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May 2016

US Veterans: Davao City to be new home of American Legion Post 66

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – (Press Release) – Welcome Everyone!  As you know, there are many retired and prior military service veterans in the Davao City area.  A Davao group is now organizing an American Legion Post to serve their social and service needs. Post members will develop a wide range of…


Off-road, but on-trend: Five of the finest new luxury SUVs

For more than a decade, luxury sport-utility vehicles (4x4s) have displaced the traditional sports car as the ultimate status symbol for the well-heeled. Now, such staid, traditionalist brands, such as Bentley and Jaguar, who stayed aloof from the muddy fray, are launching their own SUVs and will take on established players like Audi, Range Rover…



China’s richest man declares war on Disney with giant theme park

The Chinese conglomerate Wanda on Saturday opened its first theme park, with its billionaire boss declaring war on Disney weeks before the American entertainment giant launches a similar attraction in Shanghai. “Wanda City”, in southeastern Nanchang, comprises a giant mall set over two square kilometres, as well as an 80-hectare…


Culture of impunity blamed after journalist shot dead in Manila

A crime journalist has been shot dead in Manila, police and colleagues said Saturday, the latest addition to a lengthening list of unsolved murders of media workers in the Philippines. Alex Balcoba, 56, was attacked in central Manila late Friday outside a watch repair shop owned by his family, the…


US Forces in Okinawa under curfew after suspected murder

US forces in Okinawa are to be put under night-time curfew for a month following the suspected rape and murder of a woman by a former US marine, officials said Saturday. The announcement, part of a one-month “period of unity and mourning” comes after US President Barack Obama expressed his…