DFA chief: Norway assured PHL of its commitment to Mindanao peace

MANILA, Feb 14 (Mabuhay) – Despite the bloody clash between government troops with Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters and other armed groups in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao last January 25, Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende assured Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del...

Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway

Ministers in Norway – a major and rich oil-producing country – are under increasing public pressure to reduce perks and tax breaks for booming electric car sales. “It’s become a problem,” said Erik Haugstad, a bus driver in the Oslo region who complains about the numerous...

GPH, MILF panels near agreement on two issues in Bangsamoro bill

MANILA, July 28 (Mabuhay) – The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) achieved “good progress” over the weekend on contentious issues in the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law, the government’s chief negotiator said Monday. “We met over the weekend and made progress on...

An app designed for kids with ADHD?

(Relaxnews) – Researchers from Norwegian research organization SINTEF are studying smartwatches, digital calendars and other technology as possible support devices for children with autism and ADHD. Kids with these issues can become difficult when daily routines and habits...

Yolanda ‘very much like a tsunami’ – UN

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Satellite images processed by a specialized United Nations program reveal that super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) looked “very much like a tsunami” that eradicated entire towns in the Philippines, an analyst from the United Nations Institute for Training and...

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...

Japan supports Philippines position of settling territorial dispute on West Philippine Sea through diplomatic, peaceful means

VIENTIANE, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nov 6 (Mabuhay) -– The Philippines can now count on Japan as an ally in its stand that the best and only way to settle the territorial dispute on the West Philippine Sea is through diplomatic and peaceful means following international...

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...