• US renews travel warning to Mindanao
    US renews travel warning to Mindanao

    The US State Department renewed its warning about the risks of travel to the Philippines, in particular to the Sulu archipelago, certain regions and cities of Mindanao and the southern Sulu Sea area. In an update on Wednesday of a travel warning it issued Nov. 20, 2014, the State Department said US citizens should continue to defer non-essential travel to the Sulu archipelago due to the high threat of kidnapping of international travelers and violence linked to insurgency and terrorism there. …

  • Phl gains support for APEC Action Agenda
    Phl gains support for APEC Action Agenda

    The Philippine initiative to put the interests of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) front and center in global and regional trade has made significant progress following the conclusion on Thursday of the 2nd APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM2) and Related Meetings in Boracay, Aklan. Called “The Boracay Action Agenda to Globalize MSMEs,” the Philippine proposal calls for a host of specific, concrete and practical interventions that APEC economies can implement to provide MSMEs wider …

  • Phl to join Bangkok meet on Rohingya crisis next week
    Phl to join Bangkok meet on Rohingya crisis next week

    The Philippines will join a 15-nation meeting in Bangkok, Thailand next week to address the migration crisis involving thousands of Rohingyas who escaped persecution in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima bared this yesterday after meeting with United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) representative to the Philippines Bernard Kerblat. In an interview, De Lima said the Philippine government has been invited to the meeting. …

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  • 2015 Hyundai Lateral Drift goes to Philippine Arena
    2015 Hyundai Lateral Drift goes to Philippine Arena

    The smell of burnt rubber and screeching tires are some of the highlights that will be seen at the most adrenaline-pumped drifting event of the year—the 2015 Hyundai Lateral Drift Championship series.   Held at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, the event will be the biggest venue in the drifting competition. This is the […] The post 2015 Hyundai Lateral Drift goes to Philippine Arena appeared first on Carmudi Philippines. …

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    Phl gains support for APEC Action Agenda

    The Philippine initiative to put the interests of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) front and center in global and regional trade has made significant progress following the conclusion on Thursday of the 2nd APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM2) and Related Meetings in Boracay, Aklan. Called “The Boracay Action Agenda to Globalize MSMEs,” the Philippine proposal calls for a host of specific, concrete and practical interventions that APEC economies can implement to provide MSMEs wider …

  • Japanese deported after 16 years in BI custody Philippine Star
    Japanese deported after 16 years in BI custody

    After 16 years of being incarcerated, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) finally sent home its longest staying detainee – a 47-year-old Japanese man. BI spokesperson Elaine Tan said Junichi Inoue, who has been detained since 1999, was finally deported last Wednesday. “We are glad to have finally deported him to his native country Japan, considering that the bureau is not in the business of detaining but deporting,” BI Commissioner Siegfred Mison said in a statement. …

  • Mourinho wants champs Chelsea to finish on a high
    Mourinho wants champs Chelsea to finish on a high

    Jose Mourinho has urged his Chelsea side to set one more landmark before they receive the Premier League trophy following their final game of the season against Sunderland on Sunday. There will be a party atmosphere at Stamford Bridge as the home crowd hail Mourinho and his players at the end of a triumphant campaign which saw the Blues crowned English champions for the first time since 2010. In addition, Mourinho was this week named manager of the year, while Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard …

  • US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis Associated Press
    US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Navy ships were scouring Southeast Asian waters for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it has been reluctant to do. …

  • Hundreds line up for Las Vegas public viewing of B.B. King Associated Press
    Hundreds line up for Las Vegas public viewing of B.B. King

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marilyn and Tommy Burress knew when they heard blues legend B.B. King had died that they had to pay their final respects. …

  • California farmers strike a deal to cut water use Associated Press
    California farmers strike a deal to cut water use

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal Friday to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record. …

  • IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists Associated Press
    IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday. …

  • California farmers strike a deal to cut water use
    California farmers strike a deal to cut water use

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal Friday to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record. …

  • Dead animals found in oil spill: 3 pelicans, 1 dolphin Associated Press
    Dead animals found in oil spill: 3 pelicans, 1 dolphin

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a dead dolphin and three dead pelicans have been found near the area of an oil spill on the California coast. …

  • Exclusive - Prosecutors probe possible criminal case in California oil spill Reuters
    Exclusive - Prosecutors probe possible criminal case in California oil spill

    By Tim Reid SANTA BARBARA (Reuters) - Government prosecutors are investigating the company at the centre of the California oil spill for possible criminal sanctions, according to the district attorney of Santa Barbara - a city that helped spawn the modern environmental movement. Perhaps one of the worst places on Earth for a crude oil leak, Santa Barbara is a beautiful sun-kissed coastal city rich with wildlife, environmental lawyers and wealthy liberal activists. "I am working with the …

  • High turnout seen favouring Yes in Irish gay marriage vote Reuters
    High turnout seen favouring Yes in Irish gay marriage vote

    By Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish voters turned out in droves to cast ballots in a gay marriage referendum on Friday, with the high turnout likely to favour the Yes side seeking equality just two decades after the country decriminalised homosexuality. With the once mighty Catholic Church's influence ravaged by child abuse scandals, opinion polls indicated the proposal would pass by as much as two-to-one, making Ireland the first country to adopt same-sex marriage …

  • Toyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects Associated Press
    Toyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers if the problem drags on unresolved. …

  • Singapore Games to be streamed live on mobile apps, YouTube
    Singapore Games to be streamed live on mobile apps, YouTube

