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Ultimate desperado
Jul 3, 2021 Vergel O. Santos

President Duterte must be, indeed, your ultimate desperado.
Prohibited by the Constitution from seeking reelection, he is running for vice president instead.

If elected, he would be, as they say, a mere heartbeat away from the exact same office, the exact same power he has used in his turn at it to shield himself and his confederates from being so much as touched by the law.

Vice president not immune from suit, criminal liability
July 23, 2021Roy Mabasa
Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has debunked President Duterte’s assumption that he will be spared from criminal liability if he wins the vice presidency in the 2022 national election.

Duterte says he'll run for vice president to be immune from suit
Jul 17, 2021 Pia Ranada
This is what President Duterte thinks of the job of the VP: 'The job of the vice president is to lie down in his official residence and wait hanggang mamatay siya'
President Rodrigo Duterte said his possible vice presidential bid in 2022 is to protect him from being held legally accountable for wrongdoing, claiming the position gives him immunity from suit. Look also the Videos

VP has no immunity from suit, lawyers agree
Nestor Corrales, Tina Santos July 20,2021
Contrary to the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte at the controversial gathering of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on Saturday, the vice president enjoys “no immunity from suit,” several lawyers agreed on Sunday.

Guevarra says VP not immune from suit; cites recent case
July 19, 2021, 4:37 PM
The country’s vice president can be sued during his or her incumbency, Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said on Monday, July 19.

FEU law dean to Duterte: Constitution does not guarantee VP's immunity
July 19, 2021 Gabriela Baron
Far Eastern University (FEU) law dean Atty. Mel Sta. Maria has rebuked President Rodrigo Duterte for saying he will run for vice president to have immunity from lawsuit.
In a Facebook post, Sta. Maria said the Constitution does not guarantee the vice president’s immunity.

Duterte 'cowardly' for using VP bid for legal immunity
July 19, 2021 Raymund Antonio
Former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Monday, July 19, called President Duterte a coward for planning to run as vice president in 2022 to get away from the legal liabilities that he is bound to face once he steps down from power.

Duterte wants to be ‘successor-president’ with VP bid
John Eric Mendoza July 18, 2021
President Rodrigo Duterte’s possible vice presidential bid is fueled by his “real intention” of becoming a “successor-president,” Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman said Sunday.

Duterte’s possible VP run to avoid lawsuit ‘an insult to voters’ – Bayan
July 18, 2021 Jhon Aldrin Casinas
President Duterte’s declaration of running for vice president to avoid the lawsuits he may be facing once his term ends in 2022 “is an insult to voters”.

Opposition solons on Duterte's motive for VP run: 'Shameless!'
July 18, 2021 Ben Rosario
President Rodrigo Duterte will be clothed with immunity from legal prosecution if he wins the 2022 vice presidential race but this protection applies only in local setting and not in international courts of justice.

12 times social media boosted Duterte’s lies
Jul 2, 2021 Reporting by Pauline Macaraeg, Vernise Tantuco, Loreben Tuquero

Social media played a huge part in President Rodrigo Duterte’s 2016 campaign, and it has continued to serve him well five years into his presidency.

This Filipino ship captain is still standing up to Chinese intruders
Jul 12, 2021 JC Gotinga

Remember Noli Ebora, who refused to turn around when the Chinese Coast Guard warned his vessel at Scarborough Shoal in 2019? He's now fighting disinformation being peddled on social media by Duterte supporters.

Happy anniversary!
Jul 12, 2021
For all Duterte's closeness to China, he has not been able to prevent its vessels, hundreds of them, from swarming Julian Felipe Reef which is part of our waters.

On Hague ruling anniversary, Palace claims fishermen lying about China aggression
Jul 12, 2021 Pia Ranada
Far from siding with Filipino fishermen who report being blocked by Chinese boats, President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman says they 'must not be reporting the truth'

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Cyberattacks on red-tagged news sites traced to DOST, Army
Krixia Subingsubing June 24, 2021
A recent series of cyberattacks to temporarily block access to the websites of two alternative news organizations and the human rights group Karapatan were traced to computer networks of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Philippine Army, according to a Swedish digital forensic group.

How can activism continue in the face of widespread red-tagging? Watch the interview with Gabriela's Arlene Brosas.
Under the Duterte government, red-tagging has become a preferred method of instilling fear in activists.
Netizens criticized the practice after the military's most vocal general, Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr, red-tagged popular actress Liza Soberano.

Red-tagging: It’s like ‘living with a target on your head’
Krixia Subingsubing May 17, 2021
When the police came for her at dawn on Dec. 10, Lady Ann Salem said she felt only deja vu.
Not because it had happened to her before, but because she had written or edited stories for Manila Today about the ordeal of those who did: Reina Nasino, Frenchie Cumpio, and Amanda Echanis.

Cagayan de Oro's most red-tagged journalist linked to Reds again
Apr 23, 2021 Herbie Gomez
Leonardo 'Cong' Corrales gets red-tagged again after writing about the Kauswagan community pantry
Journalist Leonardo "Cong" Corrales is earning the reputation as the most red-tagged journalist in Cagayan de Oro.

Know your rights: Here’s what to do when law enforcers visit your community pantry
April 22, 2021 Richa Noriega
Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno has offered some tips on Wednesday, April 21, on how to deal with the law enforcers if they approach community pantries.

Getting profiled by the gov't for your community pantry? Here’s what you need to do
Apr 21, 2021 Gaby Baizas
Uniformed personnel are conducting unwanted background checks on community pantry organizers, sparking widespread uproar
Just a few days after community pantries were set up in different parts of the country, several individuals – including police and government officials – have begun red-tagging and profiling a number of organizers.

CBCP says community pantries exemplify true bayanihan spirit
April 22, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
The head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said current efforts to support needy families with food and other basic goods exemplified the “true bayanihan spirit.”

Parlade says Maginhawa pantry organizer is ‘same with Satan’
Apr 22, 2021 Jairo Bolledo
The NTF-ELCAC spokesperson also questions the rapid spread of pantries all over the country
After admitting to the profiling of community pantry organizers, the controversial spokesperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) referred to a biblical figure to attack one of these organizers.

Parlade: Yes, we’re profiling people behind community pantries
Frances Mangosing April 20, 2021
Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., spokesperson of a counterinsurgency task force that had been given a P19 billion budget for 2021, on Tuesday (April 20) admitted that the task force was profiling those behind the highly-popular community pantries that mushroomed nearly nationwide to provide free food to people who are struggling to put food on the table during the pandemic.

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Duterte: If I won't be a dictator, nothing will happen to PH
Pia Ranada February 09, 2018 - with Video
President Rodrigo Duterte had previously said that becoming a dictator would dishonor his late mother, a prominent activist against the Marcos regime.
AMID fears of looming autocrat rule under his watch, President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, February 7, admitted to imposing a "dictatorial" style of governance.
Duterte said he prefers to act like a "dictator" to be able to sustain the country's progress.
"If you say dictator, I am really a dictator. If I don't act (like a) dictator, son of a b****, nothing will happen to this country," the President said in Visayan.
"That's true. If I don't act (like a) dictator, which is my style now, nothing will happen to this country," he added.

Law of Duterte Land: Lawyering under threat
Jun 7, 2021
'By no means should danger be inherent to lawyering. No one should ever have to put up with a life that is filled with that kind of danger,' says lawyer AK Guillen, who survived an attempt on his life

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Duterte's desire to run as VP shows his constant need to be in power
Jul 8, 2021 ANC 24/7
Professor Edna Co, a political analyst, believes President Duterte's desire to run as vice president in the 2022 elections shows his constant need to be in power. She says Duterte would challenge the true spirit of the constitution if he runs for vice president.

Why Duterte for vice president is a dangerous idea
Jun 3, 2021
PDP-Laban, Duterte’s national political party, believes in his political clout so much that they would give him a free hand in choosing his presidential candidate, their future standard-bearer.

PDP-Laban’s factions and Duterte in 2022
Jun 3, 2021
Lawyer Melvin Matibag, acting secretary-general of PDP-Laban, reacts to criticisms and defends his party from accusations of their own acting president, Senator Manny Pacquiao
Four months before the filing of candidacies for the 2022 Philippine elections, the ruling party, PDP-Laban, is making its internal wrangling too public.
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Duterte's secretive Malacañang
September 5, 2020
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Walden Bello on Rodrigo Duterte and fascism
May 26, 2021
What are the possible consequences of underestimating the global threat of fascists?
President Rodrigo Duterte has been called a loud-mouthed leader who rules the Philippines with an iron first. His administration has led to what critics call the worst human rights crisis in the country, but is he a fascist?
For Walden Bello, Duterte is a fascist original, and his rule coincides with the global spread of fascism, including in the region.

Isolated presidency
August 25, 2020 Vergel O. Santos
'No President, indeed, has been so inaccessible to the press, and to his own constituents by extension, as Duterte'

Law of Duterte Land: A State of terror
August 29, 2020
A human rights lawyer finds out his name is on a government terrorist list. What happens?
The Duterte government claims it is not behind the harassment of activists, more so their murders.
The government, however, has the duty to prevent these killings and protect its citizens. Has it upheld, neglected, or avoided that duty?

The illusive free press
Jul 17, 2021 Vergel O. Santos
That some journalists do still persist does not necessarily mean they are not afraid, but only driven by righteous duty. Nothing more can be asked of them.

Investigating troll farms: What to look out for
Jul 17, 2021 Gaby Baizas
Twelve Philippine senators seek an investigation into the national government’s use of public funds for troll farms.

Duterte among global ‘Press Freedom Predators’ in 2021
Jul 7, 2021 Camille Elemia
'Thanks to collusion at all levels within the state apparatus, Duterte has an arsenal that he can use to wage total war against journalists,' says Reporters Without Borders in its report
President Rodrigo Duterte is among the 37 global leaders in Reporters Without Borders’ gallery of “press freedom predators” in 2021.
RSF said Duterte has been a “predator since taking office” in 2016 and that his “predatory method” is total war against independent media.

The Video: Duterte among world's 'press freedom predators'
Jul 6, 2021
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been included in a global watchdog's list of so-called "press freedom predators."

