Hopes Fade for Dozens Trapped in PH Landslides

Dozens of people believed buried in a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines probably did not survive, a mayor said Monday, although rescuers kept digging through mud and debris covering a chapel where they had taken shelter., reports AP.

Iraq War Vet Could Become First Filipina in US Congress

Gina Ortiz Jones is an Iraq war veteran, first-generation American and a lesbian. And she's running for Congress in Texas' 23rd Congressional District. If she wins, she'll be the first Filipina-American congresswoman -- ever, reports CNN.com.

Peso Plunges to P54 to $1

The value of the Philippine peso dropped past P54 to a dollar on Wednesday — the lowest in almost 13 years — as sentiment toward the currency remained bearish due to an ongoing rout against emerging market, reports Inquirer.net.

Filipino Family Owners of Day Care Charged with Trafficking, Wage Theft

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Friday announced charges of violations of human rights, worker rights, tax evasion and possession of illegal weapons against the Gamos family-owners and operators of Rainbow Bright daycare facilities in the Bay Area, reports NBC Bay Area.

First Filipina to Walk in Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

 Kelsey Merritt

Kelsey Merritt

Kelsey Merritt has been chosen to walk in this year’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show, making her the first Filipina to join the highly coveted event (ABS-CBN News).

 

3 Young Filipinos Among Asia Society's 21 Rising Leaders

 Xyza Cruz Bacani, Jam Acuzar, and Paul V. Rivera (Source: Asian Journal)

Xyza Cruz Bacani, Jam Acuzar, and Paul V. Rivera (Source: Asian Journal)

Three young Filipino professionals--Xyza Cruz Bacani, Jam Acuzar, and Paul V. Rivera--were selected for the 2018 class of the Asia Society “Asia 21 Young Leaders Program,” joining other young Asian Pacific Islander (API) leaders for the 13th Annual Young Leaders Summit in Manila this November (Asian Journal). 

PH Coast Guard Braces for Mass Return of OFWs from Malaysia

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) station in Cagayan de Oeo is bracing for the arrival of thousands of undocumented Filipinos from Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur ended its amnesty program, reports Inquirer.net.

Pinoy Inventor: Flying Car a Top Form of Transport in PH in 5 Years

Filipino engineer, Kyxz Mendiola, presenting his ground-breaking flying car, Koncepto Millenya, to the world predicted the new vehicle, which he plans to mass produce, will be a mainstream form of transport within just five years, reports Yahoo News