Meat-Free Favorites : Scrambled Tofu

By Elena Johnson Regular tofu (not the softer “silken” variety) is sold in the refrigerated case of most grocery stores. Medium or firm tofu is a healthy alternative to cholesterol-laden eggs. And tofu absorbs flavors and spices, so this recipe elevates the tomato and garlic...

U.S. boosts missile defense in the Pacific

North Korea warns of nuclear strike on U.S. targets By Jung Ha-Won SEOUL, April 4, 2013 (AFP) – The United States has scrambled to reinforce its Pacific missile defenses as North Korea pushed more global alarm buttons Thursday by announcing it had authorized plans for...

‘We have a long way to go towards getting Philippines off American and European aviation watchlists,’ President Aquino tells Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

Saying that the country still had a long way to go towards improving and meeting global standards on aviation safety, President Benigno S. Aquino III extolled officers and employees of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to join government efforts and work...

‘Open your eyes’: Typhoon-hit PHL tells climate meet

By Mariette le Roux DOHA, Dec 6, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines urged bickering UN climate negotiators in Doha on Thursday to take heed of the deadly typhoon that struck the archipelago this week and wake up to the realities of global warming. Philippine climate envoy Naderev Sano...

Swiss experts to clear bombs in Mindanao

MANILA, Nov 15, 2012 (AFP) – Swiss experts will soon begin clearing unexploded bombs in the southern Philippines, after Muslim rebels and the government signed a peace pact, the European Union said Thursday. Dozens of people have been killed or maimed by unexploded devices on...

Philippines and Japan vow to remain steadfast partners of development

VIENTIANE, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Mabuhay) -–- The Philippines and Japan have vowed to remain steadfast partners of development in a move seen to further strengthen relations between the two countries. President Benigno S. Aquino III held a bilateral meeting on Monday...

Philippines gets Europe’s backing in protecting Filipino seafarers, Aquino says

MANILA, Nov 7 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said he advanced the interest of the country’s seafarers during his attendance to the 9th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Laos this week. In his arrival statement at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2...

Philippines aviation safety chief quits after argument with President Aquino

MANILA, December 21, 2010 (AFP) – The Philippines’ chief aviation regulator has abruptly quit, the government said Tuesday, after he blamed President Benigno Aquino for keeping the country on an international flight safety blacklist. Civil Aviation Authority of the...