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China expert expects better ties after 2016

National Institute for South China Sea Studies presidnet Wu Shicun: We used to enjoy a good relationship  Photo from http://www.nanhai.org.cn

Maybe after 2016. Wu Shicun, president of top state think tank National Institute for South China Sea Studies, is hopeful that relations between China and the Philippines will be better after the Aquino administration.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Aquino doubles security due to ‘credible threat’ vs Pope

Pope Francis. AP

President Aquino on Tuesday said he expected stepped up measures by the Presidential Security Group to protect Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines in January next year amid a news report in Italy of a possible threat against the Pontiff by Islamic militants.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

In Boston, Aquino walks down memory lane

President Aquino is welcomed by Defense and Armed Forces Attache Capt. Elson Aguilar upon his arrival at Boston Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.  RYAN LIM/ Malacanang Photo Bureau

Dr. Mario Bucal used to tell his late friend Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. that the Filipino opposition leader would one day be the President of the Philippines.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Voilà! Filipino-speaking monsieur surprises Aquino

Cartoon, September 20, 2014

He stands 6-foot-4 (1.9 meters) and is a dead ringer for NBA superstar Kevin Durant. Not only that, he speaks fluent Filipino.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US labor officials vow to protect workers’ wages regardless of immigration status

Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon Ascalon and Wage and Hour Division Denver District Director Charles Frasier exchange copies of the signed alliance arrangement. Witnessing the signing ceremony were NaFFAA Executive Director Giselle Rushford, Crosswind Church Lead Pastor Ric Doguiles and former NaFFAA Regional Chair Donna Lavigne. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Federal labor officials promised to make sure that all workers are paid properly and for all the hours they worked, regardless of immigration status, at an agreement signing ceremony with Philippine consular officials based in San Francisco.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »