Filipino LGBTs -- Vatican Revision Not a Total Loss

Although disappointed in the outcome of the final version of a Vatican document that was supposed to "welcome homosexuals" in the Catholic Church, Filipino leaders of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) groups lauded the Church for at least discussing homosexuality, reports GMA News.
 

Kerry--No Special Treatment for US Marine in Laude Case

US Secretary of State John Kerry assured the Philippines that no special treatment was being sought for an American marine who is charged with the murder of Jennifer Laude, a transgender Filipino outside a former U.S. Navy base, reports ABS-CBN News.

PH Develops Cure for Dengue Fever

The Department of Health has adopted a two-day regimen that combats dengue, a mosquito-borne disease that has claimed the lives of at least 1,680 people in more than 416,000 cases reported in the Philippines over the past three years, reports Inquirer.net.

NYC Rally for Transgender Woman Killed in Olongapo

NEW YORK CITY - Dozens of Filipino activists and members of the transgender community showed up at the Philippine Consulate in New York to show their support for Jennifer Laude, the transgender woman slain inside a motel in Olongapo City on October 11, reports ABS-CBN News. The suspect, Joseph Pemberton, is a US Marine stationed in the Philippines under the Visiting Forces Agreement or VFA.

Comelec to Test Online Voter Registration in Madrid

A new online registration system for absentee voters will make its debut in Madrid, Spain, in November to encourage greater participation among overseas Filipino voters in the 2016 elections. Called the iRehistro Project, applicants may schedule their time for registration at www.irehistro.com or www.comelec.gov.ph for 30 days starting November 3, reports GMA News.
 

More PH Mangoes Will Allowed Into the US

The United States (US) has expanded the importation of mangoes from the Philippines allowing mango farms all over the country to export to US, reports Inquirer.net.

3 Filipinos Invent Special Freezer for Really Cold Beer

Beer drinkers in the United States, including Filipinos, can now drink their favorite beer cooled to perfection using revolutionary technology invented by three beer-loving Filipinos. BBZ International Inc., a 100-percent Filipino-owned company, is behind Beer Below Zero, the revolutionary technology that enhances the taste of beer by serving it at what is deemed as the perfect temperature, reports Inquirer.net.

Filipino Chess Wiz Bags $100K in Millionaire Chess Open

LAS VEGAS , Nevada — Filipino chess grandmaster Wesley So outplayed Webster University teammate Roby Robson of the United States in the finals to capture the $100,000 first prize in the Millionaire Chess Open championships at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, reports Inquirer.net.