Church Offers to Protect Police Who Testify on Philippines’ Drug War

By Felipe Villamor/ – The Roman Catholic Church has offered to protect police officers who want to come forward and testify about their participation in President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs, a prominent archbishop said on Monday. The protection offer could escalate an emerging clash between the church and Read more »

Happy Seniors Week

By Dahli Aspillera/ – OCT. 1 is Centenarians Day. The country is paying tribute to all Filipinos who have lived to or beyond the age of 100 years. Rep. Luis N. Campos Jr. of Makati reminds us that today marks the start of Elderly Filipino Week. Solon pays tribute to Read more »

Taiwan approves visa-free status for Filipinos

By Anthony Q. Esguerra/ – Filipinos may soon travel to Taiwan without paying visa fees after the Taiwanese government approved visa-free privileges for Philippine nationals. Taiwan Premier Lai Ching-te has approved the plan to give visa-free status to citizens of the Philippines, according to a report from state-owned Central Read more »

El Nido to impose daily visitor limits in 3 iconic tourist sites

By Keith Anthony Fabro/ – El Nido will start imposing a carrying capacity policy on its 3 iconic sites, which are observed to be disturbed due to the continuous influx of tourists. The management board of the El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (ETMRPA) recently adopted a resolution that will Read more »

Singer from Manila becomes 4th Filipino to enter ‘X Factor UK’

via – Alisah Bonaobra, singer from Manila, wowed all four judges of “The X Factor UK” with her version of Beyonce’s hit “Listen” on the seventh episode of the show. Her performance left judge Nicole Scherzinger, who has Filipino blood, in tears. One of eight children, Alisah believed her Read more »

Filipino Cult Favorite Jollibee Plans Global Expansion

The fast-food chain may be looking to acquire Pret A Manger By Monica Burton/ – Filipino-style sweet spaghetti and fried chicken could one day be as ubiquitous as a McDonald’s burger and fries. Jollibee, often called the “McDonald’s of the Philippines,” is planning for global expansion, and as Read more »