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January 2015

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines opens Santa Rosa production plant

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines has inaugurated its new assembly plant in Santa Rosa, Laguna. The plant, which was previously owned by Ford, has been transferred into an assembly plant for the Japanese auto group. The new plant will have the capacity to produce 50,000 cars per year and will initially make the Adenture and the…


Two Angeles City policemen arrested for extorting money from Swedish man

In just one month, a total of four police officers in Angeles City have been arrested for extorting foreigners. This time 64-year-old Goran Smedjer was the target of a half-million peso scam. Manachem Baking and Ricardo Cabrera Jr. are under arrest by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) after they…


Dozens of foreigners arrested for online gambling operation in Makati City

  More than 70 people have been arrested for their part is an online gambling operation in Makati City. The Bureau of Immigration has said that the foreigners are from various countries including China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Australia.  The men were caught posing as call center agents at the…




Have you seen this man? Polish citizen missing in Bohol region

This image and information is provided by his mother and a friend from the local region. Przemyslaw Rykowski has not been seen or heard from since his arrival in the Philippines. He is 35 years of age and has hazel coloured eyes. His last sighting was in Frankfurt when he…


A basic guide for foreigners hoping to adopt children in the Philippines

Adoption in the Philippines has been an ever-changing issue for as long as I’ve lived in the Philippines. Though this article does not cover the process in full, it does cover the basics.  For those who can’t conceive on their own, or for those who simply have been ‘taken’ by a child,…


Food of the Philippines: Chicken and dumplings with mushrooms

This is a complete recipe from scratch for chicken and dumplings with mushrooms. This is an easy dish to make in the Philippines with readily accessible ingredients and minimal prep time. This recipe serves six. Ingredients: Chicken Stew 6 oz. slab bacon, cut into ¼” pieces ¼ cup all-purpose flour 4 chicken legs (drumsticks…



This day in History: January 30, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated

  Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic. Born the son of an Indian official in 1869, Gandhi’s mother was deeply religious and early on exposed her son to Jainism, a morally rigorous Indian religion…