Philippines

Philippines top cyber attack source, says Russian security firm

Philippines News The Philippines has been tagged one of the world’s top sources of a dangerous kind of cyber “attack” designed to take down entire computer networks and shut down key consumer services. The latest report by Russian Internet security firm Kaspersky Labs showed the Philippines ranking 13th on a list of 23 countries where “distributed denial of […]

Ex-Palawan Governor ordered arrested for muder

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—A judge on Tuesday ordered the arrest of former Palawan Governor Joel T. Reyes, his mayor-brother and a former provincial administrator in connection with last year’s killing of environmentalist-broadcaster Gerardo “Doc Gerry” Ortega here. Reyes was charged with murder, along with Mayor Mario Reyes of Coron town in […]

77 Pinoys on death row abroad

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines said Tuesday its diplomats had increased their efforts to save 77 Filipinos on death row overseas after four nationals were executed in China last year for drug trafficking. “We are helping them out. We are making high level representations and making sure they have access […]

Philippine Competitiveness

MANILA, Philippines — For several decades now, the country had been struggling to rise from a negative image in several critical economic aspects, one of which is competitiveness. The good news is that last year, it climbed 10 notches to become No. 75 in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global […]

A first–Islamic fashion staged in Manila

Islamic fashion is no oxymoron. As the recent Islamic Fashion Festival (IFF) staged in Manila showed, there’s more to Muslim dressing than the traditional abaya, chador and even burka. The collections of seven designers, including the Philippines’ JC Buendia, Jun Escario and Veejay Floresca, were noteworthy for their wearability, craftsmanship, […]

Philippines to shine in global community soon, says finance guru Suze Orman

MANILA, Philippines—Visiting personal finance guru Suze Orman sees the Philippines soon shining in the global community as an investment hub and having more of its households emancipated out of their dependence on overseas remittances. Orman, who was once described by USA Today as a “one-woman financial advice powerhouse,” said, however, that Filipino […]