ASEAN foreign ministers endorse COC framework on South China Sea

MANILA — Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Saturday formally endorsed the framework of the code of conduct (COC) to address disputes in the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea for eventual adoption by the regional grouping and China. Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) acting Spokesperson Robespierre Bolivar said the … Read More

Aussie research finds artificial sweeteners may increase hunger

SYDNEY — Artificial sweeteners commonly used in diet soft drinks aren’t so sweet after all, new Australian research revealed on Wednesday. The University of Sydney’s findings showed intake of the product actually increases hunger and consumption. Using fruit flies as subjects, researchers gave the flies either low carbohydrate food or low carbohydrate food with the … Read More

Pres. Duterte leads turnover of financial assistance to families of slain troops in Marawi

  MANILA — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, July 25, expressed gratitude for the assistance of the private sector to the families of the fallen government troops in the conflict in Marawi. The Chief Executive witnessed the turnover of financial assistance from Go Negosyo Kapatid Family Fund and Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce … Read More