Philippines Latest News

World

One of 500 Marines missing on Tarawa Island finally brought home

Today, after 73 years, one of the 500-plus Marines missing on Tarawa Island has found his way home. Private Robert Carter’s body was originally considered ‘unrecoverable’, lost in the heat of conflict in one of the deadliest battles of the Pacific theatre. Often referred to as the “Square Mile of…



Filipino astronomer playing key role in Jupiter exploration mission

A Cebu based Filipino astronomer will play a key role in an upcoming Jupiter exploration. NASA’s Juno spacecraft is due to orbit Jupiter to get a better understanding of the massive planet and our entire solar system. Some of the world’s leading astronomers will collaborate with NASA on the venture and relay information…



Obama and President-Elect Duterte speak on telephone

President Obama spoke by telephone on Tuesday with Rodrigo Duterte, the incoming president of the Philippines, a key treaty ally of the United States in Asia, a US official said. Duterte won the largest share of the votes in a May 9 presidential election, according to an unofficial count by…


Australia Charges Five Men Over Sailing Plot to Join Islamic State

SYDNEY, Australia – (Reuters) – Australian police have charged five men held earlier this week on suspicion of planning to travel in a small motor boat to Indonesia and the Philippines en route to join Islamic State in Syria. The men, aged between 21 and 31, were charged with preparing…



Singapore, Australia Expand Military Cooperation in $1.7 billion Deal

SINGAPORE – (Reuters) – Australia and Singapore have agreed to jointly develop military training areas and facilities in Australia in a sign of how China’s increasingly assertive military presence in the region is encouraging nations to boost their own defense capabilities. Singapore will fund a A$2.25 billion (US$1.7 billion) expansion…



Fears grow that El Nino will create global rice shortage

All of Asia is expected to suffer a major rice shortage after production has been hit by El Nino and other extreme weather patterns. Experts believe the shortage will spark an international pricing issue that will cause many to go without. A report in The Independent,  quotes the International Rice Research Institute…