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  • DFA: No need to evacuate Filipinos in Hong Kong at this time
    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it does not see the need to evacuate Filipinos in Hong Kong “at this time” amid protests there. The foreign affairs department debunked false reports circulating on social media and said that Filipinos in Hong Kong remain safe and are “largely unaffected” by the protests. […] The post DFA: No need to evacuate Filipinos in Hong Kong at this time appeared first on
  • London think tank: If Robredo takes over an incapacitated Duterte, investors to be lured to PH
    In case Vice President Leni Robredo replaces President Rodrigo Duterte due to health issues hounding Duterte, London-based Capital Economics sees the likelihood of more foreign investors being lured into the Philippines. Gareth Leather, Capital Economics senior Asia economist, said in a report taht while the think tank doesn’t know much about the direction Robredo would […] The post London think tank: If Robredo takes […]
  • Mother-daughter meme warns Pinoys vs illegal recruiters
    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in Iraq on Friday became creative by using a “mother-daughter” internet meme to caution Filipinos against illegal recruiters abroad. In a Facebook post, the embassy posted a meme that features a cartoon mother who became puzzled after her daughter went home early. “Anak, Bakit bumalik ka? Akala ko may […] The post Mother-daughter meme warns Pinoys vs illegal recruiters […]
  • PH film ‘Quezon’s Game’ premieres in Tel Aviv, Israel
    MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine film about late President Manuel L. Quezon’s heroic deed towards Jews during the Nazi regime was premiered in a cinema at Tel Aviv, Israel. In a statement on Friday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the film titled, “Quezon’s Game” was showcased at Cinematheque in Tel Aviv on Oct. […] The post PH film ‘Quezon’s Game’ premieres in Tel Aviv, Israel appeared first on
  • DOT serves up 3 Fil-Am chefs as part of food tourism project
    Not “the next big thing,” but “The Thing,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Thursday said of Filipino food, as she expressed optimism that the country’s cuisine would soon take the world by storm. “With a number of Filipino-descent culinary geniuses making names abroad” and reaping awards and accolades by serving Filipino dishes in their restaurants,  […] The post DOT serves up 3 Fil-Am chefs as part of food tourism […]
  • Philippines, Brunei armies to expand cooperation
    MANILA, Philippines — The chiefs of the Philippine Army and Royal Brunei Land Forces (RBLF) have agreed to deepen the military ties of the two countries. Philippine Army chief Lt. Gen. Macairog Alberto and RBLF Brig. Gen. Dato Seri Pahlawan Awang Khairul Hamed Bin Awang Haji Lampoh signed the terms of reference effectively implementing the […] The post Philippines, Brunei armies to expand cooperation appeared first on
  • Filipinos should have Hong Kong people’s ‘undaunted spirit’ vs China – Pangilinan
    MANILA, Philippines – The “undaunted spirit” of the people of Hong Kong in fighting China’s creeping authority over them should make Filipinos ponder on Beijing claiming parts of the West Philippine Sea. Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said this Thursday as he expressed solidarity with protesters in Hong Kong, who have been treated with brutality by […] The post Filipinos should have Hong Kong people’s ‘undaunted […]
  • Pentagon chief tries to keep Asia in focus with second trip
    WASHINGTON  — Barely four months into his tenure, Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific. And yet it is the Middle East – most recently a near-war with Iran and an actual war in Syria – that in Washington commands more attention and demands more American troops. Esper’s Asia visits […] The post Pentagon chief tries to keep Asia in focus with second trip appeared first on
  • Hungary to provide mobile water treatment equipment
    MANILA, Philippines — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) signed on Wednesday a deal with a Hungarian firm that would ensure a supply of potable water in calamity-hit areas. NDRRMC executive director and Office of Civil Defense Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad signed a memorandum of agreement with Hungarian Water Technology Corp. for the […] The post Hungary to provide mobile water treatment equipment appeared first on
  • Kidnapped Pinoy sailors identified
    MANILA, Philippines — The government has identified the 11 Filipino seafarers kidnapped in two separate incidents in West Africa last week and have notified their next of kin, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said, adding that the government had been advised to keep their identities confidential. There was proof of life but no ransom demand, […] The post Kidnapped Pinoy sailors identified appeared first on

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  • Mayor of quake-hit city cancels employees’ Christmas parties
    KIDAPAWAN CITY-- City Mayor Joseph Evangelista has ordered on Saturday the cancellation of all Christmas parties of the city and the different departments while Kidapawan is still recovering from the effects of earthquakes. Evangelista issued Memorandum No. 3717 directing all department heads of the city government to forego all scheduled Christmas parties, celebrations and Christmas holiday events that would be uncalled for while the city was trying to rebuild houses and buildings damaged by the series of tremors that jolted the province last month. By canceling Christmas party […]
  • Kin of Ampatuan carnage visit massacre site to cry for justice
