SM Megamall Suicide Attempt: Woman Reportedly Jumped From Fourth Floor Of Shopping Center

A woman reportedly attempted suicide inside the SM Megamall in the Philippines on Saturday, with reports indicating that she may have jumped from a fourth-floor balcony. Radio station DZRH News, the Manila Broadcasting Company, reported on Twitter that the mall released a statement saying the incident was under investigation and that the victim was being […]

Filipino Church Leaders Arrested After FBI Unearths $20 Million Trafficking Scam

The FBI, on Wednesday, arrested three leaders of a Filipino Church in connection with a trafficking and fundraising scam. According to ABC News, the three arrested members were identified as Guia Cabactulan, 59, Marissa Duenas, 41, and Amanda Estopare, 48. The trio was allegedly also involved in trafficking members from Asia and were the kingpins […]

Filipino Surfer Gives Up Chance To Win Gold Medal At SEA Games So He Could Save Competitor From Drowning

A Filipino surfer threw away a chance to win a gold medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games — and instead saved a life. Roger Casugay was taking part in the surfing competition during the SEA Games when Indonesia’s Arhip Nurhidayat was thrown from his surfboard and tossed about by strong waves. As Fox Sports […]

White House Staff Reportedly ‘Genuinely Horrified’ As Donald Trump Praised Rodrigo Duterte For Drug Crackdown

White House staffers were “genuinely horrified” as they listened to Donald Trump praise Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte for carrying out a brutal crackdown on drugs in his country that has left thousands dead, a new report claims. Trump’s private interactions with world leaders are facing new scrutiny after allegations emerged that Trump pressured the Ukrainian […]

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Says He Is An ‘Ex-Gay,’ Kisses Woman On Stage To Prove It

Rodrigo Duterte has crafted a reputation for anti-gay statements as president of the Philippines, but the politician revealed this week that he himself was once gay — until he was “cured” through his relationship with his first wife. Duterte’s tenure as president has been marked with controversy as he led violent purges of drug dealers, […]

Patrisha Organo, Philippine Airlines Flight Attendant, Breastfeeds Passenger’s Hungry Infant

A Philippine Airlines flight attendant is receiving praise from all across the internet, and from her superiors, for breastfeeding a passenger’s hungry infant after the passenger ran out of formula, CBS News is reporting. Patrisha Organo is herself the mother of a six-month-old daughter, so she knows what it’s like when a baby is crying […]

Landslide In Philippines Caused By Typhoon Mangkhut May Still Yield Survivors

Typhoon Mangkhut may have passed through the Philippines days ago, but the aftereffects and the search for survivors are still underway. The resort island of Cebu has experienced major landslides in the past few days after Mangkhut hit, burying a number of homes under the mud, with dozens of residents suspected to have been inside […]

A Philippines Teenager Has A ‘Parasitic’ Twin Growing Out Of Her Abdomen, Complete With Fingers

A Filipina schoolgirl has lived her entire life with a parasitic twin growing out of her chest and abdomen, but will soon undergo surgery to have it removed, The Irish Mirror is reporting. Veronica Cominguez, 14, has lived with the undeveloped twin for her entire life. When she and the twin were in utero, their […]

Manny Pacquiao Should Retire On Top After His Big Win, Philippines President Says

With his victory over Lucas Matthysse on Saturday, Manny Pacquiao made up for a surprising unanimous decision loss last year to Jeff Horn, and won the World Boxing Association welterweight championship in grand fashion, also picking up his first knockout victory in nine years. As such, many have been calling for the 39-year-old Filipino boxing […]

Philippine Rights Group Accuses President Rodrigo Duterte Of Assassinating Political Opponents

Two dead mayors in two days. They weren’t the first politicians in the Philippines to be murdered since Rodrigo Duterte became the president. Their deaths bring the number of dead mayors in the Philippines over the last two-plus years to 10. The one thing they had in common, aside from being mayors in the Philippines, […]

Chinese Air And Naval Bases In South China Sea Nearly Finished, Aerial Photos Show

Newly acquired aerial photographs of seven contested reefs located in the South China Sea shows that the construction of several fully-equipped Chinese naval and air bases are nearly completed. In a report published by the Inquirer, several photos taken from an altitude of 1,500 meters clearly shows vast structures being constructed on top of the […]

Vagina Whitening And Tightening Becomes Latest Cosmetic Trend In The Philippines After Thai Penis Whitening

Early this January, a cosmetic procedure in Thailand involving whitening of the male genitalia has gone viral. After reportedly attracting 100 men each month, another procedure that produces similar results has become popular in the Philippines. But this time, it involves the vagina. Dubbed as “angel whitening,” the cosmetic trend is the latest offering from […]

