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Dipolog cable provider to face raps over illegal airing of ‘Avengers: Endgame’

By Dynah Diestro/ABS-CBN News – A Dipolog City cable provider is facing charges after it illegally aired “Avengers: Endgame,” a day after the movie premiered at cinemas on April 24. Orient Cable and Telecommunications Inc. will be facing charges for violating the Anti-Camcording Act of 2010, among other Read more »

2 Earthquakes Shake The Philippines; At Least 16 Dead

By Laurel Wamsley/npr.org – A powerful 6.4 earthquake struck the Philippines on Tuesday, the day after a different temblor took lives and collapsed buildings. Rescuers continued to search for survivors from Monday’s quake, centered just 50 miles northwest of Manila, the capital. That quake killed at least 16 people, according Read more »

Rescuers rush to find survivors in Pampanga supermarket rubble after quake

By Carolyn Bonquin/CNN Philippines – Rescuers are scrambling to find survivors on Tuesday after a four-story supermarket collapsed in Porac, Pampanga following a strong earthquake. The rescue operation is now focused in the middle part and both sides of the supermarket Chuzon Supermarket in Barangay Cangat where more people are Read more »

Philippines Beats China In Happiness

By Panos Mourdoukoutas/forbes.com – Filipinos are happier than Chinese. That’s according to the recently published 2019 World Happiness Report, which ranks Philippines in the 69th position, and China in the 93trd position. The World Happiness Report ranks 156 countries by combining quantitative data, such as per capita GDP growth; and Read more »

No end in sight as Philippines communist revolt marks 50th year

via rappler.com – Philippine policewoman Ruby Buena’s introduction to one of the oldest communist insurgencies in the world was a roadside bomb blast followed seconds later by an eruption of gunfire. “I thought it was my time to die,” said 25-year-old Buena, who instead woke up in a hospital with Read more »

Dead Whale Found With 88 Pounds of Plastic Inside Body in the Philippines

By Daniel Victor/nytimes.com – A beached whale found in the Philippines on Saturday died with 88 pounds of plastic trash inside its body, an unusually large amount even by the grim standards of what is a common threat to marine wildlife. The 1,100-pound whale, measuring 15 feet long, was found Read more »