‘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 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,...

Pope calls for more courage on climate change

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – Pope Francis called on world leaders Thursday to show more courage in negotiations to seal a global pact on climate change at a summit in Paris this year. “Let’s hope that governments will be more courageous in Paris than they were in Lima,” the...

Aquino likens China’s rulers to Hitler

By Karl MALAKUNAS MANILA  (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino has warned China’s efforts to claim disputed territories are like Nazi Germany’s before World War II, drawing a fierce Chinese response on Wednesday branding him ignorant and amateurish. In an interview with...