The politics of fear
Oct 7, 2020 Kyle Parada
'[The] form that this proverbial bogeyman takes has never truly mattered; rather, it is necessary only that there must always be one'

Hostaging the dead: An emergent trend in PH state terror
September 16, 2020 Kobi Tolentino
'With state terrorists, even the dead are held captive, and the poor families race against time not to save lives, but to provide proper burial before the remains are putrefied'
Under Rodrigo Duterte, the horrendous act of taking dead bodies as hostages seems to have become part of the military and police’s standard operating protocol.

Duterte, anti-terrorism, and dog whistling
September 15, 2020 Judielyn Agua
'Why pass a law that the Supreme Court would only likely declare as unconstitutional?'

EJK: Few convicted, most perpetrators cleared
September 3, 2020 Lian Buan
In 7 years, this task force has only 13 convictions to show out of 385 cases it has handled. Of these, 127 perpetrators have been cleared.

'Only way to end tyranny, impunity': 500 rights advocates demand accountability over killings
August 31, 2020 Jodesz Gavilan
The signatories call on President Rodrigo Duterte to 'stop inciting the police, military and even ordinary civilians to commit such horrible acts'
More than 500 individuals on Monday, August 31, demanded an end to the culture of impunity that dominates the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte.

Coalition of nat’l groups call for revolutionary gov’t, charter change
RESOLUTION NO. 01, s. 2020
The coalition known as the People’s National Coalition for Revolutionary Government and Charter Change, which is composed of at least 40 national organizations across the country, has convened at the former Clark Polytechnic building here yesterday.

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PNP chief confirms invitation to meeting of Duterte supporters pushing for revolutionary gov’t
August 22, 2020 Martin Sadongdong
Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa, chief of the Philippine National Police, has confirmed that he received an invitation from a group of supporters of President Duterte to attend a meeting that will push for the establishment of a revolutionary government.

Lorenzana receives invite to revolutionary gov’t meeting
August 23, 2020 Martin Sadongdong
Like Philippine National Police chief Police Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was also invited to attend a meeting by a group of President Duterte supporters pushing for a revolutionary government.

Gordon on revolutionary gov’t: it’s dictatorship, plain and simple
September 2, 2020 Hannah Torregoza
Senators on Wednesday reiterated their opposition to revive discussions on the proposal to establish a revolutionary government in the country saying such moves would only divide the nation.

Majority of Filipinos agree: 'Dangerous to print or broadcast anything critical' of Duterte gov't
Camille Elemia Aug 07 2020

Majority of Filipinos agree that it is “dangerous to print or broadcast anything critical” of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, "even if it is the truth."

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Showbiz for ugly people? How Filipino politics is one big soap opera
Staff Writers January 25, 2017

Ever wondered why politics in the Philippines is so melodramatic? Or how any Filipino who gets even remotely famous ends up in public office? Anna Cristina Pertierra of Western Sydney University about how the country proves the old adage that “politics is show business for ugly people”....

PH intel chief shares fake information on Facebook
Sep 30, 2020 Rambo Talabong

National Intelligence Coordinating Agency chief Alex Monteagudo regularly shares photos and memes with fake information on his Facebook page
During the budget hearing of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) at the House of Representatives, Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago grilled the agency over posts made by its chief, Director General (DG) Alex Monteagudo

Antonio Carpio on West PH Sea and leading a political movement
Apr 15, 2021 - With Video
How will the latest tension between Philippines and China be resolved? Look the interview with retired Supreme Court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio.
China once again renewed tensions in the West Philippine Sea with the presence of hundreds of its vessels – allegedly manned by Chinese maritime militia – near Julian Felipe Reef.
We cannot allow current administration another 6 years
With the upcoming 2022 elections, 1Sambayan lead convenor and retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio stresses the need for urgent action to prevent the current administration from leading the country again.

Esperon asks Filipinos on Independence Day: Are you joining govt's fight for PH territory?
June 12, 2021 Martin Sadongdong
“In the face of many challenges, we again are called to fight for the control of our own land and our own seas, and the call is on to everybody. Are you joining us? Kaya ba natin ito? (Can we do this?)”
Amid the continuing territory row in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. posed this question to Filipinos as the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) led the fifth year commemoration of the Philippine Rise on Saturday, June 12, which coincided with the celebration of the country’s 123rd Independence Day.

Carpio: Duterte main problem in WPS
Marlon Ramos May 01, 2021
President Duterte himself has become one of the obstacles to the enforcement of the Philippines’ victory in the arbitral court by spreading his false notion that China is in control of the West Philippine Sea (WPS), said retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio.

The Video: Carpio: Duterte should wake up from sleep 'under the kulambo' to challenge China
Apr 30, 2021 ANC 24/7
Two former Philippine officials deliver their harshest rebuke yet of President Rodrigo Duterte's insistence that the country has lost the West Philippine Sea to China. International law experts warn of the Philippines losing the support of allies in the maritime dispute -- if the country's leaders show no interest in fighting for it.

PH to end up as ‘China’s satellite’ in allowing incursions in WPS
April 17, 2021 Vanne Elaine Terrazola
Opposition Senator Leila de Lima said Philippines could end up as “another one of China’s satellites” if President Duterte and the military will not stand against the incursion of Chinese vessels in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).

Duterte must speak up on Chinese ships swarming West PH Sea
Apr 16, 2021 Sofia Tomacruz
Retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio says President Rodrigo Duterte must lead in defending Filipino's rights in the West Philippine Sea as failing to do so sends 'mixed signals' to China

Rehabilitate AFP or be a ‘satellite’ to China
Zacarian Sarao April 15, 2021
Senator Leila de Lima said Thursday that after President Rodrigo Duterte ends his term in 2022, the country must “rehabilitate” the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

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What's left for activists after deaths of labor leaders
Apr 30, 2021

What happens to the fight for labor rights after the consecutive attacks and deaths of labor leaders?
As the country celebrates Labor Day on Saturday, May 1, Kilusang Mayo Uno secretary general Jerome Adonis speaks with Rappler reporter Jairo Bolledo to tell their stories of strength and perseverance after the deaths of leaders Dandy Miguel and Manny Asuncion.

Edsa: 35 years later
Randy David February 21, 2021

This coming week, the nation marks the 35th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution that overthrew the Marcos dictatorship and installed Cory Aquino to the presidency. This dramatic political event led to the writing of a new constitution that the Filipino people ratified in a nationwide plebiscite on Feb. 2, 1987, barely a year after Edsa.

Did you know that foreigners are barred from joining anti-gov’t rallies in PH?
February 18, 2021 Jun Ramirez

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has renewed its resolution prohibiting foreigners in the country from engaging in any political activity.
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente reiterated the prohibition following the issuance of an “order to leave” against Dutchman Otto Rudolf De Vries.
The BI chief said he received reliable information from government intelligence sources that De Vries was actively participating in several anti-government demonstrations.
Records show that Netherlands native De Vries held a permanent resident visa under the Philippine Immigration Act.
Morente said foreign nationals, regardless of their visa type, are not allowed to participate and engage in partisan political activities.

International Fact-Checking Network nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Jan 22, 2021

While not a shortlisting for the award, IFCN Director Baybars Örsek says they see the nomination as 'an important validation of the work of fact-checkers worldwide'

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July 13, 2021 Roy Mabasa
For China, the historic July 12, 2016 ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague that rejected its excessive claims in the South China Sea is nothing but a piece of “waste paper.”

FALSE: 2016 Hague ruling does not bind China
Jul 27, 2021
Claim: The Hague arbitral ruling on the West Philippine Sea in 2016 "does not bind China," according to President Rodrigo Duterte.
The facts: The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) binds parties of the dispute to the ruling of the arbitral tribunal. Former foreign affairs secretary Albert del Rosario also reiterated the ruling’s validity and binding power in May 2021.

Carpio refutes Duterte, says Hague tribunal heard China’s position
Jul 28, 2021 Mara Cepeda
Retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio debunked President Rodrigo Duterte’s claim that no arbitration happened over the West Philippine Sea supposedly because China’s position was not heard by the Hague tribunal in the Philippines-China case.
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Freedom of expression and online trolls
Jul 31, 2021 Antonio T. Carpio

Duterte takes lies offline in SONA 2021
Jul 27, 2021 Vernise Tantuco
Even during his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 26, President Rodrigo Duterte continued to spread falsehoods about media giant ABS-CBN.

The Video: Christiane Amanpour, Maria Ressa & Ramona Diaz in Conversation About “A Thousand Cuts”
Jan 9, 2021 FRONTLINE PBS
Christiane Amanpour hosts a roundtable conversation about the new documentary “A Thousand Cuts” with director Ramona Diaz and film subject Maria Ressa, a prime target in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on the press.

When democracy is attacked, the first casualty is the truth

There's NO MORE Freedom for Speech & Press, etc.

Fight For and Defend Media, Speech & Press Freedom, etc.

UPDATED 30, July 2021

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How to sing PH national anthem, and display symbols in proposed flag code
Mara Cepeda June 30, 2017

A House bill sets tougher penalties for improper singing of 'Lupang Hinirang,' as well as incorrect usage of the Philippine flag and other national symbols.

34 arrested for sitting out national anthem at 'The Hows of Us' screening
Rambo Talabong September 06, 2018 - with Video
Refusing to stand up and face the flag could land you in jail during the singing of the Philippine national anthem.

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ABS-CBN News November 05 2020

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Evolution of the Philippine Flag

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Sen. Pacquiao files bill proposing 9th ray in sun in PH flag
January 30, 2021 Vanne Elaine Terrazola
Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao wants a ninth ray added in the sun of the Philippine flag.

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The Flag Days: May 28 to June 12

On May 28, 1898, the Philippine flag was first unfurled after the Philippine Revolutionary Army defeated Spanish forces in the Battle at Alapan, Imus, Cavite. The national flag was yet to be formally announced on the day of that battle. It was formally presented to the people on June 12, 1898.

