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DOH says FDA Philippines to recall blood pressure drugs

By Llanesca T. Panti/GMA News – The Department of Health said Monday the Food and Drug Administration Philippines intends to recall blood pressure maintenance drugs in the market if found to be part of the batches that were alerted by FDA’s US counterpart for voluntary recall. FDA Philippines has Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

CHED to hold order removing Filipino as required college subject

By Sofia Tomacruz/rappler.com – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said it will wait for the Supreme Court’s (SC) final decision before implementing a 2013 memorandum order removing Filipino, Panitikan, and Constitution as required general education subjects in college. CHED Chairperson Prospero De Vera III on Wednesday night, November 14 Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

Filipino musical ‘Marco Polo’ ends successful preview run in Berlin

By Carol Ramoran/rappler.com – Following well-received preview runs in Manila, Paris, and London, Marco Polo: When You Find Your True Love staged seven shows in the German capital from October 31 to November 4. The play, set in 1271, tells the story of Venetian merchant and explorer Marco Polo, his Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2018Related News

Balangiga bells expected to begin journey to the Philippines after Nov. 14

By JP SORIANO/GMA News – The Balangiga bells seized by American soldiers as war booty in the 1900s and are currently placed in Wyoming, United States are expected to begin their journey back to the Philippines after a military ceremony on November 14. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2018Related News

Duterte signs Filipino Sign Language into law

via ABS-CBN News – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday signed a law that declares the Filipino Sign Language as the national sign language of the Filipino Deaf. The Filipino Sign Language Act also declares the country’s national sign language as the official sign language of the government in Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2018Related News

Philippine Airlines Flight attendant feeds hungry infant mid-flight after mother runs out of formula

By Caitlin O’Kane/CBS NEWS – Flight attendant Patrisha Organo was just doing her job on a Philippine Airlines flight Wednesday when she received another call of duty. Organo, a new mother, switched gears from flight attendant into mom mode when she heard a crying baby mid-flight. The flight attendant, who Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsNov 9th, 2018Related News

Pinoy graphic novel ‘Trese’ coming to Netflix

By Trishia Joie Billones/ABS-CBN News – A Filipino graphic novel featuring local mythical creatures will soon be experienced as an anime series on global streaming service Netflix, an executive said Thursday. “Trese,” based on the graphic novel of the same name created by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldissimo, is among Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsNov 9th, 2018Related News

Historically underrepresented, Filipino-American candidates look toward Congress

By Agnes Constante/nbcnews.com – Congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones was deployed in Iraq when her mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. Ortiz Jones’ mother underwent surgery and chemotherapy — treatments she received because she had health care coverage — and has survived. Health care saved her mother’s life, Ortiz Jones Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsNov 6th, 2018Related News

Filipino Chocolate Brand Auro Just Opened Its First International Boutique In Tokyo

By Cheryl Tiu/forbes.com – Auro Chocolate is a proudly Filipino bean-to-bar company that sources their cacao from farming communities in Davao, Philippines. They have been making waves not only for their quality (at the 2018 Academy of Chocolate Awards in London last July, they won bronze for their 70% Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsNov 5th, 2018Related News

Philippines: Most dangerous place for journalists in Asia

By Raul Dancel/Philippines Correspondent In Manila/straitstimes.com – The Philippines was the most dangerous country in Asia for journalists last year. It has been that way in recent years, and it is unlikely to change soon, especially with a government targeting journalists criticising its policies. Four journalists were killed there last Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsNov 2nd, 2018Related News

Undas is a Filipino fiesta

By Elfren S. Cruz/The Philippine Star – For Filipino Catholics, the proper day to visit the graves of their deceased loved ones is actually on Nov. 2 which is All Souls’ Day. This is supposed to be a day of mourning for the dead. There should be no parties Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsNov 2nd, 2018Related News

Pinoy gymnast Carlo Yulo earns historic qualification in worlds

By ABS-CBN – Eighteen year-old Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo continues to make waves in the Federation International de Gymnastique (FIG) World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Yulo has qualified for the event’s Individual All Around Final, and is the first Filipino to ever do so, according to GAP (Gymnastic Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsOct 31st, 2018Related News

Filipino singer Marcelito Pomoy to guest on Ellen Show

By CNN Philippines Staff – Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2 winner Marcelito Pomoy is on the spotlight again for his unique singing voice, this time on the international stage. Known for his ability to sing low and high notes in one performance, Pomoy was recognized by U.S. television show Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsOct 30th, 2018Related News

Singer Rico Puno dead at 65

via inquirer.net – OPM singer Rico Puno has taken his final bow with his passing Tuesday morning. He was 65. Puno’s death was announced on social media by his sister-in-law Anna Puno. “I am seized with deep emotional shock when I found out that our OPM King – Kuya Rico Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsOct 30th, 2018Related News

Duterte: Military to take over Customs

By Robert Vergara/CNN Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will take over the Bureau of Customs (BOC), as all employees of the agency are on a floating status. “I’d like to put on notice, everybody in the Bureau of Customs, they Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsOct 29th, 2018Related News

Finding a way to bring the NBA to the Philippines

via ESPN.com – Valenzuela City, Philippines, is a world away from TD Garden, home of the Boston Celtics. But a Celtics fan walking into The Shamrock Garden would feel right at home. The Shamrock Garden in Barangay Ugong is one of several NBA-inspired basketball courts scattered across a number of Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsOct 26th, 2018Related News

[ANALYSIS] Why is the PH stock market among world’s worst?

By JC Punongbayan/rappler.com – It’s been a tough year for the Philippine economy thus far. Not only is the Philippine peso one of the weakest currencies in ASEAN, but Philippine inflation is also the highest. There is a third way our economy stands out in the region this year: as Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsOct 25th, 2018Related News

Filipino children’s books are now talking about ‘taboo’ topics

By Anna Bueno/cnnphilippines.com – In “Dalawa ang Daddy ni Billy,” a new children’s book published by Tahanan Books for Young Readers, Billy is bullied by classmates for having two fathers. “Sabi ni Jay, sabi daw po ng nanay niya bakla daw po kayong dalawa ni Papa kaya bakla din daw Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsOct 22nd, 2018Related News

Filipinos lead queue to UK’s first Jollibee branch

via ABS-CBN News – Filipinos trooped to Jollibee when it opened its first United Kingdom branch in London’s Earl’s Court on Saturday morning. The London branch is Jollibee Food Corporation’s second in Europe after it opened in Milan, Italy earlier this year. It adds to over 1,300 Jollibee stores worldwide. Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Prewar films show Japanese enjoying life in the Philippines

By Yasuji Nagai/asahi.com – Prewar films have been found showing Japanese living, working, playing sports and wearing Western clothes in the Philippines in the years before the Southeast Asian islands were turned into bloody battlefields. Fifty 16-mm films, running 220 minutes in total, were discovered in the former residence of Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News