PHILIPPINES, Baguio City —The SLU Baguio releases official statement on academic calendar change to shift their ‘Academic Calendars’ by opening classes in August. Commission on Higher Education-Cordillera education supervisor and information officer Dr. Mariano Marchan confirmed. The SLU Baguio academic calendar change decision came after careful consideration of existing laws, thorough reflection and study, series […]

Philippines: We’ll improve human rights after critical US report — The Philippines says a US rights report which criticized Manila’s human rights record will help it to improve, according to a government spokesman on Saturday. The US government report was especially critical of the Philippines for failing to stamp out extra-judicial killings. The global annual human rights […]

Philippine protest against China water cannon: The government of the Philippines on Tuesday strongly protested China’s water cannon attack on Filipino fishermen  in the South China Sea nearly one month ago, saying such acts “escalate tensions” and “threaten the peace” in the region, according to reports. The Philippine protest refers to an incident on January […]

Seven killed in Philippine drug raid: Seven people were shot dead in a massive police operation against illegal drug dens in the southern Philippines on Friday, said law-enforcement officials. The operation involved a raid on 26 houses suspected of selling the illicit drug methamphetamine hydrochloride, popularly called “ice” or “shabu”, which led to the arrest of […]

Singapore official jailed in pineapple, wine case: Two senior government officials were imprisoned on Thursday in separate corruption scandals that have dented Singapore’s reputation as one of the world’s least corrupt countries. Lim Cheng Hoe, 61,  former Ministry of Foreign Affairs head of protocol, received a 15 months jail sentence for inflating expenses for pineapple tarts and […]

Thai protest leader freed on bail, rebellion charges filed: Thailand anti-government protest leader Sonthiyan Chuenruthainaitham was freed on bail Saturday and vows to fight insurrection charges filed against him by the government, according to reports. The Criminal Court ordered him released on 400,000 baht (US$12,378) bail, after agreeing to a 12-day extension of his detention on […]

US piracy markets list: China tops — China was named as the leading place in the world for physical markets selling counterfeit goods, as the United States released its Notorious Markets List for 2013 on Wednesday. The US report said websites in Europe, South America, and Canada lead the world in online sales of pirated […]

Thaksin was in Myanmar last week: Widespread social media rumours that former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was in Myanmar last week are true, according to both Thaksin’s brother-in-law and a Pheu Thai Party senator. According to Somchai Wongsawat, a former prime minister and brother-in-law of Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra, Thaksin and his family were […]

The 12 Chinese zodiac sign and symbols, meaning, compatibility and relationships for 2014 year of the wooden Horse. According to Chinese astrology the animal signs assigned by year represent what others perceive you as being or how you present yourself. People born in the Year of the Horse are clever, kind, animated and energetic. In […]

Vietnam: death penalty to 30 drug smugglers — Vietnam sentenced 30 drug smugglers to death on Monday in the communist country’s largest narcotics case ever which involved scores of defendants and almost two tons of heroin, said a judge. Thirty of the defendants, all Vietnamese consisting of both men and women, were convicted of drug […]

6 arrested in Singapore drug bust: The Central Narcotics Bureau busted a drug syndicate on Friday in Singapore, arresting six suspects and seizing a variety of illicit drugs with a street value estimated at S$157,000 (US$123,000), according to reports. The suspects arrested included five Singaporeans, three men and two women, who were nabbed early Friday […]

Philippine landslides, floods kill 22: Twenty-two people have been killed and almost 200,000 evacuated as floods and landslides hit the southern Philippines, said the government on Tuesday. The eastern section of Mindanao island was struck by torrential rains over the weekend, the same region that was hit by Typhoon Bopha in December of 2012, said […]

Thai protest leader: Expats in 8 nations support us — Thai expatriates and their supporters in eight nations have sent messages of support to the anti-government protest group the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) as it prepares its “Bangkok shutdown” on Monday to pressure the caretaker government of Yingluck Shinawatra to step down and postpone […]

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Betting on Macau gaming stocks to buy raking in record take in 2013 with $45B revenue report says. Gambling regulator data released Thursday showed that Macau’s three dozen casinos raked in 33.5 billion patacas ($4.2 billion) in December. That brought revenue for 2013 to 360.8 billion patacas ($45 billion), up 18.6 percent from the year […]