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.
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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.