In the Philippines, Dynamite Fishing Decimates Entire Ocean Food Chains

By Aurora Almendral/ – Nothing beats dynamite fishing for sheer efficiency. A fisherman in this scattering of islands in the central Philippines balanced on a narrow outrigger boat and launched a bottle bomb into the sea with the ease of a quarterback. It exploded in a violent burst, rocking the Read more »

Metro Manila road reblocking and repair: June 15-18

via – Here’s a list of sections of EDSA and other roads in Metro Manila that will be affected by the road reblocking and repair this weekend The Department of Public Works and Highways (DWPH) will undertake reblocking and repairs along sections of EDSA and two other major roads Read more »

Starbucks to launch Philippine island-inspired merch

via – Starbucks Philippines is set to launch a collection of mugs and Starbucks cards inspired by the country’s 3 island groups, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The “Island Series” collection will be available in stores on June 12 – our 120th Independence Day – and will feature the colors Read more »

San Miguel plans to make Spam in Philippines

via ABS-CBN News – San Miguel Corp is spending P742 billion to grow its food and beverage business, including manufacturing Spam luncheon meat locally, said its president, Ramon Ang. It will be the first time for San Miguel to make Spam in the Philippines under its long-running partnership Read more »

She was the enemy of Philippine President Duterte, and her fellow judges just sacked her

By Siobhán O’Grady/ – Last month, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced a warning for the chief justice of his country’s Supreme Court. “I am putting you on notice that I am now your enemy,” he said. “I will not hesitate to do what is in the best interest of my Read more »

Overlooked No More: Leticia Ramos Shahani, a Philippine Women’s Rights Pioneer

By Jennifer Jett/ – Leticia Ramos Shahani is a name every feminist should know. Shahani, a Philippine diplomat and lawmaker, was a pioneer in the international women’s movement. At a time when few women had a place in statecraft, she became one of the highest-ranking women at the United Nations. Read more »