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Japan says visa-free entry still a plan

Kyoto path. FILE PHOTO

Not so fast, don’t buy that plane ticket to Tokyo just yet.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Back home in Manila, and feeling out of place


A month in Manila, and I am dazed and confused—even terrified. For seven years, Singapore was my home, and it was very good to me. It kept me safe and comfortable, and I knew I could always count on it.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Back home in Manila, and feeling out of place

In Manila, an escalator - as long as it's moving - is meant to be stood on. People don't clear the right-hand side to give way to those in a hurry. Anyone trying to move past other people on a moving escalator is considered boorish. -- ST PHOTO: RAUL DANCEL

A month in Manila, and I am dazed and confused—even terrified.

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

Manila, San Francisco renew ties

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and his wife, Anita, at the CITEM design center at the start of their San Francisco-Manila sister cities tour.

Cities of “golden” stature. Manila, which boasts its golden sunset, and San Francisco, which has the famed Golden Gate Bridge, renewed its ties as sister cities Wednesday afternoon at the Manila City Hall.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

February 1945: The Rape of Manila

DEAD bodies could not be buried as relatives fled the carnage. Photo courtesy of Albert Montilla

To this day, much is heard of the Rape of Nanking when the rampaging Japanese Imperial Army killed 300,000 from 1937 to 1938, and raped 20,000 women in that Chinese capital.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US warship arriving in Manila Friday

USS Pinckney/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/US Navy Mate 3rd Class Timothy F. So

A US warship is arriving in Manila on Friday (Feb. 7) amid increasing tension between the Philippines and China over a territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Manila mission to appease HK

In this file photo taken on August 23, 2010, Philippine policemen take position as they start their attack on a hijacked tourist bus in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

Manila Councilor Bernie Ang on Wednesday said he would make arrangements for a trip to Hong Kong for talks with representatives of the slain hostages’ relatives.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

India minister coming for lecture

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid. AP file photo

India’s foreign minister is arriving in Manila on Monday to deliver the inaugural talk in the Rizal-Nehru Memorial Lectures at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in 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 »

Taiwanese diving for lobsters off Batanes arrested

Siayan Island Batanes

A Taiwanese fisherman has been arrested for poaching in Philippine waters, police said on Thursday as Manila and Taipei seek to mend fences after the shooting death of another Taiwanese fisherman in May.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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