Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant

Feb 24, 2017

Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant

The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drug war was arrested Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the “sociopathic serial killer.” Speaking to journalists minutes before armed police in flak jackets detained ...

Feb 14, 2017

Philippines' Imelda Marcos loses bid to reclaim jewels

Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos has lost a long fight to reclaim jewels confiscated when her dictator husband was ousted, with the Supreme Court ruling she acquired them illegally. The items worth $150,000 are now the property of the state, the court ruled, ...

Filipino tourism wave likely to continue, industry insiders say

Feb 11, 2017

Filipino tourism wave likely to continue, industry insiders say

The surge in Filipino visitors is likely to continue thanks to Japan’s eased visa rules, affordable travel cost and a rise in Filipinos’ financial stability, travel and tour executives said Friday. According to the Japan National Tourism Organization, Japan received close to 350,000 visitors ...