May, 2018


Banaue destination featured in 'Infinity War' closed for ritual cleansing

BAGUIO, Philippines – Tappia Falls in Batad, Banaue, Ifugao, which was featured in the recent international blockbuster movie Avengers: Infinity War was closed on May 31, Thursday, to allow for the indigenous cleansing ritual. The barangay officials of Batad closed Tappia Falls for the ngilin after a young boy drowned at the … Source: Politics

Chile's new sexual freedom leads to spike in AIDS cases

  SANTIAGO, Chile – The winds of change are blowing through Chile where a youthful sexual revolution is shattering taboos – but also sparking an explosion of HIV cases that has set off alarm bells in the traditionally conservative Latin American country. Chile has the highest rate of HIV cases in … Source: Politics

Facebook sinking fast among U.S. teens – survey

WASHINGTON, USA – Facebook is rapidly losing ground against rival internet platforms in attracting and keeping US teenagers, a survey showed Thursday, May 31. The Pew Research Center report confirms a trend seen in other surveys, showing a sharp drop in Facebook’s share of what had long been a core age … Source: Politics

Duterte 'seriously concerned' about Navy soldiers harassed by China chopper

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte may not be making any public statements so far about a China chopper harassing a Philippine Navy rubber boat in Ayungin Shoal, but he expressed concern about the safety of the military personnel involved. He had conveyed this during a confidential meeting with … Source: Politics

Cynthia Villar slammed over business interests anew

MANILA, Philippines—An advocacy group called out Senator Cynthia Villar for allegedly blocking policies that were unfavorable to her family’s businesses. Campaign for Land Use Policy NOW  (CLUP NOW) accused Villar of using her chairmanship of the senate committees on agriculture and food, agrarian reform, and environment and natural resources, to favor Vista Land , … Source: Politics

Shock move: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane leaves club

MADRID, Spain (UPDATED) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane dropped a bombshell Thursday, May 31, quitting the … Source: Politics

DSWD distributes P19.8-M livelihood assistance to Boracay beneficiaries

AKLAN, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) distributed livelihood assistance worth P19.8-million to 1,323 recipients affected by the temporary closure of Boracay Island. As of Wednesday, May 30, DSWD acting secretary Virginia Nazzarea Orogo said livelihood assistance was released to 429 recipients in Balabag, 115 in … Source: Politics

Ateneo stretches perfect FilOil streak to 5, runs circles around NU

    MANILA, Philippines – The Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Blue Eagles sustained their dominant run in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup, embarrassing the National University (NU) Bulldogs, 94-60, in San Juan on Thursday, May 31. The reigning UAAP champions bust out their deadly team-oriented playmaking early in the first … Source: Politics

#PTGF: the online world of Hong Kong's young sex workers

HONG KONG, China – For Hong Kong’s “part-time girlfriends,” social media provides an easy way to connect with clients looking for sex, but campaigners warn that online convenience is tempting girls as young as 13 to put themselves at risk. The label “part-time girlfriend” is a euphemism often used by young … Source: Politics

LOOK: Fear the Deer? Bucks duo Delly, Maker boost Aussie side vs Gilas

MANILA, Philippines – As if they didn’t have enough problems facing Australia, Gilas Pilipinas will now fear the deer. Milwaukee Bucks reserves Matthew “Delly” Dellavedova and Thon Maker have now joined the Australia Boomers’ FIBA World Cup Qualifying squad, according to  Basketball Australia’s official Twitter account. {source} <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>ANNOUNCEMENT | … Source: Politics