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Thai military studies Manila-MILF deal

Thai military studies Manila-MILF deal BANGKOK: The Thai military is studying the peace deal between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to be a model for Thai security authorities' attempts to restore peace in the Thai far South, Thai News Agency (TNA) … Full News here – Read more on New Straits […]

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URC, Calbee sign joint venture to set up snacks factory in Pasig City

MANILA, Philippines — Gokongwei-led Universal Robina Corp. has teamed up with Japan’s largest snack food company Calbee Inc. to establish a local manufacturing joint venture which is expected to grow into a P2-billion company in terms of annual net sales by 2020.   In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Monday, URC said […]

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Two Koreas trade fire across maritime border—military

SEOUL — North and South Korea traded fire across their disputed maritime border on Monday, with the South’s military saying it had responded to shells landing in its waters from a North live-fire drill.   “Some of the shells fired by North Korea dropped in our area and our side responded with fire,” a spokesman […]

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Durant’s 31 points lift Thunder over Jazz

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant continued his torrid scoring pace, pouring in 31 points on Sunday in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 116-96 NBA triumph over the Utah Jazz.   Russell Westbrook added 19 points and Serge Ibaka chipped in 17 points with six rebounds for the Thunder, who have won six of their last seven […]

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Making a splash

Making a splash Rosa, Robinsons Place Bacolod, Robinsons Place Magnolia, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Place Palawan, SM Aura, SM City Cebu, SM City Davao, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, The District Cavite, The Podium, Trinoma, and soon at Fairview … Full News here – Read more on Manila Standard Today

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‘Martilyo Gang’ strikes again at SM Mall of Asia; 1 arrested, 6 robbers escape

(Updated 8:26 a.m., March 31) The "Martilyo Gang" is believed to have struck anew at an SM mall, using the cover of a heavy weekend crowd to hasten their escape after a brazen jewelry heist, this time on Sunday night at SM's crown jewel, the Mall of Asia in Pasay City. One suspect has been nabbed […]

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‘Martilyo Gang’ strikes again at SM Mall of Asia; robbers escape anew

(Updated 8:45 p.m.) The "Martilyo Gang" is believed to have struck anew at an SM mall, using the cover of a heavy weekend crowd to hasten their escape after a brazen jewelry heist, this time on Sunday night at SM's crown jewel, the Mall of Asia in Pasay City. Full News here – GMA News Online […]

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LTFRB on the lookout for jeepney drivers charging an P8.50 minimum fare

Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board personnel were out on the streets Monday, checking if jeepneys were charging an P8.50 minimum fare, P0.50 more than what was approved by the Board. Full News here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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PAL launches non-stop service between Manila and Tokyo-Haneda

MANILA, Philippines–Philippine Airlines began its twice-daily non-stop service between Manila and Tokyo-Haneda on Sunday (March 30, 2014), making PAL the biggest carrier servicing direct flights between the Philippines and Japan. PAL’s new route presents limitless opportunities to further develop trade and tourism between the two countries. Business travelers prefer Tokyo-Haneda airport amid its proximity to […]

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Skyway, SLEx adopt new collection system

Skyway, SLEx adopt new collection system San Miguel, which has a controlling stake in toll operator Citra Metro Manila Corp., said the new radio frequency identification toll collection system aimed to increase the use of automated electronic payment among motorists. The company said under … Full News here – Read more on Manila Standard Today

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‘Martilyo Gang’ strikes again at SM Mall of Asia

(Updated 8:45 p.m.) There was a reported robbery at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City Sunday night, an official of the retail giant told GMA News Online. Full News here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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PH expands claim to include Ayungin

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines, saying it was “defending what is legitimately ours,” filed Sunday a memorandum in the United Nations arbitration court on its territorial dispute with China, expanding its claim to include Ayungin Shoal, the current scene of confrontation between Manila and Beijing.   True to its word, the government met the deadline for submission […]

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Plane search stepped up as relatives demand answers

PERTH—Family members of Chinese passengers on board a missing Malaysian airliner arrived Sunday in Kuala Lumpur—some angrily seeking answers and others seeking closure—as the search for the plane intensified.   Eight ships—the largest number so far—and 10 planes from six countries were sweeping a vast expanse of the southern Indian Ocean off Australia for wreckage […]

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Tips to avoid heat stroke: Light colored clothes, cold water

MANILA, Philippines — Wear light-colored clothes. Drink lots of cold water and stay out of the sun.   The Department of Health (DOH) dispensed these tips on Sunday to help the public avoid heat stroke, a potentially fatal condition, during the summer season.   The weather bureau officially declared the start of summer last week, […]

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Ex-Quezon governor stopped from taking over disputed property

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court has ordered former Quezon Governor Eduardo T. Rodriguez and the Pagbilao Development Corporation (PDC) to honor a court order requiring them to back down from taking over vast tracts of land in the province from its real owners. In an 11-page decision promulgated March 10, the high court’s Third Division, […]

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