Thursday, 30 March 2017
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SuperStar Virgo begins Philippines homeport

Added: 30.03.2017 16:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Philippines officially welcomed Star Cruises earlier when SuperStar Virgo arrived in Manila to begin her inaugural homeport deployment in the country. The occasion was commemorated with a special ceremony at Manila South Harbour.


Philippine lawmaker pushes for Duterte impeachment over 'defeatist' China stance

Added: 30.03.2017 4:50 | 3 views | 0 comments

A Philippines lawmaker filed supplementary charges on Thursday to an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte, accusing him of taking a "defeatist stance" by doing nothing to challenge Beijing's activities in the South China Sea.


Japan loans Manila military planes for South China Sea

Added: 30.03.2017 1:41 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Philippines Monday took delivery of two Japanese military surveillance aircraft to help it patrol vital sea lanes in the South China Sea, despite Manila's increasingly conciliatory stance to Beijing's claims over the disputed waters. Japan will lease a total of five surplus Beechcraft TC-90 planes to the Philippines, according to Manila's defence secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Philippine military chief General Eduardo Ano said the new planes would be deployed over Benham Rise and the South China Sea.

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Rodrigo Duterte to US: Why did you not send the armada?

Added: 29.03.2017 19:29 | 3 views | 0 comments

Philippine president takes US to task over its refusal to challenge China on its South China Sea activities.


Duterte confronts US over China's man-made islands

Added: 29.03.2017 19:03 | 3 views | 0 comments

Philippine president takes US to task over its refusal to challenge China on its South China Sea activities.


Philippine fisherman back home after 58-day sea ordeal

Added: 29.03.2017 18:17 | 3 views | 0 comments

A young fisherman flew home to the Philippines on Wednesday after being given up for dead at sea, battling hunger, thirst and despair for nearly two months on a tiny boat that drifted all the way to Papua New Guinea.


Duterte to US: Why didn't you send armada vs China islands?

Added: 29.03.2017 11:55 | 12 views | 0 comments

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine president says he asked the U.S. ambassador why America did not deploy an armada of warships to pressure China to stop constructing man-made islands that are now at the heart of regional concerns in the disputed South China Sea.
President Rodrigo Duterte said in ...


Philippines, China to hold direct talks on sea row: Manila

Added: 29.03.2017 10:34 | 4 views | 0 comments

China and the Philippines will hold direct talks on their maritime dispute in May, Filipino officials said on Wednesday (Mar 29), as President Rodrigo Duterte seeks stronger economic ties with Beijing.


Bangladesh Bank heist was "state-sponsored" - US official

Added: 29.03.2017 9:10 | 5 views | 0 comments

The heist of US$81 million from the Bangladesh central bank's account at the New York Federal Reserve last year was "state-sponsored," an FBI officer in the Philippines, who has been involved in the investigations, said on Wednesday.


| Typhoon Nida creates chaos across Hong Kong

Added: 29.03.2017 3:10 | 19 views | 0 comments

After battering the Philippines, Nida shunted in 90mph winds, chasing residents to the city’s tunnels
Hong Kong came to a standstill on Tuesday as Typhoon Nida brought 90mph winds and torrential rain, shutting down schools, businesses and transport services. More than 180 flights were cancelled and hundreds rescheduled.
After battering the northern Philippines last weekend, with more than 275mm of rain falling over the town of Tuguegarao in 24 hours, Nida made landfall near Hong Kong Tuesday morning, rated as the equivalent of a category 1 hurricane. Thousands of people were evacuated from offshore oil rigs, as well as from construction sites, and headed to tunnels and bridges in the city. Hong Kong Observatory recorded 121mm of rain on Tuesday.

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