‘Ring Of Fire’ Active Areas On Alert As Volcanic Eruptions And Earthquakes Hit Philippines, Japan, Alaska

The “Ring of Fire,” which is a horseshoe-shaped geological disaster area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, is now on alert as volcanic eruptions struck the Philippines and Japan. Meanwhile, Alaska and Indonesia were hit by strong earthquakes. According to United States Geological Survey, over half of the world’s active volcanoes located above the […]

Facebook Overhaul Will Not Be Effective Says Zuckerberg’s Mentor, Social Media Experts, And Case Study

It appears that Mark Zuckerberg is the only person that believes his Facebook news feed overhaul is going to work. In light of the flak hurled at Mark Zuckerberg and his company towards their contribution to the proliferation of fake and misleading news on Facebook, Zuckerberg announced two major changes that will come to our […]

Volcano In The Philippines May Erupt At Any Time, Experts Warn Activity May Increase Over The Next Few Days

A volcano in the Philippines is showing signs of life and residents are getting worried an eruption may happen at any time. Between 9,000 and 12,000 inhabitants are fleeing the area as the Mayon volcano continues to throw clouds of ash into the air. The volcano, sitting on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, […]

More Than 200 Dead And 70,000 Homeless After Tropical Storm Tembin Strengthens Into Typhoon

While so many are watching North American snowstorms and waiting on a white Christmas– the South Philippines is experiencing a deadly typhoon that’s claimed the lives of over 200 people and driven more than 70,000 from their homes. People continue to search for survivors after heavy rains created dangerous conditions, resulting in landslides that wiped […]

Christmas Traditions Around The World

Christmas is celebrated throughout the world in many forms of tradition — Americans know what that looks like for the states. The typical western tradition of Christmas is celebrated with a Christmas tree, stringed lights decorating the tree and home, and with as many or few embellishments one can tolerate. Shopping for gifts and listening […]

Love Story Of Nerissa And Johny, Who Has a Conjoined Twin: Twin Tony Serves As Third Wheel [Video]

What happens when one member of conjoined twins decides to marry? In the Philippines, conjoined twins named Johny and Tony are facing yet another dilemma in their life, when the former decided to marry Nerissa, their widowed neighbor. Since birth, the twins have been together due to their inborn condition of being conjoined. Conjoined twins […]

Thailand, Philippines Among Early Favorites In Ms. Universe Tilt

Few days before the Universe crowns its new Queen, social media went abuzz on the speculations of who will bring home the crown to their home country. After the preliminary competition held in Las Vegas Monday night, different pageant experts and netizens already have their bets. On top of their list are two lovely ladies […]

Duterte to Troops: I Will Buy All Equipment You Need To Fight Rebellion

In order to boost the morale of his soldiers, Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday (November 23) vowed to acquire for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) the best equipment needed to fight any forms of rebellion in the country. The announcement was made during his visit at the Fort Magsaysay in Nueva […]

Davao City To Host 1st Indonesia Fashion Expo, 24 Indonesian Fashion Designers Expected To Arrive

Known as the hometown of the Philippine President, Davao City is all set to host the first-ever Indonesia Fashion Expo 2017 (IFE), which will run from November 24 to 26. Consul General of Indonesia to the Philippines Berlian Napitupulu confirmed this development. Aimed at promoting the economic relationship between the neighboring countries of Philippines and […]

Florida Man Born White Says He’s Transracial, Considers Himself Filipino, Wants To Be Called Ja Du [Video]

A white man who was born with the given name of Adam says he is transracial and considers himself to be Filipino. As such, the Tampa, Florida man has now chosen to go by the name of Ja Du. Ja Du spoke to local Tampa media outlet WTSP, saying his new identity is not something […]

Miss Earth 2017 Winners: PH Rep Bags The Crown, US Bet Fails To Enter Top 8

The new Miss Earth 2017 is Karen Ibasco of the Philippines. The newly crowned Earth queen was crowned by Katherine Espin of Ecuador (Miss Earth 2016) and bested 84 other candidates from all over the world in a Wonder Woman-inspired ceremony held at the Mall Of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Philippines earlier today (Saturday, November […]

‘Fafda’: Philippines’ Answer To ‘Covfefe’? Netizens Amused By Accidental Tweet From President’s Office

Earlier today, a tweet from the Office of the President of the Philippines got social media users buzzing – what is “fafda,” and is it the Philippines’ own version of “covfefe”? Just like U.S. President Donald Trump’s latter tweet, it was all an unfortunate accident. And while it was quickly taken down, many netizens were […]

Florida Businessman Adopted Filipino Girl For Sex, Police Say

Florida businessman Andrew William Bosch adopted a 12-year-old Filipino girl for the purpose of sex, Orlando police say. The married 42-year-old man allegedly sexually abused the little girl for several years. Andrew Bosch is accused of enticing the girl to America and then taking her out of the foster care system. Bosch’s now ex-wife, Melody […]

