Pope in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

AFP 11/27/2017

Pope Francis arrived in mainly Buddhist Myanmar Monday on a highly sensitive visit to a country facing sharp global criticism for the alleged ethnic cleansing of its Rohingya Muslim minority. The 80-year-old pontiff, the first to travel…

The Myanmar initiative

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 09/11/2017

It’s a hectic week for some co-op leaders in Cebu as they rolled out yesterday the red carpet for visitors from Myanmar. The delegation is composed of officers and staff of co-ops from the country’s so-called Dry…

Food aid suspended as Myanmar state sinks deeper into violence

AFP 09/02/2017

The World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended food aid in Myanmar’s violence-scorched Rakhine State, as the humanitarian situation deteriorates with a surging death toll and tens of thousands — both Rohingya Muslims and ethnic Buddhists — on…

107-PT ROUT

Brian J. Ochoa, Inquirer.net 05/12/2017

Gilas Pilipinas crushes Myanmar in first game in SEABA C’ships Games today: Araneta Coliseum 3 p.m. – Vietnam vs. Thailand 5 p.m. – Indonesia vs. Malaysia 7 p.m. – Philippines vs. Singapore The Philippine national team were…

Miss U candidates fall in love with Cebu mangoes

Apple Ta-as 12/13/2016

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—If there is something Miss Universe candidates love about Cebu, it is the mango. Five candidates expressed their loves for Cebu mangoes during a news conference at JPark Island Resort and Waterpark in Lapu-Lapu on…

Exec says Miss U activities prove Cebu safe

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/11/2016

THE fact that Miss Universe organizers pushed through with its activities in southern Cebu despite a travel advisory issued last month shows how safe the area really is, a tourism official said. “US advisory or no advisory,…

PNP assures best security for Miss U contestants in Cebu

12/09/2016

THE Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has beefed up security arrangements for Miss Universe contestants who will be visiting Cebu on Tuesday next week. Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, PRO-7 deputy director for operations, promised…

EU team to investigate EJKs this month, UN to follow

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/03/2016

WITH about 4,700 people killed in the government’s anti-drug war since President Rodrigo Duterte took office, the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) have began preparations to come to the Philippines to investigate the spate…

Cebuano striker leads PH to historic feat in Bangkok sepak takraw tournament

John Carlo Villaruel 10/21/2016

CEBUANO striker Rheyjey Ortouste exploded for 35 points, including 15 in the deciding set, to lead the Philippines to a 12-21, 21-17, 21-17 over Myanmar in the final round of the upset-marred 31st Kings Cup – Sepak…

US Zika advisory seen to have ‘minimal effect’ on PH tourism

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/30/2016

A US health advisory for pregnant women to postpone nonessential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines, will have very minimal effect on tourism in the country, said industry sources. According to tourism stakeholders in…

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