‘That’s Reality’: Duterte Tells US South China Sea is Now in ‘Beijing’s Hands’

By Sputnik News BEIJING currently controls the vast majority of islands, reefs and shoals in the South China Sea, which are also claimed by a number of other nations in the region, including Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has warned Washington against bickering with Beijing over the South China Sea, […]


OTS asked Arroyo to remove shoes

By Benjamin Lim Vergara   AN Office for Transportation Security (OTS) personnel broke protocol when he asked former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to take off her shoes as she passes a security checkpoint at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport recently. This despite the alleged coordination between airport security officials and the Presidential Security Group team […]

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The World Mourns as Legendary Marvel Comics’ Creator Stan Lee Dies at 95

By Sputnik News THE world-famous writer and publisher was responsible for such iconic characters as Spider-Man, X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and The Fantastic Four. TMZ reported, citing Stan Lee’s daughter, that the legendary co-creator of Marvel Comics has died at the age of 95. The cause of his death has not yet been reported, while TMZ said […]


QC increases teachers’ rice allowance

QUEZON City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista has recently approved an ordinance increasing the rice allowance of public school personnel from PhP1,500.00 to PhP2,000.00 in recognition of their valuable services to society. City Ordinance 2754-2018, introduced by Councilor Julienne Alyson Rae V. Medalla, amends City Ordinance 2312-2014 that grants a PhP1,500.00 rice allowance per quarter for […]

Business News

Malaysians eyeing more investments in Mindanao

By Geneia Verdejo DAVAO City – The Malaysians were exploring talks with local business groups for investments and business partnerships in Mindanao. This was learned after the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), the national trade promotion agency of Malaysia, revealed that it has successfully concluded an exploratory mission to Davao, Mindanao from November 7 […]


Guam elects first female governor; Democratic Party back in Adelup

By Mar-Vic Cagurangan BANK executive Lou Leon Guerrero became Guam’s first female governor following Tuesday’s hotly contested race — preceded by mudslinging— that brought a Democrat back to Adelup. Based on the Guam Election Commission’s unofficial results, Leon Guerrero and her running mate Joshua Tenorio garnered 18,081 votes, or 50.70 percent of the votes cast, […]


QC one of the best governed city in the country this year — DILG

QUEZON City Mayor Herbert Bautista receives the Seal of Good Local Governance award from Department of Interior and Local Government Undersecretary for Operation Epimaco Densing III during an awarding ceremony early this month at the Manila Hotel. The DILG conducts a yearly national validation of local government units on integrity and good performance through continuing […]

Business News

Unclaimed airport terminal fees to be kept until refunded to its owners — MIAA

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE unclaimed airport terminal fees of overseas Filipino workers will be remain in a trust fund and refunded to its owners once claimed. Thus pledged Manila International Airport (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal on Wednesday after Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said anew that the money should be refunded to their rightful […]

Health News

QC Council supports healthcare for all

THE Quezon City Council approved a resolution expressing support to Senate Bill No. 1458 or the Universal Healthcare for all Filipinos Act. City Resolution SP 7605-2018, introduced by Councilor Marivic Co-Pilar, states that the proposed measure makes it possible for every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of a universal health care where preventive, curative, and […]


OFW who killed Arab employer in self defense is back home

By Benjamin Lim Vergara JENNIFER Dalquez the overseas Filipino worker who was acquitted for killing her employer four years ago in the United Arab Emirates returned home Friday. Arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on board Philippine Airlines flight PR657 from Abu Dhabi, Dalaquez was reunited with her parents Rajima Hamid and Abdul Hamid […]

Business News

The changing airscape: What’s killing the region’s major airline?

By Mar-Vic Cagurangan THE daily bustle and large crowd of visitors at the A.B. Won Pat International Airport are reflective of Guam’s currently robust tourism — a volatile industry that drives the island’s economy. Monthly reports from the Guam Visitors Bureau reinforces the industry’s optimism. According to the latest GVB report, Guam achieved its second-best […]


Strong typhoon batters Northern Luzon

STRONG Typhoon Yutu battered the northern Philippines on Tuesday, and officials were hopeful that successful evacuations would help avoid a repeat of the death and destruction wrought by a powerful storm last month, AP reports. More than 10,000 villagers moved to safety in the Philippines’ northern provinces before Yutu hit. The typhoon slammed into Dinapigue […]


Ghanaian held at NAIA over fake Canadian visa

By Benjamin Lim Vergara IMMIGRATION authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport foiled an attempt by a foreign national to use the Philippines as jump-off point to Canada, it was reported today. Abdul Wahab Issah, 36, was apprehended at the NAIA terminal 2 on October 21 after officers of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) discovered […]

Entertainment News

Rico J. Puno dead @ 65

By PDI View this post on Instagram I am seized with deep emotional shock when I found out that our OPM King – Kuya Rico J. Puno has passed away this morning (manila time). Numbed with grief, I would like to call on all entertainers in the OPM Industry as well as his worldwide fans […]

Diaspora News

Hate crimes continue to rise in LA County

THE Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (LACCHR) has reported that data on hate crimes in Los Angeles County in 2017 showed a five percent increase from the previous year. The LACCHR report said there were 508 hate crimes reported in the County in 2017. For the past four years, hate crimes have been […]


Duterte puts customs under military control over failure to stop drug shipments

By RT PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte put the Bureau of Customs temporarily under military control after two large shipments of illegal drugs slipped past the agency through the port of Manila. (Read More: Duterte made the announcement late Sunday in Davao City before an audience that included visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. The president […]