Facebook opens office in PH

via CNN Philippines – Facebook Vice President for Asia Pacific Dan Neary announced on Wednesday (April 20) that the social network has opened its first office in Manila, Philippines. The new Manila office aims to strengthen Facebook’s investment in the Philippines and commitment to help connect people with the Read more »

Former Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) treasurer Raul Victor Tan in a Senate hearing on the $81-million money laundering case. Photo via CNNPhilippines

RCBC treasurer resigns amid money laundering case

via CNN Philippines – Amid the ongoing probe into the $81-million money laundering scandal hounding the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC), its treasurer has resigned from his post. Former treasurer and executive vice president Raul Victor Tan resigned effective Wednesday (April 20), RCBC said in a disclosure addressed to the Read more »

A Japanese woman (left) takes an English lesson from a Filipino teacher at English learning school QQ English, in Cebu, the Philippines, in December 2013. Photo via japantimes.co.jp

More Japanese look to Philippines to hone English skills

By Shinichi Tokuda/japantimes.co.jp – Japanese are increasingly choosing to study English in the Philippines over the United States or U.K., driven by the lures of cheaper tuition fees and the proximity to home. And corporations are also encouraging staff to study in the Philippines, where English is one of the Read more »

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British tourist calls her El Nido stay the ‘worst days of her life’

A British tourist who recently visited the Philippines said that her four-day stay in the town of El Nido, Palawan was the “worst days of her life.” The British national, named Elayne Peddy, posted a video blog on her YouTube page on March 27, 2016, to describe the harrowing experience Read more »

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First Filipino-made satellite ‘Diwata-1′ launched into space

By Arra Perez/CNN Philippines – Diwata-1, the country’s first microsatellite, launched into space on board an Atlas V rocket on Wednesday (March 23) at around 11 a.m. PHT. The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida in the U.S. The Filipino-made microsatellite will be brought to the International Space Station Read more »

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Philippines Releases Ship Linked to North Korea

By Floyd Whaley/nytimes.com – The Philippines has released a cargo ship linked to North Korea that it had seized as part of tough new United Nations sanctions imposed on the reclusive country, an official said on Friday. “There is no longer any basis to continue to hold the MV Jin Read more »