16 april, 2018 NewsBOT
PES Deputy Secretary General Giacomo Filibeck was stopped by border police on his way to a political congress in Cebu | European Union Party of European Socialists representative told he was blacklisted due to ‘illegal political activities.’ By Kait Bolongaro 4/15/18, 5:55 PM CET An official from the the Party of European Socialists (PES) was detained and expelled from the Philippines on Sunday, the party said. PES Deputy Secretary General Giacomo Filibeck was stopped by border police on his way to a political congress in Cebu, hosted by a sister party of the PES, the party…

15 april, 2018 NewsBOT

Jag tror att dom flesta av oss som har varit i Filippinerna har sett dom massiva problem med sopor och plast man har i landet. After China, all the top five courses of maritime plastic pollution are in Southeast Asia. File photo Greenpeace has named the Philippines as the third biggest source of maritime plastic pollution of the world’s oceans, after China and Indonesia. In a report issued yesterday (Friday, September 22), the environmental group blamed consumer giants such as Nestle, Unilever and Procter & Gamble for selling products wrapped in plastic. During a Greenpeace-led clean…

14 april, 2018 NewsBOT

DAVAO CITY–The country’s flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL), said it has expected to lose 60 to 70 percent of its domestic passenger figure due to the six-month planned closure of Boracay Island. Industry figures indicated PAL accounts for 23 percent of the estimated two million foreign and domestic visitors to Boracay in 2017.   Läs hela artikeln på: Inquirer.net

14 april, 2018 NewsBOT 1Comment
A foreign tourist helps pick up trash at a section of a beach on Boracay Island. (File photo by LYN RILLON / Philippine Daily Inquirer) DAVAO CITY – The government has made “good strides” in addressing water pollution on Boracay Island in the past two months, according to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. There was “marked improvement of the main culprit which is the sewage system and the drainage.” Cimatu said in a speech he delivered on Friday during the 9th Philippine League of Local Environment and Natural Resources Officers (PLLENRO) convention here. Läs hela artikeln på Inquirer.net…

11 april, 2018 Pelle

BILLIONS OF ANIMALS live far away from the sun’s rays in the dark depths of the oceans. But at night, they ascend toward the surface for food, an awesome dance that makes up the largest migration on the planet. Scott Tuason is often right there, his camera poised to capture the incredible plankton and pelagic creatures that float before the lens: an octopus riding a jellyfish, a trevally surfing a mangrove leaf, a pair of translucent sea butterflies mating. ”Almost every dive brings me close to something I have never seen before,” he says. Läs hela artikeln och se bilderna…

10 april, 2018 Pelle
Ruben Enaje reacts after he was nailed to the cross for the 32nd year in a row during a re-enactment of Jesus Christ’s sufferings as part of Good Friday rituals in the village of San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines. Photo: AFP Easter, called Holy Week in the Philippines, is a time for family and religious observance in this largely Catholic country, and a fleeting period when Manila’s gridlocked traffic eases as people flee the big city for the countryside. It’s this trend of “faith tourism” – people travelling specifically to visit holy sites – that has…

9 april, 2018 Pelle 1Comment
Boracay island’s shutdown has sent shockwave through the Philippines’ tourist industry. The Philippines’ tourism industry scrambled Friday to manage the fallout from the temporary shutdown of its world-famous Boracay island, which threw into chaos trips planned by hundreds of thousands of tourists. President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the once-idyllic white-sand resort closed to tourists for up to six months from April 26, after calling the country’s top tourist draw a ”cesspool” tainted by raw sewage. Hundreds of Boracay hotels, as well as restaurants, tour operators and business establishments were on Friday undertaking the daunting process of unwinding…

8 april, 2018 Pelle

  MANILA (Reuters) – Global furniture retailer IKEA AB [IKEA.UL] will in 2020 open its first store in the Philippines located at one of the world’s biggest shopping malls, mall operator SM Prime Holdings Inc (SMPH.PS) said on Friday. SM Prime, the Philippines’ biggest property firm, will build premises at the SM Mall of Asia to rent to IKEA under an agreement signed earlier this year, said Alexander Pomento, SM Prime vice president for investor relations. The firm is also considering renting some of the new space to other tenants, he said. Up to 300,000 people a day pass through…

7 april, 2018 admin

Manila (Agenzia Fides) – More than 77 Catholic organizations across the country have expressed their strong opposition to the divorce bill in the Philippines (identified as House Bill 7303). As Agenzia Fides learns, a forum of Catholic movements has drawn up a document entitled ”No to divorce: it is unconstitutional, it is contrary to Christian faith and is anti-family and anti-children”, by spreading it in schools, community parishes, associations. The Philippine Constitution (article XV, section 2) states that ”marriage, as an inviolable social institution, is the foundation of the family and must be protected by the State”. The State, reads…

7 april, 2018 Pelle
DANIEL DAZA/NETFLIX Narcos chronicled the criminal exploits of Pablo Escobar and other Colombian drug kingpins Allegations of historical inaccuracy, character stereotypes and the glamorisation of a drug-fuelled past have long plagued the critically-acclaimed Netflix hit series Narcos in Colombia. And in early April, the global streaming giant will release another drug crime drama, this time from the Philippines. Set against the backdrop of President Rodrigo Duterte’s ongoing drug war, Amo – produced in the Philippines and directed by Filipino Brillante Mendoza – tells the story of a troubled teenager named Joseph, who gets pulled into Manila’s…