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February 17, 2018 2:53 AM WATCH: Chinese audience in tears as KZ performs Mandarin ballad on 'Singer 2018'

Kapamilya star KZ Tandingan's latest performance on Chinese singing contest "Singer 2018" moved some of her audience to tears. Among those who watched Tandingan's performance live were seen wiping tears off their faces as the songstress belted out a soulful rendition of Mandarin ballad "The Pain Which You Don't Know." "I want to show my respect to the Chinese 5

February 16, 2018 11:29 PM Roque: PH to seek changes in way marine sites are named

While saying it’s not a big deal, the Palace spokesperson on Friday said the government would seek changes in the process of naming undersea features, like those found in the Philippine (PH) Rise. Harry Roque said the current process being followed by the UN-linked agency International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) in naming undersea features was controlled 11

February 16, 2018 11:27 PM DFA: China gives ‘no-build’ assurance in sea row talks

China has assured the Philippines that it would refrain from conducting any activities on uninhabited areas in the West Philippine Sea, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Friday. Cayetano said the country had also made “gains” in its territorial dispute with China despite the latter’s transformation of three of seven Philippine-claimed reefs 4

February 16, 2018 11:07 PM US carrier entitled to freedom of navigation, says Palace

Malacañang on Friday said that like any country, the United States was “entitled to freedom of navigation” in the South China Sea, as it commented on the port call of the US aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson, in Manila. At the same time, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque expressed hopes that the carrier’s voyage to the disputed waterway would not lead to any conflict 4

February 16, 2018 10:38 AM Presence of US warship in PH a ‘breath of fresh air’ for Pinoys

For Senator Panfilo Lacson, the presence of a US warship in the country was a “breath of fresh air” for Filipinos. On Friday, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson arrived in Manila for a port visit. “Not being pro USA and anti-China, the presence of USS Carl Vinson in the West Philippine Sea is a breath of fresh air for those of us, pro Philippines 4

February 16, 2018 8:49 AM Palace: Presence of US warship in S. China Sea should not cause alarm

The presence of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the disputed South China Sea should not be a cause of concern as Malacañang said it was part of freedom of navigation. “Sa akin naman po e talaga naman itong kalayaan ng paglalayag ay kalayaan ng lahat. Pati po ng mga warships so hanggang doon lang po tayo . Lahat naman po ay kaibigan ng Pilipinas 4

February 15, 2018 10:42 PM Chinese names in PH rise? No problem, says Palace

Despite its objections to China’s naming of undersea features in the Philippine Rise, Malacañang on Thursday cleared Beijing of any ill-motive and said it found no bad faith in the actions of its giant neighbor. In a press briefing, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said, the process of naming newly discovered features in the United Nations system 4

February 15, 2018 9:22 AM Bam Aquino hits Palace’s ‘flip-flopping’ on China, Benham Rise

Senator Bam Aquino slammed Malacañang on Thursday for flip-flopping on issues involving Benham Rise and China. “Ang bilis namang nagbago ang ihip ng hangin sa Palasyo (How fast the winds change at the Palace),” Aquino said in a statement. “Noong Miyerkules lang, nagprotesta tayo sa ginawang pagpangalan ng China sa ilang bahagi ng Benham Rise. Ngayon 3

February 15, 2018 7:26 AM Google likely ‘borrowing’ iPhone X notch with upcoming Android update

Insiders have spoken about Google’s upcoming software update that readies new Android smartphones rumored to be mimicking the iPhone X’s cutout design MANILA, Philippines - Mark Gurman from Bloomberg Technology says that sources familiar with Google’s plans are calling the next major Android update Android P, short for Pistachio Ice Cream. The update 4

February 14, 2018 1:43 PM Swapping sand for snow, volleyball eyes Winter Games slot

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—A snow volleyball exhibition on Wednesday showcased a sport organizers hope will one day be included in the Winter Olympics. "We can show the world it's possible," said Brazilian beach volleyball player Emanuel Rego who won gold in the 2004 Summer Games and didn't mind the cold and windy conditions in Pyeongchang. "It doesn't 5