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11 things you might not know about Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

  Miriam Defensor-Santiago – a familiar name in the Philippine political arena. Today her Senate seat could easily lead her to being the second female president of the Philippines, after Cory Aquino. Known to many as the “Iron Lady of Asia”, the first fact about Miriam is that she considers herself the protégé of…





A quick overview of the Concubine Law of the Philippines (cheating spouses)

  For years, throughout all my years in the Philippines, I’ve heard expats and foreigners telling me the stories of having extra marital affairs… and the repercussions of doing so. Some openly admit they are having a relationship with a married woman, but for some reason they believe they are covered under a…



The First Rizal Park Opens in Wassen Switzerland

      The first Rizal Park has opened in Switzerland in the town of Wassen.   Leslie Baja and Heidi Z’graggen, Ambassadors to Switzerland, unveiled the Rizal bust that had been donated by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts this past August, 29th.   Wassen City and…


2 Filipino Soldiers Save Aussie Sailor Who Fell Overboard

      Two Filipino soldiers have been noted yesterday for jumping into croc-infested waters in Darwin, Australia – all to save their Navy friend and comrade who fell overboard.   In the early morning hours of August 31st, Marine Sgt Romeo Layagj and Navy Electronic Technician (3rd Class) Wilfredo…


Canada Donates 20 Million Peso for Mindanao Philippines Conflict Victims

          Canada is giving $500,000 Canadian dollars, approximately p20 million, in humanitarian aid to assist those affected by the conflict in Mindanao.   The Canadian Ambassador to Manila, Neil Reeder said, the funding will be channeled to the International Committee of the Red Cross. The Red…


Philippines Wages All-Out War on Crooked Customs Agents

        John Sevilla said “I’ve never seen anything like it,” commenting on a culture of bribery, extortion and stealing at the customs agents, docks and levels of government that collects revenue for the nation’s budget.   The Philippines President, Benigno Aquino has waged war on the issues…