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China's new PH ambassador bullish on SCS code of conduct

Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian said China remains optimistic about an “early conclusion” of the crafting of an ASEAN-China code of conduct in the South China Sea. → Read More

New Chinese envoy waxes lyrical on growth of PH-China relations

New Chinese ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian highlighted the growth of Philippine-China relations as he hosted his first Chinese New Year Wednesday. → Read More

China vows peace, stability with PH

China is committed to maintaining peace and stability with the Philippines, saying the South China Sea is not the sum total of Philippine-China relations. → Read More

Russia eyes diversified trade, cooperation with PH

MANILA - Russia wants to explore new areas of trade and cooperation with the Philippines in pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, civil aviation, infrastructure including airport development, railways, and power. → Read More

'The face of defeat': S. China Sea scholar urges PH to raise arbitral win before UN

South China Sea scholar and BBC journalist Bill Hayton said international law is on the Philippine side, citing statements by 28 European Union states and the G7. → Read More

Duterte should notify Congress on joint exploration contracts with China: expert

Under the Constitution, President Rodrigo Duterte should inform the Congress of every contract under a joint exploration with China in the West Philippine Sea, an expert said Thursday. → Read More

EU to showcase Cine Europa films

MANILA - Moviegoers can once again enjoy free European movies during the Cine Europa film festival on a first come, first served basis from September 20-24 at Greenbelt 3’s Cinema 1. → Read More

Grab to pilot e-scooters in Intramuros, offers free rides for 3 months

MANILA - Grab Philippines on Wednesday said it signed an agreement with the Intramuros administration and the Department of Tourism (DOT) for the free use of its e-scooters within the Manila heritage site. → Read More

Ahead of Duterte's China visit, Chinese shipowner apologizes over Recto Bank allision

China has apologized over the Recto Bank incident, in which one of its vessels slammed into an anchored Filipino boat in the disputed sea and abandoned its crew. → Read More

PH fires off another diplomatic protest over Chinese warships

The Philippines has filed another diplomatic protest against China over its warships passing Philippine waters without informing the country's authorities, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Thursday. → Read More

US Embassy warns public vs 'too good to be true' visa offers from fixers

US Embassy fraud prevention manager Leon Gendin warns visa applicants against social media platforms that have “too good to be true offers.” → Read More

Locsin: Only PH-flagged ships allowed to survey country's waters

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Wednesday reiterated only Filipino flagged ships are allowed to survey Philippine waters for now. → Read More

'PH cannot ban marine surveys': Locsin backtracks on ships ban

MANILA - Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Tuesday the country may not ban marine surveys under an international sea treaty but that they need the country’s permission to be conducted. → Read More

Will PH give up control of seas in 60-40 joint exploration deal with China? Expert asks

Will the government “give up control and supervision of the activity” as part of the “60-40” sharing scheme for joint exploration in the South China Sea? → Read More

Imee Marcos says no personal money spent in Senate bid

Her mother, former first lady and outgoing Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos had ranked as the third richest lawmaker in 2018. → Read More

18 senatorial bets file campaign expenses report to Comelec

Fifty party-list groups, and 3 national political parties also filed their SOCEs as of 11 a.m., the last day of filing, according to Comelec Campaign Finance Office Director Efraim Bag-id. → Read More

Inside Queen Elizabeth's birthday party in Manila

British Ambassador Daniel Pruce gave ABS-CBN News an exclusive sneak peek into Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday party in Manila before doors opened at the Manila Polo Club Tuesday night. → Read More

Losing bets call for special polls in Lanao del Sur

Losing gubernatorial bets in Lanao del Sur filed a petition at the Commission on Elections on Wednesday seeking to nullify the election results in the entire province of Lanao del Sur and Marawi City. → Read More

Anti-poverty commission explains P49-M ‘idle’ fund

The Commission on Audit earlier called out NAPC over the unspent funds which were transferred by Pagcor to the commission in April 2017. → Read More

Imelda Marcos' nephew Martin Romualdez wants to be House Speaker

Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, nephew of former First Lady Imelda Marcos, expressed his intention on Wednesday to vie for the speakership. → Read More