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Still, 41 transgender people were killed in the Philippines between 2008 and 2016, the highest rate in Southeast Asia, according to the Trans Murder Monitoring Project of the organization Transgender Europe. A study published in The Philippine Journal of Psychology in 2014 found that gay, lesbian, ...
Tuangco has lived in Dubai for almost three years and says a stroll through Al Satwa never fails to lift up her spirits. “Satwa is where my heart goes because we have lots of Filipinos here and… most of the Filipino food is here. It's like Philippines; it's like Manila,” she tells #Pinoy. Just like Manila? You bet.

In Fairbanks, Noval joined Sacred Heart Cathedral, where she was initially taken aback by some of the differences between Alaska and Philippine church services. “They had their midnight mass at 9 p.m. That's not midnight,” she recalled. “Midnight is 12. That was something new to me.” Now, she said, they ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday that a ban on Filipino workers from heading to Kuwait that's been in effect since February would now be permanent, inflaming a dispute sparked by complaints of the abuse of Filipina housemaids and workers in the Gulf country. Kuwait on Wednesday ...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A statue honoring women who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II has been quietly removed from a busy seaside promenade in the Philippine capital, angering women's groups. Manila City Hall said in a statement that the bronze statue of a ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom he had previously called a "fool," is now the "hero of everybody," after Kim pledged to work with Seoul for "complete denuclearization" of the peninsula. Duterte said he would "congratulate" Kim, who just became his "idol," if he ...

MANILA, Philippines – State-run Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) took another step to control the bond market with an offer to purchase the stake of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) in Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corporation (PDSHC). The PSE announced in a disclosure on Friday, ...
Philippine authorities have removed a bronze statue in Manila symbolising the World War II sex slaves abused by Japanese soldiers, less than five ... The seven-feet bronze sculpture, which depicts a blindfold, grieving woman in a traditional Filipino gown, was unveiled on December 8 last year at the ...
MANILA, Philippines — An Australian nun whose missionary visa in the Philippines was revoked after the president complained about her joining ... Fox is a coordinator of an order of Roman Catholic nuns called Notre Dame de Sion and has been working with the Filipino poor for almost 30 years. She has ...
The Philippine embassy has sent out 300 invitations for the party to mark the 120th year since the country broke from Spanish rule. Guests, including US senators and Congress members, will nosh on Filipino food and cocktails. The embassy didn't directly respond to questions on whether the booking was ...
MANILA, Philippines — After declaring Philippine Ambassador Renato Villa persona non grata, the Kuwaiti government immediately recalled Ambassador Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh despite the assurances he gave to the Philippine government. Villa appears to be the first Filipino envoy who has been ...
MANILA, Philippines – Crafted from a centuries-old design, 3 identical wooden boats set off from the Philippine capital for China on Saturday, April 28, to retrace a historic trip by a Filipino sultan and showcase longstanding maritime ties. The 29 crew members on the 3 vessels – two propelled by engines ...
Now it's the Philippines' turn. ... "The Trump hotel may have some political undertones because it is associated with the U.S. president," Jose Manuel Romualdez, the Philippine ambassador to the U.S., wrote ... Guests, including U.S. senators and Congress members, will nosh on Filipino food and cocktails.
A Filipino crew setting sail aboard the wooden boat "Sultan Sin Sulu" from Manila Bay yesterday. ... Sultan Paduka Batara - who ruled part of what is the Philippines today - sailed to China on a balangay in 1417 to pay tribute and to trade, expedition leader Arturo Valdez said, but fell ill and died there.
MANILA — Tensions between Kuwait and the Philippines have been further inflamed after a mounting dispute over the treatment of Filipino workers in the oil-rich Arab state resulted in the expulsion of the Philippine ambassador this week. The ambassador, Renato Villa, on Wednesday was given one week ...
The highly unusual move came as a surprise in the typically sedate and oil-rich Gulf Arab nation, both a long target of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's ... “In discussions at every level with Kuwait, the Philippines has always emphasized that the wellbeing of Filipino nationals wherever they may be will ...
The last tourists on the popular Philippines tropical island of Boracay were told to pack their swimsuits and leave Thursday as a government shutdown took effect to scrub the paradise clean of sewage and curb overdevelopment. More than 600 members of the security forces, including the police and coast ...

