PAMSS resolves to make country first world nation through motorcycle sports

The Philippine Authority for Motorcycle Sports and Safety (PAMSS), INC.  wants to bring the motorcycling world championships to the Philippines to give the country a powerful economic engine and drive it out of being a third world nation into being a first world nation in a short span of time. PAMSS is the sole motorcycle sport governing body in the Philippines, fully recognized by the Philippine government, with its official accreditation by the Philippine Sports Commission […]

Marawi City remains highly dangerous, says Philippine official

Marawi remains highly dangerous, according to 1st Infantry Division Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera. Herrera said their priority is to end the conflict in Marawi City as soon as possible. “Right now, we are doing our best to finish the job as soon as possible, because we intend also to help Marawi to normalize, and let the people go back to their own places. But for now we intend to appeal to the people of […]

President Duterte visits quake-hit Ormoc; assures residents of gov’t help

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte assured residents of quake-hit Ormoc, Leyte the government was there to help them get back on their feet, as he expressed satisfaction over government relief efforts there. “Narito kami kasi tutulong kami sa inyo. Meron nang programa ang gobyerno kung paano ang gagawin sa mga tulong na dumating,” he said in a brief interview with Palace communications office Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson. According to the President, the government would […]

Social workers teach Marawi evacuees how to react to unexploded bombs

Filipino social workers taught evacuees fleeing Marawi how to identify and react to unexploded bombs on Monday (July 3), as fighting between government troops and Islamist militants continue in the besieged city for the 42nd day. Unexploded Ordinance Risk Facilitator Jhaharah Barrat presented images of grenades, mortar shells and mines to evacuees residing in neighboring Saguiran town, and taught them to immediately report any sighting to authorities. “Anywhere you go when you go to Marawi… […]

India-ASEAN Delhi dialogue set on July 4

  Eagle News — The 9th India-ASEAN Ministerial Dialogue is scheduled tomorrow (July 4) with the aim to intensify and broaden political, strategic and economic cooperation in the region. Also known as Delhi Dialogue, the conference has become an important forum where political leaders, policy makers, researchers, academicians, business leaders and media persons converge for brainstorming on a range of issues pertaining to ASEAN-India relations. The meet will also provide an opportunity to leaders to […]

Augmentation force arrives in Cebu for ASEAN meet

(Eagle News) — An augmentation force from Metro Manila has arrived in Cebu in time for a 17th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in July. Authorities said the force tasked to beef up security at an Asean meeting at Radisson Blu Hotel from July 1 to 7 includes bomb squads, canine units, among others. Apart from the augmentation force, personnel from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be deployed to install closed-circuit […]

Defying China: Japan’s largest war ship steams into South China Sea, with ASEAN guests on board

Japan’s largest warship, the Izumo, steamed into the South China Sea this week in defiance of China, with military guests from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on board to witness helicopters looping over the tropical waters and gunners blasting target buoys. China claims most of the energy-rich sea through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year, much of it to and from Japanese ports. Neighbors Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, […]

100 years of Panama’s Ship Registry: Maritime Affairs minister of Panama highlights Filipino seafarers’ role in shipping industry

Panama’s Minister of Maritime Affairs Jorge Barakat and Panamanian ambassador to the Philippines Rolando Guevarra visit Eagle Broadcasting Corporation   QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Minister for Maritime Affairs of Panama recently visited Eagle Broadcasting Corporation’s main office in Quezon City to promote the 100th year anniversary of the Panama Ship registry this year, highlighting the commitment to safety of human life at sea, protection of the marine environment, and navigation of the […]

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines launch naval patrols

TARAKAN, Indonesia (AFP) — Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines began joint naval patrols in their region Monday as threats from extremist groups increase. The “trilateral coordinated maritime patrol” was launched amid continuing battles between Philippine troops and Islamist gunmen loyal to the Islamic State group, who have seized part of the city of Marawi in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. Indonesia’s military chief Gatot Nurmantyo said the patrols are timely as his country tries […]

ASEAN remains preferred destination for China manufacturers, but not Malaysia – according to Standard Chartered survey

Manufacturers surveyed by Standard Chartered said much of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations remains to be the preferred destination for China manufacturers looking to relocate their production facilities. Standard Chartered said Cambodia and Vietnam were the most favored destinations, as in prior years, by those opting to move capacity overseas. However, Malaysia was not seen as a popular destination for their relocation by China manufacturers this year. The report also showed that only less […]

Siblings accuse Singapore PM of abusing power in family row

SINGAPORE, Singapore (AFP) — A feud between the children of Singapore’s late founding leader intensified Wednesday after two siblings publicly accused their brother Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of disobeying their father’s last wishes and abusing his powers. Singapore’s founder Lee Kuan Yew is largely credited with transforming the city-state from a poor former British colony into one of the world’s wealthiest and most stable societies. His son Hsien Loong became Singapore’s third prime minister […]

China pushes for talks on Code of Conduct on South China Sea with no “outside involvement”

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Monday called for pushing for talks on the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea without outside involvement. Wang made the remarks at a joint press conference with his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan in Beijing. “China and the (Association of Southeast Asian Nation) countries are fully capable, through our joint efforts, to work out, in an independent way, regional rules for the peace and stability of the South China […]