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Trump: 'No dictator' should underestimate U.S resolve

Nov 05, 2017 - 4:16 PM

Trump's marathon trip comes with the North Korea crisis at fever pitch, as US bombers fly sorties over the Korean peninsula and fears mount of another Pyongyang missile test

ASIA TOUR. President Donald Trump touches down in Japan, kicking off the first leg of a high-stakes Asia tour set to be dominated by soaring tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Filipino golfer Miguel Tabuena wins Philippine Open

Dec 21, 2015 - 3:11 AM

Miguel Tabuena shot 6 birdies to overtake the leaders and claim his first Asian Tour title at the Philippine Open

LOCAL CHAMPION. Filipino golfer Miguel Tabuena has won his first Asian Tour title. File photo by AFP

Celine Dion halts all concerts, Asia tour due to husband's health

Aug 13, 2014 - 9:26 PM

The Canadian singer will take care for her husband as he battles ill health

Palace prepared to defend EDCA before courts

Apr 30, 2014 - 3:49 PM

Malacañang defends the constitutionality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement and says it is confident the US will come to its defense if attacked by China

EDCA SIGNING. The Palace defends the legality of EDCA, pictured here being signed by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and US Ambassador to Manila Philip Goldberg. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH-US military deal won't offend China – Trillanes

Apr 29, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Trillanes has done back channeling negotiations between the Philippines and China regarding the West Philippine Sea dispute

BACK-CHANNELING: Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the Philippines should be less hostile to China

Aquino presses for PH inclusion in Pacific trade deal

Apr 28, 2014 - 7:01 PM

If left out of the deal the Philippines stands to lose its share of the US market to Asian neighbors Restrictions on foreign ownership in its Constitution is hampering its bid

President Benigno S. Aquino III  with His Excellency Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, during the joint press statement at the President’s Hall of the Malacañan Palace for the State Visit to the Philippines on Monday, April 28, 2014. Photo from the Malacañang Photo Bureau

Moro group fears US military intervention

Apr 28, 2014 - 2:50 PM

The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters warns the US against meddling

PH, US sign military deal

Apr 28, 2014 - 10:26 AM

4th UPDATE Both sides give assurances that the EDCA won t pave the way for the setting up of US military bases here

Obama: North Korean nuclear threats are useless

Apr 25, 2014 - 10:07 PM

Threats will get North Korea nothing other than greater isolation Obama says during his visit to Seoul

‘SHOULDER TO SHOULDER.’ US President Barack Obama (L) speaks with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye (R) during their joint press conference after their meeting at Cheong Wa Dae presidential office in Seoul, South Korea, 25 April 2014. Photo by Song Kyung-Seok/Pool/EPA

Obama to spend Day 2 of PH visit with Filipino soldiers

Apr 24, 2014 - 5:06 PM

Malacañang says defense is the top agenda of Obama s visit next week April 28 29

Obama visit lifts lid on simmering Asia tensions

Apr 23, 2014 - 6:30 PM

East Asia is a tumultuous region with a multitude of fractures that the US has done little to mend over the last half century an analyst says

OBAMA. US President Barack Obama delivers remarks during an Easter Prayer Breakfast in the East Room of the White House, in Washington DC, USA, 14 April 2014. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Indonesian Islamists threaten to stop Lady Gaga show

May 09, 2012 - 6:32 PM

Lady Gaga is scheduled to perform in Jakarta but a hardline Islamic group is up in arms

NO TO 'SATANIC' FAITH. Activists don't think twice about expressing their objection to Lady Gaga's June 3 concert. Photo from

Lady Gaga arrives in S. Korea at start of tour

Apr 21, 2012 - 9:02 PM

Some religious groups in South Korea oppose Lady Gaga s concert