    AMPATUAN, MAGUINDANAO-- The families of the media victims of the infamous Ampatuan massacre gathered here on Sunday to demand anew justice for their loved ones. The victims' families lamented the lack of justice six days before the 10th anniversary of the gory massacre that claimed the lives of 58 people, including 32 media workers, on November 23, 2009. Jergin Malabanan, daughter of General Santos City-based reporter Gina Dela Cruz of Saksi News, said the wheels of justice grind slow for the massacre case. "Justice, why are you so elusive.? We have been waiting already for 10 […]
  • 8-year-old genius with Asperger’s, has higher IQ than Einstein and bullied, now off to college
    Adhara Perez from Tlahuac, Mexico has the intelligence quotient (IQ) of 162. That is a few steps higher than Albert Einstein's (160) and Stephen Hawking's (160). The eight-year-old genius is now preparing to go to the United States to study astrophysics, to fulfill her dream of becoming an astronaut. But before Perez discovered her full potential, the child diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome was bullied by her peers, as per The Yucatan Timeslast Wednesday, Nov. 13. "I saw that Adhara was playing in a little house and they locked her up," her mother Nallely Sanchez said. " [T]hey started […]
  • Baby gets free lifetime entry in nightclub after being born on its dance floor
    A 19-year-old woman's night out ended up changing her life in a most interesting way, when she gave birth on a club's dance floor last Monday, Nov. 11, in Toulouse, France. The teenager (unnamed in report) welcomed her child at around 5:30 a.m. at the O'Club, as per French newspaper La Depeche via Newsweek on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Marie-Helene, a manager at the club, explained that the woman was already into her late pregnancy at the time. The teenager went to the club at the urging of a friend to help "get her mind off some personal problems." "I know she didn't drink," the manager was […]
  • ‘Crucial’ for gov’t to ‘act now,’ compensate farmers for P61.77-B losses due to flood of rice imports – Pangilinan
        MANILA, Philippines --- It is "crucial" for the government to "act now" and compensate farmers for losses amounting to P61.77 billion due to flood of rice imports, Senator Francis Pangilinan said.   "Farmers must begin receiving cash compensation now to reimburse them for what they have already lost. This money will not only help them---and consequently help us rice consumers---continue farming, but in fact just survive," Pangilinan said in a statement on Sunday.   "The crucial matter is that the government must act now," he […]
  • Wild boars ‘snort’ cocaine worth nearly $22,000 stashed in forest
    A gang of drug dealers in Tuscany, Italy, lost a valuable stash of cocaine reportedly worth almost $22,000 after a herd of wild boars "snorted" the white powder they carefully buried in the forest. The snuffling pigs dug up the cocaine with their snouts and ripped open the waterproof packages protecting the contraband stuffed in jars, as perThe Telegraphon Nov. 12. Authorities found out about the wasted illegal merchandise through a wiretapped phone call one of the drug dealers made to another, in which he "furiously" reported the wild boar situation. The gang of drug dealers, […]
  • Palace: Duterte now in ‘green of health’, not pink
    MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte is not in the "pink of health" now because he is in the "green of health," Malacaang has declared. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo admitted Sunday that the Chief Executive is "not normal" anymore because of his various ailments, agreeing to what Duterte earlier confessed in a television interview that he is suffering from different disorders due to his advanced age. Duterte is now 74 years old. Instead, Panelo described Duterte's state of well-being today as "green of health." "Hindi ba sinabi ko na, kung sabihin mong […]
  • Angara: Maybe some Duterte infra projects ‘not well thought out’
    MANILA, Philippines --- The Duterte administration's ambitious "Build, Build, Build" infrastructure program is not a failure, according to Senator Sonny Angara. But, he added, some of the original 75 flagship projects may have not been "well thought out." Earlier, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon slammed as a "dismal failure" the administration's infrastructure program pointing out that of its 175 flagship projects only nine have commenced actual construction halfway through President Rodrigo Duterte's term. READ: Drilon blasts Duterte's infra […]
  • More foreign investors if Robredo replaces Duterte? It’s ‘wishful thinking,’ says Palace
    MANILA, Philippines --- "Wishful thinking." This was how Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo described what a London-based think tank said that there is a likelihood that more foreign investors will be lured into the Philippines should Vice President Leni Robredo replace President Rodrigo Duterte due to health issues. READ: Think tank sees investors welcoming Robredo takeover "Unang-una e 'yun ay wishful thinking. Pinakikialaman na naman nila yung soberenya at yung tinig ng taumbayan na naghalal sakanya (Duterte) overwhelmingly," Panelo said in an interview with Radyo Inquirer […]
  • ‘I surrendered it all to God’: Ben&Ben’s Paolo Benjamin Guico opens up on overcoming struggles
    Award-winning folk-pop band Ben&Ben's Paolo Benjamin Guico, the other half of the band's twin vocalists, opened up about having spiritual, mental and emotional struggles, and how he overcame them through his faith in God. Guico said he "wasn't in a good place" months ago, but was able to turn his life around when he "surrendered it all to God," as written in a short note he posted on Twitter earlier today, Nov. 17. "I was heavy spiritually, emotionally, mentally," Guico said. "Change began when I surrendered it all to God, and lived a life of faith, trust and belief that things […]
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