Monthly Archives: April 2015

PH calls China double-dealing, asks Asean to assert leadership

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The Philippine government on Sunday called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to act against China’s plans to “consolidate de facto control” in South China Sea.

ASEAN divided on China island-building

MANILA  — Southeast Asian nations had difficulty reaching a united position on China’s reclamation activities in the disputed South China Sea, Singapore’s top diplomat said. Singaporean Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam said it

Petilla quits DOE

MANILA –And then there were seven vacancies in the top echelons of government. With national elections barely a year away, President Aquino has found himself with a leaner Cabinet as more officials

Ochoa, Purisima forced Sevilla to quit?

MANILA — Former Bureau of Customs (BOC) chief John Phillip Sevilla has revealed the names of government officials who were behind his resignation. In an interview with CNN Philippines recently, Sevilla said

Agriculture seen as key to poverty reduction

MANILA — Increased government investments in agricultural and rural infrastructure are crucial to slash poverty and create more jobs, according to Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan. “Agricultural development remains a critical

Nepal quake toll tops 5,000 as aid reaches epicenter area

PASLANG, Nepal  - Aid reached a hilly district near the epicenter of Nepal’s earthquake for the first time Wednesday, four days after the quake struck and as the death toll from the