Muslims in much of Asia began celebrating the holy month of Ramadan Sunday, but in Indonesia even threats by hardliners to raid “sinful” bars could not stop football fans heading to nightspots to watch the World Cup.
By Aquiles Z. Zonio
Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao is taking his family to Jerusalem again for a 15-day vacation.
Several US lawmakers criticized China Friday for its “deeply troubling” actions in disputed areas of the South China Sea, and urged passage of legislation that seeks peaceful solutions to rising maritime tensions.
By Matikas Santos
The fame and influence of the world’s most popular sport, Football, is being used as leverage by the United Nations to highlight recovery efforts in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).
By Boying Pimentel
For roughly a half hour on Friday, Michael Christian Martinez was the top male figure skater at the Sochi Olympics. He skated early in the finals, earning a score that put him ahead of several other athletes, including another young man from Kazakhstan where it was minus 27 Celsius as the competition was wrapping up. [...]