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6 Pinoy-made card games worth your attention

By Michael Logarta/gmanetwork.com – Easily accessible yet hard to put down, card games offer a lot in terms of fun and replay value. Filipino game developers know this, and they’ve been hard at work creating experiences we’re confident gamers will love. Listed below are six such card games. 1. Combatron. Read more »

Drop charges against news site Rappler, Human Rights Watch says

By Angela Dewan and Joshua Berlinger/CNN.com – Human Rights Watch has called on Philippine authorities to drop criminal charges against the news website Rappler and its editor, Maria Ressa, criticizing the legal action against them as politically motivated. The international rights watchdog accused the government of using tax laws Read more »

Measles cases in the Philippines increase by more than 350% – WHO

By Luchi de Guzman/CNN Philippines – More than 10,000 measles cases have been reported this year. The latest count by the World Health Organization (WHO) Philippines office is 17,298 measles cases as of November this year. This is 367 percent more than the 3,706 cases reported last year. “Unvaccinated young Read more »

Google doodle honors Dr. Fe del Mundo, inventor and first woman admitted to Harvard med school

By Kristine Joy Patag/philstar.com – Google on Tuesday paid tribute to Dr. Fe del Mundo, fondly called as the “Mother of Philippine pediatrics,” on her 107th birth anniversary with a doodle. Del Mundo is shown in the doodle with a stethoscope, checking a boy. She was shown in Read more »

Tourists from China are ‘illegal workers,’ Senate panel learns

By DJ Yap/inquirer.net – Tens of thousands of Chinese from mainland China have been entering the Philippines as tourists before obtaining short-term special permits to work in online gambling operations, a Senate panel learned on Monday. At a hearing of the Senate labor committee, Sen. Joel Villanueva expressed alarm and Read more »

Senate to probe influx of illegal Chinese workers

By Dexter Cabalza, DJ Yap, Jovic Yee/inquirerdotnet – Sen. Joel Villanueva on Friday assailed the growing number of illegal Chinese workers who “shamelessly robbed” Filipinos of jobs and also operated clandestine online gambling as he urged authorities to stem the tide of illegal foreign workers, especially from China. In a Read more »