A New Netflix Series Tells the Story of the Philippines’ Drug War. But Its Critics Are Condemning Amo as Propaganda

By Joseph Hincks/time.com – A week after it premiered, few of the extras that feature in Netflix’s first ever Philippine series had seen the show. Outside the barbecue stand she runs in the Manila neighborhood where Cannes award-winning director Brillante Mendoza shot Amo (pronounced “am-ohr,” it means boss), Nerisa Perez Read more »

Statue honoring WWII sex slaves removed in Philippines

via AP – A statue honoring women who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II has been quietly removed from a busy seaside promenade in the Philippine capital, angering women’s groups. Manila City Hall said in a statement that the bronze statue of a blindfolded Read more »

Philippines is latest foreign customer to book Trump’s D.C. hotel

via AP – First came Kuwait. Then Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Now it’s the Philippines’ turn. It is the latest foreign government to book rooms or host events at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C., riling critics who say such bookings are nothing more than attempts to curry favor Read more »

Where in the Philippines was a scene from ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ shot?

via inquirer.net – Are you hyped up for the new Marvel flick “Avengers: Infinity War”? Well, here’s one trivia for you (warning: major spoilers ahead). If you noticed toward the end of the movie, Thanos (Josh Brolin) retreats to a small nipa hut as he watches the Read more »

Pinoy divorce abroad valid in PH, says SC

By Ashzel Hacherothe/malaya.com.ph – Supreme Court yesterday ruled that divorce obtained by a Filipino citizen abroad against a foreign spouse is valid in the Philippines even if it is the Filipino spouse who filed for divorce. Voting 10-3, the court en banc upheld the September 18, 2014 decision Read more »

The Philippines Ambassador Spoke Out About the Abuse of Maids in Kuwait. Kuwait Responded by Expelling Him

By HUSSAIN AL-QATARI / AP– Kuwait on Wednesday expelled the Philippines ambassador and recalled its own envoy from Manila over a growing diplomatic dispute sparked by complaints of the abuse of Filipina housemaids and workers in the country. The highly unusual move came as a surprise in the typically Read more »

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