China is not invited to this party because of the South China Sea

The Pentagon on Wednesday uninvited China from a major U.S.-hosted naval drill in response to what it sees as Beijing's militarization of islands in the South China Sea, a decision China called unconstructive.

Vietnam says Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea increase tensions

Recent activity by China's strategic bombers in the South China Sea's Paracel Islands seriously violated Vietnam's sovereignty over the disputed territory, Vietnam's foreign ministry said on Monday.

Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt on Everest – official

KATHMANDU, May 21 (Reuters) - A Japanese climber, who lost nine fingertips to frostbite in a previous expedition, died on Monday during an attempt to climb...


Starbucks stirs up debate with new ‘third place’ policy

The new Starbucks policy welcoming any individual in their stores even without buying anything received various feedback on social media. “Any customer is welcome to...

Coal-reliant Philippines struggles to power up clean energy

Renewable energy costs are falling around the globe, but the Philippines, up to now, has shown few signs of moving away from coal.

Asia oil bill to top $1 trillion a year as crude hits $80

The cost of Asia's growing thirst for oil will surpass $1 trillion this year, about twice as much as in 2015 and 2016, as oil prices touch $80 per barrel and continental demand hits a record.


With one of their own as the bride, it may afford Americans a moment, however fleeting, to imagine themselves once again as royal subjects.



The context behind Alex Gonzaga’s much-bashed caption

The origins of the expression, "Japan, Japan, sagot sa kahirapan" tell another story about Alex Gonzaga's bashed Insta-caption.

Ethel Booba’s witty commentaries and the impact of comedy on politics

Politics does not need to be in the tone of a debate.





A typical rush-hour scene on EDSA. This year;s quake drill will be done at 4pm, and include scenarios besides earthquakes, especially fire suppression. MMDA said it's also the first time the drill takes 4 days. INTERAKSYON FILE

Other possible solutions for Manila traffic other than cable cars

List of ideas the Department of Transportation has floated in hopes to address the massive traffic problem.

VW’s Audi finds emissions problem with another 60,000 cars

BERLIN/MUNICH— Audi has discovered emissions-related problems with a further 60,000 cars, it said on Tuesday, dealing a fresh setback to parent Volkswagen more than...

Uber loses its licence in southern UK coastal city of Brighton

LONDON — Uber's licence in the southern English coastal city of Brighton will not be renewed, the local council said on Tuesday, adding the...


Can Tugade’s proposed cable cars cure Metro Manila traffic woes?

Transportation Secretary Art Tugade's proposal to install a cable car system in Metro Manila for commuters has been met with some skepticism. However, the...

The Filipino ‘influencer’ question: Some takes on the loosely defined term

There's a recent debate on what it means to be an "influencer."