Palace hopes for ‘peaceful’ resolution of US-China row

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Friday expressed hope that the apparent rift between the United States and China would be “amicably and peacefully” addressed. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Philippines considers both the US and China...

US to continue freedom of navigation drills in SCS — Navy

MANILA, Aug 28 (Mabuhay) — The United States will continue sailing in the South China Sea to exercise its “freedom of navigation” and to reassure its allies that Washington is committed to maintaining a “free and open” Indo-Pacific region, a ranking...

PHL vows ‘higher’ APEC summit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines Saturday vowed “higher security” for world leaders at an economic summit in Manila next week after a series of bombings and shootings left more than 120 dead in Paris. US President Barack Obama is set to join the leaders of China, Japan,...

Canada’s trash violated int’l treaty

DFA chief says Canadian waste importation to PHL Basel Convention MANILA (Mabuhay) – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario on Thursday said the importation of Canadian waste to the Philippines was a violation of the Basel Convention, and that the Department of Foreign...

Canada warns vs travel to ARMM, Davao after kidnappings

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Canada is calling on its citizens in the Philippines to “exercise a high degree of caution” following the abduction of three foreigners, including two Canadian tourists, on Samal Island in Davao del Norte. In an advisory, Canada advised...

PHL gets G7’s back in China dispute

Manila, Philippines (AFP) Sunday 6/7/2015 – The Philippines Sunday welcomed reports that the G7 summit would express concern about unilateral efforts to assert sovereignty claims in the disputed South China Sea. Regional alarm is growing at moves by China aggressively to stake...

DOLE vows help for OFW in UAE death row

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Labor and Employment on Friday assured assistance for an overseas Filipino worker sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates for allegedly killing her employer. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the department will extend help even if...

Aquino mourns death of PHL ambassador in Pakistan crash

MANILA, May 9 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Friday expressed grief over the death of Philippine Ambassador to Pakistan Domingo Lucenario Jr. in a helicopter crash. In a statement, Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. said Aquino and...

President Aquino’s state visit to Canada begins

OTTAWA, Canada (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III flew to Ottawa, the first stop of his three-day state visit to Canada, on Thursday (Friday in Manila) after completing a successful one-day working visit to Chicago. Shortly after his arrival in Ottawa, President...

PNoy vows closer PH-Canada ties

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– President Benigno Aquino III vowed closer ties, especially in terms of trade and investment, between the Philippines and Canada as he left for North America on Wednesday. In his departure speech, Aquino said among his chief missions in his working visit in the...