Philippines Airlines flight attendant and UP Mindanao graduate, 23-year-old Christine Dacera was found dead in a City Garden Hotel bathtub in Makati on New Year’s Day. Philippines National Police (PNP) said yesterday the case was solved: Three suspects are in police custody for alleged involvement in the rape-slay of Dacera. InContinue Reading

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected business, commerce, investments and tourism in the Philippines? I had the opportunity to discuss this with the Chairman of the Board of Boracay Beach (BBI)  and successful entrepreneur—Grace Tolentino. Robert Herriman: Can you start out by telling the audience a little about yourself? Grace Tolentino:Continue Reading

Philippines health officials are advising the public against the practice of “tuob”, or steam inhalation for the treatment of COVID-19 as it can be harmful. DOH Undersecretary Dr. Maria Rosario Vergeire said there is no scientific evidence proving that inhalation of steam with salt, lemon, and other ingredients could preventContinue Reading

On Thursday, the United Nations Human Rights office issued a report highlighting serious human rights violations in the Philippines, including killings and arbitrary detentions. The report, which was mandated by a UN Human Rights Council resolution, noted that many of the human rights concerns it has documented are long-standing, butContinue Reading