The History of the Philippine Flag

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The History of the Philippine Flag

The Evolution of the Philippine Flag

FAST FACTS: Philippine flag misconceptions and other trivia
Mary Gleefer Jalea June 11, 2016

May 28 to June 12 mark the Flag Days in the Philippines. How much do you know about the country's national flag?

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Breach in protocol over PH presidential flag during Xi's state visit
Jodesz Gavilan November 21, 2018

The lone presence of the Chinese flag during the welcome ceremony and review of the guards by the 2 presidents is unlike any other state visit.
The sight of the lone Chinese flag behind Presidents Rodrigo Duterte and Xi Jinping as they made their way past the honor guards in Malacañang on Tuesday, November 20, caught the eye of not a few.

‘No meaning’ in Palace displaying only Chinese flag during Xi visit, says Lorenzana
Sofia Tomacruz November 22, 2018
‘They are in our land. This is our country. Perhaps that was just a show of respect to the guest,’ says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

IMPORTANT: Is China our new America?

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Explainer: What are the flag protocols and why are they important?

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines calls shoe brand out for using Philippine flag on sneakers
July 18, 2018

The red, blue, yellow and white sneaker doesn't only use elements of the flag. The shoe tongue is practically a replica of the flag.

Historical commission slams Madonna for using PH flag in concert
Feb 26, 2016

Pop diva Madonna faces another controversy in the Asian leg of her Rebel Heart concert, this time on the use of the Philippine flag during her performance in Manila.

Disrespect for the flag

PH flag used as shade from summer heat and MUCH more incidents
Mary Joy Quimpo May 27, 2017
This is not the first time an incident involving disrespect for the flag has gone viral.

For those who aren’t familiar with the law regarding the proper display of the flag, here’s a quick list of some of the do’s and don’ts.

Why should we respect the PH Flag?
Jonnel Gozo May 28, 2017
According to the curator of the Aguinaldo Shrine, it's important to revisit the history of the flag and be reminded of how our heroes fought for our independence.

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a collective name for the newly formed offices within the Office of the President of the Philippines and refers to the following positions and offices: the Presidential Spokesman and the Presidential Communications Office

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Duterte’s Legacy
Duterte’s last 5 years as Philippine president
Jul 24, 2021
Rappler compiles some of Duterte’s most controversial moments that defined his legacy as president. Look also this article AND

Grading Duterte’s climate and environmental legacy
Jul 26, 2021 John Leo C. Algo

Duterte’s legacy, in his own words
Jul 14, 2021 Pia Ranada

Duterte and his generals: A shock and awe response to the pandemic
Nikko Dizon July 31 2020

'The backbone of my administration is the uniformed personnel of government,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in a public address on July 31
The Philippine government's enhanced community quarantine and all its derivatives were patterned after the decades-long tactics of the military on border controls in its fight against armed groups. READ ALL the links in the article

Former army chief Faustino named Joint Task Force Mindanao commander
Jun 4, 2021 Jairo Bolledo
Lieutenant General Jose Faustino Jr, former chief of the Philippine Army, was appointed as the first-ever commander of the new Joint Task Force (JTF) Mindanao on Friday, June 4.
His term as the 6th commanding general of the army was cut short in May 18, after Senator Panfilo Lacson, flagged Faustino’s appointment as unconstitutional.

PRRD reserves new gov't post for retired Sinas-Año
May 7, 2021 Aaron Recuenco
President Duterte will give a new position to General Debold Sinas as he is set to bow out of service on Saturday, May 8.

AFP chief Sobejana: Gen. Parlade stays as NTF-ELCAC spokesman
March 10, 2021 Mario Casayuran
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Cirilito E. Sobejana on Wednesday said controversial Lt. General Antonio Parlade Jr. may stay as spokesman of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) despite calls for him to quit his civilian post at NTF-ELCAC.

Senate recommends Parlade’s removal from anti-insurgency task force post
Christia Marie Ramos March 10, 2021
The Senate has recommended the immediate relief of Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. from his duty as spokesperson of the Duterte’s administration’s anti-insurgency task force.

Senators recommend firing Parlade as anti-insurgency spokesman
Mar 10, 2021 Jairo Bolledo
NTF-ELCAC spokesman Antonio Parlade is under fire for red-tagging government critics, including celebrities

Parlade's appointment to NTF-ELCAC may be illegal
Mar 10, 2021 Rambo Talabong
'No member of the armed forces in the active service shall, at any time, be appointed or designated in any capacity to a civilian position,' says the Philippine Constitution
The appointment of Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr as the spokesperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) may be illegal, Senator Panfilo Lacson said on Wednesday, March 10.

Duterte praises 12 ex-military men in Cabinet
February 24, 2021 Raymund Antonio
President Rodrigo Duterte has praised the ex-military officials he has appointed to Cabinet positions, saying that he placed them in such roles to address issues “in time of destruction.”

Former PNP chief Cascolan named undersecretary at Office of the President
February 24, 2021 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
President Duterte has appointed former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Camilo Cascolan as an undersecretary at the Office of the President (OP).

Former PNP chief Cascolan given Malacañang position
Feb 24, 2021 Pia Ranada
Camilo Cascolan follows in the footsteps of his good friend Senator Ronald dela Rosa, scoring a civilian government post after retiring from police service
President Rodrigo Duterte has tapped former Philippine National Police chief Camilo Cascolan as an undersecretary in his office in Malacañang.

Malacañang defends Duterte’s preference for former military men in gov’t: They get things done
February 7, 2021 Genalyn Kabiling
Military men know how to get the task done.
This work ethic is the main reason President Duterte has chosen former military officers to join his government to deliver results, according to his spokesman

The Davao Boys are alright
Jul 9, 2021 Pia Ranada

Five years into Duterte's presidency, the constants in his Cabinet and drug war are people he worked with in Davao City. We track their rise to power.
When Rodrigo Duterte of Mindanao was swept into power in Manila, he brought his friends with him.

Philippine National Police - PNP

RA 8551 Philippine National Police Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998

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TIMELINE: The secret torture room in a Cebu City police station
May 27, 2021 John Sitchon
A month after 11 Cebu City cops were accused of having raped and tortured three women inside a secret torture room in their police station, justice has yet to be served.

On Debold Sinas’ watch, a string of police controversies
May 8, 2021 Jairo Bolledo

Despite no arrest order, radio reporter nabbed by police in Manila
Apr 19, 2021 Jairo Bolledo
Despite an existing no arrest order by the Philippine National Police (PNP), police arrested a radio reporter on Friday, April 16, according to a statement of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) on April 19.

Another woman claims she was tortured in Cebu City police station
Apr 9, 2021 John Sitchon
The team investigating the torture incident also adds 2 more cops to the list of suspects, raising the total accused law enforcers to 13
Another businesswoman stepped forward and claimed she too was tortured in a secret detention facility inside a Cebu City police station, the third women to accuse the cops.

CHR condemns alleged torture of 2 women by police in Cebu City
Apr 8, 2021 John Sitchon
The Commission on Human Rights also urges the government to publicly acknowledge and condemn reports of torture by the police
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Thursday, April 8, expressed "grave concern" over reports of a secret detention facility in a Cebu City police station where two women were allegedly tortured.

CHR condemns ‘secret jail,’ conducts own investigation
April 8, 2021 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has condemned the reported secret jail in Cebu City’s Sawang Calero police station where two women were allegedly detained, raped, and tortured.

The Video: CHR 7 probes on 'secret jail' of Sawang Calero police station
Apr 6, 2021 SunStar Web TV
CHR 7 probes on 'secret jail' of Sawang Calero police station

CHR says 'secret room' in Cebu City police station 'disappeared'
Apr 6, 2021 John Sitchon
The Commission on Human Rights, Central Visayas says the secret room where 2 Cebuana victims were allegedly tortured has become a storage room

IMPORTANT TO READ: Where are the police body cams?
Philippine Daily Inquirer December 22, 2020

Police, victims, and a call for change
Dec 25, 2020 Gustavo Gonzalez
Every life and family impacted is precious. But this high number of killings is, in itself, a broader, institutional concern.

Tarlac shooting: Blood on Duterte's hands
Dec 24, 2020
From President Duterte’s mouth to cop Jonel Nuezca’s gun, a culture of impunity ends in blood-soaked corpses

Tarlac shooting ‘isolated case’? Filipinos dig up stories proving otherwise
Dec 23, 2020 Sofia Virtudes
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año called the Tarlac shooting an “isolated” incident, but Filipinos knew better.
A group called Hacktibista has been keeping a running list of abuses and violations by the police and the military, the latest addition to the list being the Tarlac shooting.

Senators slam PNP for downplaying problem of rogue policemen
December 23, 2020 Vanne Elaine Terrazola
Senators on Wednesday hit the Philippine National Police (PNP) for downplaying the number of rogue cops within its ranks.

Killer cop
Philippine Daily Inquirer December 23, 2020
Whereupon Nuezca, unmindful of various people filming the bitter argument, swears at the mother, reaches for his 9 mm pistol and shoots her once in the head, then the son twice, and then the mother again as she lay on the ground. Neither one is armed.
There is simply no way Nuezca, can get away with murder.
Or can he? A culture of impunity has so permeated the police force that the phrase is now bromide, used ever so constantly to protest police crimes and misdemeanors but generally denied or ignored by an administration that coddles killer cops.

Teachers condemn ‘murderous reign of state terror’
December 22, 2020 Merlina Hernando-Malipot
A federation of teachers vehemently condemned the “brutal abuse” of power of a police officer that claimed the lives of a mother and son in Paniqui, Tarlac.

Youth groups decry ‘brutal’ killing by cop of mother, son in Tarlac 
December 22, 2020 Raymund Antonio
Various youth groups and individuals addressed the death of a mother and her son in Tarlac with a unity statement against police brutality and a call for justice.

The Video: 'Pulis ang terorista': Pagpatay ng pulis sa mag-ina kinondena
Dec 21, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Umapaw ang galit ng netizens, iba't ibang grupo, at ilang politiko matapos kumalat sa social media ang video ng isang pulis na malapitang binaril sa ulo ang mag-ina sa Paniqui, Tarlac nitong Linggo dahil lang umano sa alitan sa paputok.

