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  • Philippine Airlines parent says back in black
    Philippine Airlines parent says back in black

    Philippine Airlines' parent firm said it had returned to profitability, the first time in three years either entity reported being in the black for an entire year. In a filing with the Philippine Stock Exchange Thursday, PAL Holdings reported an after-tax net profit of 129.74 million pesos ($2.93 million) in its fiscal year to December 31. …

  • Philippines says South China Sea dispute a global problem
    Philippines says South China Sea dispute a global problem

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino said on Friday the territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea was of concern for the world because global trade will be hit by China's reclamation. Recent satellite images show China has made rapid progress in building an airstrip suitable for military use in contested territory in the Spratly Islands and may be planning another, moves that have been greeted with concern in the United States and Asia. IHS Jane's Defence Weekly said March 23 …

  • Clarification: Philippines-Pacquiao Film story
    Clarification: Philippines-Pacquiao Film story

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a story April 15, The Associated Press reported that a film on the childhood of boxer Manny Pacquiao was produced by independent filmmaker Ten17P. It was co-produced by Ten17P and Star Cinema. …

  • At least 19 killed in Tanzanian mine collapse
    At least 19 killed in Tanzanian mine collapse

    At least 19 Tanzanian gold miners were killed when the pit they were working in collapsed in the northwestern Msalala district, a local government official said Saturday. …

  • French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston
    French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston

    FOURAS, France (AP) — With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries is setting sail for Boston. …