The ‘bagong bayani’ of the Philippines

By Titon Mitra/ – Sit at any airport in the Philippines and you can palpably feel the pulse of Filipino migration. Overseas workers saying goodbye to their loved ones or returning home to be greeted by an ecstatic family. Every year since 2010, the number of Filipinos leaving the Philippines Read more »

Jose Mari Chan and the song that made Filipino Christmas

By Alex Almario/ – Jose Mari Chan, from the moment he sung into a microphone, was destined to become the official voice of Christmas. His voice is clean and warm like your favorite holiday sweater. It glitters like December lights. It’s hopeful and ageless like the holidays. That he produced Read more »

Welcome To The Future Of Bus Travel In The Philippines

By Casey Hynes / – Au Soriano worked in the corporate telecommunications world for decades before she became an entrepreneur. She always wanted to start her own business, but until 2013, she wasn’t sure what type of company that would be. Then she decided to leave the corporate world and Read more »

Duterte eyes changing martial law provision in Constitution

via CNN Philippines/President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he needs to change a Constitutional provision that gives Congress and the Supreme Court the power to revoke or uphold a president’s decision to declare martial law. “[K]ung mag-declare ako ng Martial Law at may invasion ngayon o giyera, I cannot Read more »

Stormy Christmas Day feared over Metro Manila, Bicol, Samar

By Frances Mangosing/ – It may be a rainy Christmas in parts of the country due to a low pressure area (LPA) that’s expected to intensify into a tropical cyclone. The state weather bureau said the LPA was last spotted 1,800 kilometers east of Mindanao, still outside the Philippine area Read more »

James Taylor cancels Philippines concert over Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war killings

via – Singer says in Facebook post his work is not political but ‘sometimes you have to make a political stand’ against unacceptable assaults on rule of law Grammy award-winning singer James Taylor has cancelled a February 2017 concert in the Philippines in protest at the alleged extrajudicial killings Read more »