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Philippines vows action on Haiyan rebuilding after UN criticism

Manila - The Philippines on Sunday vowed to take further action to aid those displaced by deadly Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, following UN criticism that the government's response so far had been "inadequate".

ASEAN, China discuss 'hotline' for sea dispute: Philippines

Manila - ASEAN and China are discussing setting up a "hotline" in case of an emergency regarding the territorial dispute over the South China Sea, a Philippine official said on Sunday.

Philippines Haiyan rebuilding 'inadequate', says UN

Manila - The Philippines has not done enough to rebuild after Super Typhoon Haiyan, as thousands remain in shanties without power or water for nearly two years, a United Nations representative said Saturday.

Bernabe Concepcion beats Juma Fundi via 2nd round KO

Filipino bantamweight challenger Berrnabe Concepcion opted for an early knockout win against Juma Fundi of Tanzania on Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City Philippines to bag the vacant WBO Oriental super bantamweight title.

Mary Jane Veloso could still be executed by firing squad

Philippine government officials representing the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ ) are now in Indonesia to discuss with their Indonesian counterparts the fate of death-row convict Mary Jane Veloso.

Pagara brothers gear up for 'Duel in Dubai Part 2'

Rising Filipino boxers Jason and Albert Pagara are all set to clash with their Mexican opponents on Aug. 7 at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao could figure in tune-up fight before end of the year

Top Rank Promotions owner Bob Arum could be exploring the possibility of doing a tune-up fight for Manny Pacquiao before the end of the year following Pacquiao's revelation that he is recovering quickly from his recent shoulder injury.

Manny Pacquiao may join administration party for senate seat

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao may join the administration's Liberal Party as one of its senatorial bets in the upcoming national elections in the Philippines.

Bernabe Concepcion eyeing title fight after Juma Fundi bout

After two failed attempts to win a world title fight, featherweight challenger Bernabe Concepcion of Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines aims to be a title contender again if he wins over Juma Fundi of Tanzania on Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City

Op-Ed: Rematch with Juan Estrada is best option for Brian Viloria

After dispatching Omar Soto in two rounds via knockout last Saturday at the Florentine Garden in Hollywood, Brian Viloria has set his sight on a lucrative fight against unbeaten WBC flyweight champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzales.

Op-Ed: Why Nonito Donaire needs one more tune up bout before title fight

There are indications that five-division world champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire may not be ready for another shot at a major world title because of the relatively easy fights he had following his loss against Nicholas Walters last year

Azkals targets third win in qualifying round of World Cup Finals

The Philippine national football team Azkals is gearing up for its third straight win in the qualifying round of the World Cup finals against Uzbekistan on Sept. 8 at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bulacan, Philippines.

Op-Ed: Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch likely to happen next year

There are indications that the record-breaking fight popularly known as the "Fight of the Century" between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will happen for the second time in Las Vegas, Nevada early next year.

Philippines' Aquino insists successor's reforms key to resurgence

Manila - President Benigno Aquino urged the Philippines on Monday to elect a new leader with the zeal to pursue reforms which he said had led to high growth in a country impoverished by rampant corruption.

Op-Ed: Viloria-Gonzalez fight could land in Golovkin-Lemieux bout

Brian Viloria's sterling performance against Omar Soto last Saturday could land him and potential foe Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez in the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin-David Lemieux title fight at the Madison Square Garden in New York on Oct. 17.

Brian Viloria knocks out Omar Soto in opening round

Former WBO and WBA flyweight champion Brian Viloria earned his fourth straight comeback win Saturday against Omar Soto at the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, Calif.

Philippines' Aquino struggles with legacy as clout fades

Manila - Philippine President Benigno Aquino addresses parliament for the last time on Monday, racing to secure fragile legacies of peace in the war-torn south and a stronger economy.

Op-Ed: Why Mayweather's next hand-picked foe has slim chance of winning

It could have been fair and equitable if Floyd Mayweather gave his potential opponent at least eight weeks to train before they collide on Sept. 12 in Las Vegas, but he has yet to name his foe with only a little over four weeks left until fight night.

Protesters condemn China's aggression in West Philippine Sea Special

The West Philippine Sea Coalition has condemned China's aggression in the West Philippine Sea in a protest rally held along Roxas Boulevard (fronting the West Philippine Sea) in Manila Saturday morning.

Chris Brown cleared to leave Philippines after bizarre appeals

Manila - Grammy-winning hip-hop star Chris Brown was cleared to leave the Philippines late Friday, an official said, after he was temporarily barred from exiting the country over a row with a powerful religious sect.
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