Filipinos were first–to America

By Emil Guillermo/ – By rights, it really should be called the United States of the Philippines. I mean first is first, right? And so who’s on first, as the joke goes, but we all know it was Filipinos. History says so. This year was special as I am scheduled Read more »

The Harvey Weinsteins of the Philippines

By Iris Gonzales/The Philippine Star – Whether it’s a sleazy borrowed room in a hotel overlooking Manila Bay, in the back seat of a sleek SUV or in a swanky office on the top floor of a skyscraper in Makati, any place can be a crime scene. And every man Read more »

Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, 86

By Ador Vincent S. Mayol/ – Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal is dead. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Cardinal Vidal. He has returned to the Father’s home at 7:28 a.m. today (Wednesday),” said Msgr. Joseph Tan, the spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Read more »

LOOK: New jeepneys under PUV modernization program

By Katerina Francisco and Kimiko Sy/ – What will the new jeepneys look like under the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program? The public had a glimpse of the updated modern jeepneys in an expo held by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Department of Trade and Industry on Read more »

Malacañang suspends gov’t work, classes on Tuesday, October 17

via – Classes at all levels, as well as work in government offices, will be suspended on the second day of the nationwide transport strike on Tuesday, October 17. The announcement was made late Monday, October 16, by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, citing “public health and safety.” Explaining the Read more »

Bitcoin use grows in Philippines, regulators flex muscle

via – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has released guidelines on cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, as transactions involving digital coins grew, an official said. Cryptocurrency transactions have grown to $6 million daily from $2 million to $3 million a few years ago, BSP deputy director Melchor Plabasan told ANC’s On Read more »