Typhoon Phanfone wreaks havoc in Philippines on Christmas

Asia Pacific Dec 25, 2019

Typhoon Phanfone wreaks havoc in Philippines on Christmas

Typhoon Phanfone pummeled the central Philippines on Christmas Day, bringing a wet, miserable and terrifying holiday season to millions in the mainly Catholic nation. Tens of thousands were stranded at shuttered ports or evacuation centers at the height of the festive season on Wednesday, and ...

Business Nov 8, 2018

Japan loans Philippines ¥38 billion for Manila railway repairs

Japan and the Philippines signed an agreement Wednesday for up to ¥38 billion ($336 million) in assistance from Tokyo to rehabilitate a mass transit railway in Manila that has fallen into a state of disrepair. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin and Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda ...