7 Filipino Crewmen Kidnapped By Pirates Off Nigeria

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed Tuesday that seven of the 12 Filipino crewmen of the MV Glarus were kidnapped off the coast of Nigeria (Inquirer.net).

Death Toll in Benguet Landslide Rises to 69

The death toll in the landslide in Itogon, Benguet, has climbed to 69, Cordillera regional police said on Saturday, September 22, reports Rappler.

Walmart Store Labels Section for 'Frozen Filipinos'

Netizens are currently laughing over this aisle label spotted inside a Walmart (location unknown) that seems to be pointing to a section of ready-to-eat, er, Filipinos. The awkwardly phrased copy was shared by Facebook user Hazel Ponce, who posted the now-viral photo on the social media platform (Yahoo News).

Fil-Am Poster Pranksters Get on 'Ellen', Get Hired By McDonald's

Two Fil-Am students at University of Houston who put up their own poster inside a McDonald’s have not only made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show they were also hired by the US fastfood chain for a marketing campaign, reports GMA News.

New Census Data: More Than 4 Million Filipinos in US

WASHINGTON, DC– There are now 4,037,564 Filipinos in the United States, the U.S. Census Bureau announced in its latest American Community Survey(ACS) data, reports Inquirer.net.


Hopes Fade for Dozens Trapped in PH Landslides

Dozens of people believed buried in a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines probably did not survive, a mayor said Monday, although rescuers kept digging through mud and debris covering a chapel where they had taken shelter., reports AP.

Iraq War Vet Could Become First Filipina in US Congress

 Gina Ortiz Jones

Gina Ortiz Jones

Gina Ortiz Jones is an Iraq war veteran, first-generation American and a lesbian. And she's running for Congress in Texas' 23rd Congressional District. If she wins, she'll be the first Filipina-American congresswoman -- ever, reports CNN.com.

Peso Plunges to P54 to $1

The value of the Philippine peso dropped past P54 to a dollar on Wednesday — the lowest in almost 13 years — as sentiment toward the currency remained bearish due to an ongoing rout against emerging market, reports Inquirer.net.