Duterte invokes arbitral ruling vs. China in first UN speech

MANILA, Sept 23 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday invoked the country’s arbitral victory in 2016 against China’s massive claims in the South China Sea. In his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, Duterte said the Philippines...

Palace thanks UK, France, Germany for supporting PH arbitral win

MANILA, Sept 19 (Mabuhay) — Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Friday extended gratitude to the United Kingdom, France, and Germany for supporting Manila’s win in the South China Sea by citing the 2016 Arbitral Award that invalidated Beijing’s expansive...

Pinoy-German group bags P132-M MRT-3 maintenance contract

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The joint venture between Germany’s Schunk Bahn-und Industrietechnik GmbH and the Philippines’ Comm Builders & Technology Phils. Corp. (SBI-CB&T JV) bagged the contract to maintain the trains, depot equipment and signaling system of...

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...

Lesson of World War II: Peace should prevail at all costs — PNoy

MT. SAMAT, Bataan, Apr 9 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday reiterated the call to peace during his speech before some 1,500 veterans and guests at the commemoration of the 73rd Araw ng Kagitingan here.“Ang dating kalaban, katuwang na sa pagkamit ng...

Record 56.4 million tourists flocked to NY in 2014

(New York–AFP) – A record 56.4 million tourists visited New York last year, drawn by its diverse culture, low crime and “dynamism,” and generating $61.3 billion for America’s largest city, officials said Monday. The number of visitors tops the...

Dingdong all set for altar date with Marian

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The suit, the shoes, even the stag parties have been taken care of. Groom-to-be Dingdong Dantes is all set to exchange “I do’s” with fiancée Marian Rivera at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cubao on December 30. During the night of fun and games, a...

French president Hollande to visit PHL in 2015, climate change tops agenda

MANILA (Mabuhay) — French President François Hollande will visit the Philippines in 2015, in reciprocation for President Benigno Aquino III’s visit to France last September. The French Embassy in Manila said climate change will top the French leader’s agenda,...

DOT’s Jimenez cites travel ban, Yolanda aftermath as challenges to 2014 tourism target

MANILA, Nov 13 (Mabuhay) – Travel ban on the Philippines imposed by other countries and the aftermath of killer Typhoon Yolanda are the biggest hurdles to achieving 6.8 million foreign tourist arrivals this year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) chief told reporters late...

Legarda cites Germany’s experience in improving PHL’s natural resources governance

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Philippines can learn a lot from Germany’s experience in natural resources management and improving relevant policies, particularly on land use planning, coastal protection, sustainable forest management and...