Kylie Verzosa is Miss International 2016!

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The country’s bet Kylie Verzosa just crowned Miss International 2016 held in Tokyo, Japan on October 27. She bested other beautiful women from 65 countries. Miss International 2016 – Philippines – Kylie Verzosa 1st runner up – Australia 2nd runner up – Indonesia 3rd runner up – Nicaragua 4th runner up – USA Other award winners:Read More

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PH Poverty Incidence down to 21.6% in 2015

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The Philippine Statistics Authority have reported that the country’s poverty incidence has decreased to 21.6%. It was 25.2 percent in 2012 and 26.3 percent in 2009. This number is based on higher employment percentage, stable income and low inflation. The 21.6% data means that there are 1.4 million less poor Filipinos this year than inRead More

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Customs revenue is 34 billion for September, improving under Duterte

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The Bureau of Customs reported a revenue collection of P33.951 billion for September, a significant improvement under the Duterte administration. In August, BoC collected P33.002 billion of revenue, that’s almost a billion of pesos increase. During the Pnoy administration, BoC collected P32.651 billion for September of 2015, a significant 2 billion boost. The largest port ofRead More

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This is Probably the Best Solution to the Traffic Problem

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The usual solutions that our government uses to solve the traffic problem are ‘build more infrastructures such as roads and bridges’, and ‘ban these type of vehicles in certain duration of time’. Those two are the most famous short-term solutions that the preceding administrations as well as this present Duterte administration is undertaking. Nevertheless, IRead More

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Philippine credit rating upgraded

RAM Ratings, a Malaysian company that does independent credit opinions to guide investors, has recently upgraded the Philippines’ credit score to seaA1(pi) or Stable from seaA2(pi) or Positive. RAM said, that the rating upgrade was based on “economic resilience in the midst of external volatility that compares favourably to ASEAN peers”. Another factor was theRead More

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Suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa nabbed in UAE

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PNP Chief Bato Dela Rosa have announced on Monday that suspected Leyte drug lord Kerwin Espinosa was nabbed in United Arab Emirates. The son of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Ronaldo Espinosa Sr. is currently being held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE. The arrest order was issued in the Regional Trial Court Branch 14 forRead More

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7 Things to Know About Mayon Volcano

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The Mount Mayon, known for its beauty and destruction, but more about the former. Popular for its beautiful cone shape, and can often be seen on post cards. Mayon is a good example of a symmetrical stratovolcano, other examples are Mount Fuji in Japan and Mt. Agua in Guatemala. This active volcano is located inRead More

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Who’s this guy?

Kat de Castro a staunch Duterte supporter posted a photo of a man that looks like the PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa but blessed with much hair.

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Job applicant Attacked Recruitment Staff after telling Him ‘he failed the initial interview’

A job applicant in an Ortigas Center office in Pasig City allegedly ganged up on a female recruitment staff after telling him “he failed the initial interview”. The suspect Julian Palad III, fled immediately the iStaff Solutions office after the attack. Palad didn’t put any contact address or numbers on his resumé, and His lastRead More

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Mandatory Body Camera on Police is Much Better than De Lima’s stupid “Warn the Suspects” Bill

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Many netizens react on Senator Leila De Lima’s bill about the police warning the suspects through a megaphone  during crime operations. She dubbed her bill as “Anti-Extrajudicial Killing of 2016”, but the social media is abuzz about it. Stephen Rznsk initially thought that it was a spoof. But it’s not from AdoboChronicles, guys. Even SenatorRead More

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How Did the Father of Ferdinand Marcos die?

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Mariano Marcos, was the father of the kicked-out former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. Several schools and other structures in the Ilocos Region were named after him, three of these are Don Mariano Marcos Memorial Elementary School, Don Mariano Marcos Memorial Elementary School. Roads and streets were named after him. Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City usedRead More

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Siargao Island Map

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Siargao Island is located in the easternmost of Mindanao. In the map below, the one with red pin is Siargao Island. Siargao is touted locally and internationally as the surfing capital of the Philippines.

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My Top 5 Philippine Travel Wish List

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As of this writing, the five Philippine travel destinations I will mention below are merely a dream that I hope would be completed in 2018. Coron, Palawan – favorite travel destination of travel writers, and Hollywood actors’ number one getaway. Boracay Island – Boracay is probably the Philippines’ topmost travel spot for tourists, both localsRead More

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Wanted: Maute Terrorists

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A group of 50 men with high-powered firearms believed to be the Maute Group stormed into the Marawi City Jail on August 27, to free the fellow Maute members. The photo below are the 8 escapees. The men: Hata Macabanding Lantud, Muhammad Sianodin Mulok, Umair Pacora Khalil, Hashim Balawag Maute and Jamil Barua Amirol TheRead More

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Did You Know that Britain invaded the Philippines in 1762?

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Well, not totally the whole of the Philippines yet. Initially, Manila and Cavite as the base, but with the intention of occupying the whole country. But it prevented them to spread further outside Manila, when the original Spanish colonizers and its Filipino allies resisted the Royal soldiers. Why did Great Britain invade us? Britain andRead More

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Fort Santiago Information

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The restored main gate of Fort Santiago. The Fort Santiago is the citadel protecting Intramuros, also called the Walled City, located in Manila, Philippines. This used to be the headquarters of the Spanish Colonial Government. Fort Santiago is like a bodyguard for Intramuros (“within the walls”). Santiago is a Spanish word for James, named afterRead More

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