Marawi Grad to Give Valedictory Address at UP Graduation Rites

Arman Ali Ghodsinia

Arman Ali Ghodsinia

Marawi’s Arman Ali Ghodsinia, graduating summa cum laude in molecular biology and biotechnology, will deliver the valedictory address at this Sunday’s graduation rites at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, reports Inquirer.net.

Fil-Am From San Diego Area Among 7 Killed in US Destroyer

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, a Filipino American from Chula Vista, California was among the seven sailors discovered dead in the berthing areas of destroyer Fitzgerald on Saturday, reports Inquirer.net.
 
 

90% of Filipino Student Smokers Say They Want to Quit

Up to 90 percent of student smokers in the Philippines say they want to quit, according to a global survey of students, reports Interaksyon.com. Roughly 11 percent of youth aged 13 to 15 around the world use tobacco products like cigarettes and cigars.

 

Foreign Investment Pledges to PH Slide 13% in First Quarter

Investment pledges from foreign firms slid 12.8 percent year-on-year to P22.9 billion during the first three months of the year, also the third straight quarter that commitments declined, reports Inquirer.net.


 

Filipino Artist Exhibits 'Recycled' Coral Reef in Mongolia

Francis Sollano

Francis Sollano

Cebu-based Francis Sollano is the first Filipino to have been invited to exhibit his work at the the 2nd Ulaanbaatar International Media Art Festival in Mongolia, which kicked off on June 9 at the National Art Gallery of Mongolia. His installation, titled “Traces of Anthropocene or Life?” features a five-meter installation created from hundreds of plastic bottles and is made to look like coral tubules, reports Inquirer.net.

Manila Is Worst Place to Visit, Says Travelers' Survey

Manila is the worst place they’ve ever been to, according to travelers polled by travel guide South East Asia Backpacker.Pollution, deficient infrastructure, lack of safety, and being overcrowded are among the many factors they cited, reports GMA News..

 

British-Filipino Man Among Fatalities in London Terrorist Attacks

James McMullan (Source: Facebook)

James McMullan (Source: Facebook)

A British-Filipino entrepreneur, James McMullan, 32, was among the seven victims killed in the terrorist attacks in the southern part of London, reports Inquirer.net.
 

PH Journalists Launch Fakeblok vs. Fake News in Social Media

Filipino journalists have found a way to counter the spread of misinformation online in an era of fake news, announced the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines. The Fakeblok fake news blocker is a Chrome plug-in that would sanitize your Facebook newsfeed from fake news sites, reports Inquirer.net.