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US backs PH plan for sea dispute, says Goldberg

US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg: Watching. AFP FILE PHOTO

The United States has expressed support for the Philippines’ triple action plan to resolve conflicting claims in the South China Sea, saying that it would continue pressing for congruent approaches despite China’s rejection of the two countries’ calls to stop provocative actions in the disputed areas.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

19 Ukrainians, Russians, Filipinas rescued in bar raid


A raid on an upscale entertainment club in Pasay City suspected of being a prostitution front led to the rescue on Tuesday night of 19 women—13 Filipinos and six others from Russia and Ukraine—believed to be victims of human trafficking.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope Francis: Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

NEW EVANGELISTS  Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (left, in silhouette) watches Pope Francis’ video address to participants in the Philippine Conference on New Evangelization at the University of Santo Tomas on Friday. VINCENT GO/CONTRIBUTOR

“Bring Jesus now into the world of politics, business, arts, science, technology and social media,” Pope Francis on Friday enjoined the faithful in a video message that concluded the first Philippine Conference on New Evangelization (PCNE).

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Estrada to ask Hong Kong to lift travel advisory against PH

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada said on Thursday he would seek the lifting of Hong Kong’s travel advisory against the Philippines, which has cited, among other reasons, the bloody hostage-taking at the Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park three years ago.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NBI uncovers new way to ship shabu in arrest of 3 Chinese


The National Bureau of Investigation seized P314 million worth of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and arrested three Chinese nationals during a raid on a drying station in Tondo, Manila, last week.

Posted: September 9th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »