Google Stations opening in 50 locations in the Philippines

By Consuelo Marquez/inquirer.net – Google is opening Google Stations which will offer free and high quality Wi-Fi hotspots in more than 50 locations in the Philippines. “Google Stations allow Filipinos from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to connect with high quality internet. Google Stations will be developed in more than fifty Read more »

More schools in Canada to teach Filipino language

By Jodesz Gavilan/rappler.com – More schools in Alberta, Canada, will soon offer a Filipino language and culture program as part of the curriculum in a bid to preserve the “deep roots” of the community, the provincial government said. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced on Thursday, February 7, that the Filipino Read more »

The Philippines temporarily bans Japan pork imports

By Louise Maureen Simeon/The Philippine Star – The Philippines continues to tighten its security against the African swine fever (ASF), this time temporarily banning pork imports from Japan in the effort to protect the P200-billion local hog industry. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol ordered a temporary ban on the entry Read more »

Philippines gets first protected bike lane along national highway

By Aika Rey/rappler.com – Bikers passing through Laguna Lake Highway in Taguig City can now pedal worry-free, with a protected bike lane installed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Early Thursday, February 7, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and Taguig City officials inaugurated the 3-meter-wide bicycle lane, Read more »

Measles Outbreak in Philippines Spreads Beyond Capital

By Jason Gutierrez/nytimes.com – The Philippines expanded the area of a declared measles outbreak on Thursday from the highly populated capital to nearby regions, after a steady rise in infections and deaths attributed to the disease in recent weeks. The government’s Epidemiology Bureau raised the “red flag” after an increase Read more »

Philippines tops world internet usage index with an average 10 hours a day

By Kate Lamb/theguardian.com – South-east Asia is one of the most internet-addicted regions on the planet, with the Philippines topping the global list with an average 10 hours and 2 minutes of screen time every day. The country was joined in the top five by Thailand and Indonesia, according to Read more »

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