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6th Asean School Games to open in Marikina Nov. 29—DepEd


Marikina City and the Department of Education National Capital Region (DepEd-NCR) will play host to the 6th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Schools Games this year.

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

Lacson: ‘Yolanda’ like a superpower that bullied PH

In this aerial photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, and released by the Philippine Air Force, a ferry boat is seen washed inland from a massive storm surge caused by Typhoon Haiyan, in the city of Tacloban, central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people dead. (AP Photo/Philippines Air Force)

Secretary Panfilo Lacson likened super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) to a “world superpower” that is “bullying” any country it wants to, knowing “with certainty that she would not be challenged.”

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US plan on sea dispute not tackled at Asean meet

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

Southeast Asian foreign ministers did not discuss a United States proposal for a freeze on provocative acts in the disputed South China Sea, a senior diplomat said, an apparent setback to US efforts to rein in China’s assertive actions.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sea row overshadows talks between Asean, China

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center left, greets Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh before commencing the ministerial meeting between China and Asean in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Saturday. AP

Top Chinese and Southeast Asian diplomats met for talks overshadowed by maritime tensions Saturday with Beijing’s increased boldness in disputed waters stirring international concern.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Row over ‘provocative’ acts looms ahead of Asean talks

In this May 7, 2014 file photo released by Vietnam Coast Guard, a Chinese ship, left, shoots water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel, right, while a Chinese Coast Guard ship, center, sails alongside in the South China Sea, off Vietnam's coast as Chinese ships are ramming at Vietnamese vessels trying to stop Beijing from setting up an oil rig in the sea. AP FILE PHOTO

A US and Southeast Asian push for a freeze in “provocative” acts in disputed waters has set the stage for a showdown with China at a regional security summit, analysts said.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »