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Official count: Duterte is new president, Robredo is vice president

via CNN Philippines – Rodrigo Duterte, the tough-talking Davao City mayor, won the May 9 presidential election by a landslide against four other prominent officials according to the official congressional canvass of votes late Friday. A spokesperson for Duterte called his “historic” victory “the triumph of the people, by the Read more »

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SUMMER’S OVER PAGASA declares onset of rainy season

By Kiersnerr Gerwin Tacadena/GMA News – State weather bureau PAGASA on Tuesday finally declared the onset of the rainy season. PAGASA made the announcement after observing weather patterns in the wake of increasingly frequent rainshowers and thunderstorms across the archipelago. “These prominent changes suggest strong manifestation on the shift from Read more »

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5 dead at Pasay City concert

By Aries Joseph Hegina/ – At least five people, including an American national, died after they collapsed on the concert grounds in the open parking area of a mall in Pasay City early Sunday morning. A report from the Pasay City Police said that Ariel Leal, 22; Lance Garcia, 36; Read more »

Actress Jaclyn Jose pose for photographers with her Best Actress award for her role in the film Ma’ Rosa during the photo call following the awards ceremony at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

Jaclyn Jose wins best actress at Cannes for ‘Ma’ Rosa’

By Bayani San Diego Jr./ Philippine Daily Inquirer – It’s a first for the country. Jaclyn Jose won best actress in the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival in France for playing the titular character in Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s gritty drama “Ma’ Rosa.” The last time the Philippines won in Cannes Read more »

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Benham Rise: Philippines’s ‘new territory’

By Rudy Fernandez/The Philippine Star – The Philippines has gained a “new territory” through the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)’s ruling on the 13 million-hectare Benham Rise. Situated about 250 kilometers east of Dinapigue, Isabela, the region also known as Benham Plateau has untapped Read more »

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New York-New Jersey Filipino Restaurant Week ’16 is on

via – Foodies in New York and New Jersey will once again feast on authentic, bold and innovative Filipino dishes as Filipino Restaurant Week 2016 kicked off May 11 at the Philippine Center with the 15 participating restaurants offering samples from their menus. Filipino Restaurant Week, or Read more »