Political stability

By Boo Chanco/philstar.com – There was too much political noise over the weekend. It was the anniversary of the People Power overthrow of the Marcos dictatorship so that should be expected. But the noise this time was more disturbing than patriotic. There was a whiff of political instability. The Read more »

Commuters told: Brace for February 27 transport strike

via rappler.com – Commuters were told to seek alternative means of transportation on Monday, February 27, as jeepney operators are set to hold a strike in Metro Manila and select provinces to protest plans to phase out their old fleet. In Metro Manila, jeepney drivers are expected to convene at Read more »

Fil-Am chef nominated for prestigious James Beard Award

By Momar Visaya/inquirerdotnet – Tom Cunanan, the chef behind Bad Saint, the 24-seat Filipino restaurant in the capital, has been nominated for a James Beard Award, one of the most coveted honors in the restaurant industry. The James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for its annual awards last week. Cunanan Read more »

Hawaii father fights deportation to the Philippines – and almost certain death

By Liz Barney/theguardian.com – A Hawaii resident and green card holder with a past drug conviction is fighting a deportation to the Philippines, saying it would mean almost certain death under Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal anti-drug campaign. Last month, a federal judge granted 35-year-old Herbert Carino asylum from the Philippines, where Read more »

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What is this mysterious giant blob creature? Locals baffled after hairy-looking beast washes up in the Philippines

By HANNAH AL-OTHMAN FOR MAILOLINE/dailymail.co.uk – A huge, hairy mysterious sea creature has washed up on a beach in the Philippines. Stunned locals have flocked to the beach in Cagdainao, Dinagat Islands to gawp at the monster-like beast and take selfies with it. The huge white hairy beast is thought Read more »

Price War Makes Philippine Mobile Data Among Cheapest in Asia

By Ian C, Sayson/bloomberg.com – Potpot Pinili, a Philippine travel blogger, is paying less to access the Internet on the go — almost half as much as three years ago, thanks to a price war. “Data has become definitely cheaper,” said Pinili, 41. “You can do more online quicker and Read more »

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