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First Female Chief Justice in Philippines Faces Impeachment

By Andreo Calonzo and Clarissa Batino/bloomberg.com – Philippine lawmakers found probable cause Thursday to impeach one of the country’s highest-ranking women. Maria Lourdes Sereno, the first female chief justice in the Southeast Asian nation, has been an outspoken critic of Rodrigo Duterte’s administration. The justice committee of the House Read more »

Man shocked after Filipino girlfriend refused entry into Krispy Kreme

via nzherald.co.nz – A Filipino woman was refused entry into a doughnut shop because she wasn’t a New Zealand resident. Hamilton man Christopher Smith and his partner left the city early to get to Auckland in time for the opening of the country’s first Krispy Kreme outlet, it’s been Read more »

Philippines launches inquiry into formula milk firms targeting poor

By Hannah Ellis-Petersen /theguardian.com – The Department of Health in the Philippines has said it will investigate the actions of four milk formula companies, after the Guardian exposed the illegal and clandestine methods used to market products to mothers. Officials in the DOH confirmed they were taking action and had Read more »

Bots, Assange, an alliance: Has Russian propaganda infiltrated the Philippines?

By Natshaya Gutierrez/rappler.com – At the peak of the Catalan independence movement in Spain, Twitter account @Ivan226622 tweeted 139 news items. From September 29 to October 9, @Ivan226622 – like accounts @rickrick888 and @bobbit2266 – tweeted articles created by Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik. Both RT and Sputnik are Russian Read more »

IKEA to open stores in Philippines, looking for designer

By Jessica Fenol/ABS-CBN News – Swedish furniture-maker IKEA will open stores in the Philippines after it found a local partner, a spokesman for its worldwide franchisor said. Inter IKEA Systems B.V. has awarded the franchise right in the Philippines to a company called Ikano, according to its spokesperson, Josefin Read more »

Meghan Markle Speaks Filipino to Well-Wishers Visiting from the Philippines

By Tamara Fuentes/townandcountrymag.com – During their visit to Edinburgh Castle on February 13, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry took the time to greet and talk with onlookers who had waited to meet the royal couple as they continue their pre-wedding tour. And one sweet moment in particular is going viral. Read more »