Drugs Board Chief resigns upon Duterte’s order

via cnnphilippines.com – The head of Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) has resigned after President Rodrigo Duterte told him to vacate his post, Chair Dionisio Santiago said on Tuesday. When asked the reason behind his resignation, Santiago told CNN Philippines, “The least expected things happen. Good intentions may not be enough. Read more »

Dennis Uy acquires FamilyMart

By Richmond Mercurio/The Philippine Star – The local operations of Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart will soon be under the helm of businessman Dennis Uy after his retail fuel business, Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc., decided to acquire the convenience store chain’s entire stake from its current owners. In a disclosure Read more »

DFA issues implementing rules of 10-year passports

By Gaea Katreena Cabico/philstar.com – Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano signed the implementing rules and regulations of the new Philippine Passport Act, which extends the validity of passports to 10 years from the current five. Cayetano said the IRR will only take effect on January 1, 2018 and not Read more »

Laker Jordan Clarkson: ‘It feels good to be Filipino’

By Christina Oriel/inquirerdotnet – Jordan Clarkson, the Filipino American shooting guard of the Los Angeles Lakers, received a warm welcome on Saturday, October 14 at this year’s Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) in Echo Park Lake, marking his first public appearance at a large Filipino American community event Read more »

Fought and forgotten: Filipino World War II veterans honored with medal 75 years later

By Walbert Castillo/USA TODAY – Filipino veterans of World War II will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday, after a lengthy battle for national recognition of their U.S. military service and sacrifices nearly 75 years ago. The medal is the highest civilian award and will be presented at Read more »

Miss Great Britain training for Miss Universe with Pinoy coaches

via GMANews – Miss Universe Great Britain 2017 Anna Burdzy came to the Philippines to pick up her bespoke gown—and valuable tips from top Filipino pageant coaches known to produce international beauty queens. In a report by Aubrey Carampel on 24 Oras on Tuesday, Burdzy was seen training under make-up Read more »

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