Massive 7.3-magnitude underwater earthquake strikes off the Philippines

A massive 7.3 magnitude underwater earthquake has struck off the coast of the Philippines, it has emerged. The quake, southeast of the island of Jolo , was measured at a depth of 380 miles in the Celebes Sea, the US Geological Survey said. But Philippine seismologists say it was far Read more »

Filipino wins nearly P5 million after making halfcourt shot at Lakers game

Jerald Acoba, a 30-year-old Filipino based in Tulare, California, became a rich man on Tuesday, January 3 (Wednesday morning, Manila time). During the Los Angeles Lakers’ victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center, Acoba converted a halfcourt shot to win the MGM Big Shot Jackpot contest. After Read more »

Over 100 inmates escape in Kidapawan City jail siege

By VJ Bacungan/CNN Philippines – Authorities are in hot pursuit of over 100 inmates who escaped the North Cotabato District Jail in Kidapawan City early Wednesday morning following an armed siege at the prison. Acting Provincial Jail Warden Supt. Peter John Bongngat Jr. told CNN Philippines the attack happened Read more »

The ‘bagong bayani’ of the Philippines

By Titon Mitra/ – Sit at any airport in the Philippines and you can palpably feel the pulse of Filipino migration. Overseas workers saying goodbye to their loved ones or returning home to be greeted by an ecstatic family. Every year since 2010, the number of Filipinos leaving the Philippines Read more »

Jose Mari Chan and the song that made Filipino Christmas

By Alex Almario/ – Jose Mari Chan, from the moment he sung into a microphone, was destined to become the official voice of Christmas. His voice is clean and warm like your favorite holiday sweater. It glitters like December lights. It’s hopeful and ageless like the holidays. That he produced Read more »

Welcome To The Future Of Bus Travel In The Philippines

By Casey Hynes / – Au Soriano worked in the corporate telecommunications world for decades before she became an entrepreneur. She always wanted to start her own business, but until 2013, she wasn’t sure what type of company that would be. Then she decided to leave the corporate world and Read more »