An Australian nun whose missionary visa in the Philippines was revoked after the president complained about her joining opposition rallies said Thursday ... Fox is a coordinator of an order of Roman Catholic nuns called Notre Dame de Sion and has been working with the Filipino poor for almost 30 years.
RSF also called the Philippines "Asia's deadliest country for media” after 4 journalists were killed in 2017. (WATCH: When Philippine media is threatened). Overall, RSF said the 2018 World Press Freedom Index "reflects growing animosity towards journalists" worldwide. "Hostility towards the media, openly ...
MANILA (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Philippines' presidential palace has opted to say little for now about China's recent activities in the South China Sea, including its erection of a monument on Kagitingan Reef and landing military planes on another reef within the ...
Atlanta doesn't exactly abound with Filipino dining options. However, this weekend brings a couple opportunities to taste the flavors of the Philippines. On April 28 and 29, Filipino culinarian Yana Gilbuena will bring her roving Salo Series pop-up dinner to Atlanta. On both evenings, guests will enjoy a ...
The Philippine government will allow 10 Blockchain and cryptocurrency companies to operate in the Cagayan Economic Zone, Reuters reports April 25. The companies will reportedly be the first Blockchain and crypto-related firms to legally operate in the Philippines after the Cagayan Economic Zone ...
The Duterte administration's latest move to delegitimize critics came on March 9, when the Philippine Department of Justice (DoJ) released a petition labeling ... Political repression is not new in the Philippines, but what is new is how brazenly – through legal and extralegal measures – the government has ...
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government is borrowing more than it initially expected from countries like China, Japan, and South Korea, citing "good" interest rates for major infrastructure deals, said the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC). Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno ...
Later this week, a Japanese ship will be docking in the Philippines for a port visit. ... when viewed from the broader perspective of advances in the Japan-Philippines defense relationship despite some remaining challenges for ties presented by the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
The Smart Surface project was led by Dr. Nestor Michael Tiglao, and computer engineering alumnus Charles Kevin Verdad, while the University of the Philippines Diliman Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UPD EEEI) developed the interactivity system. The DOST's Philippine Council for ...
The Philippines has a score of 42.53. The dynamism of the Philippine press has been challenged by President Rodrigo Duterte, who repeatedly hurled threats against journalists, RSF noted. "There have been countless examples of Philippine government harassment of media that voice any kind of criticism ...
MANILA -- Philippine food and beverage producer Universal Robina has appointed an outsider as its chief executive in a rare organizational shake-up in the company controlled by the influential Gokongwei family. Irwin Lee will assume the CEO role starting May 14, becoming the first member outside of ...
The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday that it had notified the Philippine Ambassador Renato Villa that he is persona non-grata in the ... The ministry, which also declared recalling of the Kuwait ambassador to the Philippines for consultation, said its action against the top Filipino envoy was ...
Boracay received some 2 million visitors last year, according to the Philippine government, mostly Chinese and South Koreans. Tourism brought an estimated $1 billion to the local economy last year alone. But Boracay, with a population of 45,000, has fallen victim to its own popularity, its infrastructure ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the expulsion of a 71-year-old Australian nun, giving her 30 days to leave the country after she reportedly joined protest rallies against his government. Sister Patricia Fox, who has lived in the Philippines for nearly three decades, has had her missionary ...
A diplomatic row between Kuwait and the Philippines has intensified following the publication of a video apparently showing Filipino embassy staff removing one of its nationals from a domestic role in Kuwait. Kuwaiti deputy foreign Minister Khalid Al Jarallah accused the Filipino embassy of violating ...
Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has given negotiators 60 days to work out an agreement to end the nearly 50-year Communist insurgency, officials say. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr, during a press briefing at the Presidential Palace, said the president said the 60 day time frame ...
Preventing other 'Marawis': Battle for hearts and minds of Philippine Muslims ... The battle raised important questions as to how much foreign terrorist fighters influenced their Filipino counterparts. ... Insecurity in Marawi is linked to the emergence of a built environment that is distinct in the Philippines.
