China’s Xi to visit Manila in November

Published: 10:29 a.m., April 11, 2018 | Updated: 12:07 a.m., April 12, 2018 HAINAN, China --- Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit the Philippines in November, the first time he will come to the country under the more friendly administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced Xi's decision to come to the Philippines after the Chinese leader's meeting with the Philippine President during which they discussed "joint offshore oil development," the South China Sea dispute, boosting military cooperation, and working together to combat terrorism and illegal drugs. Xi will fly to Manila after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperat...Keep on reading: China’s Xi to visit Manila in November.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 11th, 2018

‘China has gained the upper hand’ – maritime affairs expert

MANILA – In November last year, Filipinos were allowed to fish once more in the disputed Scarborough Shoal after a visit to Beijing by President Rodrigo Duterte, with the Chinese coast guard no longer driving the Filipinos away in favor of protecting their own fishermen. Although this seemed like good news, reported Dr. Jay Batongbacal, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 24th, 2017

New Coast Guard vessels from Japan to fight piracy, patrol West PH Sea

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will soon deploy more vessels acquired from Japan to fight piracy in Mindanao waters, and to patrol the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr made the announcement on Thursday, November 16, during the visit of Kentaro Sonoura, Special ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

China to donate P1.1 billion for Marawi rehabilitation

MANILA, Philippines – China is donating 150 million renminbi yuan or P1.15 billion for the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City,  Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced during his official visit to the Philippines on Wednesday, November 15. Li made the announcement in his joint statement with President Rodrigo Duterte after their bilateral meeting in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

China PM s visit to Philippines is first in 10 years

MANILA, Philippines – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will go on a 5-day visit to the Philippines from November 12 to 16 to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings, followed by an official visit where various agreements are expected to be signed.  It would be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

Meet the 2018 batch of Jr. NBA PH All-Stars

Jr. NBA PH press release PASAY CITY, METRO MANILA – Eight boys and eight girls were named as Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars from a total of 74 participants during the Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska National Training Camp to become the eleventh batch of Jr. NBA All-Stars. Headlined by Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein and WNBA Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes, the National Training Camp was held at the Gatorade Hoops Center on May 18, at Don Bosco Technical Institute on May 19 and SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 20. The National Training Camp players were the top performers in Regional Selection Camps in Bacolod, Baguio, Butuan, Metro Manila and Alaska Power Camp, which were led by Jr. NBA Coaches Carlos Barroca and Rob Newson, together with Alaska coaches led by PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso. Jr. NBA alumni were in attendance throughout the camp with Thirdy Ravena and Ricci Rivero visiting the Gatorade Hoops Center and Kai Sotto and Rhayyan Amsali highlighting the participants of the Jr. NBA Alumni All-Star Game in SM Mall of Asia. The Jr. NBA All-Stars showcased skills on the court and exemplified the Jr. NBA core S.T.A.R. Values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude, and Respect. Prince Ray Alao, 14, of San Beda University; Ethan Rod Alian, 14, of La Salle Greenhills; John Lester Amagan, 14, of St. Robert’s International Academy of Iloilo; Seven Gagate, 14, of Chiang Kai Shek College; Nathan Jan Jundana, 14, of Bacolod Tay Tung; Christian Joi Mesias, 14, of Jose Maria College of Davao; Kim Aaron Tamayo, 13, of National University; and Rhon Khaniel Telles, 13, of St. Anthony de Carmelli Academy of Cavite topped the boys division, while Madelyn Flores, 14, of Bukidnon National High School; Gin Kayla Huelar, 13, of St. La Salle University, Bacolod; Aishe Solis, 13, of Corpus Christi School in Cagayan De Oro; Pauline Angelique Valle, 13, of Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School; Christine Nichole Venterez, 12, Baguio City National High School; Marielle Vingno, 14, of Escuela de Sophia of Caloocan Inc.; Amber Esquivel, 14, and Kyla Marie Mataga, 13, of De La Salle Zobel were the outstanding performers in the girls’ division. Pauline Angelique Valle and Prince Ray Alao were named this year’s Jr. NBA Most Valuable Players while Marielle Vingno and Ethan Rod Alian were selected as Alaska Ambassadors. Hazel Yambot of Baguio and Mark “Tata” Belangel of Bacolod were chosen as the Coaches of the Year. In addition, special awards were handed out to Kayla Marie Mataga and Javier Louis Jugo as Gatorade Hustle awardees, Merylle Cuasay and Czarlo Salvador as Panasonic Rising Stars, and Aishe Solis and Kim Aaron Tamayo, Cloudfone Awesome Players of the Game. “The Jr. NBA program gives us the opportunity to contribute to our goal of getting more kids to play the game of basketball and help them understand how working hard on their craft can open doors and unlock greater opportunities in life,” said Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes.  “I came here to inspire you but your passion and eagerness to learn inspire me and I’m so grateful for that,” shared Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein to the campers. An NBA experience trip in Shanghai, China awaits the All-Stars in October where they will be joined by other Jr. NBA All-Stars from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam in training and friendly competitions as they catch the NBA China Games 2018 featuring the Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks. Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, continues to promote proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, serving as an effective platform in implementing Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished children in the country. AXA, Cloudfone, Gatorade, Globe Telecom and Panasonic serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner. ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines. Fans can also follow Jr. NBA at and on Facebook. For all the latest news and updates on the NBA, visit and follow the league on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit and follow PlayPH at and on Facebook and Twitter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

