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Philippines says China still guarding key shoal but Filipino fisherman back

30 October, 2016 | Hits:1648

MANILA – Philippine aerial surveillance showed Chinese coast guard ships were still guarding a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, but they allowed Filipinos to fish “unmolested” for the first time in years, the defense secretary said Sunday. The return of Filipino fishermen to Scarborough Shoal, which China effectively seized in 2012, was “a most welcome development” because it brings back their key source of livelihood, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. China granted access to the tiny, uninhabited shoal 123 nautical...

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US terror warning for Philippines region popular with Australian tourists

06 November, 2016 | Hits:1436

Bangkok: Terrorist groups are planning kidnappings on central Philippines islands popular with Australian tourists, including parts of the business and tourism hub of Cebu, the United States has warned. The warning - repeated by the Australia government on its smartraveller.gov.au website - comes only days after a report that South-east Asia is facing a growing risk of extremist violence, especially from the southern Philippines, where a handful of militant Islamist groups have sworn allegiance to Islamic State. The US warned foreigners to...

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Australia denies offering visa-free privilege to Filipinos

08 November, 2016 | Hits:1484

MANILA - The Australian Embassy in Manila has denied reports claiming that Filipinos can enter Australia visa-free beginning 2017.In a statement on their official website, the Embassy emphasized that Filipino visitors still need to apply for an Australian visa before being allowed entry."The Embassy is aware of a hoax/scam suggesting that visa-free options for Filipino nationals will be available from January 2017. This is a scam and potential travelers to Australia must have a valid Australian visa," it said.The article...

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Corruption 'alive and well' under Duterte: Poe

14 February, 2017 | Hits:1291

Trishia Billones, ABS-CBN NewsMANILA - The alleged bribery-extortion scandal that recently hit the Bureau of Immigration showed that corruption is "alive and well" under the Duterte administration, Senator Grace Poe said Tuesday. "Corruption is alive and well. Even under this administration, there are still people protecting each other’s friends and interests,” Poe, who lost to President Rodrigo Duterte in the 2016 elections, said in an ANC interview. The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee is investigating allegations that gambling tycoon Jack Lam, through his...

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Fajardo takes home 4th All-Filipino Best Player award

03 March, 2017 | Hits:621

June Mar Fajardo continues to etch his legend among the league’s greats.The ever-humble Cebuano giant rewrote the ...

College basketball: Filipino superstar Kobe Paras awaits his turn with Creighton

09 February, 2017 | Hits:1052

OMAHA, Neb. -- In his native country, media call Kobe Paras a "hoops sensation" and "wunderkind," and his family is know...

Simone Biles soars to AP Female Athlete of the Year

27 December, 2016 | Hits:1380

By Will Graves (Associated Press) | Updated December 27, 2016 - 10:12am 1 0 googleplus0 0 In this Aug. 7, 2016, file ph...

Mbala wants to play for Gilas

27 December, 2016 | Hits:1179

By Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 27, 2016 - 12:00am 0 8 googleplus0 0 Ben Mbala (left) with t...

Unloads a career best 32 pts King Japeth deals Star royal bashing

27 December, 2016 | Hits:1221

By Nelson Beltran (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 27, 2016 - 12:00am 1 0 googleplus0 0 Japeth AguilarMANILA, P...

Alyssa Valdez to suit up for Thai squad

27 December, 2016 | Hits:1132

(philstar.com) | Updated December 25, 2016 - 3:37pm 5 18 googleplus0 0 Bureau of Customs Transformers and former Atene...

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3AF hosts national conference focusing on Asian American consumers

22 March, 2017 | Hits:158

Los Angeles, CA – Registration is now open for the Asian American Advertising Federation’s (3AF) Asian Marke...

Asian Americans Advancing Justice applauds Federal court order blocking revised travel ban

21 March, 2017 | Hits:165

Stewart Kwoh, president and executive director at Advancing Justice-LA. (credit: Keyang Pang) San Francisco - A Fed...

Russia: Wreckage of crashed jet found in Black Sea

27 December, 2016 | Hits:2542

Doyle Rice , USA TODAY 8:12 p.m. EST December 26, 2016 A search team from the Russian Emergency Ministry continued the ...

Latest on George Michael's death: Boyfriends speak out

27 December, 2016 | Hits:2724

USA TODAY staff 10:59 p.m. EST December 26, 2016AP BRITAIN GEORGE MICHAEL I GBR(Photo: Tim Ireland, AP)One day after new...

Obama, Abe to visit Pearl Harbor together; first official Japanese visit

27 December, 2016 | Hits:2483

David Jackson , USA TODAY 8:40 p.m. EST December 26, 2016 Japan's desire to become a world player could mean less depen...

2016 investigations: Tracking Trump, toxins and teachers

27 December, 2016 | Hits:2342

USA TODAY 11 a.m. EST December 20, 2016GTY 599936016 A ELN USA PA(Photo: Mark Makela, Getty Images)From coast to coast t...

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