Jobless Adult Filipinos Now 9.8 Million

The number of Filipinos without a job in the third quarter of the year has gone up --now around 9.8 million jobless adults-- compared with the second quarter, according to a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS), report GMA News.

After Imelda Conviction, Family Can No Longer Revise History -- Historian

Even if ex-first lady Imelda Marcos wasn’t jailed for graft, her conviction meant she or her family could no longer revise history, a historian Maria Serena Diokno said on Friday, reports Inquirer.net.

First Filipina Victoria's Secret Model Faces Backlash

Victoria’s Secret model Kelsey Merrit is facing backlash after becoming the first Filipina woman to appear in the lingerie brand’s annual televised fashion show. Some Filipinos accuse the company of passing her off as white (Yahoo News).

Sandiganbayan Finds Imelda Marcos Guilty of Graft

The Sandiganbayan has found former First Lady and incumbent Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos guilty of graft in connection with her alleged financial interests in Swiss-based foundations during her time as Minister of Human Settlements and interim member of Congress, reports GMA News.

Fil-Am Teen Among Fatalities in Thousand Oaks Mass Shooting

 Alaina Housley

Alaina Housley

Alaina Housley, 18, a Filipino American student at Pepperdine University, was among the fatalities in the Wednesday night mass shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, that killed 12 people. The gunman, David Long, then turned the gun on himself, reports SFGate.com.

Board Topnotcher Thanks PH 4Ps Welfare Program

 Joseph Y. Satura

Joseph Y. Satura

Joseph Y. Satura, a Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiary, thanked the cash grants his family received from the government that helped him pursue his dream. He topped this year’s licensure exam for Naval Architect and Marine Engineer held last month, reports Manila Bulletin.

Fil-Am Professor Wins American Book Award

 Rachelle Cruz

Rachelle Cruz

University of California Riverside Professor Rachelle Cruz won an American Book Award for her poetry collection, “God’s Will for Monsters,” reports Inquirer.net.

UAE Frees Filipina From Death Row

 Jennifer Dalquez

Jennifer Dalquez

Jennifer Dalquez, the Filipino household worker who was facing the death penalty in the United Arab Emirates for killing her employer in December 2015, is now free and is scheduled to return to the Philippines on Friday, reports Manila Bulletin.