‘The first Pixnoys’: Filipinos will finally see themselves in Pixar short film

By Niña V. Guno/INQUIRER.net – Filipinos will get some well-deserved media representation in an upcoming Pixar short film. Filipino-American filmmaker Bobby Rubio broke the news on Twitter last Jan. 10 that he was going to helm the Pixar short “Float” as part of Pixar’s experimental storytelling initiative Spark Shorts. A Read more »

Palace on passport mess: Do not pass requirements burden to applicants

via CNN Philippines – The Palace on Monday said those who will renew their Philippine passports should not be saddled by the submission of requirements after the personal data breach. “Applicants should not be burdened by submitting original copies of their certificates of live birth, which requires another application process Read more »

No pneumonia outbreak in the Philippines —DOH

By Margaret Claire Layug/GMA News – The Department of Health (DOH) said there is no pneumonia outbreak in the Philippines. Health Undersecretary Erik Domingo made the clarification on Friday, shooting down reports that appear to be circulating on social media. He also pointed out that the number of cases Read more »

What is behind the sharp fall in number of Filipino workers in the Middle East?

By Noel T. Tarrazona/alarabiya.net – Although the Middle East has become second home to about 2.5 million skilled Filipino workers, a decline in their employment has been noted in the last two years. After 10 years of continuous growth, the deployment of Filipino workers to the Middle East went down Read more »

Russian vessels visit Philippines as 2019 begins

via rappler.com – Vessels of the Russian Navy docked in the Philippines for a goodwill visit from Sunday to Friday, January 6 to 11. The Russian Navy’s large anti-submarine ship Admiral Pantellev, guided missile cruiser Varyag, and large sea tanker Boris Botuma kicked off their goodwill visit to the Philippines Read more »

Wearing the Philippines: How Catriona Gray’s national costume went above and beyond

By Amanda T. Lago/rappler.com – On stage, Catriona Gray’s national costume looked heavy, to say the least. At the Miss Universe 2018 national costume show, the woman who stunned the world with her lava walk seemed significantly slowed down – though every bit as graceful – as she wheeled her Read more »