ONE: Geje Eustaquio vs. Adriano Moraes world title unification bout set for Beijing in June

Team Lakay standout and reigning ONE Championship Interm Flyweight World Champion Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio gets the chance to become an undisputed world champion when he challenges reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano "Mikinho" Moraes this June. The Eustaquio-Moraes title unification bout is set as one of the headliners on ONE's Pinnacle of Power card set for June 16th in Beijing, China.  Eustaquio (10-6), an entertaining striker fighting out of Baguio City, captured ONE's interim flyweight title back in January after outpointing former titleholder Kairat Akhmetov in a five-round unanimous decision win.  Reigning champion Moraes (17-2), an elite grappler from Brazil, is on his second run as ONE's flyweight king. Moraes defeated Akhmetov back in 2017 to reclaim the title, and is coming off a dominant title defense back in November in Manila, submitting Eustaquio's teammate Danny Kingad in the first round.  This will be Eustaquio and Moraes' second time to meet in a ONE cage, as the two flyweight stars locked horns back in 2014 for the vacant ONE Flyweight world title, with Moraes getting the second round submission win.  ONE Championship also revealed that China's own reigning ONE Women's Flyweight world champion Xiong Jing Nan will be making her first title defense against Argentinian Laura Balin.  Also expected to be on the card are Team Lakay standouts Kingad and Edward Kelly.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

China’s foreign minister to visit NKorea this week

BEIJING: China’s foreign minister will visit North Korea this week, his office said Monday, becoming the highest ranking Chinese official to travel there in years as Beijing moves to further improve ties with Pyongyang days after a landmark inter-Korean summit. The Chinese foreign ministry said in a brief statement that Wang Yi will visit North [...] The post China’s foreign minister to visit NKorea this week appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Fernando Botero Jr. advances his father’s living legacy

A typical father would encourage their sons to watch and play a manly sport. But if you're the son of world-famous figurative artist and sculptor, the Colombian Fernando Botero, you're urged to visit museums and learn history and culture at a young age. This we learned when Fernando Botero Jr. visited the country with a plan to conduct a series of lectures and mount a Fernando Botero exhibit in Manila. Botero is famous for his signature style of rotund figures and inflated forms of people, animals, and elements of the natural world. Botero Jr., now the codirector of the Botero in China initiative, is on a mission to advance the legacy of his father on this side of the world. "My...Keep on reading: Fernando Botero Jr. advances his father’s living legacy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

PH, China sign deals on Davao expressway, Filipino teachers

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine and Chinese governments signed 5 documents on employment for Filipinos teaching English, a possible Davao City expressway, an agri-tech center, and use of broadcasting equipment, during President Rodrigo Duterte's recent visit to China. The documents – a mix of memoranda of understanding and letters – were ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

China’s President Xi to visit PH in Nov

CHINESE President Xi Jinping will visit the Philippines in November, Malacanang said on Wednesday. In a text message to The Manila Times, Palace spokesman Harry Roque, Jr. said that Xi is scheduled to come to the country after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in Papua New Guinea. The inter-country meeting will be held from November [...] The post China’s President Xi to visit PH in Nov appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

China s Xi Jinping to visit PH in November

China s Xi Jinping to visit PH in November.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

