Human Rights Day: Thousands in PH Protest Tyranny

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.

Teen Tops 10,000 Students in Int'l Science Competition

Hillary Andales

Hillary Andales

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.

 

Manila Traffic to Reach Standstill Levels in 5 Years -- Study

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.


 

Imelda's Ex-Secretary Sentenced Over Stolen Masterpieces

Vilma Bautista (Source: NY Post)

Vilma Bautista (Source: NY Post)

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.

Catholic Priest Shot Dead in Nueva Ecija

Fr. Marcelito "Tito" Paez (Source CBCP News)

Fr. Marcelito "Tito" Paez (Source CBCP News)

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.

47% of Filipinos Consider Themselves Poor -- Survey

The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey shows that 47 percent of Filipino respondents, or an estimated 10.9 million families, consider themselves poor, reports the Manila Times .

 

Meet 11-Year-Old Opponent of Gold Mining in PH

Fidelino Atrgenio, Jr. (Source: Rappler)

Fidelino Atrgenio, Jr. (Source: Rappler)

While other kids of his age are hooked on computer games or school work, 11-year-old Fidelino Atregenio Jr. instead chooses to join his father in rallying against giant mining companies, which he described as “walang kaawa-awa” or merciless, reports Rappler.

 

Ottawa's Only Filipino Radio Show Now on Its 25th Year

"Tinig Pinoy," Ottawa's only Filipino radio show hosted by Dan de Castro and Regina Sosing, has been broadcasting for 25 years, reports Inquirer.net