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Philippines eyes US helicopters after scrapping Russian deal

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials are considering a U.S. offer to provide heavy-lift helicopters like its widely used Chinooks after Manila scrapped a deal to buy military choppers from ...

Filipino arrested in Taiwan after allegedly killing girlfriend for rejecting marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipino migrant worker was arrested on Sunday (Aug. 14) for allegedly murdering his Filipina girlfriend after she rejected his marriage proposal. The suspect, identi...

English teaching job openings in Taiwan attract 5,800 Filipino applications

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Foreign English Teacher Program (FET) sponsored by Taiwan’s Ministry of Education this year attracted 5,800 people in the Philippines to apply, but just 88 were ...

MECO denies making plans to evacuate Filipinos from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippine representative to Taiwan on Monday (Aug. 8) denied that his office has discussed evacuation plans with any Filipino community in Taiwan amid ongoing Chinese...

Brad Pitt's 'Bullet Train' pulls into station with $30.1M

NEW YORK (AP) — The stylized action romp “Bullet Train," starring Brad Pitt, arrived with a $30.1 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the last big movie of Hollywood's su...

Blinken: China should not hold global concerns 'hostage'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Saturday that China should not hold hostage talks on important global matters such as the climate crisis, after Beijing cut off c...

Alaska officers violated policy in 'white privilege' stop

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two Anchorage police officers violated department policy during a traffic stop last month when a woman in town for a rally by former President Donald Trump showed them a “whit...

Review: ‘Easter Sunday' is a loving ode to Filipino culture

A boisterous extended clan gathers for a family holiday, launching the requisite arguments, hurt feelings, grudges, inside jokes, laughter, love, reconciliation and lots of eating, plus maybe a car ch...

Jo Koy's 'Easter Sunday' puts Filipinos front and center

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a comedy, Jo Koy's new movie “Easter Sunday” had a lot of waterworks. The film was no ordinary job for the comedian and the rest of the cast. The magnitude of...

No reported damage in Philippines from Chinese rocket debris

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — There was no reported damage in a western Philippine region where debris from a rocket that boosted part of China’s new space station reportedly fell, a Filipino official sa...

China accuses US of 'navigation bullying' in South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — China blasted a top U.S. Navy official Friday after he criticized Beijing’s increasingly aggressive actions in the South China Sea, saying it's America’s military deployment...

US official warns Asian aggressors will face Western might

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Any Asian aggressor who violates the sovereignty of other countries in the region risks punitive counter actions, just like what Russia is confronting now for its invasion o...

Philippines: Marcos Jr. vows recovery but quiet on human rights in first policy speech

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday offered a extensive list of goals during his first State of the Nation address since taking office after a landslide election victory in May. Afte...

Taiwan boosts human rights practices for foreign fishermen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is working to provide foreign fishing crews with better living conditions through improved infrastructure in a bid to advance human rights. A total of 29 shower ...

XLD Finance raises $13M to build APIs that enable financial access through crypto

Investment will be used to accelerate product development and geographical expansionSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 19 July 2022 - XLD Finance, a borderless decentralised ecosystem that provides financ...