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By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Kim Chiu extends lead as ‘Most Beautiful Woman in the Philippines for 2014′ after one week of voting

Just days after bagging the Celebrity of the Year and the Actress of the Year awards, among others at the 2014 Yahoo! Celebrity Awards, “Bride for Rent” star Kim Chiu has extended her lead in early More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 19th, 2014
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Philippines: Negros Occidental man arrested for smearing chili paste on his wife’s genitals

This will teach you a lesson! This is what a Negros Occidental carpenter was thinking when as a punishment for his younger wife coming home late, he decided to smear hot chili paste on her genitalia, according to More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 19th, 2014
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Philippines: Death toll from Typhoon Glenda up to 86, Typhoon Henry currently east of Samar

Although Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) is long gone, the death toll continues to mount in the Philippines. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced Saturday that the death toll More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Philippines: Typhoon Glenda kills at least 10, heads out into South China Sea

Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) churned across the Philippines Wednesday killing at least 10 people and causing the evacuation of nearly a half million residents of the country of 7,000 islands. As of 5:00 p.m., July More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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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 Herriman On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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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 Herriman On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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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 Herriman On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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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 Herriman On Sunday, June 29th, 2014
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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 Herriman 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
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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 Herriman On Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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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 Herriman On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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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 Herriman On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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‘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 Herriman 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 Herriman On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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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 Herriman 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 Herriman On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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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 Herriman On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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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 Herriman On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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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...

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