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SEA Games: Did the Philippines do better?

By Paolo del Rosario/CNN Philippines – With the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games done and dusted, much has been said about the delegation that the Philippines sent out. There was a total of 402 gold medals to play for in the 2015 edition of the SEA Games in Singapore. Before the Read more »

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Supreme Court stops rise of Torre de Manila

via – The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order against the construction of a high-rise residential building deemed to be ruining the view behind the Rizal Monument in Manila. Voting 8-5, the high court magistrates acted on a petition by the Order of the Knights of Read more »

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CNN poll: Philippines has world’s 2nd best food

via – Which destination has the world’s best food? The Philippines ranked second among destinations in the world with the best food, according to a survey conducted by CNN through an open Facebook poll. Garnering 1,528 votes, the Philippines came second to Taiwan, which earned 8,242 votes. The survey Read more »


Independence Day facts you’re probably not aware of

By Louie U. Navarro/CNN Philippines – We all know – and celebrate – June 12 as Independence Day, the day President Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed Philippine independence from Spain in 1898. But aside from the proclamation itself, the country actually celebrates two more anniversaries on June 12: The anniversary of Read more »

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Scientists discover more than 100 new marine species in the Philippines

via – Scientists from the California Academy of Sciences are celebrating World Ocean’s Day with a slew of brand new marine discoveries—more than 100 species that are likely new to science. The Philippines is home to the most biologically diverse waters on Earth, and remains the centerpiece of the Read more »

MEL VELARDE points to Bajo deMasinloc, now known as Panatag or Scarborough Shoal, as incontrovertible proof that it has always been part of the Philippines.  Photo by Richard A. Reyes/

Philippines fortifies sea claim with 300-year-old map

By Louie U. Navarro/CNN Philippines – The Philippines is set to submit to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in The Hague this week an almost 300-year-old map showing Scarborough Shoal or Panatag Shoal as part of Philippine territory for three centuries now. Known as the Murillo Read more »