An official shows a diamond-studded piece of jewellery seized by the Philippine government from former first lady Imelda Marcos, at the Central Bank headquarters in Manila on November 24, 2015. Photo via

PCGG holds appraisal of Marcos jewelry

By AC Nicholls/CNN Philippines – The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) has taken the first step towards the possible sale of the jewelry collections seized from the family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The prized pieces in three major collections — believed to be part of the Read more »

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900th whale shark found in the Philippines

By Bea Orante/ – A team of researchers from the Large Marines Vertebrate (LAMAVE) Project found the 900th whale shark recorded in the world on November 15, 2015 in waters off Southern Leyte. Reaching the 900th whale shark is a milestone for a species that many had thought had dwindled Read more »

U.S. President Barack Obama visited Philippine Navy's BRP Gregorio del Pilar after his arrival in Manila on Tuesday, November 17. Photo via CNNPhilippines

Obama Says US To Give Philippines Two More Ships Amid South China Sea Dispute

By Coco ALcuaz/ – President Barack Obama said Tuesday the U.S. would give the Philippines two more ships that will aid the Southeast Asian nation in defending its claims in the South China Sea against China expansionism. Obama is in Manila for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which Chinese Read more »

Artemio Caleda speaks during the wreath laying sunset ceremony at National World War II Memorial on the Bataan Day of Valor anniversary, April 9, 2007 in Washington DC. Caleda fought as a member of the U.S Army Forces in the Philippines during WWII. He has been fighting for equal pay and benefits since they were stripped away in 1946. Photo by Eric Lachica / American Coalition for Filipino Veterans via

Thousands of Filipino-American WWII Vets Make Appeals Over Equity Pay Denial

By Emil Guillermo/ – Artemio Caleda, 91, a proud World War II veteran, says he won’t let a little bureaucracy spoil his Veterans Day. Nearly 75 years after he signed up to fight under the U.S. flag, Caleda says the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to deny recognition of his Read more »

An army of cooks from Lydia's Lechon prepared the roast pig for serving. Photo via

Philippines serves 4,046-kg lechon, breaks world record

via – With a total weight of 4,046 kilos, Philippines has set another world record for serving the biggest “lechon” or roast pork. “Lechon,” a Spanish term, which means roasted suckling pig has been a symbol for feast for most Filipinos. It is a desired dish that brings all Read more »

A mother and child lighting candles for the victims last night. Some 50,000 candles were expected to be lit along San Juanico Bridge leading to the Tacloban Airport. Photo by Boy Santos via

Mass graves of Yolanda victims blessed

By Ricky Bautista/The Philippine Star – Memorial markers were unveiled and candles were lighted yesterday in commemoration of the second anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda, which killed more than 7,000 people in Eastern Visayas. Yolanda, the strongest typhoon on record, brought strong winds and whipped up storm surges that devastated Read more »