Typhoon Chebi hits northern Philippines

Villagers haul a fallen branch to clear a road in the town of Rosales in Pangasinan province as strong winds by typhoon Chebi hit the northern part of the country. Homes in the northern Philippines have been evacuated as residents brace themselves for a fresh battering just two weeks Read more »

Pinay Power!

The history of Filipinos in America, from the arrival of the first Luzon indios in Morro Bay, Calif., in 1587, to the coming of the Manilamen in Louisiana in either 1763 or 1830 to the immigration of sakadas to Hawai‘i in 1906, is the history of Filipinos in America. It Read more »

Taiwan rejects RP’s plea to resume processing of Pinoy workers’ visas

MANILA — Philippine Government officials failed to convince the Taiwan Council on Labor Affairs (CLA) to lift the suspension it imposed on the processing of working visas of Filipino laborers.

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Charlie ‘Atong’ Ang back in RP

A close friend of deposed president Joseph Estrada was extradited to the country on Friday signalling the possible reopening of the graft case against the fallen leader. Charlie “Atong” Ang arrived in the Philippines at 5:30 a.m. on board Philippine Airlines flight PR 103 under heavy police escort from the Read more »

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17 Ways to Ruin the Eraserheads Legacy

[Note from the author: This is not the regular weekly toxic braindump that got accidentally published ahead of time. This was originally drafted as my second post to my weekly column but I felt that it’s either too boring or…I just felt that it’s already way out Read more »

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Philippines Attracts Koreans With English Programs

Korea is a good market for the Philippines, as its people visit not only for tourism but also to learn English, said Joseph Ace H. Durano, secretary of the Philippines Department of Tourism. Durano was in Korea to lead the fifth Philippine Hotels, Resort Road Show, which opened Sunday Read more »