24 days ago
Philippines presidential candidates start campaign

Manila, Feb 9 (IANS) As the 90-day campaign period for the Philippines' national elections started on Tuesday, presidential and vice-presidential hopefuls began pushing for votes in rallies across the country. In the northern Ilocos Norte province, presidential candidate Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, and vice-presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr - the son of ...

5 years ago
Egypt uprising echoes Philippines 25 years ago

President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt is facing the toughest challenge to his 30-year rule but he is not the only dictator in the world not to read the signals on his radar. His own unarmed people have risen in revolt against him but that is not the way he sees it. What is happening in Cairo, Alexandria and Suez strongly resonates the 'people power' revolt in the Philippines 25 years ago, which ...

8 years ago
UN campaigns to recover stolen assets worth trillions

New York, Sep 18 (DPA) The United Nations has launched a worldwide campaign to recover cross-border flow of global assets estimated at up to $1.6 trillion a year as a result of criminal activities, corruption and tax evasion. The Stolen Asset Recovery initiative launched Monday is supported by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Bank, which said at least 25 percent of gross domes...

9 years ago
The unseen Indian hand in Manila's Moscow diplomacy

Manila, Aug 21 (IANS) A hitherto untold story recounted by a retired Filipino general reveals the role India played 36 years ago in helping Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos negotiate diplomatic relations with the then Soviet Union - courtesy a former journalist and Congress party official. The passage of time seemed to have allowed Gen. Jose Almonte - who for most part of his career wa...

9 years ago
World War II Japanese gold still haunts treasure hunters

Baguio City (Philippines), June 19 (DPA) For decades, tales of buried vaults packed with gold ingots, gems and other treasures hidden by the Japanese Imperial Army in the Philippines have lured treasure hunters from all around the world. Stories abound about cryptic maps that allegedly lead to the treasures buried by Japanese soldiers in more than 100 sites in the Philippines before Japanes...

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