Philippines Report

2 tectonic earthquakes jolt Surigao provinces

Two mild tectonic earthquakes jolted Surigao provinces, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said. However, the Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur provincial disaster risk reduction and management councils reported no damage or injury. In its bulletin, [...]

February 19, 2018 News

Sanofi declines anew DOH’s request for refund of unused Dengvaxia

Dengvaxia maker Sanofi Pasteur said it had again turned down the Department of Health's (DOH) request to refund the Philippine government for the used doses of the controversial dengue vaccine. Sanofi Pasteur said it formally turned down the DOH's request [...]

February 19, 2018 Health

Funeral workers spend 24 hours to fix Joanna Demafelis’ body

Funeral workers spent at least 24 hours to fix the mutilated body of Joanna Demafelis, the Filipino worker killed and stuffed in a freezer by her employers in Kuwait. An Unang Balita report by Mariz Umali said funeral workers waited [...]

February 19, 2018 News

Stark choice for many OFWs – Abuse or unemployment

After the murder of a Philippine maid in Kuwait, domestic helpers are streaming back to Manila with tales of abusive employers—but many are still prepared to take their chances overseas again. For them, the sometimes brutal conditions and the hide-and-seek [...]

February 19, 2018 News

Businessman shoots self in car

Businessman shoots self in car: A 70-year-old businessman died after he allegedly committed suicide in his vehicle along Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati City before dawn yesterday. Maximo Pascual reportedly shot himself in the jaw, according to his son Marlon, [...]

February 18, 2018 News

Palace: ICC cannot demand records from Phl for preliminary examination

The International Criminal Court cannot compel the Philippine government to provide documents on its war on illegal drugs because there is no formal investigation on it yet, Malacañang said Sunday. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the ICC has announced that [...]

February 18, 2018 Politics

Palasyo dumistansiya sa pagkakahuli ni Quiboloy sa US

TIKOM ang bibig ng Palasyo matapos mahuli ang kilalang spiritual adviser at malapit kay Pangulong Duterte na si Philippine mega church Kingdom of Christ (KJC) head Pastor Apollo Quiboloy sa Hawaii kung saan natagpuan ang $350,000 cash sa loob ng [...]

February 18, 2018 News

Myrtle Sarrosa at mga kasama minulto sa daan

Hindi pa man araw ng mga patay ay may nagparamdam na espirito na sa cosplayer turned artist na si Myrtle Sarrosa. Sa isang post sa kanyang Facebook page ay shinare nya ang isang nakakatakot na experience na naranasan niya at [...]

February 17, 2018 Celebrity

OFW Joanna Daniela Demafelis’ relatives demand justice

Three years ago, Joanna Daniela Demafelis left her native Iloilo with hopes of making life better for her relatives through her work as a domestic helper in Kuwait. Yesterday morning, Demafelis returned home… in a wooden casket. Relatives broke down [...]

February 17, 2018 News

Richard Gordon supports Boracay rehabilitation

Sen. Richard Gordon supports the rehabilitation of Boracay, including the possible shutdown of the island as proposed by President Duterte to clean up the world-famous resort. Unless Boracay is cleaned and rehabilitated, Gordon said the country could lose the island [...]

February 17, 2018 News

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