Flaunt your Filipino pride with fine local jewelry

By Ria Francisco-Prieto/inquirer.net – We’re still three months away from Philippine Independence Day, but it doesn’t mean being proud to be Filipino should be a rare feeling. Thanks to Jul B. Dizon Jewellery and Simbolo, the brand’s newest collection of golden pieces, we can now wear Pinoy pride all year Read more »

LIST: How congressmen and women voted on the death penalty bill

via rappler.com – The House of Representatives passed on 3rd and final reading the bill that seeks the return of the death penalty on Tuesday, March 7. A total of 217 lawmakers voted in favor of House Bill Number 4727, while 54 voted against it and 1 abstained. A total Read more »

Philippines Embassy Protests ‘Madam Secretary’ Episode

By Ron Dicker/huffingtonpost.com – CBS’s TV drama “Madam Secretary” has sparked a real-life diplomatic incident with an upcoming episode. The Philippines on Monday protested a plot line about a fictional Filipino president making a pass at Tea Leoni’s secretary of state, Elizabeth McCord. And a spokesman for the island nation’s Read more »

Who’s behind brutal Philippines drug killings? A hitman speaks out

via pbs.org/newshour JUDY WOODRUFF: It’s fair to say a reign of terror grips the Philippines, as its president, Rodrigo Duterte, wages a brutal war on drug dealers and users. According to Human Rights Watch, more than 7,000 people have been killed in just the last nine months. But who exactly Read more »

Political stability

By Boo Chanco/philstar.com – There was too much political noise over the weekend. It was the anniversary of the People Power overthrow of the Marcos dictatorship so that should be expected. But the noise this time was more disturbing than patriotic. There was a whiff of political instability. The Read more »

Commuters told: Brace for February 27 transport strike

via rappler.com – Commuters were told to seek alternative means of transportation on Monday, February 27, as jeepney operators are set to hold a strike in Metro Manila and select provinces to protest plans to phase out their old fleet. In Metro Manila, jeepney drivers are expected to convene at Read more »

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