May, 2018


PH falters as China, Japan sweep YOG slots in Asian Trampoline Championships

MANILA, Philippines – Asian gymnastics giants China and Japan dominated the podium in the juniors division of the 4th Asian Trampoline Gymnastics Championships to sweep the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) slots at stake. Benjamin Jesus Mendoza was the only Filipino who advanced to the finals after finishing 5th in the … Source: Politics

Green Archers torch Dragons by 96 points in preseason game

  MANILA, Philippines – Mark Dyke poured in 27 points to lead 4 other La Salle players in double-digits as the Green Archers crushed winless University of Asia and the Pacific by 96 points, 129-33, in the 2018 Milcu Sports Basketball presented by Got Skills Adidas Summer Showcase last … Source: Politics

Trump, Moon discuss North Korea's threat to scrap summit

SEOUL, South Korea – US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday, May 20, discussed North Korea’s recent threats to cancel its unprecedented summit  with Washington, Seoul’s presidential office said. After weeks of warm words and diplomatic backslapping, Pyongyang abruptly threatened to pull out of … Source: Politics

Part of flyover under construction collapses in Imus, Cavite

MANILA, Philippines – Clearing operations continued along Aguinaldo Highway corner Daang Hari Road in Imus, Cavite on Sunday, May 20, after a portion of a flyover being constructed there collapsed. The incident happened late Saturday night, May 19, leaving the area impassable. On his Facebook page, Imus Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi said … Source: Politics

COA questions Bulacan's P20-M payment to government 'consultants'

MANILA, P”hilippines – The Commission of Audit (COA) recommended the dismissal of 81 “consultants” hired by the Bulacan provincial government in 2017. The 81 consultants were hired on 6-month contracts and were paid from P10,000 to P40,000 monthly. In 2017, a total of P20 million was … Source: Politics

DFA silent on Chinese bombers in South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines – Despite a barrage of questions from reporters, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) stayed silent on Sunday, May 20, about the unprecedented landing of Chinese bombers on an island in the South China Sea.  On the DFA’s Viber group, reporters’ requests … Source: Politics

Namarabar: The community reviving natural dyes in the Philippines

ABRA, Philippines — After decades of polyester threads brought from China, cotton threads and natural dyes are making a graceful comeback in the textile market in the Philippines. Many buyers are looking for organic textiles and so weavers in the Cordilleras are taking a 180-degree turn to tradition – one of which … Source: Politics

Duterte doubles prize for top teams in Philippine National Games 2018

CEBU CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte compensated for his much delayed arrival with a welcome surprise at the opening ceremonies of the Philippine National Games (PNG) held at the Cebu City Sports Center on Saturday, May 19. Duterte doubled the cash prize of the top performing teams, … Source: Politics

RAW Deal: Who needs Money in the Bank most this year?

LONDON—As we move closer toward this year’s big Money in the Bank event (which is made even bigger now by having it contested across both brands) it’s a great time to take a quick look at the WWE’s championship and midcard scenes. Money in … Source: Politics

Top PH officials meet U.S. Pacific Command chief in Hawaii

MANILA, Philippines – Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea was in Hawaii with top Philippine government officials for “high level discussions” with retiring US Pacific Command (PACOM) chief Admiral Harry Harris Jr.  “The Philippines and the United States have reaffirmed their firm resolve to bolster their enduring alliance anchored on common values … Source: Politics