ADB

Philippines Gets $400m Loan from ADB to Empower Youth

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending a $400-million policy-based loan to the Philippines to reduce the number of out-of-school and unemployed youth, according...

Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim Unseated from Parliament After King Denies Royal Pardon

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's appeal to the King for him to be freed has been denied, which means the former...

Philippines: British National Nabbed with 2 Minor Boys in Condo

CEBU CITY, Philippines - A 61-year-old British National was arrested by local authorities for keeping two minor boys - aged 5 and 15 -...

5 Fun Things to Do in Beijing

If you're going to visit Beijing you are in for a treat! Beijing is full of interesting history ( It is as old as...

Families Living Near Cebu City Dumpsite Evacuated

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES – At least 71 families living close to the Inayawan Sanitary Landfill were immediately evacuated on Thursday after Cebu City Mayor...
Zamboanga City

Diarrhea Outbreak Kills 14 in the Philippines

PHILIPPINES - At least 14 people, mostly children, have died due to diarrhea in Zamboanga City, southern Philippines, and the number of casualties continue...

Australia: NSW To Shut Down Greyhound Racing

NSW will become the first Australian state to shut down greyhound racing after a Special Commission of Inquiry found overwhelming evidence of systemic animal cruelty,...
Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Summit

US Embassy Hosts Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Summit in the Philippines

MANILA, The Philippines - The US Embassy in the Philippines convened 250 youth leaders representing all 10 ASEAN member states for a 5-day advanced...

Hong Kong’s Unemployment Rate Forecast to Rise 4.1 Percent in 2016

Unemployment rate in Hong Kong is forecast to potential increase to 4.1 percent from 3.5% as the city's economy is expected to continue to...

Signal No 3 Up in Four Areas as Typhoon Lando (Koppu) Nears Land Fall...

PHILIPPINES - The Philippine provinces of Aurora, Quirino, Isabela and Polillo Island have been placed under storm warning signal number at typhoon Lando (international...

Foreign Workers Killed In Singapore Fire Were Bangladeshi

SINGAPORE - Authorities here said the two foreign workers who died in a fire in a private residential unit along 88 Geylang Lorong 6...

OIC Secretary General Expresses Support for Peace Process in Mindanao, Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani of Saudi Arabia expressed hope that the peace process...
The Meat House

Former Bohol Mayor Opens The Meat House in Cebu

CEBU CITY - Politics runs in the blood of Ernesto C. Herrera II, former mayor of Calape town in Bohol and son of the...

Economic Losses in Nepal Could Reach $2 Billion

NEPAL - As rescuers scramble against time to rescue those who are still trapped inside collapsed buildings in Nepal, economists said the massive earthquake...

Milk Tea Poisoning Isolated Case, Philippine Authorities Said

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Philippine authorities conducting an investigation into the milk tea poisoning that killed two people last week said the case was isolated...

Gov Jerry Brown Inks US$1-Billion Fund to Address California’s Record Breaking Drought

California Governor Jerry Brown signed on Friday and emergency legislation that speeds up the released of over US$1 billion in funding that will be...

EU Lifts Warning Against Philippines on Illegal Fishing

CEBU, PHILIPPINES – The Philippines has been removed from the list of countries that the European Union (EU) has threatened with a trade ban...

Five Children Among Dead in Texas Home Standoff

HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS - A police stand-off in a Harris County home in Texas Saturday night resulted to the death of five children and...

Lazada Announces 3-Day Grand Christmas Sale

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Lazada Philippines (www.lazada.com.ph), the country’s leading one-stop online shopping and selling destination will culminate its Online Revolution sale in a 3-day...

World’s Oldest Person Misao Okawa Dies After She Stopped Eating

The world's oldest person, Misao Okawa, died 10 days after she stopped eating, sources said. She was 117. Okawa, the world's oldest person according to...