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November 18, 2018 10:29 AM Return of Balangiga Bells shows deep RP-US friendship

Senator Richard J. Gordon welcomed the official turn over by the United States government of the Balangiga Bells, the church bells taken by the US Army from Balangiga, Eastern Samar in 1901, saying the return of the bells shows the deep respect and friendship between the Philippines and the United States. "We welcome the return of the Balangiga Bells 2

November 7, 2018 6:10 AM PH, Japan finalize details of P18-billion MRT3 rehab loan

The signing of the P18-billion loan agreement will be done on Thursday, November 8 On Wednesday, November 7, Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr and Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda exchanged notes on the MRT3 rehabilitation loan deal at the Department of Foreign Affairs, witnessed by Railways Undersecretary Timothy John Batan 11

October 18, 2018 6:37 AM Pacquiao seeks KO victory over Broner

The Filipino boxing icon says he'll focus on American challenger Adrien Broner first before planning a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr “If I can finish it earlier than 7 rounds, why not?” Pacquiao told reporters Wednesday night, October 17, referring to his scheduled defense of the World Boxing Association welterweight crown against Broner in January 9

October 18, 2018 2:36 AM LOOK: Megan Young is ambassador for #ZeroHunger

The actress and former Miss World titleholder lends her support to the Department of Agriculture and the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization MANILA, Philippines – Five years since winning the title of Miss World, actress Megan Young continues to help causes she believes in. On Wednesday, October 17, Megan posted photos, announcing her commitment 10

October 17, 2018 10:23 AM Duterte appoints Bautista to DSWD, Locsin to DFA as secretaries

Retired Lt. Gen. Rolando Bautista (left) and Ambassador to the UN Teodoro Locsin Jr. (Photos from PA Facebook page and Philippine Daily Inquirer) President Rodrigo Duterte appointed retired Lt. Gen. Rolando Bautista, former Army chief, and Ambassador to the United Nations Teodoro “Teddboy” Locsin Jr. to head, respectively, the Department of Social Welfare 10

October 15, 2018 3:19 PM Caritas Manila holds Celebrity Bazaar with Heart Evangelista on Oct. 18

Caritas Manila will hold its second Celebrity Bazaar on Oct. 18, Thursday, 1-10 p.m., on the second level of the Mega Atrium of SM Megamall. Entrance fee is P500 per person. Bazaar will feature second-hand luxury items up for sale from generous celebrity donors Heart Evangelista, Alden Richards, Ruffa Gutierrez, Dr. Vicki Bello, Scarlet Snow Belo, Cristalle 10

October 13, 2018 1:45 AM Statement of Sen. Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Congratulations to Ambassador Teddy Boy Locsin, Jr. on his appointment as Secretary of Foreign Affairs. He is fit for the job, honed by his long years of experience in public service, both as a journalist and a public official. A lawyer by profession and worked with various Philippine Presidents, Teddy has vast knowledge of national and local issues 14

October 12, 2018 7:32 AM Another royal wedding for Britain as Princess Eugenie weds

LONDON (AP) — Britain will have its second royal wedding of the year when Princess Eugenie weds a tequila brand ambassador in a gala ceremony on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are to marry Friday at St. George’s Chapel, which is part of the castle complex. The nuptials will draw most senior members of the royal family, including 9

October 11, 2018 11:08 PM Teddy Boy Locsin accepts DFA post offer

Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr., the country’s permanent representative to the United Nations, has accepted the offer of President Rodrigo Duterte to become the next Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Locsin will replace outgoing DFA Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano, who will run for a seat in the House of Representatives in the 2019 elections 10

October 11, 2018 9:36 PM Only 1 Filipino on death row in Indonesia

BALI, INDONESIA—There is only one Filipino woman sitting on death row in Indonesia, the Philippine Embassy in Jakarta said late on Wednesday. The embassy issued a clarificatory statement hours after Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia Leehiong Wee told a news conference that another Filipino woman was on death row for drugs in Semarang. Wee said he learned 6