Philippine dictator Marcos' son mulls presidential bid

Aug 26, 2015

Philippine dictator Marcos' son mulls presidential bid

The son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos said Wednesday he may run for president in next year’s elections, offering his once-exiled family the chance of the ultimate political comeback. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., popularly known as “Bongbong,” said he would not seek ...

Aug 25, 2015

U.S. Marine admits choking transgender Filipino, denies murder

A U.S. Marine charged with murder testified in court Monday that he choked a Filipino unconscious during a fight that started when he discovered that she was a transgender woman in a Philippine motel but stressed that he didn’t kill her, his lawyer said. ...

Aug 21, 2015

Blast kills soldier, injures another in southern Philippines

Military officials said Friday that a blast at a military facility in the southern Philippines has killed a soldier and wounded another. Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, an army spokeswoman, said that an initial assessment shows the explosion was from a 40 mm round fired from ...

China awarded 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 7, 2015

China awarded 2019 FIBA World Cup

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China will host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the sport’s global governing body announced on Friday night in Tokyo. The organizing committees of the Philippines and China made final presentations at a Tokyo hotel before votes were cast by FIBA Central Board members. ...

Jul 30, 2015

Philippine capital holds drill to prepare for killer quake

Officials in the Philippines, which has been hit by several natural disasters in recent years, said they expect a large number of people to participate in a drill Thursday to prepare metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces for a feared magnitude-7.2 earthquake from an active ...

For Asia dating apps, love by numbers or chaperone

Jul 29, 2015

For Asia dating apps, love by numbers or chaperone

Move over Tinder — a crop of dating apps in smartphone-addicted Asia is offering to recruit friends for group dates or send along a chaperone to steer the course of romance. While dating apps developed in the West often encourage one-on-one, no-strings-attached meetings, many ...