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The West Philippine Sea is the part of the South China Sea the Philippines claims.
There is ownership in a name. As geopolitical tensions have again flared up over China's aggression in asserting its nine-dash line claims, there again is the confusion: is it South China Sea or West Philippine Sea?The two are often used interchangeably by ...
 
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As many as 9,000 people may have been sampled with used nasal swabs. 
Airport workers at Indonesia’s Kualanamu International Airport were arrested after they were discovered reusing nasal swabs for COVID-19 testing on travelers. As many as 9,000 people received used swabs, according to a report by the Washington Post. According to local police, the staff ...
 
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Arm yourself before the campaign season.
Nothing says election season in the Philippines like the trickle of opinion polls. Since the 1992 presidential vote, the first since the restoration of democracy six months prior, it has correctly gauged who is most likely to win.Critics of the surveys say they're ...
 
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Philippines needs capable, inspiring leader, he says.
Senator Richard Gordon said Tuesday he was considering a second candidacy for president, saying the country ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic needed a leader that is both capable and inspiring.Gordon, who is also at the forefront of the pandemic fight as president of ...
 
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It’s a one-way flight voucher to any local destination for only P99. 
Cebu Pacific is introducing a travel voucher that gives passengers the flexibility and accessibility to travel without breaking the bank. CEB Super Pass is available to buy only from May 5 to May 12, 2021 and is being offered to celebrate the ...
 
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The Chinese vessels were anchored in Sabina Shoal.
A combined fleet from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) successfully drove away seven Chinese ships within the West Philippine Sea on April 27.The PCG and BFAR vessels were conducting maritime drills in the ...
 
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There has to be a national strategy.
When diplomatic formalities failed to eject Chinese ships from the West Philippine Sea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said plainly, China should just GTFO or "get the f*ck out."While Locsin's outburst was "amusing," China is a "patient player" that can differentiate ...
 
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Pending emergency use authorization.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night got inoculated with China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine even though the jab has yet to secure emergency use authorization from the Philippines' FDA.The 76-year-old leader's use of the Sinopharm jab was covered by the "compassionate special permit" granted by the  ...
 
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#IndiaNeedsOxygen trends on Twitter. 
The coronavirus has effectively crippled India’s healthcare system. The situation in COVID hospitals in India is so grim, patients want to get out. Trainees in medical schools are being asked to help fight the world’s largest surge of COVID cases. Patients are ...
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