Philippine journalists condemn ‘chilling’ blacklist

World Bulletin/News Desk A body representing Philippine journalists condemned Sunday the “chilling message” sent by the government’s blacklisting of Hong Kong journalists who “heckled” President Benigno Aquino III. The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines spoke out following the refusal to allow entry to nine journalists for aggressively questioning Aquino during the Asia-Pacifi read more...

Transgender ‘murder’: Family wants US-Philippine military pact scrapped

In response to the slow progress of Jennifer Laude’s case, who was allegedly killed by a US Marine, her family has filed a petition for intervention against the Enhanced Defence Cooperation Agreement at the Supreme Court. PHOTOS VIDEOS Supporters of murdered Filipino transgender person Jeffrey Laude, also known as “Jennifer”, displ read more...

Philippine transsexual murder highlights struggle for rights

MANILA: The murder of a Filipina transgender woman, allegedly by a US Marine, has stoked nationalist outrage in the Philippines but activists say the spotlight should also be shone on “hate crimes” by locals targetting minority groups. The case of 26-year-old Jennifer Laude, also known as Jeffrey, found dead in a hotel bathroom in the red-light district of the northern port city of Olongapo in October risks har read more...

How #SharePH can help the Philippine real estate

When it comes to the national economy, there is one factor that Philippine pundits and journalists tend to overlook: image. The most immediate example of how a country’s image can affect its economy can be seen in the “It’s more fun in the Philippines” campaign. We collectively put out the image that the Philippines is the best place to let loose, and boom, within a few quarters, our beaches and bars are f read more...

Philippine President Benigno Aquino drops by Jollibee at Lucky Plaza during …

SINGAPORE – Philippine President Benigno Aquino made a pitstop at Jollibee in Lucky Plaza on Wednesday, the second and final day of a visit here. He was received like a rock star by a small gathering of Filipinos, who cheered and clamoured to take photos of him as he dined at the Orchard Road shopping mall outlet. Jollibee is a fast food chain from the Philippines known for its crispy fried chicken. The Lucky read more...

3 foreign companies plan expansion of Philippine operations

MANILA – President Benigno Aquino III’s visit to China has lured three companies wanting to expand their operations in the Philippines. While accompanying the President in China last week, Trade Secretary Gregory L. Domingo met with representatives of the three companies. “They are planning to put up BPO here with 500 people for back office,” Domingo said, referring to Johnson Johnson (JJ), the first of th read more...

Where are the Philippine rich in politics?

Politicians are invariably silent about their financiers during election period. However, it is a given that money politics plays a central part in any electoral strategy. A few, with popularity and enough political base, may win without much money. It is therefore instrumental to know who may be the financiers in any election contest. For want of a better term, we call them the “Philippine rich”. Election fun read more...

Vatican releases Pope’s Philippine itinerary

OLD FRIENDS. Pope Francis (right) greets Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (left) in St Peter’s Square, Vatican City, in October 2014. File photo courtesy of Fr Yulito Ignacio Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle announced the itinerary in a media briefing on Friday, November 14, that was also attended by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr and Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma J read more...

Philippine congressmen want Uber to stop operations ASAP

UBER MANILA. Screen shot from Uber website MANILA, Philippines – Philippine lawmakers on Monday, November 17, insisted that the popular and now controversial Uber cease its operations while government tries to figure out whether to regulate the car-sharing service and how. In a meeting called by both the House of Representatives’ committee on transportation and committee on Metro Manila development, lawmak read more...

Tsunami alert up over Philippines’ eastern seaboard

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