Two PH Firms Among World's Top 200 Greenest

Two Philippine companies, the Lopez-led First Gen Corporation and Energy Development Corporation (EDC), have been included in the latest list of the world’s top 200 biggest and greenest companies, reports Inquirer.net.

PH Passport Renewal Now Requires Birth Certificates

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is requiring some of those renewing their passports to bring their birth certificates as its previous outsourced passport maker “took away” all its applicants’ data, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said, reports Philstar.com. 

Canada to Admit 1 Million New Immigrants in 3 Years

Canada’s Parliament announced its plans to bring more than 1 million new permanent residents into the country by 2021 (Inquirer.net).

Filipino Farmer's Son Is UK's Nurse of the Year

Ridel Francisco (Source: ABS-CBN News)

Ridel Francisco (Source: ABS-CBN News)

Ridel Francisco, a 44-year-old Filipino nurse at Lynde House in Richmond, was recently named Nurse of the Year at the 2018 Barchester Care Awards, reports ABS CBN News.

Facebook Bans PH Company for Spreading Lies, Using False Accounts

Facebook banned Twinmark Media Enterprises, the company behind Mocha Uson's favorite site Trending News Portal, for practicing coordinated 'inauthentic behavior,' leading people to ad farms, and selling access to Facebook Pages, reports Rappler.

11 Million Filipinos See Themselves as Poor

At least 11.6 million Filipino families believe they are poor, a recent survey by the Social Weather Station (SWS) said, reports GMA News.

Fil-Am Lawyer of Filipino WWII Veterans Group Killed in PH

Enrico “Erick” Soriano

Enrico “Erick” Soriano

Lawyer Enrico “Erick” Soriano, general counsel of the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project, and his brother, Felicito, were killed in their home in Marikina, Philippines on Dec. 21, as a result of a family dispute, which is currently under investigation reports Inquirer.net.

UP Medicine Grad Makes Medical History in Pennsylvania

Dr. Ian Soriano

Dr. Ian Soriano

A young Filipino American doctor, Ian Soriano, was on a team of surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that became the first in the world to use a surgical robot to assist with a bilateral free flap breast reconstruction, reports Inquirer.net.