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  • Chinese challenge Philippines defense chief’s plane

    April 21, 2017 5:36 PM 5

    MANILA, Philippines - A military aircraft flying Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Armed Forces chief Gen. Eduardo Año over the West Philippine Sea received a warning yesterday from Chinese forces to leave the airspace. The Philippine Air Force (PAF) C-130 transport aircraft was circling over Zamora or Subi Reef for its final approach to the unpaved

  • BSP shutters rural bank in CamSur

    April 21, 2017 5:00 PM 3

    The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has shuttered another rural bank in Camarines Sur due to insolvency, the fourth so far this year. In a statement, state-run Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) said the Monetary Board on April 20 had prohibited Rural Bank of Ragay (Camarines Sur) Inc. from doing business. As designated receiver, PDIC yesterday took over the rural

  • PH to turn Pag-asa into tourist attraction

    April 21, 2017 4:55 PM 4

    PAG-ASA ISLAND, West Philippine Sea — The government has set aside P1.6 billion to turn the biggest Philippine-held island in the Spratlys into a tourist attraction and marine research center, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Friday. Lorenzana visited here along with the top echelon of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, including AFP chief

  • Philippines Sends Defense Chief to Disputed South China Sea Island

    April 21, 2017 4:26 PM 4

    MANILA — The Philippines sent its top military officials on Friday to an island it occupies in the disputed South China Sea to reinforce the country’s claim. Even before the military C-130 transport aircraft reached Pag-asa Island, also known as Thitu, the Chinese challenged the flight at least four times on radio as it passed through the region. China

  • 3 BIFF members die in shootout

    April 21, 2017 4:00 PM 4

    NORTH COTABATO, Philippines – Three suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters were killed in an alleged shootout with militiamen. Tarzan Buntazil, Kensem Dungandong and Salik Rusman shot it out with members of the Citizens Armed Force Geographical Unit who chased them for stealing cattle owned by Ariel Wacan and his brother Constantino

  • 3 killed as NPA, soldiers clash

    April 21, 2017 4:00 PM 4

    CAMARINES NORTE, Philippines – A woman and her two grandchildren were killed and another was wounded in a clash between government troops and New People’s Army rebels in Masbate on Thursday. Lolita Pepito, 70; Crislyn Pepito, 11, and Reden Pepito, 9, were caught in the crossfire when rebels positioned themselves in front of their house in Sitio Lubigan

  • China tries to drive away planes with top Filipino officials

    April 21, 2017 3:32 PM 5

    PAG-ASA ISLAND, South China Sea (AP) - Chinese forces tried to drive away two Philippine planes carrying Manila's defense and military chiefs Friday near a Chinese man-made island, officials said, adding they admired seeing up close the stunning city-like features, including buildings, roads and a runway in the South China Sea's hotly contested region

  • Market watch: Price of seafood drops

    April 21, 2017 3:09 PM 3

    THE price of selected seafood products have dropped based on the price monitoring conducted by SunStar Davao at Bankerohan Public Market, Friday, April 21. The price of tilapia decreased to P90 per kilogram (kg) from P110/kg; bangus to P130/kg from P150/kg; malasugue to P400/kg from P450/kg; tamban to P50/kg from P60/kg; moro-moro to P140/kg from P160/kg; and shrimp

  • Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 with quiet day, gun salutes

    April 21, 2017 1:39 PM 4

    This is a photo of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as she meets residents during a visit to Priory View, an independent living scheme for older residents, in Dunstable, England, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 91st birthday on Friday, April 21, 2017. (File pool photo by PETER NICHOLLS via AP) LONDON — Britain marked Queen Elizabeth

  • Jessy to Luis on his b-day: I’m falling in love with you each day

    April 21, 2017 1:25 PM 4

    As TV host/actor Luis Manzano celebrated his 36th birthday on Friday, his lady love Jessy Mendiola gave him a romantic birthday greeting on Instagram. “Happy birthday my love! Thank you for making me believe in love again. So much has happened, but here I am falling more in love with you each day. You make people happy by just being yourself and I am very proud