Duterte’s new threats to US citizens

The Philippines has banned two U.S. lawmakers from visiting and will introduce tighter entry restrictions for U.S. citizens should Washington enforce sanctions over the detention of a top government critic, the president's spokesperson said on Friday. President Rodrigo Duterte will impose visa requirements on U.S. nationals should any Philippine officials involved in the incarceration of … Continue reading Duterte’s new threats to US citizens

Xmas typhoon kills at least 12 in Philippines

A typhoon that struck the central Philippines over Christmas has killed at least 12 people, disaster agency officials said on Thursday. Typhoon Phanfone hit the Philippines late on Tuesday with winds of up to 120 kph (75 mph) and gusts of 150 kph, heavy rain and flooding. More than 58,000 people were evacuated from their … Continue reading Xmas typhoon kills at least 12 in Philippines

How Philippines celebrities are enjoying their Holy Week

For most Filipinos, Holy Week is that time of year when they get to go on an extended break, whether it’s to reconnect to their spirituality, take the opportunity to go on a longer trip, or just get some much-needed rest. Of course, celebrities are no exception, with many of them taking trips both locally … Continue reading How Philippines celebrities are enjoying their Holy Week

Twin explosions reported at a church in southern Philippines

At least 27 people have been killed in two bomb blasts at a Roman Catholic cathedral on the southern Philippine island of Jolo, where the Abu Sayyaf group and other armed fighters are active. About 20 civilians and seven soldiers were among those killed in the blasts, which also wounded at least 77 people who were … Continue reading Twin explosions reported at a church in southern Philippines

10 drug dealers killed by police in Bulacan province, Philippines

Ten drug suspects were killed by policemen, while 63 others were arrested during close to 50 operations undertaken simultaneously in different Bulacan towns from Tuesday midnight (Feb. 20) to Wednesday midnight (Feb. 21). Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr., Bulacan police director, said the slain suspects fired first. A suspect identified only as “Barik” was killed in Guiguinto town, … Continue reading 10 drug dealers killed by police in Bulacan province, Philippines

Philippines receive body of Filipino maid killed in Kuwait

The body of a Filipino housemaid found stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait was flown home to her grieving family Friday, as attention focused on the plight of millions of mostly poor Filipinos toiling abroad. As Joanna Daniela Demafelis' remains were wheeled to the Manila airport's cargo bay, her sister broke … Continue reading Philippines receive body of Filipino maid killed in Kuwait

Body of Filipino worker found in a freezer sparks anger against Kuwait

The kingdom of Kuwait and Philippines have had their diplomatic rows over some prominent cases of domestic abuse in the past, with one of the most recent scenarios taking place in 2014, when a Kuwaiti's pet lion fatally mauled a Filipino maid, and now, both countries are reportedly holding talks after a migrant worker was … Continue reading Body of Filipino worker found in a freezer sparks anger against Kuwait

OPPO F5 launced in the Philippines with AI-powered Camera and more

Popular Chinese mobile phones company Oppo on Thursday launched its latest selfie-focused smartphone, the Oppo F5. The newest model is Oppo's successor to its previous F3 model, and we're awed with the latest upgrade: a beautiful artificial intelligence (AI) technology affixed in the front camera. Oppo F5 looks very much like its predecessors which focused … Continue reading OPPO F5 launced in the Philippines with AI-powered Camera and more