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  1. https://www.quora.com/What-can-you-say-about-poverty-in-the-Philippines What can you say about poverty in the Philippines? Howard Grant, Network Engineer at U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Updated Wed
  2. (Philstar.com) - November 22, 2019 - 9:38am MANILA, Philippines (Update 1 9:48 a.m.) — A Philippine Airlines flight on its way to Manila made an emergency landing at the Los Angeles International Airport after experiencing a technical problem. user Geri Camahort Lamata posted a video of the plane spewing flames, describing the incident as the "scariest 5 minutes of our lives." The video was taken by another passenger sitting next to the plane's wing. Lamata told Philstar.com that she heard a couple of loud bangs as soon as the plane took off.
  3. https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/dual-pricing-foreigners-legal-thai-public-hospitals/ Dual-pricing isn’t just for national parks, museums and amusement parks anymore. Thai public hospitals can now legally charge foreign nationals higher rates for services under new regulations published Friday. More than dual-pricing, the new regs set four tiers of rates that can be charged based on a patient’s visa status. Treatment costs are set at four levels: Thai nationals, foreigners from neighboring countries and working foreign
  4. Stealthing, the Non-Consensual Act of Removing Condom During Sex, Could Land You in Jail in the Philippines. The dangerous sexual trend of stealthing-- a man removing the condom during sexual intercourse after agreeing to put it on, could soon be a criminal offence in the Phillippines. A House Bill 3957 or Anti-Stealthing Law was filed in the House of Representatives by AKO BICOL Party-List Reps Alfredo Garbin and Elizaldy Co in the month of August. If the bill is passed into law, then stealthing can become a punishable form of sexual assault The act of removin
  5. The Chong Hua Hospital Employees Union-Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, which has 900 members, has asked for a P60 daily wage increase but the management did not have an offer. File If demand is not met:Hospital workers poised for strike as last resort CEBU, Philippines — Rank and file employees of Chong Hua Hospital in Cebu City are ready to go on strike if the hospital management will not meet their demand for a salary increase. The Chong Hua Hospital Employees Union-Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Cong
  6. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1157867/ph-3rd-highest-in-number-of-measles-cases-who Patients crowd the pediatric ward of the San Lazaro Hospital in Sta. Cruz, Manila on Thursday, February 7, 2019 following an outbreak of measles in the National Capital Region (NCR) and in Central Luzon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE MANILA, Philippines — Fake news about vaccines, along with the Dengvaxia controversy, has taken a heavy toll on babies and toddlers in the country as measles cases have tripled and the number of deaths from the preventable disease has quadrupled over the
  7. https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/253631/taxi-driver-jailed-for-tearing-ct-toda-issued-citation-ticket Taxi driver Jose Cusmod was arrested on Saturday afternoon after he tore a citation ticket issued by the City of Talisay Traffic Operations Development Authority (CT-TODA). | Photo from the City of Talisay Public Information Office Facebook page CEBU CITY, Philippines – A taxi driver was arrested on Saturday afternoon after he tore the citation ticket that was issued by a Talisay City traffic enforcer for a traffic violation which he committed. Jose Cusmod, 46, is now de
  8. https://ph.yahoo.com/news/loyal-dog-dies-15-minutes-193727526.html After Stuart Hutchison died from brain cancer, his beloved French bulldog Nero passed on just 15 minutes later. Despite trying surgery and chemotherapy, Hutchison died on August 11, at age 25, after an eight-year battle with cancer.Things took a devastating turn in June, when Hutchison learned that his cancer had spread to most of his brain and to his bones and pelvis. After trying to treat the spread with minimal success, Hutchison made the choice to move into his mother’s house to enjoy his final weeks in a comf
  9. https://ph.yahoo.com/news/ceo-investment-scam-found-dead-165400449.html A TOP executive of an investment firm who was wanted in Davao since June 2019 was found dead on a grassy lot in the hills of Barangay Cansomoroy, Balamban, Cebu on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Armando Bernaldez Oppus, 34, a resident of Doña Vicenta in Davao City, was the chief executive officer of Crowd Royals Real Estate Services based in Digos City, Davao del Sur. Crowd Royals is among the 22 investment scams that the Securities and Exchange Commission has warned the public about.