    The Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to be held in June in high-tech Singapore will be streamed live on dedicated mobile apps and YouTube, organisers said Monday. More than 600 hours of the 39-sport competition from June 5 to 16 will be streamed live on the "SEA Games TV" apps for Android and iOS mobile devices, the Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee said in a statement. 16 sports will also be streamed live on popular video sharing and streaming site YouTube, along with the opening and …

  • Home automation and music set to be the main new features of iOS 9 AFP Relax
    Home automation and music set to be the main new features of iOS 9

    At the Apple WWDC, taking place June 8-12, developers will get a chance to discover the newest features for Mac OS and iOS. The latest mobile operating system is expected to highlight home automation and offer, for the first time, split-screen support. According to 9to5mac.com, Apple first wanted to improve the stability and optimize the performance of its mobile operating system before introducing new features. …

  • YouTube music streaming service not online until September 2015 AFP Relax
    YouTube music streaming service not online until September 2015

    YouTube's Music Key service has been pushed back once again as the heads of the project have announced that the current beta version will live on through the summer of 2015. Because of Apple's acquisition of Beats by Dre last year, the expectation is that the new service, possibly called Apple Music, could integrate Beats technology into iOS and include social features that would be available to artists. …

  • Microsoft reveals new-look Outlook AFP Relax
    Microsoft reveals new-look Outlook

    Microsoft Outlook is getting an image overhaul, in the form of a design revamp and a range of new features. The tech giant has tweaked its email service to offer a more refined inbox, featuring "Clutter", which can be trained to organize messages and place those most likely to be ignored in a separate folder. …

  • Google wants to power the Internet of Things: report AFP Relax
    Google wants to power the Internet of Things: report

    Google has big plans to use its software to power all connected devices, according to reports. …

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  • VERA Files: DFA misleading public in Sabah for Spratlys issue

    VERA Files: DFA misleading public in Sabah for Spratlys issue

    Note Verbale No. 15-1979 sent to Malaysia, the basis of VERA Files’ story, stated that it is reviewing the Aug. 4, 2009 protest (No. 000819) it filed with the United Nations.  The Philippines’ August 2009 protest, contained in two pages, singles out North Borneo or the old name of Sabah. Contrary to what DFA’s comment that putting out the story was a disservice to the country, VERA Files released the story in the interest of the public to help it fully understand the issues involved. More »

  • The Chusueys: Good argument for  family business

    The Chusueys: Good argument for  family business

    At the helm is the patriarch, Henry Chusuey. His wife Ana, twelve years his junior, is the company treasurer. Helping Henry and Ana (“Henann”) expand their empire are their two sons, Alfonso and Hendrick.   Alfonso, 29, is neither an architect nor engineer, but takes charge of construction in all properties while  Hendrick , 25, takes care of sales, marketing, advertising and PR. Henann own the imposing 1400- room Boracay Regency Hotel in the world-famous island. More »

  • PH offers Sabah to win Malaysia’s support for UN case vs China

    PH offers Sabah to win Malaysia’s support for UN case vs China

    The Philippines has offered to downgrade its claim on Sabah in exchange for Malaysia’s support for its case against China before the United Nations. The note verbale, a copy of which was obtained by VERA Files, referred to the May 6, 2009 joint submission by Malaysia and Vietnam to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) in which Malaysia claimed an extended continental shelf (350 nautical miles from baseline) that was clearly projected from Sabah. The Philippines has excellent relations with Malaysia. More »

  • Loom bands for a cause

    Loom bands for a cause

    For Melchora Grace Balacdao-Matias, looming bands began as an activity to merely overcome boredom in her new work environment in Kuwait. Little did Matias (Mitz to her friends) know that her loom bands would be of help to some 500 school children in the remote municipality of Bakun in Benguet Province. “My husband and I went to one of the shops in Kuwait and I saw these popular loom bands and I decided to try [doing] it, learning from Youtube how to do the designs,”Matias recalled. She was given the go-signal to make a solicitation letter for her loom bands project that made the rounds of the office. More »

  • What PNoy and Kris Aquino text each other

    What PNoy and Kris Aquino text each other

    OMG. I almost fell off my chair upon reading the text exchanges between President Aquino and his sister, Kris Aquino posted by journalist Cecil Morella in Facebook. More »

  • A novel approach against TB in Maguindanao

    A novel approach against TB in Maguindanao

    Free medicines and half a sack of rice have gone a long way in combatting deadly tuberculosis here. Alarmed at the high TB detection rates in Upi, the local government and the rural health center have resorted to rewarding cured patients, as well as those who take their medicines religiously. “Once mag-negative, i-certify ng medical technologist, maghingi na kay mayor ng half sack (Patients who have been certified cured of TB receive half a sack of rice from the mayor),” said doctor Carmelo Esberto, Upi’s municipal health officer. The reward system has been an effective strategy in persuading those with tuberculosis to take their medication, he added. More »

  • Dancing to a better life

    Dancing to a better life

    From bleak garbage dumps to glamor-filled  dance  floors, Wilbert Aunzo has come a long way. Aunzo was a scavenger and an out –of- school youth  who picked garbage to buy his daily meal of rice and salt .  When he was twelve, he joined a dance camp organized by Edward and Eleanor Hayco and literally danced his way out of poverty and his crime-ridden neighborhood. His dancing prowess qualified him as an athletic scholar, enabled him to graduate high school, become a nine-time national champion, a member of the elite Philippine national team and the grand winner of the World Youth championship in Australia. More »