Police force needs values reorientation to root out abuses
December 21, 2020 Hannah Torregoza
The Philippine National Police (PNP) should conduct a top-to-bottom review of the moral values of all law enforcement officials and institutions to put an end to the culture of impunity and rid the system of abuse and undesirable practices.

Rights watchdog on Tarlac murder: Many PH cops ‘simply out of control’
December 21, 2020
The murder of a mother and her son by a law enforcer proves that “many members” of the country’s police force are “simply out of control,” an official of the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday.

‘Many of our cops are becoming the face of terror’
Neil Arwin Mercado December 21, 2020
Several senators called for an end to police abuse as they lambasted Monday the police killing of a mother and her son in Tarlac.

'Not the first': Groups decry police killing of mother, son in Tarlac
Dec 21, 2020
Following a cop's killing of an unarmed mother and son, human rights and civic groups on Monday, December 21, called out the "police violence and brutality" in the country.

Groups call for end to police brutality, impunity
December 21, 2020 Raymund Antonio and Jeffrey Damicog
Progressive and human rights groups on Monday called for an end to police brutality, killings, and impunity in light of the deaths of two civilians in Paniqui, Tarlac at the hands of a police officer during a heated argument.

Pampanga cops arrest suspects in killing of Chinese businessman
Jun A. Malig Aug 14 2020
Police identified the suspects, both Chinese, though the CCTV footage of establishments leading to the site where the charred remains of the victim was found

In Bulacan, police 'kidnap' passersby then kill them in fake 'nanlaban' case – NBI
Lian Buan Aug 13 2020
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) files complaints of murder, kidnapping, and planting of guns and drugs against 11 officials of the San Jose Del Monte police. Look also the Video

'Spectacle of a grand cover-up': Senate hearing bares how 'ninja cops' remain in service
Aika Rey and Rambo Talabong October 02, 2019
'Why are you trying to get the people off the hook? Are you the mafia or the PNP?' asks Senator Richard Gordon, without naming names. Look the Video: Senate hearing on alleged ninja cops

PNP also rearrests prisoners not convicted of heinous crimes
Rambo Talabong September 09, 2019
Freed prisoners convicted of carnapping and robbery – which are not heinous crimes – are arrested again

Cops in bloody Negros Oriental operations took victims' money – relatives
Marchel P. Espina April 06, 2019
The families of the victims claim the cops executed their kin even after they yielded to authorities. They also note other irregularities in the raids.

Duterte fires two PNP 'narco-generals'
Rambo Talabong October 09, 2017 - with Video
Two top officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) named as 'narco-generals' by President Rodrigo Duterte have been sacked, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announced Monday, October 9.
They are former Quezon City police director Chief Superintendent Edgardo Tinio, and former Metro Manila police chief Director Joel Pagdilao.

Lacson urges Church to present 'reformed' cops in Senate probe
Camille Elemia October 02, 2017

Senate public order committee chair Panfilo Lacson urged the Catholic Church to present “reformed” policemen to testify against state-sponsored killings.

doing anything about the drug situation in their areas.

Robredo calls on PNP to prove killing not a state policy
Mara Cepeda September 06, 2017
Vice President Leni Robredo says people will continue asking questions if more and more drug suspects are killed in police operations

Kian and Carl: Parallelism in the deaths of two boys
Rambo Talabong September 04, 2017
Kian delos Santos, 17, and Carl Arnaiz, 19 – handcuffed, kneeling – were killed by Caloocan policemen two days apart.

Carl Arnaiz kneeling, handcuffed when killed – taxi driver, witness
Camille Elemia October 02, 2017
'Nakatakbo na po siya sa damuhan and then nakaluhod po siya noong binaril na may posas,' says 21-year-old witness 'Joe Daniel'

Carl Arnaiz handcuffed, beaten up, killed – PAO autopsy
Lian Buan September 04, 2017
Findings of the Public Attorney's Office show the 19-year-old was kneeling when initially shot, then killed with more shots after he was lying on the ground.

The death of policing as a profession in the Philippines
by Raymund E. Narag, PhD August 19, 2017
While we cannot begrudge the intentions of the President, a drug-free and crime-free Philippines, he has transformed the police into the biggest criminal institution in the Philippines.

Wanted: Truth police
Vergel O. Santos July 01, 2017
If anyone should take up police duty against fake news, it is us news people ourselves

War on drugs: How the PNP responds to abuse, corruption charges
Bea Cupin April 20, 2017
When faced with allegations – allegedly from their own men – the PNP has a rather predictable response.

WATCH: Duterte and the future of Philippine police
March 24, 2017 - with video
At Camp Castañeda, Duterte's message is clear. Amid allegations of human rights abuses, the President is adamant: Do your job, and I'll have your back

Duterte sends ‘errant’ cops to Mindanao
Pia Ranada February 07, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte warns cops involved in illegal drugs that they will become the next targets of extrajudicial killings.

Task force vs police scalawags: What we know so far
Bea Cupin February 05, 2017
Will the newly-formed 'counter-intel task force' be enough to rid the Philippine National Police of its wayward members?

Duterte on AI report: Why would I pay police to kill?
Pia Ranada February 03, 2017
The President says police claiming they were paid to kill are corrupt police who pocketed intelligence funds intended for catching drug pushers

Cops fueled by 'economy of death' in drug war – Amnesty
Bea Cupin February 01, 2017
The Amnesty International report details stories of police corruption and abuse in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.
“Pressures from the top” and “financial incentives” have created an “informal economy of death” to drive police killings in the Philippines’ war on drugs, according to an Amnesty International report.

An end to the ugly war
Vergel O. Santos January 31, 2017
Now comes the test of Duterte's word
Nothing can be more consoling than the news that the police’s war on drugs has been called off.

Duterte to order soldiers to arrest corrupt police
Pia Ranada January 31, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte will soon order soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to arrest corrupt policemen, as part of his administration’s cleansing of the Philippine National Police.

CHR: Stopping drug war acknowledges flaws and abuse in PNP
Jodesz Gavilan January 31, 2017
Despite the halt of operations, the Commission on Human Rights urges the Philippine National Police to ensure accountability and justice for all the deaths in the intense war on drugs

PNP out of drug war means end to 'tokhang,' buy-bust
Bea Cupin January 30, 2017 - with Video
What are policemen allowed and not allowed to do from today? The PNP explains in detail.

Duterte orders 'cleansing' of PNP, extends drug war again
Pia Ranada January 30, 2017
The President orders the dissolution of all PNP anti-drug units and the creation of a new command to rid the police force of corrupt personnel.

Murder in the cathedral
Vergel O. Santos January 23, 2017
Why this brazenness, why this air of impunity, why this roguery?

Rogue cops in action
Bea Cupin January 27, 2017 - with video
Senator Panfilo Lacson, who once headed the national police, shows this video during a Senate hearing and warns it's not an isolated case.

San Francisco police cut ties with PNP over drug war
Ryan Macasero October 26, 2016
The police department terminates its 16-year-old exchange program with the Philippine National Police over 'concerns of allegations of civil rights violations'

Dela Rosa on PNP, US ties: ‘As is’
The chief of the PNP says nothing has changed in the relationship of the PNP with US law enforcement agencies

Dela Rosa downplays San Francisco police's cutting of ties
‘Not so much,’ says the PNP chief when asked about the impact of the San Francisco Police Department’s decision to end a long-running training program

both by Bea Cupin October 27, 2016

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Intro about: The Philippines

Geography, Politics, History, Culture, Economy, Etc.

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Tatlong Bituin sa Hilaga - Mavulis Island
ABS-CBN News - Jun 12, 2019
Follow Jeff Canoy's journey to Mavulis Island in Batanes to see how the military and local fishermen are protecting the country’s colors - and its three stars and sun - at the northern frontier.

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The Reinventionists: Filipinos who are pushing the country forward
Jan 30, 2019

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Tiempo Muerto MTV Ilonggo with English subtitles
Aug 3, 2020 Malu Maniquis
Centuries-old slavery should end during our generation! Please support their collective farming "bungkalan" campaign as a temporary means for them to survive while the sugar farmworkers' unions under NFSW continue their long-drawn legal struggle for ownership of the land under the land reform program.

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Tiempo Muerto
Nov 6, 2019 Malu Maniquis
I made this video in the hope of helping end the hacienda-system in the Philippines. Please know why and how you can help.

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Tiempo Muerto MTV Karaoke Tagalog and Karaoke Ilonggo
Aug 6, 2020 Malu Maniquis
To all Filipinos, please sing this song in solidarity with the suffering sugar hacienda workers and their families.

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Saving Paradise
GMA Public Affairs May 31, 2019

Sumailalim sa rehabilitasyon ang Manila Bay, Boracay at Coron. Kumusta na nga ba ang estado ng mga sikat na tourist destination na ito ngayon? Panoorin 'yan sa video na ito!

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The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippine Culture

Liturgy, Communions, Music - Songs – Hymns

Santo Niño de Cebú, Basilica del St. Niño and Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu, Filipino Saints, Patrons, Patronesses, Blesseds and Servants of God, Orders, Monasteries, Abbeys etc.

The Philippines Culture of The Philippines

history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family

About Philippines: this article is one of the best, we have seen

The Philippines
Ronald E. Dolan, A Country Study.

Filipino Holidays, etc.

Various aspects of Philippine culture:
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The myth of ‘happy Filipinos’
Richard Heydarian January 26, 2021

More than a century ago, when most of Asia lacked even a single modern university, the Philippines produced one of the finest minds of that era. Years before Jose Rizal fired up a nation through his gripping novels, Gregorio Sancianco penned his pioneering work, “El Progreso De Filipinas” (1881), which was published in Madrid.

Filipinos less happy in 2020, says World Happiness Report
Mar 21, 2021 Michael Bueza
Filipinos felt less happy in 2020, a year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, based on an annual survey that measures the levels of happiness of people around the world.
According to the 2021 World Happiness Report, the Philippines ranked 61st among 149 countries, with a score of 5.88. The report uses the average of the scores in the 3 previous years, or from 2018 to 2020.