  10. https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2019/8/14/dengue-fever-what-you-need-to-know.html What is Dengue fever? Dengue is a flu-like viral infection spread mainly through the bite of a female mosquito known as Aedes aegypti. While dengue is a highly infectious disease, it is not contagious - which means, the virus cannot be passed on from one person to another. But when a mosquito bites a person with dengue, the insect becomes a carrier of the virus. That infected mosquito can pass on the virus by biting another person. It can also transfer the dengue virus to its female eggs. Mosqui
  11. Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) - August 20, 2019 - 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — An elderly Korean national was issued a senior citizen’s identification card by the municipal government of Cordova and had been reportedly availing himself of the benefits that only Filipinos are allowed under the law. The Office for Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) issued on November 22, 2018 the ID card to Jong Eun Park, 66, resident of Barangay Gabi, Cordova. The ID card was discovered when the bearer availed himself of the benefits for the elderly as provided for under the Philippine
  12. https://filipiknow.net/interesting-facts-about-cebu/ Tantrism Tantrism is a collective term used to describe various esoteric rituals and traditions which originated in India thousands of years ago. It believes in the principle that sexuality is a doorway to the divine, and that the “highest transcendental ecstasy” can be achieved through sexual union. Earliest record of Tantrism in Southeast Asia came from I-Tsing, a Chinese Buddhist pilgrim who recorded Tantric practices in the Srivijaya Empire in 671 A.D. Philippines is believed to have been part of the Majapahit E
  13. https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/250104/man-70-accidentally-circumcised-given-over-p1-2m-as-compensation A man was accidentally circumcised after nurses at the Leicester Royal Infirmary mixed up their notes. Terry Brazier, 70, who went to the hospital for a bladder procedure was given £20,000 ($24,000 or over P1.2 million) as compensation for the mishap. INQUIRER.net Stock Photo “I went in the surgery for some Botox and they ended up circumcising me,” he told the Daily Star last Monday, Aug. 5. He described it as “a real surprise.” Brazier was scheduled to get
  14. https://theworldnews.net/ph-news/man-robber-found-dead-hanging-from-bridge-in-cebu On Monday, July 22, a man was found hanged and shot to death at a bridge in Cebu City. Based on a report from Inquirer, authorities believed that the dead man was a member of a group of robbers in the city. Reynante Otero was found hanging from the Mananga Bridge in Barangay San Isidro, Talisay City. According to the report, the alleged thief had a rope tied in his neck with a cloth covering his face. He also obtained bullet wounds in his body. The perpetrator used Reynante Otero’
  15. https://entertainment.mb.com.ph/2019/06/25/cebuana-teen-wins-princess-of-the-world-contest-in-bulgaria/ Cebuana teen wins Princess of the World contest in Bulgaria By: Robert R. Requintina Published June 25, 2019, 9:34 AM A 13-year-old girl made the Philippines proud after she was proclaimed grand winner in the Princess of the World contest held at the Paradise Blue Hotel in Varna, Bulgaria recently. PRINCESS OF THE WORLD 2019 -Newly crowned Princess of the World 2019 Jashley Murro Van Hemelen (left) poses wit
  16. https://coconuts.co/manila/news/38-of-filipinos-say-their-lives-improved-in-the-last-12-months-many-optimistic-about-future/ Filipinos continue to be true to the happy-go-lucky personality they’re known for, as seen in a recent survey that shows how 38 percent of adult Filipinos believe that their lives improved in the last 12 months. The study, released by local pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) today, also found that only 21 percent said that their lives worsened in the same period. SWS classifies those who said their lives improved as “gainers” and those who said that their l
  17. https://www.imoney.ph/articles/dot-warns-non-accredited-tour-services/ The Department of Tourism (DOT) has strongly advised the public to transact only with accredited travel and tour agencies and accredited training centers for their travel and booking needs. According to the DOT, non-accredited entities advertising their travel services on social media have been on the rise. The services offered by these unaccredited entities are airline ticketing, travel, and tours arrangement, hotel booking, and training offerings for travel business management. There are only select training centers
  18. https://coconuts.co/manila/news/extreme-easter-flogging-crucifixions-in-philippines/ Assistants costumed as Roman centurions drove eight-centimetre (three-inch) spikes through each of his hands and feet before the wooden cross was raised briefly for the crowds to see. He was treated and bandaged at a first aid tent after the village square ritual — then nonchalantly walked back home. Nine other men and a woman were set
  19. DOH: Dengue cases now at 56,000 THE number of dengue cases continues to be on an upswing after the Department of Health (DOH) reported nearly 56,000 cases in just three months.Based on the latest Dengue Surveillance Report, the DOH said More THE number of dengue cases continues
  20. https://www.philstar.com/opinion/2019/04/09/1908424/president-duterte-helps-our-brother-bikers President Duterte helps our brother bikers As we wrote last week, it was the 25th anniversary of the National Federation of Motorcycle Clubs in the Philippines (NFMCP) held at the Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City last Saturday. No, I didn’t ride that far to join my group to Iloilo City as my friends would be going to Boracay after the convention, which means I would be riding back by my lonesome. So instead I went
  21. image: https://media.philstar.com/photos/2019/04/11/renato-payupan-llenes_2019-04-11_23-27-45.jpg PNP chief Oscar Albayalde listens as Renato Payupan Llenes confessed to the killing of 16-year-old Christine Lee Silawan in Lapu-Lapu City last month. Aldo Nelbert Banaynal 43-yr-old suspect’s confession: ‘I killed Christine’ 0SHARES00 CEBU, Philippines — Driven by desire, Renato Payupan Llenes alias “Renren,” 43 years old and a father of five, disguised as a teenage boy and used dummy Facebook accounts under
  22. https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/12/19/cebu-city-declares-state-of-calamity-due-to-drought CEBU CITY - The City Council passed a resolution declaring a state of calamity, as estimated farm damage from a dry spell reached P27 million. Residents of 17 villages are also complaining of lack of water. The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) started rationing water to affected barangays in the elevated and interior portions of the city. Councilor Dave Tumulak, author of the resolution, said that the declaration was delayed because of the need to collate data from various departmen
  23. Posted at Apr 11 2019 0 USS Wasp. Photo courtesy of USS 7th Fleet MANILA—A US warship laden with hi-tech fighter planes took center stage at key war games in the Philippines Thursday, brandishing military might as fresh tensions bubble in the contentious South China Sea. The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp, with at least 10 F-35B stealth jets on deck, stood guard as amphibious tanks rolled onto a beach located a short sail from islands also claimed by China.
  24. https://coconuts.co/manila/news/philippine-government-probes-eu-investigate-allegations-funds-diverted-philippine-rebels/ The European Union said Saturday it would investigate allegations that its aid funds were being funneled to Philippine communist guerrillas waging a decades-old insurgency that has killed thousands. The Philippine government demanded the probe, alleging that aid supplied to a local non-profit by the EU was being diverted to the Communist Party of the Philippines and its New People’s Army (NPA), the bloc’s office in Manila said. “Should the allegations be esta
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