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Why Vigan university attracts foreign students

By Bryan Realgo/ABS-CBN News – The pre-medicine courses and medicine program of the University of Northern Philippines (UNP) in Vigan City continue to attract foreign students. At the start of the new academic year Monday, at least 730 Indian nationals were enrolled in the school. A total of 405 Read more »

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Islamic State ‘calls on jihadis to target Miss Universe competition in Philippines’

By Barney Henderson/ – Islamic State terrorists have called for attacks at the Miss Universe competition due to be held in the Philippines in January 2017, according to online threats. A branch of the terror network called on “everyone who can” to launch attacks at the event, according to reports Read more »

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Solon wants Trump banned for remarks against Philippines

By Rosette Adel/ – A lawmaker has called on the House of Representatives to bar United States presidential candidate Donald Trump from entering the country for his recent remarks against the Philippines. In his House Resolution No.43, Albay Rep. Jose “Joey” Salceda said he seeks to ban Trump from entering Read more »

Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines celebrates on the podium after winning the silver medal in the women's 53kg category of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 07 August 2016.  Phot via BOTHMA

Rio 2016: Hidilyn Diaz ends Philippine Olympic medal drought with weightlifting silver

By Paolo Del Rosario/CNN Philippines – The Philippines has its first medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics after Hidilyn Diaz finished with a score of 200kg at the women’s 53kg category in weightlifting on Monday. Diaz’ silver medal is the country’s first since Onyok Velasco’s triumph at the 1996 games Read more »

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How a Donald Trump presidency can affect the Philippines

By Levi A. So/ – Donald Trump started as the unlikely candidate. He accused Mexico of sending rapists to the US, said immigrants steal jobs from Americans, pledged to ban Muslims entry to the US, threatened to commit a war crime, made misogynistic tirades, and insulted the disabled, the Read more »

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PH questions Trump’s ‘terrorist nation’ tag

By Paterno Esmaquel II/ – The Philippines on Saturday, August 6, questioned the statement of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump lumping the Southeast Asian country among “terrorist nations.” “Baka he’s just speaking in broad strokes na hindi niya alam talaga ‘yung napag-usapan niya,” Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said in Read more »