessibility soon. The event this year, under the theme “Tourism for all- Promoting […]

03.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Mexico joins Philippines, Brazil with dengue vaccine

Mexico joins Philippines, Brazil with dengue vaccine

While the world awaits a Zika vaccine, the first ever injection against dengue fever is spreading, with Mexico becoming next week the latest country where people can get the shot. French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi presented its Dengvaxia vaccine to doctors at an event in eastern Mexico on Saturday; people aged nine to 45 will be […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Obama tells ASEAN S. China Sea ruling eases tension, builds stability

Obama tells ASEAN S. China Sea ruling eases tension, builds stability

VIENTIANE (PNA/Kyodo) – US President Barack Obama told his Southeast Asian counterparts on Thursday that last July’s arbitral ruling that invalidated China’s claims to most of the South China Sea has “helped ease tension” and “built stability” in the region. Obama spoke of the ruling, according to Thai government spokesman Werachon Sukhondhapatipak, at a summit […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
Arbitration court to rule on South China Sea case on July 12

Arbitration court to rule on South China Sea case on July 12

BRUSSELS  (PNA/Kyodo) – The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague said Wednesday it will hand down its ruling on conflicting claims in the South China Sea on July 12. The United Nations-backed tribunal will decide on the case brought in January 2015 by the Philippines, which asserts that China’s claims to most of the […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
UNICEF warns of growing abuse risk for refugee, migrant children arriving in Europe

UNICEF warns of growing abuse risk for refugee, migrant children arriving in Europe

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Yoka Brandt and Novak Djokovic, the number one ranked tennis player in the world, hold a signed agreement announcing Novak Djokovic as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador at UNICEF House. On 26 August 2015, UNICEF announced Novak Djokovic’s appointment as a Goodwill Ambassador. Djokovic, the number one ranked tennis player in the […]

20.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
China, US to jointly fight cyber crime

China, US to jointly fight cyber crime

BEIJING  (PNA/Xinhua) – China and the United States on Tuesday held a second dialogue on cybercrime. Guo Shengkun, State Councilor and Minister of Public Security, lauded the progress made since the first dialogue in Washington last year. Cybersecurity cooperation is in the interests of China, the United States and other countries, Guo said, advocating the […]

16.06.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
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