CAAP closes Iloilo int’l airport after Cebu Pacific runway incident

By VJ Bacungan/CNN Philippines – Air transport authorities have temporarily shut down the Iloilo International Airport after a Cebu Pacific plane overshot the runway on Friday night. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) issued a “Notice to Airmen” saying the airport will be closed until around 7 p.m. Read more »

Blogger behind Pinoy Ako Blog to take online bashers to court

By Kristine Joy Patag/ – The person behind the Pinoy Ako Blog, which has been at the target of bashing from pro-Duterte bloggers and netizens, will bring the online conflict to court. “Oo, Maria Josephina Vergina Laurio is Pinoy Ako Blog and I will see you all in court,” Read more »

5 crew remain missing after vessel sinks off Philippines

via – Commander Armand Balilo, spokesman for the Philippine Coast Guard, adds the Emerald Star departed from Hongkong and was on its way to Indonesia when it sank. Five crew members remain missing on Friday, October 13, after their cargo ship sank in the Pacific off the Philippines as Read more »

Not-so-little act of hate at Stockton’s Little Manila

By Emil Guillermo/inquirerdotnet – Next Wednesday, October 18, I’ll be doing a special performance of my one-man show, “Amok Monologues: NPR, Harvard, Death on Mission Street,” at the College of the Pacific in Stockton, CA at 7 p.m. at the Wendell Phillips Center, Room 140. It’s free and it’s open Read more »

Review: ‘Maynila sa Kuko ng Liwanag’ the musical

By JT Radovan/ – In Manila, there are blue-collar workers risking their lives everyday to earn a decent living, but are subjected to unfair labor practices and remain uncertain of their safety and their future. Human trafficking exists, and women leave their provinces believing that fleeing to the city is Read more »

Classes suspended in Metro Manila on Nov. 16-17 due to 31st ASEAN Summit

By VJ Bacungan/CNN Philippines – The Metro Manila Council (MMC) on Tuesday said that classes in all levels in Metro Manila public and private schools will be suspended on November 16 and 17 due to the 31st ASEAN Summit. The MMC added that an announcement on any suspension of work Read more »