Nat'l Artist Napoleon Abueva Passes Away

Napoleon Abueva (Source: Metropolitan Museum of Manila)

Napoleon Abueva (Source: Metropolitan Museum of Manila)

National Artist Napoleon Abueva died on Friday morning. He was 88. His daughter, Amihan, confirmed his death. Abueva's wake will be in the Delaney Hall of the University of the Philippines Chapel starting Friday, after 7 p.m., reports CNN Philippines.

Fil-Am Writer Wins Top U.S. Prize for Children's Novel

Erin Entrada Kelly

Erin Entrada Kelly

Erin Entrada Kelly, a Filipino American writer, won the prestigious John Newbery Medal, one of the top literary prizes given out at the American Library Association’s awards for her young adult and children’s literature book, Hello, Universe, reports The New York Times.

PH Is Among World's 'Most Ignorant Countries' -- Ipsos Report

 

The Philippines is together Brazil and South Africa as the “most ignorant” countries due to inaccurate popular perceptions of key issues, according to the Ipsos Perils of Perception report released in December 2017, reports GMA News.

 

UP Ranked Among Top Universities in Asia

The University of the Philippines (UP) has been ranked among the top universities in Asia by Times Higher Education (THE), a London-based magazine and a “leading provider” of higher education data in the world, reports Inquirer.net.

Filipina Was Fish Peddler But Now Owns a School in UK

Nova Fossgard

Nova Fossgard

Nova Fossgard started out as a fish peddler in Zamboanga del Sur but now owns the Purley Language College in Purley, 25 minutes away from London, reports ABS-CBN News.

Fewer Caregivers Getting Canadian Permanent Residency

What the Canadian government called “new pathways” for immigrants have reduced the number of foreign caregivers becoming permanent residents, reports Inquirer.net.

PH Charges Doc Linked to Foiled Terrorist Plot in NY

Dr. Russell Salic (Source: AP)

Dr. Russell Salic (Source: AP)

The Philippine justice ministry charged with murder and kidnapping a doctor, Russel Salic, linked to a foiled plot to mount gun and bomb attacks in the heart of New York City, over his role in the abduction of six sawmill workers, and the beheading of two of them, in a southern province, reports Yahoo News. 

 

 

 

Young Filipina Wins Tennis Championship in France

Alex Eala

Alex Eala

A Young Filipina Warrior Princess has made history on the international tennis courts. Alex Eala, the unseeded Filipina tennis wonder won the Les Petits As-Le Mondial Lacoste Girls Singles Championship Match in Tarbes, France, reports Goodnewspilipinas.com.