‘This is the Philippines’

A video by Grégoire Thiébault via YouTube “This video is a patchwork of shots I have taken in the Philippines from January to April 2011. I went there to study as an exchange student in Manilla. My stay there allows me to travel in many places like Bohol, Batad, Read more »

Sex strike brings peace to Filipino village

By Karen Smith – (CNN) — A group of women in a violence-plagued area of the Philippines came up with their own weapon to end the fighting — a sex strike. The women withheld sex from their husbands until they promised to quit fighting. Their stand helped end Read more »


The CCP Jesus Christ exhibit: It ain’t art HINDSIGHT By F Sionil Jose (The Philippine Star) The artist who set up that controversial Jesus Christ exhibit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) the other week must be grinning and enjoying all that brouhaha that has made Read more »

150,000 Pinoy nurses in Saudi may lose jobs

By Dennis Carcamo (philstar.com) MANILA, Philippines – At least 150,000 Filipino nurses in Saudi Arabia might lose their jobs after the labor localization policy, known as Nitaqat, enters a new phase, according to a migrant workers’ rights group. Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator John Monterona said Saudi’s Ministry of Health (MoH) Read more »

In real-life situation, Rizal chose religion over love

via GMANews – In the final portion of the Miss Universe pageant, Shamcey Supsup was asked a now-famous hypothetical question about whether she would change her religion for the man she loves. And she gave a hypothetical answer. In 1891, Jose Rizal was faced with just that choice. He Read more »

"Ms. Philippines deserved to win –Oprah"

Oprah Winfrey allegedly favored Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup as she expressed her opinion on the result of the recently concluded Miss Universe 2011. MIss Philippines Shamcey Supsup won as third runner-up as Miss Angola Leila Lopes took the crown as Miss Universe 2011 beating 88 contestants. Winfrey opined that Miss Read more »