Zika likely to spread in Asia Pacific: WHO

Zika likely to spread in Asia Pacific: WHO

The Zika virus is set to spread through Asia, the World Health Organization warned Monday, with hundreds of cases reported in Singapore and two Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly. The mosquito-borne virus has been detected in 70 countries worldwide including at least 19 countries in the Asia Pacific region, said WHO director for health […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
IMF forecasts world economy to grow at 3.1% in 2016

IMF forecasts world economy to grow at 3.1% in 2016

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Xinhua) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday maintained its forecast for global growth in 2016 at 3.1 percent, saying that subpar growth will continue without determined policy action. The IMF revised down its 2016 growth prospects for advanced economies following a slowdown in the United States and Britain’s vote to leave the […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DTI: Export industry to suffer if PHL cuts trade with China

DTI: Export industry to suffer if PHL cuts trade with China

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Exporters will suffer the consequences once merchandise trade between the Philippines and China stops, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said. The export industry will take a hit if trade relations with China were cut, considering it is one of the Philippines’ top export markets, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Friday […]

05.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gov’t yet to decide on next move after South China Sea ruling: Dureza

Gov’t yet to decide on next move after South China Sea ruling: Dureza

MANILA, July 28 (Mabuhay) – The government has yet to reach a final decision on how it would deal with the territorial dispute on the West Philippine Sea following an arbitral court’s favorable decision on the Philippines’ case against China, a senior official said Thursday. At a forum organized by the Foreign Correspondents Association of […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte to raise grievances to China over illegal drugs

Duterte to raise grievances to China over illegal drugs

MANILA, July 18 (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday night said he will raise his grievances to China, in due time, over the involvement of Chinese nationals in the illegal drug trade in the country. “When I come face to face with them, makinig kayo, sabihin ko talaga ang sama ng loob ko lahat […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace on next step after arbitration ruling: ‘Top priority will be national interest’

Palace on next step after arbitration ruling: ‘Top priority will be national interest’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The government’s next step in dealing with the territorial dispute in the South China Sea after the arbitration court issues its ruling will be based on the premise that national interest is the administration’s priority, a Malacañang spokesman said Tuesday. At a media briefing, presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said “everything will be […]

13.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bilateral talks with China over sea row ‘necessary’ – incoming DFA chief Yasay

Bilateral talks with China over sea row ‘necessary’ – incoming DFA chief Yasay

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Incoming Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay on Monday said bilateral talks with China is “necessary” to resolve the long-running territorial disputes in the South China Sea. “I don’t think that there is another way of resolving this dispute except talking to each other,” Yasay said amid a forthcoming ruling by the The […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Asia falls for S. Korean military romance

Asia falls for S. Korean military romance

Millions across Asia will sit down this week for the finale of a hit South Korean drama series that has triggered relationship health warnings in China, a thumbs-up review from Thailand’s junta chief and a trans-regional passion for its two young stars. “Descendants of the Sun” tells the story of an army captain sent on […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online ·
War games held as China flexes muscles

War games held as China flexes muscles

By Mynardo Macaraig Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Thousands of US and Filipino soldiers will on Monday launch annual war games that this year are being seen as a show of strength in the face of China’s increasing assertiveness in the region. The 11-day Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) exercises are expected to show how the Philippines, though severely outgunned, can […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
China to US: ‘Be careful’

China to US: ‘Be careful’

Beijing, China | AFP |   – Beijing’s defense ministry on Thursday warned the US navy to “be careful” in the South China Sea and slammed a newly signed agreement between Washington and the Philippines. Earlier this month, Manila agreed to give US forces access to five military bases, including some close to the disputed South China Sea, where tensions […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Ferrari signs preliminary deal for theme park in China

Ferrari signs preliminary deal for theme park in China

Ferrari announced Thursday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with two Chinese companies to build a theme park in China. The non-binding deal with Beijing Automotive and Biac Eternaland Property will, if implemented, see the two Chinese companies licensed to establish the park in a still-to-be-decided Chinese city. The luxury sportscar maker and […]

15.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
S. Korea and Singapore nab top spot in world’s best airport ranking

S. Korea and Singapore nab top spot in world’s best airport ranking

Asia can claim bragging rights to being home to the world’s best airports, with South Korea, Singapore, and China taking the top three spots in a new airport ranking. Results of the 2015 Airport Service Quality Awards suggest that flyers passing through the major hubs in Asia are more likely to be satisfied with their […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Science & Technology ·
China to secure ‘de facto’ control of S. China Sea: US admiral

China to secure ‘de facto’ control of S. China Sea: US admiral

By Thomas Watkins Washington, United States | AFP |  – China is on its way to securing “de facto” control of the South China Sea, a top US admiral warned Thursday, amid growing unease over Beijing’s continued military build up in the contested waterway. By building air bases and hardened bunkers on tiny islands, some of which are reclaimed […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
US presses China on non-militarization in West PHL Sea

US presses China on non-militarization in West PHL Sea

Washington, United States | AFP |  – The White House pressed Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday to expand his non-militarization pledge to cover the entire South China Sea, despite Beijing’s recent military activity in the area. Daniel Kritenbrink, senior director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council, spoke amid rising tensions between the two countries over China’s […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Vietnam decries Chinese missile deployment on island

Vietnam decries Chinese missile deployment on island

Hanoi, Vietnam | AFP  – Vietnam on Friday hit out at China’s deployment of missiles on a disputed island chain, saying Beijing had “seriously violated” its sovereignty as international censure mounted over the apparent militarisation of the hotly-contested zone. Chinese state media on Thursday confirmed the presence of unspecified weapons on Woody Island, part of the Paracels chain. […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·
ZTE’s latest phone has an eye for security

ZTE’s latest phone has an eye for security

(Relaxnews) – The Nubia Prague S launched on Monday is packed full of premium specifications can be unlocked via an eye scan. Announced in China, where it will be initially launched with a price tag of around $365, the Nubia Prague boasts a flagship all-metal external case, a full HD 5.2-inch display and a 13-megapixle-rear-facing […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
PHL gets new S. Korean fighter jets

PHL gets new S. Korean fighter jets

CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines | AFP |  – The Philippines took delivery of two South Korean-made FA-50 aircraft on Saturday, marking the country’s return to supersonic fighter jet status after almost a decade, amid growing tensions with China. The two new aircraft are the first of an order of 12 and signal a new readiness […]

04.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama set to challenge China at Asia-Pacific summit

Obama set to challenge China at Asia-Pacific summit

By Karl Malakunas AFP |   – US President Barack Obama is set to challenge China when Asia-Pacific leaders gather in the Philippines this week, speaking out on a territorial row and lobbying to set pro-American trade rules. Chinese President Xi Jinping will also be in Manila for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, an […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
China billionaires overtake US: survey

China billionaires overtake US: survey

(Shanghai, China-AFP) – The number of billionaires in China has overtaken that of the United States for the first time, an annual survey said Thursday, despite slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy. Communist-ruled China now has 596 billionaires, up a “staggering” 242 over the last year, Shanghai-based luxury magazine publisher Hurun Report said, surpassing […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
PHL, US troops conduct PHIBLEX maritime exercises in Cavite

PHL, US troops conduct PHIBLEX maritime exercises in Cavite

At least 60 members from the Philippine and United States Marine corps conducted mock operations against terrorists in the municipality of Ternate, Cavite as part of the 2015 Philippines Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX). The joint forces did an amphibious raid where a military vessel, two rubber boats and two riverine crafts were used. In the […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·