PCG detains Panama cargo vessel for ‘misrepresenting’ China visit

MANILA — A Panamanian cargo vessel was detained and put under investigation for allegedly declaring false information on its port clearance and its recent port call in China. In a message…

2 Pinays stopped from flying to China to become surrogate moms

MANILA — Immigration officials have stopped two Filipina travelers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from leaving for China where they were recruited to become surrogate mothers. In a statement…

Gov’t won’t allow info leaks on China CCTV project

MANILA — The Philippine government will not allow China-funded surveillance project to put the country’s national security at risk, Malacañang said on Thursday. This, according to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo after Senate…

Palace assures review of any joint oil exploration with China

MANILA — Malacañang on Tuesday assured that any joint oil exploration between the Philippines and China will undergo ‘judicial scrutiny’ before it is signed by the two countries. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador…

China’s Xi Jinping arrives in Manila

MANILA — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) at around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday for his first state visit to the Philippines. President Xi was welcomed…

China’s Xi to visit PH next week

MANILA — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a two-day state visit to the Philippines on Nov. 20-21 this year, Malacañang announced on Thursday. “The Palace wishes to announce the forthcoming…

China donates 10 tons of rice, canned goods to Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY—The Chinese government has donated 10 tons of premium rice and two truckloads of canned goods to the typhoon victims in the province. “I hope the people of Ilocos…

China’s biggest wine expo to open in Sept.

BEIJING, China — Thousands of wine exhibitors, drinkers and enthusiasts will converge in the upcoming 8th China International Alcoholic Beverage Expo that will be held at the Guiyang International Conference and…

Gilas falls to China despite Clarkson’s hot debut

MANILA — Gilas Pilipinas came alive in the last quarter but fell short and eventually bowed to China, 80-82, in a classic encounter in the Asian Games men’s basketball competition at…

Former DFA chief hails PRRD ‘temper behavior’ calls on China

MANILA — Former Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Albert del Rosario on Friday hailed President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s call on China to “temper” its behavior in the West Philippine Sea…

Palace hopes accord on oil exploration ready prior Xi’s PH trip

MANILA— While there is no specific timeline set for a final draft bilateral agreement on the joint exploration in the disputed West Philippine Sea, Malacañang is hopeful the document will…

China probes seizures of PH fishermen’s catch at Scarborough Shoal

MANILA — Following reports that the Chinese Coast Guard have been filching the catch of Filipino fishermen in the disputed Scarborough Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

Japan dethrones Chinese Taipei as Asian junior softball tourney champ

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna — Japan now holds the Asian Junior 19-Under Women’s Softball Championship title after dethroning erstwhile champ Chinese Taipei by a 4-0 shutout in the final at the Clark…

China won’t ask PH for natural resources as loan collateral: Official

MANILA– China Foreign Ministry on Friday said China’s loan to the Philippines has “no strings attached” and would never be in bracket with the two states’ territorial dispute on the…

PH won’t fight China, rather talk to them on civilized terms

MANILA — “When I can talk to them, why should I fight? China is willing to talk.” President Rodrigo R. Duterte made this remark noting that the best approach to addressing…

Large ancient tomb groups found in China

SHENYANG — Two sites of ancient tombs dating back 1,000 years were discovered in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, local archaeological authorities said Wednesday. The Liao Dynasty ‎(916-1125) tombs were unearthed at…

Jollibee closes hotpot business in China

MANILA — Homegrown fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) has discontinued operations of its 12 Hotpot brand in China to focus efforts on larger businesses. JFC told the local bourse its…

Shandong delegates to revisit Laoag

LAOAG CITY—Representatives from Shandong, China, a sister province of Ilocos Norte, will revisit Laoag next month to finalize discussion on strengthening friendly and bilateral relations. Set on Nov. 6, Provincial…

Senate hearing on the P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China

One cub of giant panda Huan Huan’s twins died: French zoo

SAINT-AIGNAN, France– Huan Huan, the female panda on loan to France from China, has delivered twin cubs on Friday night, but one cub died shortly after its birth, according to…