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 ...

Feb 8, 2017

15,000 residents lose homes in Manila shantytown fire

Authorities say 15,000 residents of a shantytown beside Manila’s port have lost their homes in a fire that raged overnight before being put out Wednesday morning. Fire department officials said about 1,000 homes were gutted in the sprawling Parola Compound, where several families often ...