PHL tells tribunal: China violated int’l maritime laws

MANILA (Mabuhay) –The Philippines’ legal team on Thursday presented before  a The Hague-based tribunal several international maritime law violations of China, which include massive destruction of marine ecosystem, harassment of Filipino fishermen and the intentional ramming of...

US servicemen submit affidavit in Laude slay case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Three US servicemen who were with Marine Pfc Joseph Scott Pemberton in Ambyanz Disco in Olongapo City the night he met Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude went to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday to submit sworn statements in connection with...

ASEAN warns sea reclamation ‘may undermine peace’

by M JEGATHESAN Langkawi, Malaysia (AFP)  – Reclamation work in the disputed South China Sea, where China has constructed an airstrip and other structures on coral reefs, threaten to “undermine peace, security and stability” in the region, Southeast Asian leaders warned...

Pemberton DNA authentic, says prosecutor

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Olongapo City chief fiscal Emilie de los Santos on Tuesday vouched for the authenticity of the DNA samples taken from the US Marine suspect Joseph Scott Pemberton. De los Santos dismissed doubts from the family of slain transgender Jennifer Laude that the...

Remembering our veterans and ‘what it was like to go to war’

On Tuesday, November 11, we will again fly our flag high to honor and remember all our veterans and those who sacrificed their lives for us. In retrospect however, those of us who in one way or another have loved ones who either perished or survived due to war, have always...

Death toll in assault on militants rises to 26

ZAMBOANGA (AFP) – The Philippines’ military said Thursday the death toll from an assault against Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic militants had risen to 26, with one marine among the dead as troops cleared the combat area. The latest fatalities on the southern island of Jolo bring to 33...

AFP: 15 killed in Sulu fighting between govt, Abu Sayyaf

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Fourteen suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits were killed following a 10-hour firefight with government troops in Sulu province, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said Wednesday. In a radio interview, military public information chief Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said at...

PHL to host 5th World Ecotourism Conference in Cebu

Marine ecotourism will be at the centerpiece of this year’s three-day 5th World Ecotourism Conference that will be held in the island-province of Cebu February 20-22. With the theme, “Marine and Coastal Ecotourism: Oceans of Uncertainties, Waves of Opportunities,” the 5th World...

BRP Ramon Alcaraz now in dry-dock

MANILA, Aug. 27 (Mabuhay) — The BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), the second Hamilton-class cutter in the country’s service, is now in dry-dock, the Philippine Navy (PN) announced on Tuesday. Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Fabic, Navy spokesperson, said that the ship underwent...

PHL joins sustainable ocean summit

The Philippines is taking part in the world’s largest gathering of ocean stakeholders that seeks to develop leadership and collaboration in the sustainability risks and opportunities affecting the future of marine environment. Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Ramon...