Martial Law Extended For Another Year In Southern Philippines

By Ashley Westerman/npr.org – The Philippine Congress has extended martial law on the southern island of Mindanao for another year at the request of President Rodrigo Duterte, who says it is needed to continue the fight against armed groups in the region. The move was overwhelmingly approved by both the Read more »

Senator: Maximum 90 years in jail, P7.5 M fine for 30 dogs’ death

By Yvette Morales/CNN Philippines – A canine club confirmed around 30 dogs died as they were transported inside a closed van on the way to a dog show. Senator Francis Pangilinan, who worked on introducing changes to the Animal Welfare Act, said those responsible may be penalized by life imprisonment, Read more »

Palace says Duterte not behind OFW ID design

By Alexis Romero/philstar.com – Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte had nothing to do with the placing of his photo on the government-issued identification card for overseas Filipino workers, Malacañang said Monday. Duterte’s photo on the migrant workers’ IDs earned criticism online, with some people on social media describing it Read more »

Basketball’s greatest show comes to Philippines

By Joaquin Henson/The Philippine Star – The Philippines, with partners Japan and Indonesia, will host the 2023 edition of the FIBA World Cup as rivals Argentina and Uruguay withdrew their bid after the FIBA Central Board deliberated in a closed-door session at the governing body’s headquarters in Mies, near this Read more »

The Box That Brings Christmas to the Philippines

By Jason Reblando/citylab.com – If you are Filipino, or have been to a Filipino household, you are probably familiar with one of the most recognizable symbols of the Filipino diaspora: the balikbayan box. I grew up with these giant cardboard boxes. About the size of a microfridge, a box would Read more »

18-year-old Filipino wins int’l science video contest

via rappler.com – An 18-year-old Filipino won in this year’s Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an annual global science video competition. Hillary Andales, a student of Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus, will receive $250,000 in educational prizes, while her teacher will get $50,000 and her school, a new laboratory worth $100,000. Read more »

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