With intentional golden strokes, artist Taipan Lucero proudly revives an ancient script in the hope of encouraging an endangered but controversial portion of the heritage of the Philippines. Once restricted to history courses, Baybayin, a 17-character indigenous script used before Spanish colonization, makes a comeback among the nation’s millennials, young professionals, and diaspora. Even as technology makes writing by hand obsolete, internet calligraphy videos and digital fonts for the script


Malaysian authorities have detained a Filipina at a house in Kota Kinabalu for supposedly trafficking more than 5.9 kilograms of shabu, a press report said. The 32-year-old Filipina, whose name was not recognized in the Malaysian newspaper The Star’s report, could face the death sentence if discovered guilty of the charges. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a declaration that the Philippine government will extend free legal help to the


He may be cold towards Iceland, but President Rodrigo Duterte said that severing connections with the Nordic country could impact some 2,000 Filipinos employed there. The president stated that he is seriously considering that  it could influence the relationships between filipinos and the host nation. Iceland submitted a resolution to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) seeking a thorough review of the human rights situation in the Philippines, including


The Palace calls the resolution grotesquely one-sided and declares that President Rodrigo Duterte will decide whether to allow the United Nations to test drug war murders. Malacañang highly condemned the resolution passed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) setting out activities on murders related to the drug war of President Rodrigo Duterte. The resolution is grotesquely one-sided, outrageously narrow, and maliciously partisan. It reeks of nauseating politics totally


Ninety-three percent of Filipinos think it is essential for the state to regain control over China-occupied West Philippine Sea (WPS) islands, based on a Social Weather Station (SWS) survey. In the study, 1,200 Filipino adults were asked if they think it is essential to give back to the Philippines the control of the islands that China presently occupies in the West Philippine Sea. The Seventy-four percent of participants replied that


Taipei Economic and Cultural Office announced on Tuesday that the visa-free privilege for Filipino citizens who will visit Taiwan has been extended for another year from August 1, 2019, through July 31, 2020. “This privilege is a display of Taiwan’s amity with the Philippines as the country continues to boost the travel convenience for Filipinos to visit Taiwan for leisure, business, or other short-term purposes,” as TECO cited on its


Thousands of Pinoy fans – aptly called, “PH ONCE”, stunned the South Korean girl group, TWICE with their support, warmth and energy, during their concert at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday. Hundreds of fans even came at the arena to try their luck if they could still purchase a concert ticket. Each of the ladies stated it was the group’s first time to perform in the Philippines, and

Department of Foreign Affairs

The Philippine government has condemned the second attack on Abha International Airport last June 23 and urged all parties to keep calm and patience to resolve their differences. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) stated in a statement through Assistant Secretary Emmanuel Fernandez Monday night stated, “The Philippine government condemns the second attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport on 23 June 2019.” “The Philippine government hopes for the speedy recovery

president Rodrigo Duterte and Chan-o-cha

President Rodrigo Duterte has called for the establishment of a facilitation center within the East Asean Growth Area (EAGA) involving Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo stated. Panelo added that the President made this push when he participated in the 13th BIMP-EAGA Summit, held on the sidelines of the ASEAN 34th Summit held here, on Sunday. He noted in the meeting that Duterte called a “reunion