Detractors of Sarangani Congressman and eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao are at it again.
Six months before the 34-year-old Filipino ring idol’s comeback fight against Brandon Rios following his twin defeats last year, Pacquiao’s enemies, this early, have already concocted a pair of issues that look, like in his previous fights, designed to distract him in his coming preparations.
WASHINGTON -- The United States is planning to send U.S. military aircraft and ships to assert freedom of navigation around growing Chinese-made artificial islands in the disputed waters off the Philippines.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter requested options that include sending U.S. Navy vessels and aircraft within 12 nautical miles of reefs that China has been building up in the disputed Spratly Islands located between Vietnam and the Philippines.
Such a move would directly challenge Beijing's increasingly assertive action to expand its influence in the disputed region by literally adding territory through a massive island-building exercise.
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ALAMEDA (Calif.) -- Jude Cobler, a 10-year-old boy who lives in Dallas,Texas, is going through what few of us can even imagine. In early April, Jude and his family learned that he had relapsed after five years in remission from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).
The country’s most preserved city during the colonial era, Vigan City in Ilocos Sur, was officially proclaimed one of New 7 Wonder Cities of the World during a grand inauguration recently. This makes the Philippines one of three countries in the world with more than one wonder, 15 years after Vigan’s inscription in the UNESCO List of World Heritage sites and