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‘Mission accomplished’: Aquino ends Europe trip, heads for Boston

President Benigno S. Aquino III at a forum in Berlin with members of the Philippine media before he left for Boston. Malacañang Photo Bureau

President Benigno Aquino III ended his weeklong European trip on Saturday convinced that he had gathered enough support behind the Philippines’ call for a peaceful resolution of conflicts in the South China Sea, particularly through international arbitration.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,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 »

PH pulls peacekeepers out of Golan Heights ahead of time

In this handout photo taken on October 2013 and released by Philippine Armed Forces public affairs office (AFP-PAO) on August 29, 2014 shows officers and men of the 7th Philippine peacekeeping force bound for the Golan Heights posing for photos during their send-off ceremony at the army heradquarters in Manila.  Heavily armed Philippine peacekeepers defied Syrian rebels on August 29 in a Golan Heights standoff hours after the gunmen disarmed and took hostage 43 Fijian soldiers there, Filipino authorities said. AP

More than 240 Filipino peacekeepers arrived in Manila on Friday after pulling out two weeks early from a U.N. mission in the Golan Heights because of escalating fighting in the border region, the Philippine military said Friday.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »


In defense of Parokya ni Edgar’s Chito Miranda

Chito Miranda. FILE PHOTO

Wala namang basagan ng trip. Bakit naman pag-iinitan si Chito Miranda ng Parokya ni Edgar.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Photos & Videos | Read More »

German Chancellor Merkel backs PH stance on China row

LAST STOP IN EUROPE  President Aquino converses with Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel upon arrival at the Federal Chancellery on Friday. The President flies to the United States on Sunday for a sentimental journey to Boston and to address the United Nations. RYAN LIM/ MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU

Add another world power among those calling for international arbitration to resolve disputes in the South China Sea.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »