Department of Labor and Employment

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced Thursday that a Filipino household worker suffered and died at the hands of her employer in Kuwait – reportedly black and blue and with a “cucumber” inside her nether regions. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III in citing earlier reports stated that the 47-year-old victim was rushed to Al Sabah Hospital last May 14 but was declared dead on arrival. Bello said in a

movie award

Scoring a grand slam win in three major film festivals over the weekend, “Yellow Rose” earned the Grand Jury Prize at the 35th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival last May 10; at the Bentonville Film Festival last May 11; and at the CAAMFest 37 last May 12. “Yellow Rose” tells the story of a Filipina teen from Texas who fights to pursue her music dreams while facing the threat

Jejomar Binay

Past vice president Jejomar Binay tried and failed in his bid for a congressional seat in Makati City. As votes from all the polling precincts already broadcasted around 3 am Tuesday, May 14, results show that Binay lost to his ally-turned-political-foe Kid Peña. Binaywas gunning for the first district of Makati in the House of Representatives. He ran for President and lost in the 2016 race. Peña reaped 71,035 votes


Edu Manzano was able to cast his vote at Xavier School in San Juan City on Monday morning. The actor-politician is seeking a post in congress as San Juan representative. A division noted Manzano was born to Filipino parents in San Francisco, California cited September 1955, “making him both a citizen of the Philippines and of the United States of America.” They also noticed that Manzano had served in the


Polling centers all over the country are now start for more than 61 million voters as the country’s midterm elections—seen to bolster President Rodrigo Duterte’s grip on power— begin. Polling precincts officially opened at 6 a.m. Monday. Voting hours time will be until 6 p.m. on the same day. “We expect that 99.97% of the places nationwide should be able to open on time,” Commission on Elections spokesperson James Jimenez

Department Of Health

The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday well-advised the voters to be mindful of their health as they troop to the polling precincts to cast their votes. The health department advised the public to eat before heading to the polling precincts . They were also encouraged to bring in drinking water to avoid dehydration, as well as snacks. Voters should also wear comfortable clothes, and then bring an umbrella and

Department of Trade and Industry

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) suggested that Las Piñas administration suspend operations over a food park in the city which ostensibly only catered to Chinese nationals. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez directed a random inspection of China Food City on Thursday, May 9. While Lopez found no discrimination “since there were Filipino customers” during his visit, the DTI stated the stalls in the food park do not have the proper

Carlos Dominguez

A head of President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic team said Wednesday that the S&P Global’s upgrade of the Philippines’ credit rating is a “green light” for more investments in the country. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez stated that the upgrade to one notch below the minimum “A” rating will allow the government and Filipino companies to borrow at lower interest. Adding it was a “definitive win” for the government, “The upgrade is


June Mar Fajardo, San Miguel’s 29-year-old stalwart closed a sixth straight All-Filipino BPC award Wednesday night after winning the award in runaway fashion. Fajardo is not just collecting MVP trophies but Best Player of the Conference (BPC) titles as well. Being on top in statistical points (460), media (484), players (71), and the PBA votes, Fajardo finished with a total of 1,165 points or about half more than his closest

President Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday went to the wake for former Speaker Prospero Nograles in Taguig City. He came to the Heritage Memorial Park and met with the late Speaker’s family, including his son Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles. According to his son, Jericho Nograles, Nograles, the former Speaker died of “respiratory failure, secondary to pneumonia.” passed away on Saturday at the age of 71. Nograles, served as representative of the