Russian vessels visit Philippines as 2019 begins

via – Vessels of the Russian Navy docked in the Philippines for a goodwill visit from Sunday to Friday, January 6 to 11. The Russian Navy’s large anti-submarine ship Admiral Pantellev, guided missile cruiser Varyag, and large sea tanker Boris Botuma kicked off their goodwill visit to the Philippines Read more »

Wearing the Philippines: How Catriona Gray’s national costume went above and beyond

By Amanda T. Lago/ – On stage, Catriona Gray’s national costume looked heavy, to say the least. At the Miss Universe 2018 national costume show, the woman who stunned the world with her lava walk seemed significantly slowed down – though every bit as graceful – as she wheeled her Read more »

Filipino wins UAE’s largest singing reality show ‘The One’

via – Jovan Aquino brought pride to the Philippines when he won the first season of United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) largest singing reality show “The One.” “I’m still speechless and I still couldn’t believe it. What a way to close 2018’s door and what a great start for me Read more »

How Grab became a major transport provider in Philippines

By Roderick T. dela Cruz/ – A Malaysian technology company which came to the Philippines in 2013 turned into the largest transport service provider in the country in a span of five years. Grab, which was established by young Malaysian businessman Anthony Tan as “My Teksi” app, jolted the Read more »

South Korea told to get trash out of Philippines by next week

By Melvin Gascon/ – A Bureau of Customs (BOC) official said on Wednesday that he had told South Korean authorities to send 6,500 tons of garbage that were illegally shipped to the Philippines back to their country by next week. John Simon, port collector of the BOC at Mindanao International Read more »

Philippines urged to work with Vietnam on South China Sea code

By Patricia Lourdes Viray/ – The Philippine government should support Vietnam’s position on negotiations on a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said. Del Rosario earlier warned that Beijing might use the COC in legitimizing its artificial islands in the Read more »