Starbucks to launch Philippine island-inspired merch

via – Starbucks Philippines is set to launch a collection of mugs and Starbucks cards inspired by the country’s 3 island groups, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The “Island Series” collection will be available in stores on June 12 – our 120th Independence Day – and will feature the colors Read more »

San Miguel plans to make Spam in Philippines

via ABS-CBN News – San Miguel Corp is spending P742 billion to grow its food and beverage business, including manufacturing Spam luncheon meat locally, said its president, Ramon Ang. It will be the first time for San Miguel to make Spam in the Philippines under its long-running partnership Read more »

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 »