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Like other social formations of traditional Asia and Europe, Filipino society has, in the post Cold War era, moved from being a predominantly agricultural society to a modern one.

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DOLE asks Taiwan to deport OFW with Facebook posts criticizing Duterte
JC Gotinga April 25, 2020

The Philippine government wants Taiwan to deport a Filipina caregiver for her ‘nasty and malevolent’ posts about the President

The Video: No curtailment of freedom of expression amid deportation move vs Taiwan OFW: MECO
Apr 29, 2020 ABS-CBN News
The Philippine government's representative in Taiwan assured its citizens there it would not curtail freedom of expression following a supposed call for deportation of a migrant worker due to libelous comments against President Rodrigo Duterte.

Taiwan rejects deportation of OFW critical of Duterte
Sofia Tomacruz April 28, 2020
News reports from Taiwan quote its foreign ministry as saying that foreign workers enjoy freedom of speech and 'citizen treatment'

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Taiwan OFW Linn Ordidor on free speech and dodging deportation
April 30, 2020
Caregiver Linn Ordidor made headlines when the Philippine government pushed to have her deported from Taiwan for having criticized President Rodrigo Duterte. She tells Rappler why she thinks being outspoken is worth the risk.
She got into trouble with Philippine authorities for stating her political opinions, and would have been deported if Taiwan didn’t vouch for her. Still, the spirited OFW says she’d do it all over again for love of country.

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Transparency International-Philippines (TI-PH)

established in August 26, 1995
Our Mission: To prevent and counter corruption at all levels by promoting transparency, accountability and integrity across all sectors of society.

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PH drops to 115th place in global index on corruption perception
Gabriel Pabico Lalu January 29, 2021
In the fight against corruption, the Philippines appeared to have failed to make an improvement insofar as perception of corruption in government is concerned, with a worldwide study placing the Philippines at the 115th spot out of 180 countries.

PH further drops two places in 2020 Corruption Perception Index
Jan 28, 2021 Camille Elemia
The Philippines places 115th out of 180 countries and territories – lower than its 113th rank in 2019
The Philippines further dropped two places in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index in 2020.

Understanding Persons of Philippine Origin
Philippines Anthem - Lupang Hinirang - Chosen Land

history, text, music-notes, videos in Tagalog, Cebuano, English and many more languages

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Impressions of the Philippines
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The Philippines - Asia's Rising Tiger
The Philippines Documentary Jul 18, 2014
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WE ARE THE PHILIPPINES
Feb 24, 2017
Diverse in culture, in heritage, in history - and we are ONE. We are everything as we are everyone. We are this land's people as we are the land itself. WE ARE THE PHILIPPINES.
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Philippines Island Treasures
Alan Milewczyk Oct 12, 2018
Mike Dilger and Rico Hizon explore the rich culture and rare wildlife of the Philippines.
Originally broadcast by BBC in October 2018.
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Untamed Philippines
The Expats Report Sep 2, 2019
Philippines Documentary Untamed Philippines National Geographic This is one of the best documentaries I have seen about the Philippines.

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This is the Philippines
Catriona Gray showcases PH's rich heritage
Cat'elle December 09, 2018

This is the Philippines shows Catriona taking a tour of Luzon. She traveled to Manila, Pampanga, and Rizal, where she showed off Intramuros, Luneta Park, the art of the Higantes, parol (lantern) making, and paintings by the country's national artists.

the article HERE

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Saving Paradise
GMA Public Affairs May 31, 2019

Aired March 31, 2019: Sumailalim sa rehabilitasyon ang Manila Bay, Boracay at Coron. Kumusta na nga ba ang estado ng mga sikat na tourist destination na ito ngayon? Panoorin 'yan sa video na ito!

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The Philippines : Islands Of Mystery>

The Philippines : Islands Of Mystery is dedicated to all casualties and victims of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that hit the central Philippines on 8th Nov 2013. Nov 16, 2013

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Philippine/Pinoy Food Tourism advertisement

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Social Weather Stations - SWS

is a public opinion polling body in the Philippines. It is a private, independent, non-partisan, non-profit scientific institute in the Philippines which conducts social surveys and does survey-based social science research and other educational activities.

The Philippine Center for Population and Development
Commission on Population

Do you need a greater understanding of who the Filipino is?

Get Real Philippines Book 1 is one such guide.

The Philippines Illustrated

A Visitors Guide & Fact Book by Graham Winter

PIA Information Services
Family planning & Birth Control Policy in the Philippines
Info Philippines with good links
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RA-9211 Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003

Public smoking ban takes effect nationwide
Jul 23, 2017
Executive Order 26 or the nationwide ban on public smoking is now in effect, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Sunday
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Nationwide smoking ban, ipatutupad simula sa Linggo
Jul 21, 2017
Kaugnay ng pagpapatupad ng Nationwide Smoking Ban simula sa Linggo, Hulyo 23, nakapanayam ng Bandila si DOH Asst. Sec. Eric Tayag
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No Smoking in Metro Manila

The Metro Manila Development Authority, in cooperation with the cities of the National Capital Region, has started the implementation of Republic Act 9211, otherwise known as the No Smoking policy.
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The Philippines - No Longer a Smoker's Paradise

This year the price of alcohol and cigarettes has double in the Philippines. A new Sin Tax Law that came into affect with the New Year as doubled the price of both local and imported alcohol and cigarettes. Mar 14, 2013

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No Vaping in Public Places
Mar 8, 2020 ABS-CBN News

Executive Order No. 106 which prohibits vaping or the use of e-cigarettes in public places in an expansion of the nationwide smoking ban.

FAST FACTS: The Philippines' role in the United Nations
Gerard Lim October 24, 2015

October 24 is United Nations Day. Take a look at the country's participation in this prestigious organization.

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Ghost of Dictator Marcos Hangs Over Duterte - Etc.

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Critics compare Marcos, Duterte
Krixia Subingsubing September 22, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte has become a “globally infamous dictator” akin to the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, an international coalition of human rights groups said on Monday, following a European Union (EU) Parliament’s resolution condemning the human rights situation in the Philippines.

The evil that men do
Vergel O. Santos October 26, 2019

He was elected as the one-trick pony the nation needed – only to prove himself not even slightly worthy of the trick on which he sold himself

Using the Marcos playbook to stay in power
Philippine Daily Inquirer April 23, 2021
In the news item “More netizens join call for Duterte’s resignation” (4/20/21), more than 60,000 signatures—and still counting—are said to be supporting the call for President Duterte to step down due to his administration’s dismal performance vis-à-vis the pandemic and China’s almost total invasion of the West Philippine Sea, which now seems irreversible because of his own declaration to the whole world that he is “inutil” to do anything about it.

IMPORTANT to read: Marcos and Duterte
Randy David September 20, 2020

It was more than just a dinner: On Imelda and the CCP
Fernan Talamayan January 28, 2020

Some Filipinos enjoyed a lavish dinner to 'honor' a convicted plunderer while the Taal evacuees suffered from hunger and thirst

Duterte donor Imee Marcos not in his SOCE
Paterno Esmaquel II October 11, 2016
Referring to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos' donation, President Rodrigo Duterte says, 'Si Imee pa ang nagbigay. Sabi niya inutang daw niya'
President Rodrigo Duterte recently said Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos helped fund his presidential bid, with Marcos even borrowing money to fuel his campaign.
President Rodrigo Duterte says his father was a close ally of former president Ferdinand Marcos
Duterte's Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE), however, does not list Marcos among his contributors.

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We trust Duterte will end decades of cases – Imee Marcos
Bea Cupin August 31, 2017 - with Video
Asked if the President's claims that they would be returning their wealth was true, Governor Imee Marcos says: 'Pag-usapan na lang ng ating mga abugado'
When asked about her family’s supposed plan to return some of their wealth to the Philippine government, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos said there were no negotiations in the works and that it was best for their lawyers to respond.

Bongbong Marcos on Cabinet post: I can't say no to the President
Mara Cepeda April 05, 2017
‘If the President asks you to serve in whatever capacity, you can’t say no,’ says former senator Bongbong Marcos.

Duterte supports renaming Philippines
Pia Ranada February 11, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte already has a name in mind for the country: Maharlika. This was the name supported by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Again AboutPhilippines just ask: Is "Duterte, a Marcos lapdog"??????

Duterte hit for 'absolving' Bongbong, Imee from Marcos sins
Bea Cupin September 30, 2017

The President insists – falsely – that Bongbong Marcos was a 'child' and Imee Marcos, 'young,' when documented atrocities of Martial Law took place.

Are they innocent? Think again.

Can Duterte do a Marcos?
Lisandro E. Claudio May 29, 2017

Our babyboomer mayor-president may think he is living in the 1970s, but things have changed a lot since then.

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'Marcos-friendly' Duterte risking historical revisionism
Sep 11, 2017
Former Commission on Human Rights chair Etta Rosales is blaming President Rodrigo Duterte for providing a "friendly environment" for the Marcos family's attempts to revise history in their favor.
Ghost of Dictator Marcos Hangs Over Duterte
Clarissa Batino - Norman P Aquino June 15, 2016

Rodrigo Duterte won the Philippine presidency in a blaze of hard-line rhetoric -- an outsider who will stamp out crime and corruption. But his power base is tied to the nation’s oldest political camps, including that of ex-dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

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Coco levy fund scam: Gold for the corrupt, crumbs for farmers
Camille Elemia January 21, 2017
Part 1: Many coconut farmers have died waiting in vain, and with them went the hope they would one day reap the 'rewards' of what's seen as among the biggest scams of the century.
The 3 are among the 3.5 million coconut farmers, earning an estimated P16,000 annually and belonging to the country’s poorest of the poor. They are victims of the coco levy fund scam from 1971 to 1983 under the Marcos administration, with collected taxes amounting to P9.7 billion.
These farmers were taxed by the government, only for their payments to be used by former president Ferdinand Marcos and his alleged cronies, Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco Jr, Juan Ponce Enrile, and some others, to invest in and buy businesses for their own benefit.

