Duterte eyes changing martial law provision in Constitution

via CNN Philippines/President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he needs to change a Constitutional provision that gives Congress and the Supreme Court the power to revoke or uphold a president’s decision to declare martial law. “[K]ung mag-declare ako ng Martial Law at may invasion ngayon o giyera, I cannot Read more »

Stormy Christmas Day feared over Metro Manila, Bicol, Samar

By Frances Mangosing/inquirer.net – It may be a rainy Christmas in parts of the country due to a low pressure area (LPA) that’s expected to intensify into a tropical cyclone. The state weather bureau said the LPA was last spotted 1,800 kilometers east of Mindanao, still outside the Philippine area Read more »

James Taylor cancels Philippines concert over Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war killings

via theguardian.com – Singer says in Facebook post his work is not political but ‘sometimes you have to make a political stand’ against unacceptable assaults on rule of law Grammy award-winning singer James Taylor has cancelled a February 2017 concert in the Philippines in protest at the alleged extrajudicial killings Read more »

Top 5 finish for PH’s Catriona Gray at Miss World 2016

via rappler.com – The Philippines’ Catriona Gray finished in the top 5 at the Miss World 2016 pageant held December 18 at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland, USA. Before the winners were named, the top 5 finalists were asked questions by former Miss World titleholders and judges. It was Read more »

Malacañang declares Dec. 26, January 2 special non-working holidays

via CNNPhilippines – Malacañang declared December 26 and January 2 as special non-working days. In Presidential Proclamation 117, the Office of the President stated that the non-working holidays “will give the people full opportunity to celebrate the holidays with their families and loved ones.” December 25 and January 1 Read more »

Which countries pay OFWs the highest?

By Don Kevin Hapal/rappler.com – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) takes over the United States’ spot as the top paying country for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in 2016, according to Workabroad.ph’s Overseas Report released on Wednesday, November 23. OFWs with healthcare-related jobs are the top earners in UAE, with Read more »