ISIS Affiliates In Southeast Asia Could Harbor The Group Once Raqqa And Mosul Falls

Iraqi security forces are set to declare victory in Mosul within hours as ISIS forces are all but forced out of the city, say local media. This comes after a large confrontation between the two forces, which saw the jihadi’s last bastion in the city fall. Prior to the final push, security forces have cleared […]

Rodrigo Duterte Threatens To Jail Critics As Fears Of Dictatorship Looms

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a man of the people according to his followers. But over a year into his presidency it appears that he is only a man for his followers, the rest can go to prison. The firebrand president has recently threatened to jail his critics particularly those who disapprove of his recent […]

Matriarch Behind Siege Of Marawi Has Been Recruiting Child Soldiers To Promote Terror

A 60-year-old woman has allegedly been funding the Maute group of militants that have held the city of Marawi under siege since May 23. Farhana Maute’s two sons, Omarkhayam and Abudallah, are the leaders of the Maute group. The group is tied to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and Mrs. Maute […]

ISIS In The Philippines: U.S. Special Forces Aiding Government Troops Fighting In Marawi

U.S. Special Forces are now providing assistance to the Philippine military in the fight against ISIS in the Philippines. This was confirmed by the United States Embassy in Manila as fighting in the southern city of Marawi intensifies. An embassy spokesperson said that it was the Philippine government that sought the United States’ assistance. The […]

Approximately 1,200 ISIS Members Are In The Philippines, ‘Killing Machines’ Said Indonesian Defense Secretary

Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said on Sunday at an international security forum held in Singapore that there are about 1,200 ISIS members present in the city of Marawi, Philippines. “I was advised last night, 1,200 ISIS in the Philippines, around 40 from Indonesia.” In attendance at the forum from the Philippine government is Defense […]

Resorts World Manila Attack: Gunman Commits Suicide, Robbery Not Terrorism [Updated]

Update: Terrorism has been ruled out by police authorities in the recent Resorts World Manila attack citing the incident to be caused by a “derranged individual.” The death toll has already risen to 38 casualties, CNN Philippines reports. The deaths of these individuals, identified to be Resorts World employees and guests, were caused by suffocation […]

Martial Law Declared In The Philippines By President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the Philippines. The Tuesday order from Duterte applies to only the Mindanao area in the southern region of the country – for now. Approximately 20 million people live in the southern region of the Philippines where martial law is now in effect. About one-third of the entire population […]

Pray For Marawi: Small Town In Philippines Subject To Terrorist Violence, Possibly From ISIS

One of the biggest trending topics on Twitter right now is the hashtag “pray for Marawi.” And while many people in America and elsewhere are focusing on the recent attack on Manchester at the Ariana Grande concert, it’s just as important to look at what’s going on in the Philippines to get a grasp on […]

Gilas Pilipinas Vs. Indonesia: Live Stream, Preview, Where To Watch SEABA 2017 Day 7

Gilas Pilipinas vs. Indonesia is the final game of the 2017 SEABA championships. Gilas Pilipinas is still the favorite to come out on top and qualify for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup. However, Indonesia can shock the world now that two of their best players are finally cleared to play in the tournament. The Philippines […]

Gilas Pilipinas Vs. Vietnam: Live Stream, Preview, Where To Watch SEABA 2017 Day 6

Gilas Pilipinas will face Vietnam on the sixth day of the 2017 SEABA championships. The Philippines is still undefeated in the tournament and they need to win the game against Vietnam to force a tie with Indonesia. The Filipinos are coming off a big victory over Thailand on Tuesday. Japeth Aguilar was named the best […]

Gilas Pilipinas vs. Myanmar: Live Stream, Preview, Where To Watch SEABA 2017 Day 1

Gilas Pilipinas, the Philippines men’s national basketball team, are the favorites to win the 2017 Southeast Asia Basketball Association (SEABA) championship and qualify for the FIBA Asia Cup later this year to be held in Lebanon. The 2017 SEABA championship has no knockout stages and the team with the best record after the seven-day tournament […]

Three Remaining Abu Sayyaf Terrorists In Bohol Now On Survival Mode, No Longer A Threat

The remaining members of the local terrorist group, Abu Sayyaf, who were spotted in Bohol earlier this month, are now on their own, a military official said Saturday. General Oscar Lactao, commander of the Armed Forces Central Command, shared that without a leader or guide to go around, “they could not pose a threat to […]

‘Secret’ Jail Cell In Manila Discovered, Police Asked Stunned CHR Reps Silly Questions

