Italy supports PHL arbitration case vs China

ROME (Mabuhay) – Italy threw its support behind the Philippines’ move to hail China to court over the maritime disputes in the South China Sea. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi expressed support for the Philippine move to seek arbitration under the United Nations Convention on...

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,...

Japan’s emperor, empress to visit PHL next year

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Japanese Emperor Akihito and his wife, Empress Michiko, will pay a state visit to the Philippines next year, Malacañang announced Tuesday. Communications Secretary Hermino “Sonny” Coloma Jr. said in a statement that the government has already started the...

Toyota on the fast track to autonomous vehicles

(Relaxnews) – After a cautious, secretive start, Japan’s biggest car company is opening up about its plans to build self-driving cars and is demonstrating its progress to date. Like all major automakers, Toyota has been developing and researching active safety and semi-autonomous...

Palace lauds Gilas Pilipinas for win vs. Japan, hopes for best at finals

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday congratulated Gilas Pilipinas for its victory against Japan, a feat that set up a finals duel for the Philippine team against host China in the FIBA Asia Championship. “Congratulations once again to Gilas Pilipinas for putting...

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US, Philippines hold talks on boosting military capacity: spokesman

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – America’s Pacific commander held talks with the Philippine military Wednesday on ways to strengthen US capacity in the region to deter conflict and maintain freedom of navigation, a Filipino spokesman said. Admiral Harry Harris, head of the US...

PHL says WWII foe Japan now trusted friend

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines said Saturday it had rebuilt a “strong friendship” with former foe Japan, as its neighbors criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for failing to properly apologize for Tokyo’s aggression during World War II. Since the war,...

Honda three-month profit jumps nearly 20% to $1.5-B

Tokyo, Japan (AFP)  – Honda said Friday that net profit in April-June jumped nearly 20 percent as strong sales in North America and a weak yen helped offset the impact of an exploding air-bag crisis. The Civic maker’s bottom-line profit came to 186 billion yen ($1.5 billion) for...

PHL cheers growing outcry over South China Sea

Manila, Philippines – The Philippines on Sunday hailed  what it termed growing international support for its efforts to counter China’s claims to most of the South China Sea. The comments from a presidential spokesman came as the US Pacific Fleet released photographs of its...