PHL, Japan to hold joint naval exercise in S. China Sea

Manila, Philippines (AFP) Sunday 5/10/2015 – The Philippines’ navy chief said Sunday it would hold a joint exercise with Japan in the South China Sea, but emphasised the collaboration was unrelated to China’s land reclamation efforts in the disputed waters. Two warships from the...

Drilon wants NLEX, SCTEX toll collection system simplified

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A simplified toll collection system in the North Luzon and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressways (NLEX and SCTEX) may soon come about after Senate President Franklin Drilon met with officials of the Bases Conversion Development Authority and the Metro Pacific Tollways...

No R&Rs for US soldiers in Subic

DOF says port calls cancelled due to ‘operational reasons’   MANILA (AFP) – The US Navy has cancelled visits to the Philippine port of Subic amid public anger over accusations that a US Marine killed a Filipino on the city’s outskirts, officials said Monday. Foreign...

Pemberton detained at Camp Aguinaldo

MANILA (Mabuhay) — US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in the killing of transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, was transferred on Wednesday to a facility inside the Armed Forces of the Philippines headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo after the...

Solon: Power crisis used as ploy to revive Subic coal-fired power plant construction

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A party-list lawmaker on Saturday claimed that the present hype about a looming power crisis in 2015 might be used to push the revival of the mothballed coal-fired power plant in Subic, Zambales, despite its expected environmental impact in the area. In...

US, PHL troops ‘assault’ beach

SAN ANTONIO (AFP) – More than 200 US and Filipino Marines launched a mock amphibious assault Monday on an enemy beachfront close to a disputed South China Sea outcrop. Amid driving rain and rough waves, five amphibious assault tanks roared off from a US destroyer anchored off...

Breakup rumors hound Louise, Enzo anew

Another showbiz couple has purportedly called it quits: Kapuso actors Louise delos Reyes and Enzo Pineda. If rumors are true, this would be the second breakup for the two, after having mutually decided to split up for the first time in March last year. It was Enzo who made public...

Microtel Philippines

by : Rhony Laigo Microtel Philippines, part of the Wyndham hotel chain, will build more hotels thereby offering more rooms as it looks to a bullish Philippine tourism industry that is expected to double if not reach 10 million tourists in the next few years. In a U.S. roadshow...

Brillantes has ‘reservations’ about reusing Smartmatic PCOS

MANILA, May 22 (Mabuhay) — No less than the chairman of the Commission on Elections is recommending that the poll body discontinue use of Smartmatic precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines in the 2016 elections. Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said he will advise the...

AirAsia launches Philippine offshoot

CLARK, August 15, 2011 (AFP) – Asian budget carrier AirAsia launched a new affiliate in the Philippines on Monday, promising to undercut its rivals on regional and domestic routes. To minimise costs and avoid Manila’s crowded terminals, AirAsia Philippines will fly out of a...
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