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& lsquo;Rody& rsquo;s remarks at UN meet official policy on WPS row& rsquo;

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday said President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement at the 75th UN General Assembly on the 2016 South China Sea Arbitral Award stands “as the supreme expression of foreign policy on the West Philippine issue.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021

Enough nonsense about friendship

As I review the relations between this country and China during the last nine years, an old saying about friendship readily comes to mind. The expression is “With friends like that, who needs enemies?” Stated less wittily, the expression means that friends should behave like friends......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Being & lsquo;woke& rsquo; and the & lsquo;right to listen& rsquo;

“Woke.” The expression “staying woke” may be trending lately on social media, but it has been long used as an African American slang term which refers to a continuing awareness of specific issues such as racial and social justice. Its contemporary usage, though, has been expanded to include other social liberal causes such as feminism, LGBT rights and even cultural appropriateness......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 17th, 2020

Free life coaching sessions for LGBT members this Pride Month

June is officially declared as “Pride Month.” This is the time when members of the LGBT celebrate their freedom of expression and bring to surface the issues concerning their community. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

Harden Vol. 5 & ldquo;Manila Heritage& rdquo; launched on Independence Day

James Harden of the Brooklyn Nets wore his signature shoes, the Harden Vol. 5 “Manila Heritage,” also called the adidas Harden Vol. 5 Futurenatural X Quiccs, during Game 3 of the Nets vs Boston Celtics series last May 29, 2021. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Score these cool gifts for your Techie Dad at Shopee& rsquo;s Payday Sale

Gift-shopping for dad isn’t easy. He’s pretty quiet, always responds with a perfunctory “I don't need anything” when you ask him what he wants, and seems to already have everything, anyway. Still, if anyone deserves the best gift, it’s dad---he takes care of the whole family, after all! .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

SC adopts decongestion plan to cut backlog of ageing cases

Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo on Friday vowed to resolve all ageing cases along with incoming cases before the Supreme Court in the next 24 months by enforcing a  decongestion program and adopting what he described as “technology-driven judiciary”......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Sarah G& rsquo;s iconic bop & lsquo;Tala& rsquo; turns 5

The viral track “Tala” by Sarah Geronimo marks its fifth anniversary today, June 11......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Athletes based abroad to get vaccines in host countries

The country’s Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes training abroad will get their anti-COVID-19 vaccines in their host countries, according to Philippine Olympic Committee president Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

ONE stars predict & lsquo;Apprentice& rsquo; winner: Louie or Jessica?

In the final episode of “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition,” two global candidates will battle to decide who’s going to win the $250,000 job offer and become ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong’s “Apprentice” and Chief Of Staff. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Djokovic to Nadal: Let& rsquo;s have a great battle

Paris—Novak Djokovic said facing Rafael Nadal for the 58th time on Friday, with a place in the French Open final on the line, will be “a great battle” against his “biggest ever rival”......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Congressman cleared of & lsquo;narco-pol& rsquo; tag& mdash;CA

President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug war has suffered a legal setback after the Court of Appeals granted the privilege of writ of habeas data earlier sought by Leyte 3rd District Rep. Vicente Veloso and ordered the government to delete his name from the so-called “narco-list” of politicians allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Rody to lead Freedom Day rites

President Rodrigo Duterte will lead the country’s 123rd Independence Day commemoration “outside Metro Manila” on Saturday, Malacañang said on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Canada mourns & lsquo;model family& rsquo; cut down on an evening stroll

London, Canada---A mother who was a “brilliant scholar,” a cricket-loving father with “a welcoming smile,” a teenage daughter who was “a friend to many”; a doting grandmother: the victims of Sunday’s truck-ramming attack in Canada, all Muslims with roots in Pakistan, were a “model family,” friends say. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Hackers are targeting the airline industry

If you’re a frequent flyer, you might want to check whether you’re one of those who could have been targeted by what’s been described as a “massive, highly sophisticated  cyber attack” in the first quarter of this year.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Infinix invests in connecting with Filipino gamers

Global technology brand Infinix, known worldwide for its line-up of powerful smartphones at attractive pricing, recently hired Bianca “Biancake” Yao, a pioneering gamer and emerging creator, as its first-ever Chief Gaming Officer for the Philippines......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Hennessy is NBA& rsquo;s 1st global spirits partner

Hennessy, the world’s best-selling cognac, and the National Basketball Association on Tuesday announced a global expansion of their partnership, making Hennessy the “Official Spirit of the NBA” worldwide. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Gov& rsquo;t, private agencies urged to & lsquo;invest in nature& rsquo;

Biodiversity financing strategist Biofin Philippines has urged government and private agencies to “invest in nature” as this will generate globally $350 billion per year in improved ecosystem services and contribute to elimination of pandemics......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

& lsquo;Premeditated& rsquo; Canada truck attack sees Muslim family of four killed

London—A man driving a pick-up truck slammed into and killed four members of a Muslim family in Canada’s Ontario province, in what police and officials said Monday was a premeditated attack motivated by “hatred”......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Biden to the rescue

Congratulations first of all to our wunderkind friend Dr. Karl Kendrick Chua, who breezed through his Senate confirmation last week as NEDA director-general. His sponsor, Senator Ralph Recto—a former NEDA head and no mean looker himself—praised Karl’s “K-Pop looks” as well as his skills in development economics......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021