On Tuesday (May 10), Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel "Mar" Roxas II (L) concedes to davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (R). Photo via CNN Philippines

Liberal Party bet Roxas concedes to Duterte

By Fiona Nicolas/CNN Philippines – Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Administration presidential bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas II accepted his defeat and conceded to Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday (May 10). [Translation: It is clear that Duterte is the next president of the Republic of the Philippines. Digong, I wish Read more »

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New Immigration Rule Enables Filipino WWII Vets to Reunite with Family

By Emil Guillermo/nbcnews.com – A new policy change from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced Monday will allow Filipino World War II veterans to unite with family members delayed in the Philippines for decades by an immigration backlog. The policy change is called “parole,” and will allow Read more »

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INC set to endorse Duterte, Marcos

via rappler.com – The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) is set to officially endorse Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for president and Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr for vice president in the 2016 national elections. A Rappler source said that the INC leadership is expected to announce its anointed candidates at Read more »


Facebook opens office in PH

via CNN Philippines – Facebook Vice President for Asia Pacific Dan Neary announced on Wednesday (April 20) that the social network has opened its first office in Manila, Philippines. The new Manila office aims to strengthen Facebook’s investment in the Philippines and commitment to help connect people with the Read more »

Former Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) treasurer Raul Victor Tan in a Senate hearing on the $81-million money laundering case. Photo via CNNPhilippines

RCBC treasurer resigns amid money laundering case

via CNN Philippines – Amid the ongoing probe into the $81-million money laundering scandal hounding the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC), its treasurer has resigned from his post. Former treasurer and executive vice president Raul Victor Tan resigned effective Wednesday (April 20), RCBC said in a disclosure addressed to the Read more »

A Japanese woman (left) takes an English lesson from a Filipino teacher at English learning school QQ English, in Cebu, the Philippines, in December 2013. Photo via japantimes.co.jp

More Japanese look to Philippines to hone English skills

By Shinichi Tokuda/japantimes.co.jp – Japanese are increasingly choosing to study English in the Philippines over the United States or U.K., driven by the lures of cheaper tuition fees and the proximity to home. And corporations are also encouraging staff to study in the Philippines, where English is one of the Read more »