Pacquiao Watch: Another bully?

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014 10:35AM UTC Timothy Bradley, left, trades blows with Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, in their WBO welterweight title boxing bout Saturday. Pic: AP. owner and founder of Pacland website (now Dong Secuya was a recent visitor in General Santos City together with a friend from Cebu. At the airport before he left, Dong called to apologize for not being able to sit down for a coffee with this author. He stayed for one night only. But before he boarded his plane, Dong intimated what he said was a very nasty episode between him and Mike Young. Young, the website designer and sports guru said, accosted him while he was taking pictures of Manny Pacquiao when the latter was doing his post-sparring workouts.

QC businessman claims owning 804-ha disputed gov’t property

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014 8:08AM UTC QC businessman claims owning 804-ha disputed gov’t property

A big-time Quezon City supplier of electrical parts and electronic gadgets and equipment is now claiming ownership of 804 hectares of government land held by the Alcantara-owned Alsons Development & Investment Corporation (Aldevinco) under an Integrated Forest Plantation Management Agreement (IFPMA).

Philippines VP runs into corruption roadblock

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014 7:27AM UTC Philippines VP runs into corruption roadblock

Until very recently, Philippine Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay appeared to be cruising toward the top job in the 2016 general election, when President Benigno S. Aquino III must step down by law. Aquino’s close friend, political ally and designated successor, Manuel A.“Mar” Roxas, has largely imploded, political analysts in Manila say, having shown himself to be ineffective as a campaigner, perhaps because of his patrician roots.

US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:34AM UTC A Chinese fishing vessel is seen stranded after it ran aground at the Tubbataha reefs. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says the United States will pay 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year.

Philippines pushes arbitration in China sea row

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:06AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says an international arbitration Manila has initiated to challenge China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea and a proposed legally-binding “code of conduct” are the only remaining ways to settle the long-raging conflicts peacefully.

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