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The politics of the coco levy scam: From Marcos to Noynoy Aquino
Camille Elemia January 22, 2017
PART 2: More than the long, arduous fights in court for the coconut levy funds, the main battleground is in Malacañang and Congress, where politics comes into play.
The controversial coco levy fund began under former president Ferdinand Marcos in 1971 when he and his cronies enacted a law that imposed taxes on coconut farmers’ products.
But more than 4 decades since then, coconut farmers have yet to receive their "promised rewards." What happened to the billions of pesos of coco levy funds under each administration?

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Return coco levy to farmers? Duterte's promise and political will
Camille Elemia January 23, 2017
PART 3: Will the coconut farmers, among the country's poorest of the poor, finally claim what is rightfully theirs as promised by the President?
It's been a promise made in every presidential campaign – that government would finally return the money to coco farmers. Yet, almost 45 years since former president Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies, including Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco Jr, imposed coco levies or taxes on coconut products, farmers have yet to see and feel the “reward” promised them.

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How dangerous is climate misinformation?
Al Jazeera English Apr 22, 2021

Climate change is scientific fact but for decades the science has been met by some with denial. The result is public disengagement and political paralysis.

Climate Change Commission, CCC

an independent and autonomous body that has the same status as a national agency and is attached to the Office of the President.

Climate Commission urges gov’t to engage youth in environment concerns
August 12, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
The Climate Change Commission (CCC) said the government could further tap into the potential and skills of the youth to generate and amplify action from other sectors in dealing with environmental concerns.

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Children and Youth Workshop on Climate Change - Pinoy + Youth + Power in a Changing Climate

4-Greeneration Challenge - Call for Youth-led Climate Change Initiatives

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PH youth activists call for protection of 'climate protectors'
Sep 26, 2020 ANC 24/7

Filipino youth climate activists are calling for the protection of climate protectors. In 2019, the Philippines was named as the second deadliest country for environmental defenders by London-based environmental watch dog, global witness.

Filippine bishops issue pastoral letter on “climate emergency”
Robin Gomes 16 July 2019

8th in a series of pastoral letters over the past 30 years, the latest document of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines urges concrete actions on responding to the call of Pope Francis in his encyclical letter, “Laudato Si”.

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One Small Act
Apr 13, 2020 CNN Philippines

April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of #EarthDay

Duterte mulls ‘climate emergency’ declaration
September 28, 2020 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
President Duterte will consider declaring a “climate emergency” in the Philippines to help achieve its goals under the Paris Agreement.

Environment advocates call for PH climate emergency action plan
September 29, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
Environmental groups are calling for the establishment of a scientific and human rights body to lead the implementation of a climate emergency action plan in the country.

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Mga Kwento ng Klima
Dec 4, 2019 ABS-CBN News

Produced by ABS-CBN DocuCentral in cooperation with the Oscar M. Lopez Center, “Mga Kwento ng Klima” chronicles how Filipinos are slowly evolving into a climate resilient people after picking up painful lessons from all the climate-related disasters that battered the country.
It digs deep into how susceptible the country is to climate change and how local communities, government agencies, and concerned organizations have united to take control of the situation by championing climate resilient projects.

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PAGASA's Chris Perez on weather forecasting
November 08, 2019

What are PAGASA operations like? What exactly do common weather forecasting terms mean? Rappler talks to PAGASA Senior Weather Specialist Chris Perez.

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Climate Justice

April 2, 2016 - English subtitles
This video entitled ‘Climate Justice’ features ‘the fight of the Climate Justice activists to experience the real Climate Change.’

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Ilang coastal areas, posible raw lamunin ng dagat?
Nov 7, 2019 GMA Public Affairs

Ilang coastal areas, maaari na raw lamunin ng dagat? Epekto umano ito ng tumataas na sea levels dahil sa climate change.

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COP 21 - Paris Agreement on climate change

The historic deal is signed on December 12 2015 in Paris

Philippine statement on adoption of Paris climate deal
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'Despite diversity and divergence, we have found common ground. The Paris Agreement is a monumental feat of humanity,' says head of Philippine delegation Emmanuel de Guzman

Duterte says 'no' to climate change pact

Senate won’t ratify Paris climate pact

Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi defends Duterte's stand on Climate Change pact and vows to lower power rates.

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Vernice Victorio on Duterte's approach to climate change

What convinced Duterte to sign Paris climate pact REVISED:
Climate Change Vice-Chairperson Vernice Victorio explains what convinced President Rodrigo Duterte to sign the Paris climate pact

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Philippines signed the Paris deal. What’s next?
July 13, 2016

Watch our interview with Christian Monsod.
A few months after the Philippines signed a global pact to mitigate climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, how is it making good on its promise?

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Paris climate deal takes effect in PH, now what?
April 22, 2017

On Earth Day, April 22, 2017 we discussed what Filipinos can do beyond the ratification of the agreement that seeks to curb global warming.

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BUHOS
A Climate Change Documentary by Senator Loren Legarda & Direk Brillante Mendoza

Climate-related disasters rising in PH: ADB
Typhoon "Yolanda", "Glenda", and even Habagat. All of these caused great effect in the country. According to the study made by Asian Development Bank, the climate-related disaster in the country continues to rise in number. Sep 2, 2014

ADAPTAYO - Our Nation's Call for Climate Change Adaptation
ADAPTAYO promotes courage, flexibility, strength, and resiliency among Filipinos amid the perils, dangers, and impact of climate change: droughts, typhoon, flooding, and extreme weather conditions

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Pagasa - Mactan Chief Oscar Tabada on Climate Change
Pagasa-Mactan Chief Oscar Tabada discussed about hydro-meteorological hazards in the Philippines, weather forecasting, and facts about climate change with Sun.Star employees. Jai Sandoval/Sunnex Dec 20, 2013

National Publication of Lessons Learned on Climate Change Adaptation in Demonstration Projects

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Sea level rise and possibly cause extreme flood and storm surge. Apr 9, 2014

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Global heat, sea level hit record highs in 2015
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The record heat that the planet experienced last year is driven partially by global warming, and is exacerbated by the ocean heating trend known as El Nino

1991 Pinatubo explosion slowed down sea level rise
KD Suarez August 23, 2016
Sea level rise temporarily slowed down because of the massive 1991 explosion, but it is again speeding up, scientists say
The 1991 explosion of Mount Pinatubo in Zambales slowed down the gradual rise in sea levels due to global warming – and its effects are now waning, scientists said in a study.

Is the Philippines sinking?

"Waterworld", a documentary by Jay Taruc
A recent study commissioned by the government shows that up to 80% of the country will be underwater in 80 years. Are we prepared to live in a waterworld? Date aired: Oct. 18, 2014

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Climates of the Philippines
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a non-profit research institute housed in the campus of the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Philippines.

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PAGASA: El Niño is here
Mar 9, 2015

We are now experiencing a mild El Niño. This is what the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, PAGASA confirmed earlier. The dry season may extend because of this phenomenon.

Pagasa: Expect below normal rainfall due to El Niño
Mar 11, 2015

NewsLife: Pagasa: Expect below normal rainfall due to El Niño Reported by Christine Santos

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Think Positive: What to Look Forward to During Retirement
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Making a New Life in The Philippines
Angela Cato

The Philippines is a perfect location for anyone in search of a new home where the climate is great year-round and where people are friendly everywhere you go. The Filipinos living in the islands are a friendly group of people who are family oriented and very nice to newcomers.

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Why did Jerry & Family from Hawaii, choose to retire in Cebu?
Jun 3, 2017
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Retiring in PH: Pros and cons

For those who are planning their financial future after retirement, one of the important things to determine is where to live. May 30, 2015

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How to prepare for retirement in PH

Registered financial planner Randell Tiongson shared effective ways to plan for retirement in the Philippines on ANC's On the Money with Edric Mendoza. Sep 22, 2015

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Monthly costs of living in Cebu City

May 6, 2016 by/Christopher Lane
Monthly costs of living for April 2016 for a family of 3 living in Cebu City

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Medical Costs in The Philippines. My Recent Experience
Feb 6, 2019
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Tax exemption privileges of filipinos who are permanent residents abroad and returning to the Philippines for good and former filipino citizens who have acquired citizenships of other countries and are returning to the Philippines to settle permanently.

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How local can a Foreigner become How local can a Foreigner become in the Philippines?
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The Pros and Cons of Retiring in the Philippines
VISAYAN FORUM FOUNDATION, INC.

is a non-profit, non-stock and tax-exempt non-government organization in the Philippines established in 1991. VF works for the welfare of marginalized migrants, especially those working in the invisible and informal sectors, like domestic workers, and trafficked women and children.

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goILOILO.com Crime against foreigners in the Philippines

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Visas, Permits Immigration for Foreigners in the Philippines
If you will not be relocating to the Philippines and wish to stay in the Philippines longer than 21 days you will most likely be required to obtain a non-immigrant (temporary) visa. Generally non-immigrant visas are issued for travel to the Philippines for a specific purpose and for a set duration. Aliens entering the Philippines may qualify for the following visa categories:

Aliens admitted as nonimmigrants cannot remain in the Philippines permanently. To obtain permanent admission, a nonimmigrant alien must depart voluntarily to some foreign country and procure from the appropriate Philippine consul the proper visa and thereafter undergo examination by the officers of the Bureau of Immigration at a Philippine port of entry for determination of his admissibility in accordance with the requirements.

Tourist Visa Extension Philippines

Treaty Investor Philippines

Provisional Permit to Work Philippines

Employment Working Visa (9G) Philippines

Alien Employment Permit (AEP) Philippines

Retirement Visa (SRRV) Philippines

Special Visas for Foreigners allowing 100% Condo Ownership Philippines

Non Quota Visa - 13A Philippines

Special Visa for Employment Generation (SVEG) Philippines

VIDEOS

IMPORTANT:

LOOK ALL the VIDEOS

in the album "Official Personal Papers e.g. Passport, Cerfiticates, Etc"

Guidelines and Requirements for Applying for Filipino Citizenship Reacquisition Under Republic Act 9225
Philippine Citizenship

Dual Citizenship
It´s possible for Filipino to hold dual citizenship or more than one citizenship at the same time.

