Philippines Report

LOOK: BPI to increase bank fees for deposits and withdrawals in 2019

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) will be implementing higher service fees come January 2019. This follows the other increases the bank made last September for services such as encashing checks, issuing checkbooks, and providing bank statements. The soon-to-be-implemented fees [...]

January 8, 2019 News

3 senatoriables ikinampanya ni Duterte sa Bicol Region

Mistulang ginawang panabla ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang tatlo niyang senatoriables kapalit ng ibibigay na tulong sa mga lugar na sinalanta ng bagyong Usman sa Bicol Region. Bago matapos ang briefing na ibinigay sa kanya ng mga local official at [...]

January 7, 2019 News

Philippines — ‘sick man of Asia’ risks relapse

The “sick man of Asia” may need a return visit to the economic emergency room. The Philippines managed to shed that dreaded moniker thanks to the tender care of Benigno Aquino's intensive care team from 2010 to 2016. President Aquino [...]

January 5, 2019 News

Duterte wishes for typhoon names like ‘Leni’

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said in jest that he would prefer typhoons be named like “Leni” as he expressed displeasure over the use of “Usman,” the tropical depression that claimed hundreds of lives in the Bicol [...]

January 5, 2019 News

‘Most shabulized city’ wins award for antidrug drive

ILOILO CITY—Once described by President Rodrigo Duterte as the country’s “most shabulized” city and the “bedrock of illegal drugs,” Iloilo City has received recognition from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for its successful campaign against illegal [...]

January 5, 2019 News

Jamaican Lottery Winner Shows Up in Emoji Mask to Accept $180 Million Prize

To protect her identity, a Jamaican lottery winner just put on a happy face — a big, yellow, emoji face that covered the entire front of her head. With a mess of tendrils framing the mask, the woman identified only [...]

January 3, 2019 News

Heavy Equipment Burns in Jandalamanon Ayungon Negros Oriental

Heavy equipments in a quarry project was allegedly burned around 11:45 PM of January 1, 2019 in Barangay Jandalamanon Ayungon Negros Oriental, Inside the Quarry site of Pilipinas Eco Friendly Mining Corporation (silica products) According to Security guard on duty [...]

January 3, 2019 News

Pilipinas, Ibalik na sa South Korea ang basura sa susunod na linggo: port official

Ibabalik na ng gobyerno ng Pilipinas sa South Korea sa susunod na linggo ang mga 6,500 tonelada ng basura na na-e dumped sa Mindanao, ayon isang kolektor ng port noong Miyerkules. Ang kargamento ng basura ay dumating sa Mindanao International [...]

January 2, 2019 News
Chinese President Xi Jinping

Huawei is a spy agency of the Chinese Communist Party, expert says

Beijing's furious response to the arrest of a tech ‘princess' who is a top executive at Huawei reveals that the company is part and parcel of China‘s spying apparatus, an expert has argued. ‘Huawei is much more than an innocent manufacturer [...]

January 2, 2019 News

2 wounded cops get medals for defending Bukidnon checkpoint; 1 suspect dead, 6 arrested in December 26 attack

Two wounded cops, PO2 Hervey L Mutia and PO1 Cleoford G Cañete, were awarded the “Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting” today, January 1, 2019 by PCSupt Timoteo G. Pacleb, Regional Director, PRO 10, for defending a manned police checkpoint at Crossing Sitio Colon, [...]

January 2, 2019 News

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