The Daily Manila Shimbun


Miyagi Gubernatorial Election Biggest Turning Point

May 19, 2018

Tokyo- Shiro Asano, former governor of Miyagi Prefecture, said his biggest turning point in the Heisei era was ending his 23-year career as a health ministry bureaucrat to stand in the gubernatorial election in the northeastern prefecture in 1993. Before


Int’l Team Finds Most Distant Oxygen in Universe

May 17, 2018

Tokyo- An international team including Japanese astronomers has said it detected a signal of oxygen in a galaxy 13.28 billion light-years away, the most distant place where the presence of oxygen has been confirmed. “I was thrilled to see the


Japanese Cherry Blossoms Reach Full Bloom Earlier

May 12, 2018

Tokyo- Cherry blossoms in many areas in Japan reached full bloom earlier than usual this spring. In addition to higher temperatures in March, global warming may have caused the earlier full bloom. The Japan Metrological Agency judges that a monitored


Peace talks with Reds, what went wrong?

January 1, 2018

Eighteen months into his presidency, Rodrigo Duterte has made a complete turnaround from his earlier declaration of being a socialist and “the first Leftist president” in the country. That is according to the Communist Party of the Philippines, considered as


Duterte “very happy” meeting the Emperor

October 31, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday he was happy to meet with Emperor Akihito of Japan. Duterte, accompanied by partner Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña, had an audience with the Emperor and Empress Michiko before returning to the Philippines following his two-day visit to


Office of Presidential Spokesperson maintaining trolls? Abella on the way out?

October 27, 2017

Is the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson (OPS) maintaining its own trolls? During the “Mindano Hour” briefing in Malacanang, a message from apparently a troll was posted on the official website of the OPS. The message used a foul word


US medics backed gov’t troops in Marawi fighting 

October 25, 2017

The US not only provided intelligence and military expertise but also gave medical support to government troops engaged in close quarters combat with ISIS-linked gunmen during the five-month long siege in Marawi City. Video obtained by Manila Shimbun shows a


How Sandiganbayan reaches decision in granting ex-Senator Estrada’s petition for bail

September 17, 2017

The Sandiganbayan anti-graft court has allowed former Senator Jinggoy Estrada, who is charged for supposedly non-bailable offense, to post bail on grounds that the evidence against him was not strong and he is not a flight risk. In a vote