The Philippines’ ongoing territorial tensions with China have led it to try to modernize its military, which for years had one of the smallest budgets in Asia. The country is spending more on more advanced ships and planes, but it is also trying to entice arms manufacturers to set up shop locally.
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Korea’s shipbuilding giant Hanjin Heavy Industry and Construction Co., Ltd.–Philippines (HHIC-Phil) recently unveiled the first-ever Philippine-made Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) carrier.
The new film about a portion of Philippine history, Heneral Luna, has been financed by unexpected figures in the country.
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino on Wednesday, September 16 encouraged commuters in the metropolis to patronize the ferry system to avoid traffic in Metro Manila as the agency’s added a new commuter boat for its Pasig River Ferry System.
A responding police officer, in civilian clothes and presumably off-duty slugged it out against robbers in the Del Carmen bus whilst traversing the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) northbound, killing two of them.
After a long time of neglect, decay and disuse, the Manila Metropolitan Theater (MET), once a social and cultural citadel in the capital, is now getting a refresh that it so deserves.
Jose Rizal probably would not have minded buildings being constructed behind his monument in Luneta—in fact, Rizal would not have wanted a monument in his honor at all.
It revealed opportunist politicians who should not be voted this coming 2016 for being beholden excessively to the religious group’s bloc voting.
!UPDATED! “FATALITY” – Tweet accuses Iglesia ni Cristo rally for causing 1 life lost in ambulance due to gridlock
In a tweet last August 30, in the height of the climax of Iglesia ni Cristo rally, a Twitter user whose identity was concealed claimed that the traffic jam caused the demise of the mother of the twitter user’s friend, who was in an ambulance.
Iglesia ni Cristo has apologized to the public for causing traffic congestion on Edsa on Friday night but at the same time appealed for understanding for their mass action.