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[ANALYSIS] Why is the PH stock market among world’s worst?

By JC Punongbayan/rappler.com – It’s been a tough year for the Philippine economy thus far. Not only is the Philippine peso one of the weakest currencies in ASEAN, but Philippine inflation is also the highest. There is a third way our economy stands out in the region this year: as Read more »

Filipino children’s books are now talking about ‘taboo’ topics

By Anna Bueno/cnnphilippines.com – In “Dalawa ang Daddy ni Billy,” a new children’s book published by Tahanan Books for Young Readers, Billy is bullied by classmates for having two fathers. “Sabi ni Jay, sabi daw po ng nanay niya bakla daw po kayong dalawa ni Papa kaya bakla din daw Read more »

Filipinos lead queue to UK’s first Jollibee branch

via ABS-CBN News – Filipinos trooped to Jollibee when it opened its first United Kingdom branch in London’s Earl’s Court on Saturday morning. The London branch is Jollibee Food Corporation’s second in Europe after it opened in Milan, Italy earlier this year. It adds to over 1,300 Jollibee stores worldwide. Read more »

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Prewar films show Japanese enjoying life in the Philippines

By Yasuji Nagai/asahi.com – Prewar films have been found showing Japanese living, working, playing sports and wearing Western clothes in the Philippines in the years before the Southeast Asian islands were turned into bloody battlefields. Fifty 16-mm films, running 220 minutes in total, were discovered in the former residence of Read more »

Philippines island Boracay reopens for test run following huge cleanup

By Euan McKirdy/CNN – Boracay, one of the world’s most famous beach destinations, has reopened for a limited-numbers test run almost six months after closing for a cleanup operation to reverse the fortunes of the resort island once labeled a “cesspool” by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. The sun was Read more »

Philippines Wins New Term on U.N. Rights Council, Drawing Outrage

By Jason Gutierrez/nytimes.com – The Philippines has won another term on the United Nations Human Rights Council, a move condemned by international groups and officials as “unconscionable” but praised by Philippine officials as a “vindication” for a nation maligned around the world for President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drug war. The Read more »