Japan travel agency forming Thailand-based airline

Japan travel agency forming Thailand-based airline

(TOKYO-AFP) – One of Japan’s biggest travel agencies said Tuesday it would set up a charter airline based in the Thai capital Bangkok as demand for air travel in Asia soars. H.I.S. said its Asia Pacific Airlines would begin operating flights in the summer, connecting Bangkok to locations across East Asia, including China, Japan and […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Malacanang welcomes reports ranking the Philippines 87th among 141 countries in Forbes ‘Best Countries for Business List’

Malacanang welcomes reports ranking the Philippines 87th among 141 countries in Forbes ‘Best Countries for Business List’

  The Aquino government welcomed reports that the Philippines placed 87th among 141 countries in the Forbes’ Best Countries for Business List, ahead of China and India, a Palace official said on Tuesday. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail said during the regular press briefing in Malacanang on Tuesday that the Forbes listing is a positive indicator […]

27.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
China conducts first landing on aircraft carrier

China conducts first landing on aircraft carrier

By Robert Saiget BEIJING, Nov 25, 2012 (AFP) – China has conducted the first landing of a fighter jet on its new aircraft carrier in a move that extends Beijing’s ability to project its growing military might in territorial disputes. The Chinese-made J-15 made the successful landing on the Liaoning, a former Soviet carrier, during […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Asian nations feud over South China Sea

Asian nations feud over South China Sea

By Martin Abbugao PHNOM PENH, Nov 19, 2012 (AFP) – Asian leaders feuded on Monday over how to handle tense maritime territorial disputes with China, overshadowing talks at a regional summit meant to strengthen trade and political ties. The leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations had hoped to present a united front […]

20.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
GK Founder Urges FilAms to Contribute to PH Growth

GK Founder Urges FilAms to Contribute to PH Growth

Washington, DC.  – To end poverty for 5 million poor families by 2024.  This is the vision of Gawad Kalinga (GK), whose founder Tony Meloto spoke at a reception yesterday at the Philippine Embassy hosted by GK U.S.A. National Capital Region Director Ben Dichoso and Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia. The friendship […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
FIL-AM COMMUNITY LEADERS WELCOME  CONSUL GENERAL BARBER-DE LA VEGA

FIL-AM COMMUNITY LEADERS WELCOME CONSUL GENERAL BARBER-DE LA VEGA

Los Angeles, 7 November 2012 – In a reception held on 6 November 2012 at the Rizal Hall of the Philippine Consulate General, leaders of the Filipino-American community welcomed the Honorable Maria Hellen M. Barber-De La Vega as the new Consul General in Los Angeles. During her remarks, Consul General Barber-De La Vega thanked the audience for […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL, Canada ink defense procurement deal

PHL, Canada ink defense procurement deal

MANILA, Nov 10, 2012 (AFP) – Canada and the Philippines signed a deal Saturday to help Manila buy military equipment to defend its territory, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Filipino President Benigno Aquino said. The Philippine defense department and state-run Canadian Commercial Corp. signed the agreement as Harper met Aquino at Malacañang Palace in […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sensational Pop Girl Group, BLUSH, Continues to Gain Mass Attention for “Miss Out” Single & Music Video

Sensational Pop Girl Group, BLUSH, Continues to Gain Mass Attention for “Miss Out” Single & Music Video

Los Angeles, CA – Having released their single and music video for their highly popular, upbeat pop tune, “Miss Out,” on September 6th, international pop group BLUSH continues to impress music lovers worldwide. Within one weekend, the music video hit Most Popular on YouTube and view-counts soared, with the count now at 380,000 and still climbing. […]

02.11.2012 · Filled under: International Stars ·
First ‘Angry Birds’ theme park announced for Asia

First ‘Angry Birds’ theme park announced for Asia

(SHANGHAI-AFP) – The company behind “Angry Birds” said Wednesday it would open its first theme park in Asia next year at a site near Shanghai as it builds on the brand of the hugely popular game. “Angry Birds Land” will be located in Haining city in China’s Zhejiang province, next to the commercial hub of […]

02.11.2012 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Cuisia Welcomes GE Plans to Make Smart Grid Technology Banner Project in PH

