Police: 32 dead, 107 arrested in province-wide drug sweep

Thirty-two drug suspects were killed, and more than a hundred rounded up by police in anti-drug operations across the province of Bulacan, officials said Wednesday. These suspects were killed in separate incidents Tuesday as police in Bulacan conducted 49 buy-bust operations and three checkpoints, and served 14 search warrants throughout Read more »

Philippine troops deployed to battle bird flu outbreak

via straitstimes.com – The Philippines will deploy hundreds of troops to hasten a cull of about 600,000 fowl, the farm minister said yesterday, as part of efforts to rein in the nation’s first outbreak of bird flu. There has been no case of human transmission after the flu was detected Read more »

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China opening door to Pinoy household service workers

By Mayen Jaymalin/The Philippine Star – China plans to hire Filipino household service workers (HSWs) and offer high salaries, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported yesterday. Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say said Chinese embassy officials came to DOLE to discuss the possibility of deploying Filipino HSWs to China’s five Read more »

We’re finally getting a Lego Voltron thanks to this Pinoy

A Filipino toy enthusiast’s proposed Voltron Lego set has just been approved, and it will be coming to stores sometime next year. Lego made the announcement on Thursday, congratulating Leandro Tayag, a software architect living in Malaysia, for getting the green light for his model based on the 1980s Read more »

One dead in Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Cebu

By Dale Israel/CNN Philippines – A Filipino athlete died at the Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Cebu early Sunday morning. Lapu-Lapu City Police Office director Rommel Cabagnot said the fatality is 47-year-old Eric Nadal Mediovillo of Laguna Province. In a text message to reporters, Cabagnot said Mediovillo was declared dead on Read more »

Balikbayan box ‘rules’ review sought

By Macon Ramos-Araneta/thestandard.com.ph – Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Monday called for the immediate “activation and convening” of a joint Senate-House oversight committee to review the implementation of the law governing balikbayan boxes. Recto made the call following mounting complaints on the “unreasonable documentary requirements” in sending balikbayan Read more »