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Philippines declares national alert after 456 die from dengue fever

By Sareena Dayaram/CNN – Health authorities in the Philippines have declared a “national dengue alert” after a spike in cases of the viral disease which has left more than 450 people dead since January. Around 100,000 dengue cases were reported across the Philippines in the first six months of 2019, Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2019Related News

U.N. Rights Council to Investigate Killings in Philippine Drug War

By Nick Cumming-Bruce/nytimes.com – The United Nations’ top human rights body voted on Thursday to examine thousands of alleged extrajudicial police killings linked to President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs in the Philippines, a campaign that rights groups around the world have denounced as a lawless atrocity. The United Nations’ Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2019Related News

Trying to save the stories of a Philippine culture, one scan at a time

By Regine Cabato/washingtonpost.com – Long ago, a princess was abducted and taken to a faraway island. A dashing prince rescued her and brought her to his home kingdom. It sounds like a familiarfairy tale. For some in the Philippines, however, it’s one of the many plots in a centuries-old Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2019Related News

Pinoy archaeologist brings new human species discovery to Australia

By Janvic Mateo/The Philippine Star – Filipino archaeologist Armand Mijares has brought the discovery of a new human species in the Philippines to the international stage. Mijares, along with archaeologist Philip Piper of the Australian National University (ANU), presented the discovery of Homo luzonensis in a public lecture at ANU’s Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJul 9th, 2019Related News

Philippines a slowly ageing society – PIDS study

via rappler.com – The Philippines will transition to an ageing society by 2032, and for the economy, this could be both boon and bane, according to a study of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). A December 2018 PIDS study dove into United Nations data from 2017 to project Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJul 7th, 2019Related News

Philippines faces call for UN investigation into war on drugs killings

via channelnewsasia.com – More than two dozen countries formally called on Thursday (Jul 4) for a United Nations investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, activists said. Iceland submitted the draft resolution backed by mainly European states, they said. The text urges the government Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJul 7th, 2019Related News

China has a new casino: the Philippines

By David Pierson and Alison Su/latimes.com – Gambling is illegal in China, but that didn’t prevent Fan Zheng from betting tens of thousands of dollars online. The 30-year-old store clerk from the island province of Hainan learned about the opportunity early last year from marketing agents who, Fan believes, contacted Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJul 4th, 2019Related News

Landlords big winners as Philippines bets on Chinese gaming boom

By Karen Lema/reuters.com – Tessie, her husband and their adult son recently vacated their home of 37 years in a Manila suburb to make way for some unfamiliar tenants – 20 Chinese nationals. It wasn’t an easy decision to let out their 5-bedroom home, but for 140,000 pesos ($2,730) a Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJul 4th, 2019Related News

My story, and the new story of Filipino immigration

By Emil Guillermo/INQUIRER.NET U.S. Bureau – When did your dad come to America from the Philippines? 2000? 1990s? Or was he an old-timer—1970s? My father—not my grandfather, my father–came in 1928. That’s when Babe Ruth was in pinstripes hitting real home runs and Al Jolson wore blackface. Different times. It’s Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJul 3rd, 2019Related News

Distinguishing the ‘real’ Filipino fish

By Margaux Salcedo/Philippine Daily Inquirer – The DGF Essay Writing Awards—the country’s first and most prestigious food writing contest inspired by Philippine culinary writing icon Doreen Gamboa Fernandez—is now open for entries for this year’s competition. Writers may submit up to two entries of 800 words each under a pen Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2019Related News

Facebook Is Daily News Source for 21% of Adults in Philippines

By Cecilia Yap/bloomberg.com – At least a fifth of adults in the Philippines, or about 13.9 million people, use Facebook daily for news, according to a poll conducted by Social Weather Stations. As many as 40.4 million individuals, or 60%, still get their news through television, about 15% through radio Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2019Related News

Filipinos ranked 3rd sexiest among 50 nationalities in the world — survey

By Jannielyn Ann Bigtas/GMA News – Big 7 Travel, a travel and food website, conducted a survey of the sexiest nationalities in the world and Filipinos came as 3rd among 50 nationalities named. The Big 7 Travel article gave a shoutout to popular Philippine representations: boxing champion and Senator Manny Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2019Related News

Sinking of Philippine Boat Puts South China Sea Back at Issue

By Jason Gutierrez and Hannah Beech/nytimes.com – Tensions in the disputed South China Sea ratcheted up on Thursday as the Philippine government protested the sinking of a Filipino boat by a Chinese fishing vessel, which left 22 Filipino fishermen floating at sea before they were rescued by a Vietnamese boat. Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 15th, 2019Related News

The symbols and signifiers of Pinoy manhood throughout our history

By Ramon N. Villegas /abs-cbn.com – Filipino manhood has been displayed through disparate symbols. At one point, it involved major earrings and hair-plucking with tweezers. Each generation seeks to formulate its own concepts of gender identity and particular ways of expressing them. Thus, young Filipinos today do not look like Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 14th, 2019Related News

Filipinos Were Eating Adobo Before the Spaniards Came, Says Spanish Culinary Scientist

By Mario Alvaro Limos/esquiremag.ph – The Philippines may have influenced the Spanish adobo, and not the other way around. “Filipinos had adobo before Spaniards came to your country, and I have proof,” said Borja Sanchez, a Spanish chef and culinary scientist. Sanchez revealed his findings at a lecture titled Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 14th, 2019Related News

DA to sell 1 M kilos of surplus mangoes

By Catherine Talavera/The Philippine Star – The Department of Agriculture (DA) targets to sell around one million kilos of mangoes through its metrowide marketing campaign in a bid to address the two million kilo surplus produced by local farmers. “Within the week, we are expecting to dispose one million kilos. Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 11th, 2019Related News

What’s behind the Philippine obsession with beauty queens?

* A shallow, exploitative spectacle in an image-obsessed society? Or a valuable opportunity for young women to get ahead? * Love it or hate it, the beauty pageant has deep roots in the Philippines, combining regional pride with glitzy spectacle By Thomas Sturrock/scmp.com – It’s nearly showtime at Manila’s Araneta Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 10th, 2019Related News

Coca-Cola to invest in P1-billion recycling facility in the Philippines

via rappler.com – Coca-Cola’s bottling arm in the Philippines says it recognizes that ‘there is a packaging waste problem in the world today,’ and it wants to be ‘part of the solution for the long haul’ Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Incorporated (CCBPI) said it will be investing P1 billion to pioneer Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 10th, 2019Related News

US now seeking social media details from all visa applicants

via cebudailynews.inquirer.net – The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It’s a vast expansion of the Trump administration’s enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors. In a move that’s just taken effect after Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 5th, 2019Related News

‘Sordid Chapter’ Ends As Philippines Sends Back Canada’s Trash

By Merrit Kennedy/npr.org – Shipping containers of Canadian trash have moldered in the Philippines for years, in a situation so irksome to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that he threatened to personally sail it back to Canadian waters. Now, much of the trash that arrived in 2013 and 2014 is on Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 5th, 2019Related News