Will ‘Sahaya’ be the first Pinoy series on Netflix?

By Nickie Wang/manilastandard.net – GMA Network has invested a lot in the production of the upcoming series Sahaya having rented a shore for six months to recreate a Badjao Village. This location set in Calatagan, Batangas is complete with stilt houses, boats and other details that reflect the livelihood and Read more »

Reclamation in the Philippines: Good, bad or ugly?

By Iris Gonzales/The Philippine Star – The Philippines may not be the most populated country in Southeast Asia, but its capital, Manila, is now the most densely populated city in the world. Manila has over 42,000 inhabitants per square kilometer with the city’s population estimated at 21.3 million, according to Read more »

Filipino-made ‘NASA’ app brings space data to fishermen

By Janvic Mateo/he Philippine Star – A Filipino-made mobile application was recently recognized by the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for its vision of providing fishermen with scientific data that could help in their everyday lives. The ISDApp, developed by a group of Filipino creative and information Read more »

Z-GIRLS, Z-BOYS with Pinoy members to debut in Korea

By Jonathan Hicap/mb.com.ph – Two pop groups with Pinoy members will be launched in Korea. Z-GIRLS and Z-BOYS will have their official debut on Feb. 23 at the Z-POP Dream Live 2019 in Seoul at Jamsil Indoor Stadium. The show will also have Rain, APink, Monsta X, Chung Ha, LipBubble, Read more »

Duterte’s wild proposal: Changing the name of the Philippines

By Patrick Winn/pri.org – The Philippines was named after a pasty guy from Spain who never actually set foot in the Philippines. King Philip II, ruler of the Spanish Empire for much of the 1500s, also regarded the archipelago’s inhabitants as inferior. He’d prefer to die 100 times, he said, Read more »

Toyota picks Philippines to lead launch of all-new Hiace

By Catherine Talavera/The Philippine Star – Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. (TMC) has chosen the Philippines to be the first market to launch its new Hiace models given the strong demand in the country’s for the particular product. TMC and Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) unveiled yesterday the new generation Hiace Read more »