3 killed, 23 injured in Manila Pavilion fire

via rappler.com – At least 3 people died and 23 others were injured because of a fire that hit the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino on Sunday morning, March 18. At least two people remained missing as of Sunday night. According to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Officer-in-Charge General Read more »

10 dead as light plane crashes in Bulacan

By Cecille Suerte Felipe/The Philippine Star – A small plane carrying five persons crashed into a house shortly after takeoff in Plaridel, Bulacan yesterday, killing everyone onboard and five others on the ground. The six-seater Piper PA-23 Apache plane was reportedly carrying three passengers aside from the pilot and a Read more »

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Nursing graduate tops board exams twice

via By CNN Philippines – He topped board exams not once, but twice. This is the story of Jerald Pelayo who landed at the top of the list of this year’s Physician Licensure Exam. Speaking to CNN Philippines Thursday, Pelayo said he was “amazed” to make it to number one Read more »

Duterte Pulls Philippines Out Of International Criminal Court

By Emily Sullivan/npr.org – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose war on drugs has resulted in the deaths of over 12,000 people allegedly using and dealing drugs, has announced that the country will withdraw from the establishing treaty of the International Criminal Court. His statement comes about a month after the Read more »

CLOSEUP: ‘Lion King’ to include Pinoy flavor in world-class show

By Miguel Dumaual/ABS-CBN News – Disney’s “The Lion King” promises a show as grand as its original Broadway version when it debuts in the Philippines this month — and with additional “Filipino flavor” mixed in. Billed as the world’s number one musical, “The Lion King” is kicking off its Read more »

The woman taking on Duterte in a press freedom fight in the Philippines

By Hannah Ellis-Petersen/theguardian.com – The warning signs were all there. But Maria Ressa says “I never saw it coming.” The founder and driving force behind the Philippines news organisation Rappler admits to surprise when President Rodrigo Duterte effectively declared war on her journalists and heralded with it the biggest Read more »