Apr 15, 2014

Obama to visit from April 23-25

U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Japan for three days from April 23 on the first leg of a weeklong Asian tour that will also take him to South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, the White House said Monday. Obama will move on to ...

Apr 15, 2014

Visa waivers in works for Indonesians, Filipinos, Vietnamese

Japan might grant visa waivers to tourists from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam when it revises its tourism action plan in June, government sources said Monday. The initiative, backed by the government and the ruling coalition, is aimed at Southeast Asia, whose vast Muslim ...

Air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012: WHO

Mar 25, 2014

Air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012: WHO

Air pollution by sources ranging from cooking fires to auto fumes contributed to an estimated 7 million deaths worldwide in 2012, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday. “Air pollution, and we’re talking about both indoors and outdoors, is now the biggest environmental health problem, ...

China accused of using water cannon on Filipinos

Feb 25, 2014

China accused of using water cannon on Filipinos

Filipino fishermen have reported that a Chinese coast guard vessel used a water cannon to drive them away from a disputed shoal, the Philippine military chief said Monday, adding that his forces seek to avoid trouble but would respond if any country involved in ...

Shrapnel in leg Leyte man's war memento

Feb 11, 2014

Shrapnel in leg Leyte man's war memento

by Ronron Calunsod

Many elderly people in the Philippines have made it their task in life to tell the younger generation of their ordeals during World War II in a bid to prevent war from ever happening again. One of those survivors is 80-year-old Alejandro Devaras, who ...