Runaway Philippine truck kills eight children

World Jul 19, 2019

Runaway Philippine truck kills eight children

A truck carrying more than two dozen villagers, mostly ecstatic grade schoolers on their way to a school festival, lost control Friday on a downhill road and flipped on its side, leaving eight students and an adult companion dead in the central Philippines, police ...

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 ...

Asia Pacific Mar 30, 2018

Philippines' city of the future: New Clark

by Kieran Guilbert

He may never set foot in New Clark City, but taxi driver Edgard Labitag hopes the Philippines' first green, disaster-resilient, high-tech metropolis will ease the pressure on Manila — meaning fewer hours stuck in traffic and more time with his children. At the wheel on ...