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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 »

Vaccinated Filipino youth now at risk of getting severe dengue

By Mara Cepeda/rappler.com – Health advocates once again slammed the Department of Health’s (DOH) school-based immunization program after Sanofi Pasteur said its dengue vaccine poses more risk for people who have no prior infection. Dr Anthony Leachon, former president of the Philippine College of Physicians Foundation, said on Thursday, November Read more »

Apple removes Philippines leader Duterte execution games

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via bbc.com – Video games that put the player in the shoes of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as he kills criminals have been removed from Apple’s app store. Popular games with titles such as “Duterte knows Kung Fu: Pinoy Crime Fighter” have disappeared from the company’s digital shop. A drug Read more »

Filipinos Aren’t Happy With This White Woman Claiming To Be Filipina

By Kimberly Yam/huffingtonpost.com – A white woman’s self-proclaimed “transracial” identity has sparked discussion ? and some confusion ? among people of Filipino heritage. The woman, who told HuffPost she identifies as transgender and is in the process of legally changing her name to “Ja Du,” recently told a news Read more »

OPINION: Commemorating 637 years of Islam in the Philippines

By Amir Mawallil/abs-cbn.com – November 7 marked the celebration of Sheikh Karimul Makhdum Day. It is remembered for the arrival of Islam in what is now the Philippine archipelago via Tawi-Tawi is as historical as, say, the celebration of the first Holy Mass in Limasawa island on March 31, 1521, Read more »

Actress Maria Isabel Lopez to be penalized for using ASEAN lane

By Chad de Guzman/CNN Philippines – Transport authorities are preparing sanctions for actress Maria Isabel Lopez after she drove on EDSA lanes reserved for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings. Lopez on Saturday evening posted a video and photos on her Instagram and Facebook Read more »