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Pinoy divorce abroad valid in PH, says SC

By Ashzel Hacherothe/malaya.com.ph – Supreme Court yesterday ruled that divorce obtained by a Filipino citizen abroad against a foreign spouse is valid in the Philippines even if it is the Filipino spouse who filed for divorce. Voting 10-3, the court en banc upheld the September 18, 2014 decision Read more »

The Philippines Ambassador Spoke Out About the Abuse of Maids in Kuwait. Kuwait Responded by Expelling Him

By HUSSAIN AL-QATARI / AP– Kuwait on Wednesday expelled the Philippines ambassador and recalled its own envoy from Manila over a growing diplomatic dispute sparked by complaints of the abuse of Filipina housemaids and workers in the country. The highly unusual move came as a surprise in the typically Read more »

NFA set to import 250,000 MT tons of rice in May

via rappler.com – National Food Authority (NFA) said the planned government-to government (G2G) importation of 250,000 metric tons (MT) of cheap rice to serve as buffer stock is expected to stabilize the price of the food staple. The NFA said in a statement on April 20, Friday, that “in consultation Read more »

Reuters bags Pulitzer for Philippines’ drug war story

By Christina Mendez & Paolo Romero/The Philippine Star- A Filipino was among the Reuters journalists who received this year’s Pulitzer Prize for the news agency’s “relentless” reporting on the thousands killed in the war on drugs of the Duterte administration. Manuel Mogato, a correspondent in Reuters’ Manila bureau, along with Read more »

Facebook cracks down on Philippines fake news sites

By Janvic Mateo/The Philippine Star – Several websites that contain false information have been blocked on Facebook as the social media giant began implementing stringent measures against the proliferation of fake news. These include pages previously identified to have published fake articles about President Duterte and the Philippines, such as Read more »

IKEA partners with mall operator SM Prime for first Philippines store

via reuters.com – Global furniture retailer IKEA AB [IKEA.UL] will in 2020 open its first store in the Philippines located at one of the world’s biggest shopping malls, mall operator SM Prime Holdings Inc (SMPH.PS) said on Friday. SM Prime, the Philippines’ biggest property firm, will build premises at Read more »