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Avoiding ‘tanim bala': Luggage wrapping services offered at NAIA

By CNN Philippines Staff – Some passengers have started to avail of a new service at airport terminals — having their bags wrapped to avoid being victimized by the alleged “tanim bala” scheme. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) spokesperson Dave de Castro said he regretted the bad image, but it Read more »

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Philippines wins round 1 in historic case vs China

By Paterno Esmaquel II/ – In a round one victory for the Philippines, a United Nations-backed arbitral tribunal at The Hague, in the Netherlands, unanimously decided it has the right to hear Manila’s historic case against Beijing over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). The tribunal effectively rejected Read more »


Criminal charges to be filed against Iglesia ni Cristo leaders

via CNN Philippines – Former Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) minister Lowell Menorca II, who has been expelled by INC, will file criminal charges against the leaders of the religious group. In a press conference on Sunday (October 25,) Menorca claimed that INC officials held him and his family captive Read more »


Magnitude 5.4 quake shakes Occidental Mindoro

via – A magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook Occidental Mindoro on Monday evening, October 19, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). According to the agency’s latest bulletin, the earthquake happened at 9:50 pm. Its location was recorded 19 km northeast of Looc, Occidental Mindoro. The Read more »

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Jollibee acquires 40% stake in US-based Smashburger chain

via – Fastfood giant Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) acquires Denver, Colorado-based Smashburger, a quick service restaurant chain, for a substantial stake nearly worth $99 million. JFC, in a disclosure to the stock exchange Tuesday, October 13, said its wholly-owned subsidiary Bee Good! Incorporated (BGI), entered into an agreement Read more »

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10 killed in Leyte prison inferno

By: Joey A. Gabieta-Inquirer Visayas and Kristine Pelisse Mangunay/ – Ten inmates were killed—including several undergoing psychiatric treatment in a ward—in a fierce fire that destroyed the maximum security building in the biggest prison in Eastern Visayas. The fire, which raged for nearly three hours, occurred on Thursday in the Read more »