UK's First Filipina Elected Official Gets Prestigious Award

England’s first Filipina UK town and borough councillor, Cynthia Barker, was honored at the 16th Anniversary British Community Honours Awards ceremony at the House of Lords, Westminster in central London, Friday, Oct. 21, reports

Reuters Says PH Using Dubious Data in War on Drugs

The Duterte Administration has dubious data to justify his bloody anti-narcotics campaign, according to a Reuters review of official government data and interviews with the president's top anti-drug officials, reports GMA News. The data on the total number of drug users, the number of users needing treatment, the types of drugs being consumed and the prevalence of drug-related crime are exaggerated, flawed or non-existent.

San Francisco Police Cuts Ties with PH Nat'l Police Over Drug War

After 16 years, police agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area are ending their training program with the Philippine National Police (PNP). This was due to concerns over the war on drugs, reports

PH Official Assures Investors of Protection

The Philippines' trade chief has assured investors of full support and protection under the present administration, an attempt to appease businesses following the controversial remarks made by President Duterte in China, reports

Somali Pirates Release Hostages, Including 5 Filipinos After 5 Years

A group of 26 hostages, including five Filipinos, freed from nearly five years in the hands of Somali pirates touched down in Kenya on Sunday, with both tears and smiles marking the end of their ordeal, reports

Alice Bulos, 'Grand Dame of Fil-Am Politics' Passes Away

Alice Bulos, 86, longtime political leader in the Filipino American community passed away Friday, Oct. 21 at 2:23 p.m. She was rushed to Seton Medical Center in Daly City, California but died of heart failure, reports

Hunger in PH Down in Third Quarter

Some 2.4 million families, or 10.6 percent, experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the last quarter, the lowest number since hitting 7.4 percent in March 2004, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said in its latest poll , reports

Duterte Open to Joint Military Exercises with China, Russia

President Rodrigo Duterte said he is open to joint military exercises with China and Russia, and reiterated he will no longer allow war games with the United States, reports GMA News.