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 »

Concerts and the Pinoy audience

By Giselle Sanchez/mb.com.ph – Martin Nievera on Instagram described his most recent concert “challenging.” I must agree. As a performer myself and for 24 years now, I consider my fellow Filipinos the most difficult-to-please audience in the whole world. I have performed all over the United States, Europe, Read more »

Another oarfish washes up in the Philippines

By Sarah Keartes/earthtouchnews.com – As residents in the Philippines recover from a recent powerful geological shakeup, some are turning to the sea for warning signs of what’s to come. A ten-foot (3.04m) oarfish was found in Carmen in the province of Agusan Del Norte days before the quake, and less Read more »

‘Strength, not violence’: Prayer rally protests killings

via The Manila Times – Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle on Saturday called for a culture of “active non-violence” and admonished the government not to resort to killings in fighting crime and illegal drugs, as thousands of faithful Filipinos marched at Luneta in “defense of human life.” “Lakas, hindi dahas (Strength, Read more »

Lowering age of criminality to 9 against human rights, Unicef says

By Audrey Morallo/philstar.com – The attempt of the Philippines to jail children as young as nine years old for crimes is a violation of human rights, the chief of the United Nations children’s agency in the country said, as she criticized the government for ignoring facts related to the issue. Read more »

Pinoy producer Jhett Tolentino wins first Grammy

Tony-award winning Filipino producer Jhett Tolentino has just won his first Grammy! He and The Color Purple team picked up the Best Musical Theater Album at the Grammy Awards, held Sunday night, February 12 (February 13), in Los Angeles. According to the list of nominees on grammy.com, Cynthia Erivo and Read more »

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