DUAL CITIZENSHIP
A Primer on the Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003 - 3rd edition

Crossing The Edge Of Allegiance
Joel P. Salud discusses what one risks in dual citizenship

IMMIGRATION POLICIES ON VISITING AND RETURNING OVERSEAS FILIPINOS

Under R.A. 6768, a former Filipino citizen and his/her spouse and children traveling with him/her are entitled to visa-free entry to the Philippines for a period of one (1) year.

Bureau of Immigration of Philippines - BI

also with important informations for tourists

the Videos

Know about the program and services of Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines, from processing to legal matters with BI Commissioner Ricardo David and BI-Spokeperson & Intelligence Chief Atty. Ma. Antonette Mangrobang

District and Field Offices - Visa Fees and Taxes
also with important informations for tourists

Emigration Clearance Certificate, ECC
The passport had a stamp saying visitors whose total stay in the country is more than 6 months are required to get an ECC.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS ETC. FOR FILIPINOS also filipinos balikbayan

Immigration Administrative Circular No. SBM-2013-007
DRESS CODE POLICY
The public shall be denied access to the bureau if they fail to observe the Dress Code Policy

PHILIPPINE IMMIGRANT VISA - ALIEN CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION - THE ACR I-CARD

The 13(A) Visa applies to the spouse or the unmarried child under 21 years of age of a Philippine citizen, if accompanying or following to join such citizen.

The 13(G) Visa applies to a former Filipino who is returning to the Philippines for permanent residence, including his/her foreign spouse and minor children.

IMPORTANT: look much more information HERE

SPECIAL RESIDENT RETIREE'S VISA (SRRV) OPTIONS

and many more informations about retirement in the Philippines

Department of Foreign Affairs of Philippines (DFA)

Look also HERE

PH to issue new 'high-security' passports at 'faster' pace

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the new printing system for Philippine passports increases production speed by 35%.
Starting August 15, is set to issue new passports with added security features HIGH SECURITY. Added security features have been placed, such as the upgraded security feature of the microchip to capture the personal data of the applicant.

IMPORTANT: Locsin scraps birth certificates for passport renewals
Paterno Esmaquel II January 15, 2019 - with Video
Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr says showing an old passport 'is more than sufficient' to have this travel document renewed

ALL the Videos: - Remark this is an album in the above album in the album Official Personal Papers e.g. Passport, Cerfiticates, Etc.

RA 10928 AN ACT EXTENDING THE VALIDITY OF PHILIPPINE PASSPORTS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 10 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8239, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “PHILIPPINE PASSPORT ACT OF 1996”, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Since July 2007, the Philippine Passport is a MRP - Machine Readable Passport.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR PASSPORT

look also HERE

Philippines passport requirements

First-time issuance of passport for children born abroad to Filipino parent/s
Renewal of expired passport
Amendment of passport
Replacement for tampered or damaged passport
Replacement for lost passport

Passport requirements for children

PASSPORT TRACKING SERVICE (PTS)

The Department of Foreign Affairs Officer of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) launched the PASSPORT TRACKING SERVICE (PTS) to provide updates to the public on the status of their passport applications.

After typing and encoding the information required, applicants will receive a response to their PTS queries through SMS message or e-mail within two working days upon receipt of such online request.

To prevent child trafficking, Republic Act 7610:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS IN SECURING MINOR’S TRAVEL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE

Look the Video Against Child trafficking - Republic Act 7610

National ID law: Here's the law, RA 11055, plus quick summary
The Philippine Identification System will record every instance you use your national ID or number in a transaction, aside from any modification of personal information

One ID, one number: What you need to know about the Phil ID system
August 5, 2020 Charissa Luci-Atienza
Today, one can not leave home without an ID card. Not only one, but two or even more if one is expecting to do official transactions.

the Videos

How to Apply for UMID Card (Unified Multi-Purpose ID Card)
March 25, 2015

UMID stands for the Unified Multi-Purpose ID card that will serve as the single ID card of all SSS, GSIS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG members.

Look also HERE

the Videos

Notary Public

How to Get a Document Notarized in the Philippines

the Video

Top 28 Valid ID's Required in the Philippines

Are you familiar with "NO ID, NO ENTRY' signs? Did you experience refusal from a Money Changer or from a "Kwarta Padala" institutions when you want to receive money from someone but you have no valid ID. Whether your a student, an employee, or an average Pinoy, a valid ID - Identification Card is always required when transacting business, accessing public/private institutions or opening bank accounts.

Philippines BIR Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) card
Having a Philippines BIR Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) card can be advantageous when dealing with Filipino government officials and most financial institutions. A TIN card is handy, even if you do not pay taxes in the Philippines

Important: Look more informations HERE

Citizen Services

Need a Birth Certificate? Want a Passport - Seaman's Book - Visa or ??? Citizen Services allows for convenient access to various government services from the DFA, NSO and POEA

Many good informations and more links

MasterCitizen's Blog

A blogsite where the common citizen can find facts and guides.

Barangay Clearance or Certificate of Residency

one the Philippine government issued identification documents needed for many important business, job, or personal transactions. You might need it for the following reasons:

Barangay Clearance is required when you apply a job/employment.
It's one of the documents required when you apply or open a bank account.
It's required for business establishment.
It's required for other business or financial transactions such as lending, loan or financing.
It's required mainly to certify that you are living or residing in a certain barangay.
And it's required for any other important transactions...

Driver License - RA 10930

New designs for driver's license cards out in August 2015
Ipinasilip ng LTO ang bagong disenyo ng drivers license card na i-isyu simula sa Agosto. Inaasahan ng ahensya na mapupunan ng bagong supplier ang higit sa kalahating milyong hindi pa nabibigyan ng bagong lisensya. 

and HERE, HERE

example of the old design front - rear

LTO Driver's License and NBI Clearance Renewal

article, examples about Renewal of driver´ license for Filipino citizens abroad

Driving in the Philippines with a Foreign Driver License
Foreigners may drive for 90 days with an International Driving License, IDL or a valid license from countries reciprocating with the Philippines. After which a Philippine Drivers License is required and may be obtained at the Land Transportation office, LTO.

LTO Driver's License and NBI Clearance Renewal

PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT (PIDP)
Before hitting the road abroad, make sure that you have a Philippine International Driving Permit (PIDP) to enjoy driving privileges in more than one hundred countries all over the world.

First Timer's Guide to PH International Driving Permit
9 Jun 2018

CHURCH RECORD CHANGES AND RECONSTRUCTIOThe Chancery Department of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila is the Secretariat of the diocese. One of its functions is to receive documents and authorize changes and corrections in the registers of baptism, confirmation and marriage.

Philippine Legal Forms is the site to find the basic formats of standard and frequently used legal forms, contracts and agreements

All Philippine legal forms and contracts on this website are free for site visitors to copy and revise for single use.

International Organization for Migration  -  Philippines

Expats organizations and forums, Etc.

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Forum for Expats Living In Cebu
Alabang Ladies International Group (ALIG)

ALIG’s popularity continued to grow and now has a membership of over 200 women. These members come from all around the world, many with connections to global organizations
ALIG charities connects communities in the greater Muntinlupa Philippine area through educational sponsorship and feeding programs with focus on long term solutions.
We help connect our local community in the greater Muntinlupa area through financial support, volunteering & donations with long term solutions our focus.

Expatriate Groups in Manila Expatriate Groups in Manila

Link to and descriptions of so many groups - nationalities

A little good to know about Business, Banks, Insurance - Etc.

with these sections and remark the sections will get only very FEW important updates, the sections and videos are archive:

Doing Business - general

Import - Export - general

Banks - bank business, SWIFT codes, Loan Sharks and etc. informations

Insurance, agencies and laws etc.

The album with Videos about Business, Banks, Coins & Notes, Money transfer, Insurances - etc.

The album gets no more updates

go to overview

Doing Business - general - Etc.

go to overview

 

Duty Free Philippines Corporation, DFPC

Look also the Videos

TVC - Duty Free ng Bayan

"DUTY FREE"

Remark this is an album in the in the album Tourism organizations - Etc.

Bureau of Product Standards, BPS

As the National Standards Body, BPS is mandated to develop, implement, and coordinate standardization activities in the Philippines.

Philippine National Single Window, NSW

a computerized internet-based system that allows parties involved in trade to lodge information and documents with a single entry point to fulfill all import, export, and transit-related regulatory requirements.

There are about 40 government agencies involved in the issuance of import and export licenses, permits and clearances for trade facilitation over Philippine borders.

Intellectual Property, IP Office of the Philippines - IPOPHL

The overall project objective of establishing an ITSO network within institutions is to strengthen local institutional capacity to access patent information and use the patent system. This is inline with the mandate of IP PHILS and more specifically, its 3D IP 2020 VISION as the ITSO network will demystify and democratized the patent system, use it as a tool for national development.

Philippine Stock Exchange - PSE

the national stock exchange of the Philippines. It is one of the oldest stock exchanges in Southeast Asia.

the Videos:

How the Philippine Stock Exchange works
If you've ever wondered what stocks are, how the stock exchange works, and how you can earn from investing in them, then this feature might just be what you're looking for. Jul 16, 2015
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What investments can you get from PSE?
Did you know that there are different kinds of investment securities you can get from the Philippine Stock Exchange? There's the common stocks, preferred shares, warrants, and more. So what are these and how do they work? Jul 18, 2015

Remark this is an album Philippine Stock Exchange in the album Doing business in the Philippines

Technology Resource Center, TRC

serves the public through the acquisition and promotion of technology and livelihood skills and information. A government corporation attached to the Department of Science and Technology, the TRC operates as a self-sustaining institution.

The Videos

TRC programs, products, and services

eTRC - eLibrary

Philippines and The World Trade Organization, WTO

The World Trade Organization deals with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible.

This page gathers key information on the Philippines' participation in the WTO.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE MINING SECTOR

MINING - CONCERNS AND CONFLICTS

 

DREDGING UNDER THE RICE PADDIES

These gold prospectors were sending pay-dirt to the surface from 30+ feet deep in liquid muck!
By Dave McCracken

Small-scale gold mining
Edited by Norman S. Jennings
Kias gold mine

Traditional Small-scale Goldmining of Northern Philippines Mountain Tribes

King-king Gold Copper Gold Project

in the resource-rich Compostela Valley aims to address two important needs:
Supplying Asia's economies with gold and copper, and
Providing well-paying jobs today to support a sustainable future for the people of Pantukan municipality and the entire Gulf of Davao region.

