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Philippines among least generous in Southeast Asia, study suggests

By Gaea Katreena Cabico/philstar.com – Filipinos are among the least civically engaged people in Southeast Asia, a Gallup global report suggests. The Philippines obtained a score of 28 on Gallup’s “The World’s Most Generous” index, while its neighbor Indonesia—a lower middle-income country—topped the rankings alongside Australia with a score of Read more »

SC orders Angkas to cease operations anew

By CNN Philippines Staff – Customers of motorcycle ride-hailing service Angkas will have to find another way to move through traffic once again. In a resolution released to the public Wednesday, the Supreme Court granted the petition filed by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Read more »

Balangiga bells on the way home

By Eimor P. Santos/CNN Philippines – The historic Balangiga bells, seized by American soldiers from a church in Eastern Samar in 1901, are on their way home. Photos released by the United States Embassy on Saturday showed two of the bells’ journey home –after being removed from display at an Read more »

6 Pinoy-made card games worth your attention

By Michael Logarta/gmanetwork.com – Easily accessible yet hard to put down, card games offer a lot in terms of fun and replay value. Filipino game developers know this, and they’ve been hard at work creating experiences we’re confident gamers will love. Listed below are six such card games. 1. Combatron. Read more »

Drop charges against news site Rappler, Human Rights Watch says

By Angela Dewan and Joshua Berlinger/CNN.com – Human Rights Watch has called on Philippine authorities to drop criminal charges against the news website Rappler and its editor, Maria Ressa, criticizing the legal action against them as politically motivated. The international rights watchdog accused the government of using tax laws Read more »

Measles cases in the Philippines increase by more than 350% – WHO

By Luchi de Guzman/CNN Philippines – More than 10,000 measles cases have been reported this year. The latest count by the World Health Organization (WHO) Philippines office is 17,298 measles cases as of November this year. This is 367 percent more than the 3,706 cases reported last year. “Unvaccinated young Read more »