Philippines Latest News

July 2016

China developing floating nuclear power plant for South China Sea

Amid continued tensions in the South China Sea, China is reportedly working on plans for floating nuclear power stations. According to official Chinese news sources, the country is in the early stages of developing a powerful new ship that will be fitted with a nuclear power station. The ship is expected to…



Brazilian drug lord turns jail cell into luxury suite

Paraguayan authorities got a surprise when they raided a Brazilian drug lord’s jail cell… and found a three-room luxury suite complete with library, kitchen, conference room and plasma TV. Jarvis Chimenes Pavao, considered one of South America’s most dangerous drug traffickers, had been serving an eight-year sentence for money laundering…



Indonesia executes foreign convicts despite protests

Indonesia Friday executed four drug convicts, three of them foreigners, by firing squad, an official said, drawing swift condemnation as Jakarta pushes on with its tough campaign of capital punishment. Ten others expected to have faced the firing squad, including nationals from Pakistan, India and Zimbabwe as well as Indonesians,…


Communist chief calls Duterte “volatile” after he scraps ceasefire

  Communist party leader Jose Sison called President Rodrigo Duterte “volatile” for revoking a government ceasefire before NPA rebels could call for their own ceasefire. Duturte gave the deadline of 7pm for the NPA and Communist guerrillas to stop the war on military officials and citizens of the Philippines. The…


New York Fed asks Philippines to recover Bangladesh money

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has asked the Philippines’ central bank to help Bangladesh Bank recover the $81 million that was stolen by hackers in February from its account held at the Fed, boosting Dhaka’s efforts to retrieve the money. In a letter sent on June 23, the…


MAD Magazine founder and cartoonist Jack Davis dead at 91

Legendary cartoonist Jack Davis has passed away at his home in St Simons, Georgia, he was 91. Founder of MAD Magazine, Davis made history after running parody ads, cartoons and even songs that encompassed the arts, comics and the humorous world that only Davis could create. Davis’s work is still…


Meteorologists say tropical storm ‘Carina’ is picking up speed

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), has announced that tropical depression ‘Carina’ has picked up speed and is advancing in a northwest track. In a bullet released early Saturday morning, PAGASA said that Carina was positioned 155 kilometers east of Catarman in Northern Samar. Moving at a…