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February 19, 2018 3:03 PM Duterte: Naming PH Rise features doesn’t give China rights over the area

Filipinos should not be alarmed with the move of China to give Chines names to undersea features in the Philippine Rise, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday in a speech at a gathering of Chinese-Filipino businessmen, whose guest included Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua. The joint event – the 10th Biennial National Convention and 20th Founding 7

February 19, 2018 9:35 AM ‘Black Panther’ pounces to box office glory over holiday weekend

As the US kicked back for a long weekend, Disney’s “Black Panther” got off to a superhero start in the North American box office, rocketing to the top spot with estimated earnings of $218 million, data showed Sunday. According to figures from industry tracker Exhibitor Relations, the highly-anticipated 18th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe earned 6

February 18, 2018 4:26 AM Rumored specs of the LG G6 successor expected for a June unveiling

If these leaks are true, Judy should be flaunting a 6.1-inch, 18:9 Full Vision, HDR display on a so-called MLCD+ panel, which will have a high 800-nit brightness while consuming 35% less power. For specs, the upcoming flagship should be housing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, 16 MP with f/1.6 dual rear cameras under its hood. Other 5

February 17, 2018 9:11 PM Magical days and nights with your favorite Disney friends

Moments of joy and play and magic with beloved Disney friends are an everyday occurrence at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. It’s no wonder people of all ages want to go again and again to enjoy the magic. Annie Wharmby, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort director of entertainment and costuming, said: “It’s just being able to leave your work and home worries outside 11

February 17, 2018 8:02 AM NBA: Aussie Simmons enjoying his first All-Star weekend

Ben Simmons had two simple objectives coming into the 2018 NBA Rising Stars Game on Friday night. "I want to win, but I want to have fun at the same time. So having fun usually comes with winning," said the Philadelphia 76ers rookie who helped lead Team World to a 155-124 victory over Team USA. The 21-year-old Australian is competing in the Rising Stars 6

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 22

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 6

February 16, 2018 11:18 AM Mitsubishi can use CARS for PUV rehab plan: DTI

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said that the Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) could participate in the Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program using its existing facilities under the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program. In his keynote speech during the inauguration of MMPC’s 8

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 6

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 5