She was the enemy of Philippine President Duterte, and her fellow judges just sacked her

By Siobhán O’Grady/ – Last month, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced a warning for the chief justice of his country’s Supreme Court. “I am putting you on notice that I am now your enemy,” he said. “I will not hesitate to do what is in the best interest of my Read more »

Overlooked No More: Leticia Ramos Shahani, a Philippine Women’s Rights Pioneer

By Jennifer Jett/ – Leticia Ramos Shahani is a name every feminist should know. Shahani, a Philippine diplomat and lawmaker, was a pioneer in the international women’s movement. At a time when few women had a place in statecraft, she became one of the highest-ranking women at the United Nations. Read more »

Duty Free Philippines to open luxury store at SM Mall of Asia complex

via – Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) announced on Monday, May 7, it would be opening in June a luxury store at the SM Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City and another outlet at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. DFP Luxe Store at SM MOA Read more »

Beijing ‘installs missiles’ on South China Sea islands

via AFP – Beijing Thursday, May 3, reasserted its right to build “defense” facilities in the disputed South China Sea, but declined to confirm reports it had installed new missiles on artificial islands it has built in the region. The Chinese army installed anti-ship and air-to-air defenses on outposts also Read more »

Humans were in Philippines thousands of years before previously thought

By Ashley Strickland/CNN – About 709,000 years ago, someone butchered a rhinoceros using stone tools on the Philippine island of Luzon. That may not seem remarkable — except that humans weren’t supposed to be in the Philippines so long ago. Before this discovery, the earliest indicator that early humans, or Read more »

A Transgender Paradox, and Platform, in the Philippines

By Aurora Almendral/ – Angel Cabaluna dusted makeup onto her thighs, styled her hair in loose curls and applied smoky eye shadow that glittered on her lids. As this hamlet of cornfields and concrete houses prepared for festivities honoring its patron saint, and as some people gathered in prayer, Read more »