6.4 magnitude quake off eastern Indonesia, tsunami alert lifted

Inquirer.net 03/26/2018

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia in the early hours of Monday, triggering a brief tsunami alert that was swiftly lifted, seismic monitoring organizations said. The quake struck deep at some 171 kilometers (106 miles)…

Foreign runners abound in Cebu Marathon 2018

Glendale G. Rosal 12/26/2017

  THE UPCOMING Cebu Marathon 2018 will be well represented by runners from different countries around the world. The race, which starts and finishes at the Cebu Business Park on January 14, 2018, has attracted 4,997 runners…

Bali volcano spews smoke for second time this week

AFP 11/26/2017

A rumbling volcano on the Indonesian resort island of Bali spewed smoke hundreds of meters into the air Saturday, officials said, just days after thousands were forced to flee over fears it would erupt. Mount Agung belched…

Indonesia wins Miss International 2017, Mariel de Leon fails to make the cut

Mich Padayhag 11/14/2017

THERE was no back-to-back win for the Philippines in this year’s Miss International 2017. Miss International 2016 Kylie Versoza of the Philippines passed on the crown to Indonesia’s Kevin Lilliana during the pageant held yesterday in Tokyo, Japan. A…

Laura Lehmann all set to win Miss World crown

Mich Padayhag 10/21/2017

WILL TV host Laura Lehmann bring home the second Miss World 2017 crown for the Philippines? Lehmann officially left the country last October 20 for the Miss World 2017 pageant in Sinya, China, set on November 18,…

Indonesia police arrest 58 in raid on Jakarta gay sauna

AP 10/08/2017

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Dozens of men, including several foreigners, were arrested in a raid of a gay sauna in Indonesia’s capital, police said Sunday, as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people face increased hostility in the world’s…

Indonesia prepares to divert tourists

AFP 09/27/2017

Bali volcano rumbles Indonesian authorities are on standby to divert flights destined for the holiday island of Bali as increasingly frequent tremors from a rumbling volcano stoke fears an eruption could be imminent. Mount Agung, 75 kilometers…

Mitsubishi Motors to launch next-gen MPV in Indonesia

AP 08/07/2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) is set to make its Next-Generation multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) the star of its line-up at the 25th GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from Aug. 10 to…

Indonesia defense chief: There are 1,200 IS operatives in PH

06/04/2017

There are about 1,200 Islamic State (IS) group operatives in the Philippines, including foreigners of whom 40 are from Indonesia, the Indonesian defense minister told an international security forum Sunday. Speaking in Singapore amid a bloody standoff…

PH, Malaysia, Indonesia to start joint patrols off Mindanao

06/03/2017

SINGAPORE — Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia will launch joint patrols in waters off the Mindanao region this month to counter threats from Islamic State group militants, Malaysia’s defense minister said Saturday. Hishammuddin Hussein made the comments…