Tag archive for ‘Philippines’
By Robert On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Typhoon Glenda hits the Philippines, 150,000 people evacuated

Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) hit the Philippine archipelago late Tuesday night making landfall in Albay province packing sustained winds of 130 kilometers (80 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 160 kph (99 mph).  The Philippine Atmospheric, More...

By Robert On Monday, July 14th, 2014

Philippines: Typhoon Rammasun to hit archipelago Tuesday

Eight months after being pummeled by Super Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines braces to be hit by yet another typhoon Tuesday. Tropical Storm Rammasun (Glenda) churning in the western Pacific Ocean is forecast to More...

By Robert On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Philippines: DOH advises against Filipino Muslims travel to Hajj due to MERS

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) is advising Filipino Muslims to postpone travel plans this year to Saudi Arabia for the religious pilgrimages, Hajj and Umrah, due to the risk of Middle East Respiratory More...

By Robert On Monday, June 30th, 2014

DLS-Saint Benilde sophomore, Guillo Cesar Servando, dies in hazing incident: Student government to spearhead anti-hazing campaign

One college sophomore has died and three others were hospitalized this weekend after a fraternity hazing incident on a Taft Avenue condo in Malate, Manila. The victims from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde More...

By Robert On Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Davao City under terror alert

Davao City, on the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines, is under heightened alert after reports that the Indonesia-based Jemaah Islamiyah militant network, Basit Usman may be behind the supposed terrorist More...

By Robert On Sunday, June 29th, 2014
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Marian Rivera repeats as FHM’s ‘sexiest’

Well, it’s another year gone by and another victory for “Carmela” star Marian Rivera as FHM Philippines released the top five for “FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2014” More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Bitcoin: Currency banned in Bolivia while the Philippines welcomes its first Bitcoin ATM

A tale of two sides of the Bitcoin happened in the past week. First in Bolivia, the country’s central bank, El Banco Central de Bolivia totally banned the popular cryptocurrency and others saying that citizens More...

By Robert On Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Singapore blog taken down after complaints of racist post about Filipinos

In a follow-up to a story Tuesday, the Singaporean blog that contained a posting about all kinds of mean and rude things you can do to Filipinos in the country has been taken down. “Blood Stained Singapore”, More...

By Robert On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Dancing in the Philippines: Now it’s the Bureau of Immigration

Over the past several years we’ve seen a lot of dancing in the Philippines, more specifically from businesses, prisons and government agencies. You may recall the dancing inmates at a Cebu prison groovin’ More...

By Robert On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

‘Blood Stained Singapore’ anti-Filipino post draws reaction from Embassy

An extremely obnoxious, and some would call racist, blog post in Singapore has caught the attention of the Philippines Embassy in the city-state. Image/CIA The blog is called “Blood Stained Singapore” More...

By Robert On Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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Philippines dengue fever cases down 50 percent in 2014

Dengue fever is one of the eight pervasive infectious diseases in the Philippines with an annual average of 118,080 reported cases between 2008 to 2012, according to Prof. Donald Shepard of the Brandeis University. Shepard More...

By Robert On Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Philippines measles outbreak tops 40,000, prompts warnings in the US, Australia

The number of measles cases in the Philippines continues to rise according to data from the World Health Organization Western Pacific Region (WHO-WPR) and countries like the United States and Australia warn the More...

By Robert On Saturday, May 24th, 2014
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Samuel Oliverio is the latest Philippines journalist to be killed, NUJP critical of government

Another journalist has been killed in the Philippines, one of the most dangerous places on the globe to be a journalist, and Malacañang is condemning the killing. Image/NJUP Facebook page In Mindanao, commentator More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Stephanie Tiro Sitoy of Cebu is crowned Mrs. Philippines Globe 2014

A 43-year-old physician who practices at  Cebu Doctors’ University College of Medicine was crowned Mrs. Philippines Globe 2014, besting 22 other women Saturday night at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura More...

By Robert On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Marian Rivera takes home Female TV Star of the Year award at PEP List Awards

The star of the hit Filipino drama series, Carmela, on the GMA Network took home the Editor’s Choice award for Female TV Star of the Year at the first annual Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) List Awards More...

By Robert On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Filipino dad who killed daughter and posted pic on Facebook, Mark Alvin Manliclic, sparks outrage on social media

Quezon City man, Mark Alvin Manliclic, did the unthinkable for any parent out there–he slit his 7-year-old daughter’s throat and posted the pic on Facebook! The 31-year-old Manliclic confessed to the More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

US State Department updates travel warning for the Philippines

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to the Philippines, in particular to the Sulu Archipelago, the island of Mindanao, and in the southern Sulu Sea area. This Travel Warning replaces More...

By Robert On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

‘Anonymous Philippines’ claims credit for hacking Chinese websites, Malacanang says there could be legal consequences

Anonymous Philippines, a group with a known history of hacking and defacing government websites, has claimed credit for hacking some 195 Chinese government and commercial websites Monday. Public domain photo/ Bergsten The More...

By Robert On Sunday, May 18th, 2014
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Ohio measles and mumps outbreaks continues to rise

In an update on the outbreaks of two vaccine preventable diseases in Ohio, health officials released numbers to show that both the measles and mumps outbreaks continue to grow. According to a Friday Columbus Public More...

By Robert On Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Philippines DOH clarifies position on ‘mandatory’ HIV testing in response to critics

Several HIV interest groups recently criticized the DOH for its plans to implement “mandatory” HIV testing while citing provisions in the 1998 AIDS law that does not allow “compulsory” testing. In More...

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