Articles in the Pinas Now! Category

Fil-Am Elaine Castillo’s debut novel earns rave reviews
Posted in Pinas Now! on 29 June 2018

“[AMERICA IS NOT THE HEART is] a love story, a multi-generational family epic, and a deeply personal, lavishly painted portrait of lives in revision . . .With a sophistication rare in a first novel, Castillo recognizes a larger network of suffering—an understanding that trauma is, along with our mutual need for love, food, sex, and… […]

Aklan gov, 16 others face graft over Boracay neglect
Posted in Pinas Now! on 29 June 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) filed graft and administrative charges against Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores, Malay Mayor Ciceron Cawaling, and 15 other municipal officials on Wednesday, June 27, for neglect of duty that turned Boracay into what President Rodrigo Duterte described as a “cesspool.” ?Other provincial officials facing charges are Penro… […]

Diokno: PH economy one of region’s fastest-growing
Posted in Pinas Now! on 28 June 2018

The Philippine economy is “bound to be one of the fastest, if not the fastest-growing economy in the fastest-growing region in the world,” Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said on Wednesday, June 27.? ?He disputed President Rodrigo Duterte’s remark that the country’s economy is “in the doldrums” and pointed out that economic data showed that the… […]

Chef Jessie and Chef Roberto special dinner
Posted in Pinas Now! on 28 June 2018

Wine is the perfect accompaniment for life experiences — everything is made more special and intimate with a glass of it. Which is how Chef Jessie Sincioco and Chef Musaro Rocco Roberto’s special dinner became even more noteworthy. Menhir Salento introduced their Italian wines through a wine pairing dinner at Chef Jessie Rockwell Club on… […]

CHR, PNP agree to meet on anti-tambay policy
Posted in Pinas Now! on 27 June 2018

Officials of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) have agreed to set up a meeting so they can discuss the rules of the police’s campaign against loiterers who are violating city ordinances and other laws. Appearing as a guest on “The Chiefs,” a program over One News on Cignal… […]

Malacañang: Aquino militarized West PH Sea
Posted in Pinas Now! on 27 June 2018

Malacañang on Monday, June 25, said it was former President Benigno Aquino III’s administration that first militarized the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), which led to the heightened Chinese presence in the disputed waters. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Jr., in a news briefing in Cagayan de Oro City, mentioned the decision of President Rodrigo… […]

SolGen: Constitution does not allow same-sex marriage
Posted in Pinas Now! on 27 June 2018

GOVERNMENT lawyers remained steadfast in their opposition to the petition seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in the Philippines. According to Solicitor General Jose Calida, the petition should be dismissed due to lack of merit.? “Same-sex couples can live happily together but they cannot demand that the state recognize same-sex marriages because the Constitution doesn’t allow… […]

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