US to Seasonal PH Workers: No Visas This Year

The Trump administration has said it will ban seasonal workers from the Philippines starting this year. It's part of a broader effort to restrict US entry for foreign workers and push employers to hire Americans instead, reports

Filipina Writer Shortlisted for Prestigious UK Literary Prize

Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay

Filipino writer Candy Gourlay’s newest book, the young adult (YA) novel “Bone Talk,” has been shortlisted for the 2019 Carnegie Medal, considered the most prestigious literary award for children’s and YA books published in the United Kingdom, reports

Adult Filipino Internet Users Rise By 6% -- Survey

A recent Social Weather Stations survey (SWS) on Wednesday, March 13, revealed that the number of adult Filipinos who use the internet rose to 47 percent last quarter, a six-point increase from 41 percent in September 2018 (Asian Journal).

87% of Filipinos 'Happy' With Their Lives; Lowest in 4 Years -- Survey

Eighty-seven percent of Filipinos assessed that they have a “very/fairly happy” life, the lowest in four years, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. However, the SWS said that the “Happiness score” of 87 percent declined by 7 points from the record-high 94 percent in December 2017, (

PH Exit from Int'l Criminal Court Won't Stop Human Rights Probe -- Complainant

Lawyer Jude Josue Sabio — Contributed Photo

Lawyer Jude Josue Sabio —Contributed Photo

The Philippines’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) cannot prevent the tribunal from ordering the arrest and trying President Rodrigo Duterte for the thousands of killings in his brutal war on drugs, according to lawyer Jude Josue Sabio, reports

Filipino Fast Food Manager in Canada Hailed for Kindness to Homeless

Jestony Pagdunzolan (Source: and

Jestony Pagdunzolan (Source: and

A British Columbia news site cited Jestony Pagdunzolan, a Filipino manager of the Salmon Arm A&W, for the way the restaurant he runs treats homeless people, which has gained noticed from members of the public (

3 Fil-Am Women Playwrights Win Top Awards

Rehana Lew Mirza, Lily Padilla and Ren Dara Santiago (Source:

Rehana Lew Mirza, Lily Padilla and Ren Dara Santiago (Source:

Three Filipino American women playwrights have won top awards for their respective works reports

Most Filipinos Believe Some Cops Are Involved in Drug Trade, Extrajudicial Killings--Survey

The latest Social Weather Station (SWS) survey revealed that most Filipinos believed that some police officers are involved in the illegal drug trade, extrajudicial killings (EJKs), and are often planting evidence against drug suspects (