Philippines launches inquiry into formula milk firms targeting poor

By Hannah Ellis-Petersen /theguardian.com – The Department of Health in the Philippines has said it will investigate the actions of four milk formula companies, after the Guardian exposed the illegal and clandestine methods used to market products to mothers. Officials in the DOH confirmed they were taking action and had Read more »

Archaeologists Find Deformed Dog Buried Near Ancient Child In The Philippines

By Kristina Killgrove/forbes.com – In several pre-Spanish Colonial period graves in Manila, archaeologists have found the remains of domesticated dogs dating to the 12th-15th centuries AD. One particular dog, found buried next to a child, showcased spinal deformities that suggest this was a cherished animal. In the 1960s, archaeological excavation Read more »

Bots, Assange, an alliance: Has Russian propaganda infiltrated the Philippines?

By Natshaya Gutierrez/rappler.com – At the peak of the Catalan independence movement in Spain, Twitter account @Ivan226622 tweeted 139 news items. From September 29 to October 9, @Ivan226622 – like accounts @rickrick888 and @bobbit2266 – tweeted articles created by Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik. Both RT and Sputnik are Russian Read more »

Gilas beats Japan again in FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

By Delfin Dioqiuno/rappler.com – Gilas Pilipinas remained composed in the endgame to repeat on Japan, 89-84, and end the second window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers on a high note at the Mall of Asia Arena Sunday, February 25. Days after absorbing a crushing 68-84 loss to Read more »

IKEA to open stores in Philippines, looking for designer

By Jessica Fenol/ABS-CBN News – Swedish furniture-maker IKEA will open stores in the Philippines after it found a local partner, a spokesman for its worldwide franchisor said. Inter IKEA Systems B.V. has awarded the franchise right in the Philippines to a company called Ikano, according to its spokesperson, Josefin Read more »

Meghan Markle Speaks Filipino to Well-Wishers Visiting from the Philippines

By Tamara Fuentes/townandcountrymag.com – During their visit to Edinburgh Castle on February 13, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry took the time to greet and talk with onlookers who had waited to meet the royal couple as they continue their pre-wedding tour. And one sweet moment in particular is going viral. Read more »

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