Philippines Ready for Divorce?

I recently published a post on the re-focusing on the topic of divorce in the Philippines…my ideas and take on this included. If you missed that post you can visit it here – Divorce in the Philippines? Really? Since the battle on reproductive health is over, some lawmakers believe that the time is ripe to […] Read More

A Good Year For the Philippines!

A Good Year For the Philipppine Economy Aquino Sees Even Better 2013, Saying ‘Nothing Is Impossible’ By GENALYN D. KABILING December 30, 2012, 6:15pm MANILA, Philippines — The year 2012 has been a good year for the Philippines and 2013 is likely to be even better. Thus declared President Benigno S. Aquino III as he expressed satisfaction […] Read More

Sin Tax Passes!

At the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, President Benigno S. Aquino III signed into law the Republic Act 10351, Sin Tax Reform Bill 2012. The bill is expected to raise about 34 billion pesos (about $830 million) annually from higher tax receipts on tobacco and alcohol to pay for and […] Read More

New Air Passenger Bill of Rights

Air passenger bill of rights to take effect Dec 21 MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – The government on Monday released the “Air Passenger Bill of Rights”, a measure which seeks to protect consumers from certain airline practices such as overbooking and “misleading” promo fares. Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya  and Trade Secretary Gregory L. Domingo […] Read More

Typhoon Bopha – A State of Calamity

Saturday, December 8, 2012 MANILA — The National Government has placed the entire country under state of calamity following the devastation and hundreds of casualties left by Typhoon “Pablo” (international codename: Bopha). Proclamation No. 522, which was signed by President Benigno Aquino III on Friday, declares a State of National Calamity which “will hasten the […] Read More

[Video] Typhoon Bopha – Help!

Watch this video to see the aftermath of the devastating Typhoon “Bopha” (aka Typhoon “Pablo”) after it hit Mindanao and the Philippines last week. Thousands of people were left homeless with billions in crop damage and hundreds dead.  All ad revenue from this video will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross. You can also […] Read More