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PCG places ‘prolonged presence’ in Sabina Shoal amid Chinese sightings

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Saturday it would maintain a “prolonged presence” in Escoda Shoal, commonly known as Sabina Shoal, following the sightings...

Palawan still among fave vacation spots during long weekends

Long weekends and experiences in a destination topped most Filipinos’ considerations when planning a trip locally or abroad, a survey from 2023 to the...

Filipino bystander hurt in Pinay-Thai transgender brawl in Bangkok

A Filipino bystander was badly injured after getting "attacked" by a Thai transgender group involved in a brawl with a Filipino group in Bangkok,...

PH orders Chinese vessels to leave Ayungin ‘immediately’

The Philippine government demanded that China remove “immediately” its vessels from the vicinity of Ayungin Shoal after protesting the dangerous maneuvers of the China...

Injectable gluta for whitening not supported by DOH

The Department of Health (DOH) said it does not support the use of injectable glutathione for skin whitening. “Injectable glutathione is approved by FDA (Food...

Spratlys among tours on sale in PH travel expo

The 2024 Travel Tour Expo (TTE), touted as the biggest travel fair of its kind in the Philippines, has opened its doors to the...

DOT: Long weekends to boost domestic tourism

The four long weekends spread throughout the year is expected to further boost the country’s travel industry, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Friday. In...

Phl, India to hold maritime partnership exercise in WPS

India and the Philippines are conducting a Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) in the West Philippine Sea to enhance maritime cooperation, as announced by the...

France ‘ready’ to join maritime patrols in WPS

France is ready to hold joint maritime patrols in the West Philippine Sea, its top diplomat in Manila said Wednesday, reaffirming Paris’ bid to...

DOT taps Michelle Dee as new tourism ambassador

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has tapped Miss Universe Philippines 2023 Michelle Dee to become the country’s newest tourism ambassador. The announcement was made during...

Hamas freed OFW says faith, thoughts of kin helped him survive

Gelienor "Jimmy" Pacheco, one of the 24 hostages and the sole Filipino released by Hamas from Gaza on Friday, is in good spirits as...

U.S. calls out China for shadowing PH Navy vessel near Bajo...

The United States Embassy in Manila has called out China’s military for shadowing a Philippine Navy vessel near Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal), labeling...