Manila Had 101,428 Road Accidents Last Year

According to the latest reports of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, there were 101,428 road accidents in the National Capital Region from January to December 2018, reports Inquirer.net.

Jolo on Lockdown After Deadly Cathedral Bombings

Security forces placed Sulu province's Jolo town under a lock-down order after twin-blasts killed 20 people at the Mount Carmel Cathedral on Sunday, (GMA News)..



US Halts Issuing Temporary Work Visas to Filipinos

The United States Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) has imposed a one-year ban on Filipino workers seeking jobs across the US under the federal H-2A and H-2B programs due to overstaying and human trafficking concerns, reports (Inquirer.net)..

Fil-Am Is First Asian to Play Title Role in 'Hamilton' on Broadway

Marc de la Cruz (Photo by Robert Walters)

Marc de la Cruz (Photo by Robert Walters)

Marc de la Cruz played Alexander Hamilton on Broadway becoming the first Filipino and Asian-American to play the titular character. The Hawaii born, New York-based Filipino-Japanese actor and singer officially made his debut back in December 2 (Town and Country Philippines).

PH Bleeds Largest Net Outflow of Dollars Yet

The Philippines finished 2018 with the largest net outflow of dollars from the local economy in four years due to the country’s yawning trade deficit — a situation mitigated only by the recent strength of the peso and remittances that traditionally surge during the holiday season (Inquirer.net).

PH Human Rights Crisis Deepened in '18 -- Human Rights Watch

The human rights crisis in the Philippines "deepened" in 2018 under President Rodrigo Duterte, Human Rights Watch said in its annual World Report released on Thursday (GMA News).

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.