In the Philippines, the victory of Bongbong Marcos revives the controversy over the undue fortune of his clan

SOUTHEAST ASIAN LETTER An official shows a pink diamond that belonged to Imelda Marcos, seized by the Philippine government, at the headquarters of the Central Bank in Manila, November 27, 2015. NOEL CELIS / AFP As the new Philippine President, Bongbong Marcos, will be officially sworn in on June 30, following a landslide victory over … Read more

After the passage of the Rai in the Philippines, a “complete carnage” on the coasts and a toll that exceeds 375 dead

A Filipino walks through the ruins of his home in San Jose, Philippines, December 19, 2021. HANDOUT / AFP In the Philippine archipelago, the passage of typhoon Rai at the end of the week killed at least 375 people, according to a latest report established by the national police, Monday, December 20. This powerful weather … Read more

In the Philippines, the death toll from Typhoon Rai worsens, with nearly 110 dead

At least 108 people have been killed in the Philippines during Typhoon Rai, the strongest to hit the country this year, according to official counts released Sunday, December 19, as relief efforts try to provide food and water to the devastated islands. The governor of the tourist island of Bohol (center), Arthur Yap, announced that … Read more

Typhoon Rai kills at least 75 in the Philippines

The city of Surigao, Philippines, after Typhoon Rai hit, December 17, 2021. HANDOUT / AFP At least 75 people were killed in the Philippines during the passage of Typhoon Rai, the most powerful to strike the country this year, according to official reports released Sunday (December 19th). This toll, still provisional, was revised upwards after … Read more

In the Philippines, Typhoon Rai killed more than 20 people

The city of Surigao, Philippines, after Typhoon Rai hit, December 17, 2021. HANDOUT / AFP More than twenty people dead and destruction “Alarming” : this is the report established, Saturday, December 17, by the Philippine authorities following the passage of typhoon Rai. It is the most powerful to hit the country this year. More than … Read more

In the Philippines, the supertyphon Rai has killed at least one

A child plays among trees torn up by the “supertyphon” Rai, in Dulag, Philippines on December 17, 2021. BOBBIE ALOTA / AFP As the Philippine weather agency predicted, Rai was the strongest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year, uprooting trees, tearing power lines and inundating villages across the archipelago. The supertyphon has killed at … Read more

the village of Brgy. Bojo receives the “Best Tourism Village Award” from the UNWTO

Cebu Bojo River Cruise_Tourism Promotions Board A new recognition for the Philippines comes from the UNWTO: the Brgy village. Bojo in Aloguinsan near Cebu, it was in fact awarded with the “Best Tourism Village Award” dall’World Tourism Organization. The Philippine Tourism Secretary, Berna Romulo-Puyat, says she is satisfied with the recognition she gives to the … Read more

In the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte announces he will retire from politics at the end of his term

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at Villamor Air Force Base in Pasay, Manila, Philippines, February 28, 2021. ELOISA LOPEZ / REUTERS Rodrigo Duterte throws in the towel: the Philippine president, who is limited to a single six-year term, will not run for vice-president in the May 2022 elections and announces his retirement from politics. He … Read more

launch of the ‘More Fun Awaits’ campaign pending the restart of international flows

The Philippines looks to the recovery of tourism once international travel to the archipelago can resume and launches the campaign through the Department of Tourism (DOT) More Fun Awaits. The campaign is focused on communicating all of those destinations that are ready to be visited, currently only by local travelers, and which boast health and … Read more

Philippines Cube Sats Enters Space Aboard SpaceX Falcon 9! Maya-3, Maya-4 as First PH Satellites Built by Students To Reach ISS

Philippines cube satellites, which were university-built satellites” by Filipino engineers, are now going to the International Space Station (ISS). (Photo : Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images) These include SpaceX, Blue Origin, as well as the giant e-commerce company Amazon. However, the Asian country is not alone on its space journey as … Read more