PH, Aussie sailors in Palawan sea drill play goodwill games

UERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — Philippine Navy (PN) and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) sailors challenged each other in friendly games of basketball and volleyball, as part of their 10-day joint maritime…

SBP, Australia issue joint statement apologizing for brawl

MANILA — Two days after both organizations made separate statements on the much-talked-about brawl between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia early this week, both the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) and Basketball…

SBP chair Angara ‘stands by Gilas’, supports sanctions

MANILA — Senator Sonny Angara expressed full support to Gilas Pilipinas following the brawl that took place in its match against Australia at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan on Monday…

PH-Australia brawl ‘unfortunate’: Palace

MANILA — Malacañang on Tuesday described the massive brawl that marred the Gilas Pilipinas-Australia match as “unfortunate” incident. In Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said the bench-clearing melee could…

Australia sorry over PH Arena incident

BOCAUE, Bulacan — Basketball Australia issued an apology for removing FIBA-approved stickers on Sunday during its national team’s practice at the Philippine Arena. “We never intended to be disrespectful or to…

Decision on visa-free entry for Filipinos to Taiwan known soon

MANILA — The Taiwanese government is expected to make a formal announcement in September indicating the exact date of the visa-free entry for Filipinos to Taiwan. This was the statement…

Australian dollar slumps in early trade

SYDNEY — The Australian dollar fell on Friday against the U.S. greenback, backtracking on Thursday’s strong performance which was spurred by positive employment figures. At the Asian open, one Australian…

World’s biggest battery and solar farm to be built in South Australia

CANBERRA — The “world’s biggest” battery and solar farm is set to be built in South Australia, in response to recent widespread blackouts which crippled the state’s electricity supplies. Over…

Australian capital city Canberra swelters through hottest summer on record

CANBERRA — Australia’s capital city Canberra sweltered though its hottest summer on record in 2016/17, the nation’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) revealed on Thursday. Consistently hot temperatures, heatwaves and warm…