Filipino American Juslyn Manalo, a city councilor, made history Monday, December 11, when she was named by a three-member council board as the new mayor of Daly City, California, which has a huge Filipino population, reports Inquirer.net.
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AroogaHealth emerged as one of the top 3 Southeast Asian startups at the Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit 2017 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia on Tuesday night, December 12, reports Rappler.
Robert “Bobby” Lopez, the composer whose stirring “Remember Me” song (from “Coco”) and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, are among the nominees for to the 75th Golden Globe Awards, reports Inquirer.net.
For thousands of Filipinos who took to the streets on Sunday, December 10, the fight to uphold human rights goes beyond International Human Rights Day. Various groups called on the Filipino youth to hold President Rodrigo Duterte accountable and "fight tyranny" in the country, reports Rappler.
Hillary Andales, an 18-year-old resident of Palo, Leyte was awarded this year’s Breakthrough Junior Challenge prize. A student in Philippine Science High School’s Eastern Visayas campus, Andales competed against more than 10,000 students from 178 countries all over the world, reports Townandcountry.ph.
The Duterte administration’s infrastructure program may not be enough to deal with the country’s transportation woes as road congestion in Metro Manila may reach “standstill levels” by 2022, according to a study by an American consulting group, reports Inquirer.net.
Vilma Bautista, 78, the elderly ex-secretary of former Philippines First Lady Imelda Marcos has finally started serving 2-6 years jail time over the crooked multimillion-dollar sale of a Monet painting that belonged to her late boss — more than four years after she was convicted, reports the New York Post.
A Catholic priest, Fr. Marcelito “Tito” Paez, was gunned down by unidentified men in Jaen, Nueva Ecjia on Monday evening. The 72-year-old priest was a prominent human rights activist in the province, reports CBCP News.