PHL argues at Hague court: China deprives us of fishing, exploration

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippine delegation argued before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands that China’s nine-dash claim has deprived the Philippines of fishing in disputed territories. The first round of arguments for the hearing on the merits...

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...

Mexico’s Nieto says visit to further strengthen PHL-Mexico ties

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said his state visit to the Philippines will further strengthen the already durable ties between the two countries forged by shared history several hundred years ago. In his message Tuesday during a toast to President...

Arnel Pineda hopes to bring Journey to PHL again

Journey vocalist Arnel Pineda is still hoping that the American classic rock band will return the Philippines next year despite the recent arrest of drummer Deen Castronovo for domestic violence. Pineda reported that Journey is looking for a new drummer after Costronovo admitted...

‘APEC hotties’ Trudeau and Nieto set Filipino hearts racing

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – The dashing good looks of Canada’s prime minister and Mexico’s president have sparked the unlikely hashtag “#APEChottie” to go viral at a gathering of world leaders in the Philippines. For much of the last week, Manila’s social media has been filled...

PHL, South Korea seek greater bilateral cooperation

MANILA, Nov 19 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III and South Korean President Park Geun-Hye expressed their willingness to boost their cooperation, during a bilateral meeting held on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on Wednesday....

Nov. 22 concert to honor memory of slain journalists

LOS ANGELES – Filipino-American media groups here have banded together to honor the memory of the 32 journalists killed in the Ampatuan massacre, the worst single attack on the press. On Nov. 22, members of the media will hold a concert and photo exhibit at the Celebrity Centre...

APEC wary US-led trade pact could become ‘rich-economy club’

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – APEC does not want to see a United States-led free-trade agreement become a “rich-economy club”, a senior forum official said Monday. Speaking ahead of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the Philippine capital Manila, Alan...

PNP: Stay home, spare yourself from traffic

MANILA, Nov 16 (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday reiterated its advice to the public to stay at home and spare themselves from traffic woes caused by the road closures for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit this week. “We advise them to stay...

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,...