Filipino rock climber volunteers on Thai cave rescue

By Alyssa Rola/CNN Philippines – Filipino rock climber Cedjie Aquino was one of the volunteers who had been working closely with the rescue operations team in the attempt to save the soccer team trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex in Thailand. Aquino, who lives and works in Read more »

5 members of Filipino family die in vehicular accident in US

via manilatimes.net – Five members of a Filipino family in the United States were killed in a car accident in New Jersey in the United States, according to reports of the incident posted online. According to NorthJersey.com and People Magazine, the Trinidads from Teaneck, New Jersey came from a beach Read more »

Metro Manila Pride breaks records in Southeast Asia

via rappler.com – Drawing a 25,000-strong crowd to this year’s Pride March and Festival, Metro Manila Pride now stands as the largest and oldest Pride demonstration in Southeast Asia. With the theme #RiseUpTogether, the Pride March was more than just about creating a safe space for the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, Read more »

Philippines basketballer Troy Rike gets cash reward for protecting Boomer Chris Goulding during brawl

via abc.net.au – As players wait on the outcome of a FIBA investigation into a brawl during a World Cup qualifier in the Philippines on Monday night, one player has received a cash reward for protecting Boomer Chris Goulding. According to Philippines media, Troy Rike received a commendation and a Read more »

US and Philippines: Friends, Partners, and Allies

By US AMBASSADOR Sung Kim/gmanetwork.com – MEvery July 4, the United States and the Philippines celebrate Philippine-American Friendship Day and the United States celebrates our Independence Day. This gives me an opportunity to reflect on the US-Philippine bilateral relationship as well as my time here. Over the past Read more »

Brawl Mars FIBA Qualifier Between the Philippines and Australia

By Benjamin Hoffman/nytimes.com – It was not quite “The Malice at the Palace,” but a brawl at a FIBA World Cup qualifier game on Monday was one of the crazier scenes in recent basketball history, with haymaker punches and folding chairs thrown, wild kicks attempted, and 13 players eventually being Read more »

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