PH Tells Nun to Leave, Rejects Appeal

The Philippine immigration bureau has turned down Australian nun Patricia Fox's appeal for the reversal of an order revoking her missionary visa after President Rodrigo Duterte complained about her joining opposition rallies and ordered her to leave the country, reports Fox/Yahoo News.

UP Student Bags Top Prize in World's Largest Public Speaking Tilt

Jazmin Tan Jabines of the University of the Philippines agged the top prize at the English Speaking Union’s International Public Speaking Competition on Friday, besting 51 other young public speakers from different countries, reports Inquirer.net.

Two Cavite Choirs Dominate Bulgaria Competition

 Imusicapella (Photo courtesy of Rossen Donev/International May Choir Competition)

Imusicapella (Photo courtesy of Rossen Donev/International May Choir Competition)

Two choirs from Cavite--Imusicappela and  Philippine Meistersingers--dominated the 39th International May Choir Competition held recently in Varna, Bulgaria, reports Inquirer.net.
 

China Lands Bombers on S. China Sea/W. PH Sea Islands

China's air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement, reports ABS-CBN News.

Fil-Am Named General Manager of Leading SF Radio Station

 Tina Pamintuan (Source: CUNY)

Tina Pamintuan (Source: CUNY)

The San Francisco Unified School District and its community broadcast service KALW, a pioneer in public broadcasting since 1941, have selected Tina Pamintuan as new general manager with deep roots in both public media and education to lead the station., reports TheFilam/Inquirer.net.

Fil-Ams Win at SF Bay Area Critics' Circle Awards

 Tiffany Villarin and Rinabeth Apostol (Photo by Kevin Berne)

Tiffany Villarin and Rinabeth Apostol (Photo by Kevin Berne)

Rinabeth Apostol and Tiffany Villarin both won Best Actress in a Play—in a tie, for playing twins—at the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle’s 42nd Annual Excellence in Theatre Awards. Robert Brill won Best Set Design for his work on Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of the musical “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations,” reports Inquirer.net.

Filipino Anti-Duterte Lawyer Faces Death Threats

 Judge Jude Sabio

Judge Jude Sabio

Filipino lawyer Jude Sabio, who accused his country's enormously popular president, Rodrigo Duterte, of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, told NPR/(Yahoo News) that he fears being assassinated.

 

 

Fil-Am Students' Film Wins Film Festival Prize

  Sydney Avelino, Samantha Santos, Regine Garcia, Percival Parlade, Kevin Melendez, and Ronaldo Gonzales.

Sydney Avelino, Samantha Santos, Regine Garcia, Percival Parlade, Kevin Melendez, and Ronaldo Gonzales.

FilAm students from Oxon Hill High School won four awards at the 6th annual Prince George’s County Film Festival for their film "Unplugged" about teen phone addiction, reports Manila Mail.