Miss Universe 2011 Results

SAO PAULO — Leila Lopes from Angola is crowned Miss Universe, beating out 88 competitors. Angola and Philippines were the most popular out of five finalists tonight on Twitter – the only livestream that matters for the PR professional who wants the real-time pulse of the events. But the Read more »

Philippines remembers horror of 9/11

By Norman Bordadora – MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines remembers the horrors of the 9/11 attacks in the United States a decade ago but sees no need to raise the security alert among the country’s law enforcement agencies to counter terrorist activities that may be launched on the anniversary of the Read more »

Is Filipino for stupid people?

How my sons lost their Tagalog: ‘Sulat kay’ James Soriano By: Benjamin Pimentel via Inquirer.net – (Editor’s Note: In the fourth week of “Buwan ng Wika” last month, an Ateneo senior wrote that Filipino was the language of the streets and that English was the language of learning and Read more »

Chinese premier asked for Aquino apology

By Rigoberto Tiglao – Using diplomatic language, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao unexpectedly asked President Aquino to apologize for the massacre of August 23 last year of eight Hong Kong tourists in a hostage situation bungled by his government, diplomatic sources say. Mr. Aquino was caught flatfooted, as his foreign Read more »

‘Largest Crocodile Ever’ Caught

A giant saltwater crocodile weighing more than a tonne has been caught in a remote Philippine town after a spate of attacks on humans and livestock, officials said Tuesday. The 21-foot, 1,075-kilogramme reptile may have eaten a farmer who went missing in July, along with several water buffaloes in Read more »

'Oil deal with China will destroy Spratlys'

By Kristine L. Alave – For environmentalists, the deal between the Philippines and China to search for oil in the vast waters surrounding the Spratlys stinks like a dead fish. Marine environmentalists on Monday expressed wariness over the joint cooperation between the two countries to explore for oil and Read more »