Participation this year by Australia and Japan in annual U.S.-Philippine military exercises will raise pressure on China and could spark an escalation of military drills, experts say. The U.S. Embassy in Manila said Thursday its Balikatan exercises with the Southeast Asian archipelago May 7-18 would bring ...
Supporters to rally after Filipino peace advocate claims he was tortured ... Supporters of a Filipino peace advocate who was denied entry into the U.S. are holding a demonstration at SFO on Monday. ... Aba arrived at SFO Tuesday evening and was sent back home to the Philippines Thursday morning.
An Australian nun wants to stay in the Philippines to continue her human rights work despite making a powerful enemy in Filipino president Rodrigo ... Sister Patricia Fox, a co-ordinator of a Philippine congregation of Catholic nuns called Notre Dame de Sion, was taken from her house last week and ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island will try to improve fisheries management in the Philippines with a new $25 million federal grant. ... The center has partnered with the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines' U.S. Agency for International Development and a consortium of universities and ...
As part of the Philippines' commemoration of WIPD, the local creative industry honors the genius and courage of Filipino men and women who are shaping local cinema, TV, music, literature and other artistic fields – those who inspire the next generation of content creators, raise the bar for these industries, ...
Manila: Earth Day strikes a painful chord for the Philippines as the country contends with lack of sustainable tourism regulations and highly polluting plastic waste. ... “The Philippine Sustainable Tourism Act will offer a paradigm shift from our old ways of doing business in the tourism industry,” Gomez said.
MANILA, Philippines —Human rights group Karapatan on Sunday criticized Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Presidential Spokesperson ... The parliament also called on the Philippine government to remove human rights defenders, including United Nations Special Rapporteur Victoria ...
MANILA, Philippines – Indonesia-based Go-Jek and two more local firms are interested to enter the Philippine ride-hailing market, a few weeks after California-based Uber left the country. Confirming a Reuters report, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Board Member Aileen ...
I think the students acting as financial consultants and advisers to the oil company chose to skip the Philippines despite its higher rankings in terms of transparency because the investment climate, particularly the stability of investment rules, was not as good. And think about it: one of the biggest fears of ...
Dubai: Actress Nadine Lustre did not miss a chance to dish out her beauty secrets during a recent Dubai trip; she even had a tip for Filipino expats: less is more. Most Filipinos, expats in the UAE not excluded, are particular about beauty and hygiene, making them one of the world's biggest consumers of ...
Manama: Kuwait has summoned the Philippines' ambassador for the second time in as many days to protest over “inflammatory comments” he made to a local newspaper. The Filipino envoy's remarks, along with the “inappropriate behaviour” of Manila's diplomatic staff in Kuwait have been deemed a ...
Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has signed an executive agreement with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to help the victims of Typhoon Vinta, which hit Mindanao, southern Philippines, in December 2017. Under the two-month agreement, the partners will work together to provide emergency ...
An Australian nun who spent 24 hours detained for “illegal political activities” in the Philippines has been released. Sister Patricia Cox's lawyer, Jobert Ilarde Pahilga, says an order was made for her release on Tuesday afternoon, a day after the nun was taken from her house to the immigration bureau in ...
The Philippine president ordered visitors to be kept away from 26 April to enable facilities to treat raw sewage to be set up and illegal structures to be torn down. On Tuesday, authorities unveiled a lockdown plan to keep out all foreign and Filipino tourists using more than 600 police officers, including a ...
A Philippines lawmaker is seeking to speed up the passage of legislation that would increase the penalties for crimes involving cryptocurrencies. ... According to a statement from the Philippine National Police on April 10, the scheme's suspected organizers - Arnel Ordonio and his wife Leonady Ordonio ...
DW: While the overall prevalence of HIV is still low in the Philippines, the high increase in infections means the country is facing a serious health problem. What needs to be .... We also need to make reproductive health services and HIV testing more accessible to the Philippine youth. But the overarching ...


 

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