Philippines Report

Cassava Girl

Enthralled by her harvest of large-size cassava tuber from a ‘Gulayang Barangay’ at San Andres Village in Santiago City, Isabela, HRM student Winnie Santiago uprooted the versatile root crop for her favorite cassava cake recipe. The organic tuber is said [...]

August 21, 2016 What The Papers Say

Big savings

Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista supervises the printing of official ballots for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataaan elections yesterday at the National Printing Office in Quezon City. Comelec said it will save P250 million for using excess paper procured [...]

August 21, 2016 What The Papers Say
Noynoy Now A Private Citizen

Noynoy Now A Private Citizen

Noynoy Now A Private Citizen – Former President Benigno Aquino III, now a private citizen, visits the tombs of his parents on the 33rd anniversary of the assassination of his father, former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr at the Manila [...]

August 21, 2016 What The Papers Say

Alora wraps up Philippine odyssey in Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 21 — The Philippine campaign in the 2016 Rio Olympics came to a close Saturday evening with taekwondo’s Kirstie Elaine Alora breaking down in tears after absorbing two bitter defeats at the Carioca 3 of the [...]

August 21, 2016 What The Papers Say

PHP250-M Savings Of The Comelec For The Procurement Of Paper Rolls For Official Ballots In The Oct. 31 Barangay and SK polls

PHP250 million was the estimated savings of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the procurement of the paper rolls to be used as official ballots in the forthcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls.   According to Comelec–Printing Committee head Genevieve [...]

August 21, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics, What The Papers Say

’90s Boy Band A1 Will Have A Two-Night Concert In The Philippines

After four years,'90s boy band pop trio A1 is returning to the Philippines for a two-nights concert this 2016. Concert Republic, announced the return of the trio A1 for their aptly-titled “Here We Come-Back!” tour, that will span for two nights [...]

August 19, 2016 Celebrity, Entertainment, Headlines
bomb attacks in Turkey

Three Bomb Attacks Unleashed In Turkey Killing 11 People and Nearly 300 Injured

Three bomb attacks in Turkey were unleashed last Thursday targeting Turkish security forces in the east of the country. Killing 11 people and nearly 300 others wounded, authorities said. Turkish officials blame the banned militant group Kurdistan Worker's Party, or [...]

August 19, 2016 Headlines, News, World
Sen. Leila de Lima

Sen. Leila de Lima hits back at President Rodrigo Duterte

Sen. Leila de Lima hits back at President Rodrigo Duterte for his personal attacks against her, dubbing the President's acts as “abuse and misuse of the executive power.” A teary-eyed Sen. Leila de Lima said in a press conference at [...]

August 19, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics

Twitter: “Promoting Terrorism Is Not Allowed”

Twitter is waging war against Terrorism is escalating. Twitter has suspended 235,000 accounts for promoting terrorism in a blog post in the last six months. In total, the social media company has suspended 360,000 accounts since the middle of 2015. [...]

August 19, 2016 Headlines, Technology

iPhone 7 Can’t Come Soon Enough For Apple Company

Last month, Apple Company Reported that their sales of its iconic smartphones fell in its most recent quarter, which ended in June. And it continues to slump, according to the Retail Giant Target  that sales of Apple products in its [...]

August 19, 2016 iPhone, Technology


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