APEC leaders condemn terrorism

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Leaders of the 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation condemned all acts of terrorism and urged for closer global cooperation in the fight against extremist violence. The latest draft communiqué to be issued by APEC heads of state at the...

Obama: We have ‘rock solid commitment’ to PHL defense

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the US government has a “rock solid commitment to the defense of the Philippines” as the validity of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) hangs before the Supreme Court (SC). Obama faced the media after a...

‘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....

Mindanao bombing, beheading not related to APEC — military

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) — The military on Wednesday said the beheading of a Malaysian hostage by the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu and the bombing in Davao City have nothing to do with the country’s hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ summit....

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,...

APEC leaders told to speak up on maritime disputes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Parañaque Rep. Roilo Golez, one of the convenors of the Movement and Alliance to Resist China’s Aggression, led his colleagues in urging the heads of the economies participating in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit next week to speak up...

Palace denies street dwellers ‘hidden from view’ for APEC meet

MANILA (mabuhay) – Malacañang on Friday denied the allegation that it plans to hide street dwellers from the view of state leaders attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit from November 16 to 20 . Quoting Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky...

At least 378 PAL and Cebu Pacific flights are canceled for APEC security

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific are cancelling at least 378 domestic and international flights as part of security measures for the APEC Leaders Meeting in Manila during the third week of November. Leaders from the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic...