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News from the Philippines and Around the World | September 1, 2014

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MMDA Officer Who Feeds a Child in the Street Gets Reward

March 28, 2014 |

On March 12, the Top Gear Philippines posted a photo of a Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) officer feeding a child on the streets.

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Caguioa Voices Sentiments on Ginebra’s Slump

March 28, 2014 |

Baragay Ginebra San Miguel’s Mark Caguioa breaks his silence about the team’s slump since failing to win the championship last conference. Read More

Award-Winning International Writer Writes a Book About Filipina OFW

March 28, 2014 |

An award-winning writer and photographer from New Zealand gave spotlight to a Filipina working abroad.

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Zac Efron Attacked in Skid Row

March 28, 2014 |

Actor Zac Efron was reportedly punched in the face by an unidentified transient in the notoriously dangerous Skid Row area of Los Angeles, early Sunday morning. Read More

Mom of Five Arrested for Feces and Bugs-Ridden Home

March 28, 2014 |

A mother from Orlando was arrested for child neglect after authorities found that their house was dirty as no one can imagine.

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175 Taiwanese Arrested Over Credit Card Scam

March 28, 2014 |

175 Taiwanese nationals who were allegedly involved in a credit card scam, were apprehended in Pampanga, on Wednesday. Read More

House Leaders Won’t Lift Bank Secrecy Law

March 28, 2014 |

Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. has turned the idea of lifting the Bank Secrecy Law.

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Remains of a Giant Shrimp Discovered

March 28, 2014 |

Fossils of a gigantic shrimp-like creature that inhabited the Cambrian Seas more than 500 million years ago was unearthed in Greenland. Read More

BIR Files Tax Evasion Cases to PMA President, Cedric Lee

March 27, 2014 |

The Bureau of Internal Revenue have filed a tax evasion case against Philippine Medical Association (PMA) President and businessman Cedric Lee.

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Russian Navy Takes Hold of Ukraine’s ‘Spy Dolphins’

March 27, 2014 |

Ukraine’s secret unit of spy dolphins trained to detect mines, plant bombs and even attack enemy naval forces with knives or guns attached to their heads, is now under the control of Russia. Read More

Shellfish Sold in Baguio Found Poisonous

March 27, 2014 |

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) issued warnings to the public against shellfish being sold in Baguio City that were found poisonous. Read More

Teen Gets McDo Receipt Tattooed on his Arm

March 27, 2014 |

A teenager from Norway got his arm tattooed with a receipt from McDonalds.

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Zoo Kills 4 Lions Despite Giraffe Killing Controversy

March 27, 2014 |

A Danish zoo that has been subject of outrage from animal activists for killing a healthy giraffe last month has put down 4 African lions this week.

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Cairo University Male Students Verbally Abuse a Blonde Woman

March 27, 2014 |

A video featuring a blonde woman being followed and verbally abused by a large number of Egyptian male student at the Cairo University sparked online anger.

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Nancy Binay and Vice Ganda Make Peace

March 27, 2014 |

Senator Nancy Binay and comedian Vice Ganda ended their spat by taking a selfie together at a common friend’s birthday party on Tuesday. Read More

School Suspends Girl Who Shaved Head for Pal with Cancer

March 27, 2014 |

A 9-year old girl from Colorado was temporarily suspended from school for “violating the school’s dress code” after she shaved her head in support of her friend who has cancer. Read More

Amazon Is Giving Away Money to E-Book Buyers

March 27, 2014 |

Amazon announced on Tuesday that it is sending e-mails to a number of its customers informing them of earned credits from Kindle e-book purchases. Read More

Animal Sanctuary Houses 60 Species Living in Harmony

March 26, 2014 |

An animal sanctuary in Arkansas houses more than 60 different animal species who amazingly live and sleep together in harmony. Read More

Malaysian Newspapers Pays Tribute to MH370 Victims

March 26, 2014 |

Black front pages high lights Malaysian newspapers in tribute to the victims of the missing jet Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370. Read More