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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…




Life is tough for disabled Filipinos, but there are laws to help them

Life can be tough for disabled people in the Philippines, but there are laws in place designed to protect them. Republic Act 7277, the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons defines Disabled Persons as those “suffering from restriction or different abilities as a result of a mental, physical, or sensory impairment,…


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…


Two Filipino soldiers save Australian sailor after he fell overboard

  Two Filipino soldiers were commended yesterday for jumping into crocodile-infested waters in Darwin, Australia to save a Navy friend and comrade who fell overboard. In the early morning hours of August 31, Marine Sgt Romeo Layagj and Navy Electronic Technician (3rd Class) Wilfredo Doce – both on board the Philippine Navy BRP…


Canada donates 20 million pesos for Mindanao conflict victims

  Canada is giving $500,000 Canadian dollars, about 20 million pesos, in humanitarian aid to assist those affected by conflict in Mindanao. The Canadian Ambassador to Manila, Neil Reeder said the funding would be channelled to the International Committee of the Red Cross. The Red Cross will address the humanitarian needs of…