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Military task group confirms 2 ASG brigands killed in latest Sulu clash

Zamboanga City, Philippines – The military has confirmed that the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) brigands have lost two followers and one was injured in clash that occurred Monday in the province of Sulu. Monday’s clash was the latest so far as the focus military operation continues against ASG brigands in Sulu. Three soldiers were wounded […]

PHL software industry sees up to 25% growth in 2015

Manila, Philippines – The local software industry is projected to grow by 20 to 25 percent this yeatr with recent developments in the domestic market, Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) President Jonathan De Luzuriaga said. Luzuriaga, during the 2015 in Pasay City on Wednesday, said the strong growth of the industry is driven by […]

PNoy expresses elation over U.N. Tribunal’s decision to hear Philippines’ case against China

Eastern Samar, Philippines – President Benigno S. Aquino III said Friday he is glad that the Permanent Court of Arbitration has decided to accept the Philippines’ case against China on the South China Sea dispute. During an interview here, the President said that with the tribunal’s decision, the Philippines overcomes the initial challenge in its […]

PHL Con-Gen in Sydney Assists Filipino Seafarers Rescued by Chinese Vessel

PHL Con-Gen in Sydney Assists Filipino Seafarers Rescued by Chinese Vessel

Twenty one (21) Filipino seafarers of Philippine vessel MV Foxhound led by Captain Jonathan Montel were rescued on October 17 by UK-registered and Chinese-owned vessel MV COSCO Shanghai after MV Foxhound sank along Vitiaz Strait in Northern New Guinea. After experiencing inclement weather which led to the sinking of MV Foxhound, Captain Montel and his […]

Philippines wins round 1 in historic case vs China

Philippines wins round 1 in historic case vs China

MANILA, Philippines – In a round one victory for the Philippines, a United Nations-backed arbitral tribunal at The Hague, in the Netherlands, unanimously decided it has the right to hear Manila’s historic case against Beijing over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). The tribunal effectively rejected China’s strongest argument against the Philippines: that the […]

Promoting PH Economic Credentials from City of Steel to City of Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — From Pittsburgh, the city of steel, to Seattle, the city of innovation, a private sector business delegation from Manila showcased the Philippines as Asia’s new emerging tiger. On 19-23 October 2015, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and prominent Filipino economist Dr. Bernardo Villegas led the Fourth Private Sector Delegation to the United […]

More than enough food for Lando-hit areas

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman disclosed that there is still P500-million in the quick response fund that can be used to support disaster operations for Lando and for other calamities that may occur within the year. Likewise, a total of P1-billion is readily available under the calamity fund of the […]

EducationUSA Offers Free Educational Advising Services

Manila, Philip’pines — EducationUSA, the U.S. government’s official source on U.S. higher education, is now offering walk-in educational advising services in the Philippines. The advising services will take place at the Embassy from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on the first Tuesday of every month and at the American Corner at De La Salle University […]

PHL-Sweden Social Security Agreement Captures the Attention of Filipinos in Sweden

Filipinos living in Sweden applaud the good news of the forging of a social security agreement between the Philippines and Sweden on October 15 in Stockholm. At an informal forum held the following day, Social Security System (SSS) President and CEO Emilio S. de Quiros, Jr. and Philippine non-resident Ambassador to Sweden Bayani S. Mercado […]

Sen. Marcos deplores “tanim-bala” on OFW bound for HK

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. today deplored another incident of alleged “tanim bala” (bullet planting) last October 25 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport involving an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) bound for Hong Kong. Gloria Ortinez, 56, was arrested and detained after airport authorities claimed they found a bullet of carbine rifle in her […]