Boracay Set to Ban Tourists for Six Months During Island ‘Rehabilitation’

By Cynthia Drescher/cntraveler.com – Our readers love Boracay, an island in the Philippines that has the kind of powdery white beaches and see-your-feet-clear water that inspires island cliches. It topped our Readers’ Choice Awards list of best islands in the world in 2017. Unfortunately, the tiny stretch of sand—just under Read more »

As Uber gives up Philippine operations to Grab, what now for commuters?

By Chrisee Dela Paz/rappler.com – An economist warned that Filipino commuters could face higher fares and fewer incentives, after California-based Uber decided to sell its entire Southeast Asian business to its rival Grab. Ending stiff competition between the ride-hailing behemoths, Uber on Monday, March 26, sold its operations in Read more »

[OPINION] Challenges in deploying Filipino household service workers to China

By Meiting Li/rappler.com – In July 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) revealed that there was a possibility for China to hire Filipino household service workers (HSWs) with a high salary of up to P100,000 per month. China is indeed likely to open its doors to Filipino HSWs, Read more »

Filipino Food Finds a Place in the American Mainstream

By Ligaya Mishan/nytimes.com – In 1883, José Rizal, the future hero and martyr of the Philippine Revolution, was a homesick medical student abroad in Madrid. His longing for bagoong, a paste of seafood salted and left to ferment until it exudes a fathomless funk, grew so great that his worried Read more »

Pinoy BBQ twist to the classic Burger Steak

By PR/cebudailynews.inquirer.net – Jollibee, the Philippines’ #1 fast-food brand, adds yet another exciting new product to its delicious roster—the NEW Pinoy BBQ Burger Steak! The new Burger Steak variant continues to offer the brand’s signature juicy and 100% beefy-linamnam patty, this time paired with the tasty and flavor-packed Pinoy Read more »

House approves divorce bill on final reading

By Joyce Ilas/CNN Philippines – The House of Representatives has approved the Absolute Divorce Bill with a vote of 134-57-2. Under the bill, an absolute divorce is judicially pronounced after a permanently broken marital union or marriage. Once absolute divorce is made effective, legal marriage bonds are cut and Read more »

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