Category: Philippine News

40% Of Men Visiting the Philippines Are Sex Tourists

US Ambassador Harry Thomas

MANILA – US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas claims that 40 percent of foreign men visiting the Philippines are sex tourists! He made this revelation when he addressed the… Read More

UNICEF says sex can stop fighting

MANILA — Women in the southern Philippines brought peace to their strife-torn village by threatening to withhold sex if their men kept fighting, the UN refugee agency reported. The “sex… Read More

RP Among 20 Top Best Places for Women- ‘Newsweek’

MANILA – Malacanang is grateful for a Newsweek article ranking the Philippines 17th out of 165 countries as the best place for women. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the Palace… Read More

PH-donated destroyer to US named ‘Rizal’

Warship Named After Dr. Jose Rizal

WASHINGTON D.C.  - No Filipino is perhaps more recognized and revered than national hero Jose Rizal. His likeness appears in virtually every Philippine town, and Rizal markers have been placed… Read More

PH Lizard In New Species List


By Rodney J. Jaleco WASHINGTON D.C. – A 6-foot-long fruit-eating “bayawak” from the Philippines and 7 species of mice have made it to the list of newly discovered species discovered… Read More

Binay gets $455,000 grant for PH slum upgrade

around binay grant slum photo

WASHINGTON D.C. – Philippine Vice President and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Chairman Jejomar C. Binay recently signed a grant agreement that would develop a National Slum Upgrading… Read More

Annual Antipolo Pilgrimage June 25


The 14th annual national pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Birhen ng Antipolo) will be held at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in… Read More

Delays for Balikbayan Box


MANILA  The Bureau of Customs (BoC) warned of more delays in the release of Balikbayan boxes sent by family members and relatives residing or working abroad. The BoC, responding to… Read More

Aquino Backers Nix Hero’s Burial for Marcos


WASHINGTON D.C. – President Aquino’s key backers in last year’s elections said they’re “very disturbed” that he’s taken the backseat on the debate where to bury former strongman Ferdinand Marcos… Read More

Only 3,410 register in DC

MANILA -Thus far, only 3,410 Filipinos out of the tens of thousands residing within the jurisdiction of the Philippine embassy in Washington D.C. have thus far registered to vote in… Read More

Erap reconciles with Arroyo?

CEBU CITY – President Arroyo holds former President Joseph Estrada’s arm as they walked together as sponsors during the traditional march at the Codilla-Frasco wedding at the Cebu Cathedral Aug.… Read More

23 Marines killed in clash with Abus

MANILA – Intense close fighting between Marines and the terrorist Abu Sayyaf in Basilan resulted in the deaths of 20 Philippine Marines and 3 Army soldiers, including two junior officers… Read More

Lawyer to sue MMDA over footbridge

MANILA, Philippines—A lawyer will file a complaint this week against Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Bayani Fernando over the design of the agency’s footbridges, which he claimed was ‘exposing,’ instead of protecting,… Read More

Take drug price plaints to health centers

MANILA, Philippines—Health Secretary Francisco Duque III Sunday urged the public to bring complaints against drugstores that continue to sell medicine at exorbitant prices to their nearest health center. ‘We are setting up complaint desks in all Centers for Health Development offices in the country to take calls and reports regarding outlets that are not complying with the new law,’ Duque said. Read More

DENR eyes tax freeze on Boracay lots

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said on Sunday it was considering freezing the processing of tax declarations for properties in Boracay. Read More

LRT-1, MRT-3 linkage threatens PUJs on Edsa

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Manufacturers, BPOs are top software pirates

MANILA, Philippines – The local manufacturing and outsourcing sectors are the biggest software pirates in the country, due mainly to the large number of computers that they use in their operations. According to Business Software Alliance consultant for the Philippines Bienvenido Marquez III, the sheer number of terminals that these two industries use had made them the top contributors to the… Read More

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