Cuisia Welcomes GE Plans to Make Smart Grid Technology Banner Project in PH

WASHINGTON D.C.–The Philippine Embassy has welcomed General Electric’s plans to make smart grid technology its banner project for the Philippines, saying this would not only bring down electric costs but would also help make the country more attractive for investments. In a statement, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr. welcomed GE’s plan to introduce smart grid […]

02.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
China approves Chery-JLR joint auto venture

China approves Chery-JLR joint auto venture

(BEIJING-AFP) – China has approved a joint venture which will see Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) make and sell luxury cars in China in partnership with domestic company Chery Automobile, official media said Monday. State planner the National Development and Reform Commission approved the joint venture seven months after it was announced by the car manufacturers, […]

30.10.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
NZ wants peaceful resolution to territorial row

NZ wants peaceful resolution to territorial row

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, Oct 23 (Mabuhay) — New Zealand is not taking sides in the territorial dispute in the South China Sea but emphasized the need for a peaceful resolution, encouraging the parties involved to engage in dialogue. In a joint press conference with New Zealand Prime Minister John Philipp Key, President Aquino said that […]

25.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Classic car demand at all-time high

Classic car demand at all-time high

(Relaxnews) – This week most of the motoring world’s attention is on the Paris Motor Show and the latest exotic creations from Ferrari, Bugatti and Mercedes-Benz. However, for a select group of connoisseurs their attention, as always, will be on these famous brands’ classic counterparts from the 1950s and 1960s. The demand for classic cars […]

06.10.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Despite presence of Marines, no ‘major troop escalation in Spratlys’: PHL

Despite presence of Marines, no ‘major troop escalation in Spratlys’: PHL

MANILA, Oct 1, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippine military said it had sent fewer than 100 Marines to help guard disputed South China Sea islands, while emphasising it had no plans for a major troop build-up in the area. Lieutenant General Juancho Sabban, head of the military’s western command which has jurisdiction over the area, […]

02.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Del Rosario Underscores Need for Rules-Based Approach to Resolve West Philippine Sea Issue

Del Rosario Underscores Need for Rules-Based Approach to Resolve West Philippine Sea Issue

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario today again underscored the need for a rules-based approach in resolving the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea, saying this is the only legitimate and viable way to address the issue. “The West Philippine Sea remains a focus of concern for the Philippines, for the region […]

28.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL boosting foreign trade service

PHL boosting foreign trade service

MANILA, Sept 21 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Trade and Industry said Friday it is hiring more foreign trade service officers to boost trade and investment campaigns overseas. “We will be hiring more FTSOs as we move to further intensify our trade and investment promotion activities abroad and advance Philippine trade policy negotiations with our […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL to deport 400 Chinese over online, phone scam

PHL to deport 400 Chinese over online, phone scam

  MANILA, Sept 18, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines said on Tuesday that it will deport nearly 400 illegal immigrants from Taiwan and China accused of running a multi-million dollar online and phone scam.   Members of the criminal gang allegedly made calls or sent emails posing as police officers or state prosecutors to dupe […]

19.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL sees non-electronics, foreign investment to boost manufacturing

PHL sees non-electronics, foreign investment to boost manufacturing

MANILA, Sept 17 (Mabuhay) – Despite a decline in output from the electronics sub-sector, the manufacturing sector would be able to sustain growth in the second half of the year following its performance in the first semester, the Department of Trade & Industry said Monday “… There was significant growth in manufacturing. Manufacturing grew over […]

18.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino thanks Singaporean Prime Minister for support over the country’s claim in West Philippine Sea

Aquino thanks Singaporean Prime Minister for support over the country’s claim in West Philippine Sea

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III expressed his gratitude to Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for his support to the Philippines’ claim in the West Philippine Sea. The President and the Singaporean leader met in a bilateral meeting Saturday during the 20th APEC Leaders’ Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia. “Singapore has […]

11.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fashion grads from Asia have their New York moment

Fashion grads from Asia have their New York moment

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – There’s nothing glamorous about ironing your own collection before a show at New York fashion week, but if that’s what it takes for Jie Jessie Liu to break into the business, she’ll do it. Liu was among nine jury-selected master’s degree graduates — all women — from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University […]

10.09.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·