10 more Chinese companies intend to invest in PH

MANILA, Philippines – During President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Boao, China, 10 Chinese companies said they would invest billions in the Philippines. Most of the companies signed letters of intent in the presence of Duterte and his Cabinet members during a ceremony held on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Duterte off to China, Hong Kong this month

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is again headed to China, this time to attend the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) on April 10. Duterte, who will be on his third visit to China as president, is set to give a speech at the BFA plenary session, along with Chinese ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

North Korean foreign minister meets counterpart in Beijing

BEIJING: North Korea’s foreign minister held talks with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing on Tuesday, a week after Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un made a surprise trip to China before planned summits with the US and South Korean presidents. The latest visit, disclosed by China’s foreign ministry, is part of a flurry of diplomacy that [...] The post North Korean foreign minister meets counterpart in Beijing appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Markets surge as investors breathe easier

HONG KONG: A wave of optimism flowed across Asian markets on Tuesday, tracking a surge on Wall Street, as fears of a US-China trade war receded. Speculation that Kim Jong Un was on a surprise secret visit to Beijing also lifted spirits — and the South Korean won — as the North Korean leader prepares [...] The post Markets surge as investors breathe easier appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

French frigates support freedom of navigation

MANILA, Philippines — The visit of surveillance frigates from France is not to show alarm over Chinese military fortifications in the South China Sea but to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

US Secret Service denies China ‘nuclear football’ skirmish

WASHINGTON — The US Secret Service denied Monday reports that one of its agents and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly wrestled with Chinese security officials over the “nuclear football” during President Donald J. Trump’s visit to Beijing in November. Chinese security officials blocked the US military aide carrying the briefcase that carries the […] The post US Secret Service denies China ‘nuclear football’ skirmish appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

May arrives in China eyeing post-Brexit trade links

BEIJING: British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in China on Wednesday as she seeks to bolster her country’s global trade links ahead of its departure from the European Union. May began her visit in the central industrial city of Wuhan and will be in China until Friday in what the Chinese foreign ministry has touted [...] The post May arrives in China eyeing post-Brexit trade links appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Indian Prime Minister’s successful visit to the Philippines

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Manila, Philippines from November 12 to 14, 2017 to attend the 15th ASEAN-India Summit and the 12th East Asia Summit. The three-day visit saw the Prime Minister hold a bilateral meeting with President Duterte, ink Memorandum of Agreements covering various sectors such as micro small and medium enterprises, defence, agriculture [...] The post Indian Prime Minister’s successful visit to the Philippines appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Joshua Pacio hopes to gain even more experience on his way back to a title shot

Team Lakay strawweight star Joshua Pacio isn't concerning himself too much about championships yet.  At just 21 years old, Pacio already knows what it's like to challenge for a world championship, and while he was ultimately unsuccessful, falling to then champion Yoshitaka Naito in the fourth round, the Baguio City native proved that he belonged at the top of the division.  Now, as 'The Passion' continues his road back to the top, all he's concerned about now is gaining even more experience to keep up with today's current crop of champions.  "Para sa akin, hindi ko na muna iniisip yung title kasi para sa akin, mas gusto ko pang lumaban or maging experienced pa, humugot pa ng maraming experience para makahabol sa mga champions," Pacio told ABS-CBN Sports during the pre-fight press conference for ONE Championship: Global Superheroes.  "Kasi yung mga champion ngayon, well-experienced, pero malapit ko na rin makuha yun." Pacio added.  On Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena, the road back to the title for Pacio puts him against China's Lan Ming Qiang, a late replacement for his original opponent Pongsiri Misatit, who had to back out due to injury. And while Lan is a short notice fight and is significantly less experienced than he is, the Pinoy isn't taking it easy.  "Napanood ko yung laban niya, striker din, mas malupit pa kay Pongsiri," Pacio shared. "Kaya yung gameplan ganun pa din, and i-shoshowcase ko yun this Friday." The former Team Lakay Challenge champion is coming off an impressive knockout win over Roy Doliguez in Manila last November, and another big win on Friday could vault Pacio back into the world title picture.    Team Lakay's Joshua Pacio meets China's Lan Ming Qiang in the co-main event of ONE Championship: Global Superheroes on Friday, January 26th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.  Catch it live starting at 8:30 PM on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018