“Aren’t you happy that the 12 of them are all alive?” asked MPD Station 1 Commander Robert Domingo to the Commission on Human Rights representatives after the discovery of secret jail cell situated behind a bookshelf in Tondo, Manila, on Thursday night. The detainees found were cramped inside the hidden cell and were all said […]

2NE1’s Sandara ‘Dara’ Park Ready For A Solo Comeback, 13 Years After First Album

Sandara Park (Dara) is preparing for a huge solo debut after last year’s 2NE1 disbandment—but did you know that this is not her first solo album? Sandara Park, or most commonly known to many K-Pop fans as Dara, is a former member of K-Pop girl group 2NE1. Formed by YG Entertainment, 2NE1 first came out […]

Filipino Devotees Nailed Like Jesus Christ On The Cross, Crucifixion A Part Of Holy Week Tradition

Holy week in the Philippines is widely observed by the population and taken seriously by devout Catholics. Commemorating Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection is a practice of Filipinos during the Lenten season. For some people, church visits and following Jesus’ way of the cross would suffice. But there are several individuals who would subject themselves […]

Philippines Fans Sign Petition To Meet Song Joong-Ki, Will Song Hye-Kyo Join?

When it comes to honoring Hallyu, Philippines has always been the frontrunner. Be it online or offline, fans in the Philippines have been vocal about expressing their love for Hallyu. There is always room for South Korean food, fashion, and entertainment among the Filipino community. The most recent obsession among Philippines K-pop fans is […]

Miss Universe 2017: Steve Harvey Arrives In PH, Pageant Continues Amidst Donald Trump Controversy in U.S.

Miss Universe host Steve Harvey has arrived in Manila Sunday for the upcoming Miss Universe 2017. Harvey, who infamously named an incorrect winner last Miss Universe 2016, is back to the big stage, hoping to add a renewed spark in the contest’s awards show. Harvey was gravely criticized for his performance last year, but he […]

‘Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim’ Finale: K-Drama Surpasses ‘Doctors’ In Viewership, SBS And Park Shin Hye Reward Cast And Crew

After 21 episodes, the medical K-drama Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim finally concluded this week on Monday. Among all other K-dramas airing on Korean public television, it was king as it dominated in viewership even surpassing the overly hyped and promoted The Legend of the Blue Sea starring Jun Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho. As […]

Nickelodeon Under Fire For Its Plan To Build Underwater Theme Park In The Philippines

Nickelodeon is facing the outcries of concerned citizens and environmentalists after the network’s announcement of its plan to construct an underwater theme park in Palawan, the last ecological frontier of the Philippines. Many believe that the plan will only ruin the world-famous marine ecosystem. The children’s television network declared that the islands of Palawan will […]

Rodrigo Duterte Of The Philippines Claims Donald Trump Praised His Violent Drug War

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines claims that president-elect Donald Trump praised his violent crackdown on drug use in that country during a phone call Friday between the two leaders. Relations between the United States and the Philippines, a key strategic relationship for the U.S., have been strained since Duterte came to power there in […]

Trump Calls With Taiwan, Pakistan, Philippines Reveal Lack Of Foreign Policy Knowledge [Opinion]

The recent phone calls between President-Elect Donald Trump and the leaders of Taiwan and Pakistan reveal a serious lack of foreign policy acumen on the part of the future Commander-In-Chief of the United States military. Donald Trump, who has often touted his negotiation skills and has even authored a book on the subject, The Art […]

Philippines: Speaking Out For Victims Of Drug War Has Consequences

Following a drug raid, police shot Harra Kazuo’s common-law husband and his father in cold blood. She followed this horrific event up by seeking justice. Shortly after their deaths, Kazuo, a 26-year-old mother, gave a television interview during which she accused two officers of killing her family members without reason. She then shared the account […]

Philippine Terrorists Abu Sayyaf Abduct German Sailor, Kills Wife At Sea

Philippine-based terrorist group Abu Sayyaf have abducted an elderly German sailor and killed his wife, Filipino military officials have confirmed. Major Filemon Tan, a regional military spokesman, announced on Monday that the body of a naked woman has been found in an abandoned yacht in Sulu, which is a stronghold of the terrorist group. On […]

Park Bo-gum Fan Meet: Why Philippines Is Probably Off The List

For the fans of Park Bo-gum, there’s good news and bad news. The Hallyu star recently announced that he will be hosting a fan meet in eight countries across Asia. Park Bo-gum will start off his fan meet at Malaysia and then head to Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and China, according to […]

Philippine President Ditches Alliance With U.S. For China Relationship

Philippine tough guy president Rodrigo Duterte announced his country’s separation from the United States Thursday in favor of a closer relationship with China and possibly Russia. Speaking to the Filipino community in Beijing, Duterte said his country’s long-time alliance with the U.S. no longer served the national interest and it was time to rethink foreign […]