The Philippine economy appears to be sitting pretty, remaining on track for solid growth, but some concerns are emerging that a bust could be on the cards. So far, the archipelago has certainly racked up a laudable performance, with the economy expanding 7.2 percent in...Read More..
When typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November, Brett Moore, World Vision’s shelter adviser, bought three Toyotas, 500 litres of water, dry rations, petrol and mosquito nets, and boarded the night ferry from Cebu to Tacloban, the city worst-hit by the storm. “We spent seven...Read More..
British paedophiles are paying to watch the abuse of children in the Philippines via webcams, a BBC investigation has found. In one case, a British man organised the sexual abuse of five children from the same family. Charities believe tens of thousands of children are...Read More..
Barack Obama and David Cameron have been caught posing for a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. Pictures taken inside the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, showed the two leaders smiling as they leaned in for a photo with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt....Read More..
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) receives non-food items from Spanish Red Cross (SRC) and German Red Cross (GRC) today to augment typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) response in Visayas region and other affected provinces. Through a Jetstar special air cargo from Berlin, 500 family tents,...Read More..
Typhoon Haiyan is battering the central Philippines with sustained winds of 235 km/h (146mph). Meteorologists say that if initial estimates based on satellite images are borne out, it could be the most powerful storm ever to make landfall. The storm has forced millions in storm-prone...Read More..
India is gearing up for its first mission to Mars, which if successful, would make it the first Asian nation to reach the Red Planet. The unmanned Mars Orbiter spacecraft is scheduled for lift-off on Tuesday afternoon from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR located on...Read More..
At least 20 people were killed after an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 hit popular island destinations in the Philippines on Tuesday, local authorities said. Civil defense spokesman Maj. Reynaldo Balido said 15 of the deaths came from Cebu province, an urban and densely...Read More..
BALI, Indonesia, Oct. 6 (PNA) — President Benigno Aquino III arrived here on Sunday to attend the 21st Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation from October 6 to 8. The President left Manila at 8 a.m. Sunday for Bali, Indonesia on board a chartered Philippine Airlines flight...Read More..
Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead of Istanbul and Madrid. The Japanese capital won a final round of voting by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Buenos Aires to beat Istanbul by 60 votes to 36. Madrid had...Read More..