Mining in Philippines Advice about mining in the Philippines

Mercury-free Gold Production Method Fires Up Miners to Abandon Mercury Use
Small-scale miners in Gaang, Barangay Talalang are determined to put an end to mercury use in mining activities after finding out that a mercury-free method is more practical and cost effective than those that require mercury.
Investor’s Prospectus on Philippine Mining
ECCP - European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

ECCP is a service-oriented organization whose main goal is to foster close economic ties and business relations between the Philippines and Europe.

Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System, PhilGEPS

The PhilGEPS is government's leading tool in procurement management and its prime mover in promoting transparency and efficiency in public procurement. It is government's central portal for registration of suppliers and advertisement of bid opportunities.

Look also HERE and the Videos

Philippine Economic Zone Authority
The Philippine International Trading Corporation, PITC
PBEd is the business community’s response to the need for consensus and sustained advocacy in education reform. It aims to become the voice of the business community.
Association of Firearms and Ammunitions Dealers of the Philippines, Inc., AFAD, Inc.

With its very own governance and regulations, AFAD exists to consolidate firearms dealers into an integral forum, and to formulate and impose self-regulating policies for the industry.

SKILLS REPORT PHILIPPINES SKILLS REPORT

Skills for the Labor Market

Etiquette

MUCH more about Etiquette, Customs, Protocol, Do's and Don't's, Whistleblowing

Why BGC is the Best Location for an Office Space [Infographic]

BGC is strategically located in the middle of the metro, between EDSA and C-5, two major highways in Metro Manila. It has seven major access points including the Kalayaan Flyover, ED SA, C-5 Highway, Kalayaan Avenue, McKinley Road, Villamor Airbase, and Lawton Avenue.

The Expat’s Quick Guide to Starting a Business in the Philippines
August 22, 2016 Rocky Chan

BusinessCoach, Inc.

a duly organized corporation, and approved by the SEC to operate in accordance with the Corporation Code of the Philippines.

The company is a provider of quality business seminars which would enhance skills and contribute to entrepreneurial or career success.

The Video

Remark this is a album in the album Business & Management in the album Special Education, schools & programs - etc.

Starting a Business

Pedicab/Padyak

Learn how to put up and start your Internet Cafe Negosyo/Business in the Philippines.
The Philippine Franchise Association, PFA

the pioneer and premier franchise associate in the country, with member-franchisors providing a wide range of investment opportunities - from micro to large, both homegrown and international.

Direct Selling Association of the Philippines, DSAP

the national trade association of legitimate direct selling and network marketing companies engaged in the business of person-to-person selling.

The Intro Video

Remark this is an album in the album Doing business in the Philippines

APEC BUSINESS TRAVEL CARD, ABTC

How to get ABTC

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC forum initiated the ABTC to promote and facilitate business and investments within the region. The card will help reduce the time and cost to business travelers in meeting the visa and entry requirements to APEC member economies. Applicant must be a Filipino citizen.

International Business Wiki Import/Export Restrictions of the Philippines
How to Start a Money Changer Business

Look also Money Changer

Philippines Business Presentation

Look as pdf HERE

Business Opportunities
Trade Associations‚ Organizations and Commissions
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, SBMA

the operating and implementing arm of the Government of the Philippines for the development the 670 square kilometer area of Subic Bay Freeport, SBF

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 42
DEFINING THE POWERS, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SUBIC BAY METROPOLITAN AUTHORITY (SBMA) AND THE SBMA ADMINISTRATOR

Doing Business in the Philippines - Social and Business Culture

Import - Export

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Video

Enemies of the State?
July 30, 2019 - with Video
How governments and businesses silence land and environmental defenders.
More than three people were murdered each week in 2018, with countless more criminalised, for defending their land and our environment.
The Philippines had the highest number of killings of any country this year, with at least 30 defenders murdered.

Download the full report: Enemies of the State?

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Why are environmental activists under attack?
Al Jazeera English August 8, 2019
A new human rights report says 164 environmental activists around the world were killed last year, and countless more are being silenced through violent attacks, intimidation or unfair criminalisation.
The report examined 19 countries and found that most of the activist killings in 2018 involved those who spoke out against mining industries.
The Philippines topped the list with 30 victims.

PHILIPPINE BUREAU OF IMPORT SERVICES, BIS

look also HERE

Prohibited and Regulated Import Products

List of Regulated Import Commodities and Administering Agencies/Bureaus

Import procedures for many different kind of living animals

Guidelines for the Importation of Live Pet

Import of Plants
Plant Quarantine Law, Regulations and Protocols

Philippines Customs Regulations

Look the article - advices as pdf HERE

Food and Agricultural Import

Philippines Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Narrative

INFORMATION ON BRINGING DRUGS/MEDICINES

INTO THE PHILIPPINES as a tourist

Documents needed for shipping Human Remains to the Philippines
No Dollar Importation, NDI) Program EXECUTIVE ORDER 156

EO 156

NO-DOLLAR IMPORTATION OF USED MOTOR VEHICLE

The Foreign Service of the Philippines

Tax exemption privileges of filipinos who are permanent residents abroad and returning to the Philippines for good and former filipino citizens who have acquired citizenships of other countries and are returning to the Philippines to settle permanently.

Continue to Philippine Immigrant Visa Non Quota 13(G) or 13(A)

DUTY–FREE IMPORTATION - SHIPMENT DUTY–FREE IMPORTATION - SHIPMENT OF PERSONAL EFFECTS
The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, CITEM is the export promotions agency of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry.
Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation Inc., CFIF

 a primary industry support organization of furniture manufacturers and exporters and organizer of the Cebu International Furniture and Furnishings Exhibition CEBUNEXT.

The Video

CEBUNEXT

the exhibition embodies the drive to create new designs with exceptional quality. It harnesses and consolidates the collective strength of the Philippine furniture industry, while highlighting Cebu as the design capital of Southeast Asia.

Furniture Exhibitions

Remark this is an album in the album Manila Fame - CEBUNEXT

Tradeline Philippines - Bureau of Export Trade Promotions

Doing Business Made Easy

Bliss Florence S. Manlulo

Export regulations by Philippines customs

Banks - bank business, SWIFT codes, Loan Sharks and informations

and with these sections - etc.:

Banks in Philippines

Philippine microfinance - Small Loans

SWIFT codes

ATM, Visa - MasterCard, American Express card - Credit cards - Mobile and digital payments

Philippine Money - History & Museums

Bank business - Financing - Etc.

Loan Sharks

Bitcoins and Zcash - Etc.

Money - Peso Bills, Coins - Currency  in Philippines - Etc.

Currency - sell - buy in & bringing - transfer to and from Philippines

ATM, Visa - MasterCard, American Express card - Credit cards - Mobile and digital payments

go to main-overview

Banks in Philippines

Remark many of the videos in this section are albums in the album Banks, Coins & Notes, Money transfer, Loans - etc.

go to overview

Banks Philippines

"AboutPhilippines" recommend to follow this site about newest informations about the banks and their business!

Look also HERE and HERE

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas - BSP
Central Bank of the Philippines

and HERE

Philippine National Bank - PNB

Philippine National Bank, Directory of all Overseas Offices
As of December 31, 2010

Philippine Veterans Bank

also known as PVB and Veterans Bank, is a medium-sized commercial bank in the Philippines. The bank is owned by Philippine World War II war veterans and their families and caters to both corporate and retail financial markets. As part of its charter, Veterans Bank allocates 20% of its annual net income for the benefit of its shareholders.

Bank of the Philippine Islands - BPI

Look about BPI Globe BanKO - the mobile phone-based, microfinance-focused savings bank

Bank of the Philippine Islands - Europe - PLC

PSBank

Philippine Savings Bank

Land Bank of the Philippines
Allied Banking Corporation
CitiBank Philippines

Look also HERE

Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc.

also known as Banco de Oro and BDO look also HERE

Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company, commonly known as Metrobank

Look also HERE

Union Bank of the Philippines

Look also HERE

East West Bank
Banco Filipino
Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., RCBC
Rang-ay Bank

Serving North Luzon and Cordilleras

The First Consolidated Bank, FCB

is a private development bank, organized in 1982 in the Province of Bohol. FCB has now 23 Marketing Offices in the Visayas and Mindanao, a total of 81 banking offices nationwide.

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

HSBC Philippines

Al-Amanah Islamic Investment Bank of the Philippines

AAIIBP is the only bank in the Philippines authorized to offer Islamic banking. It is also licensed to do both commercial and investment banking services, similar to a universal bank.

look also HERE

The RBAP - Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines, Cebu
Banco Dipolog, BDI

formerly Rural Bank of Dipolog, Inc., RBDI

China Bank, Philippines

China Banking Corporation, known publicly as China Bank is Philippines' fourth largest universal bank by market capitalization. Established in 1920, it is the first privately owned commercial bank in the Philippines. China Bank is one of the strongest and most profitable banks in the Philippines today.

The Philippine Bank of Communications

more commonly known as PBCOM, is one of the largest commercial banks in the Philippines.

Look also HERE

Development Bank of the Philippines
28th Floor, Tower 2
The Enterprise Centre
Corner Paseo De Roxas and Ayala Avenue
Makati City Metro Manila 1226
Asian Development Bank

ADB-Philippines Development Partnership

The Philippines is not only a founding member of ADB and its 11th largest shareholder, it is also ADB's host country.

The World Bank - Philippines
Philippine microfinance - Small Loans

Remark many of the videos in this section are albums in the album smallLOANS - microFINANCE in the album Banks, Coins & Notes, Money transfer, Loans - etc.

go to overview

Microfinance Council of the Philippines, MCPI

Look also HERE

Profile on Microfinance Philippine Country Profile on Microfinance
Principled Practices in Microfinance

Kim Wilson - CRS – Catholic Relief Service

Making Microfinance Work for Agriculture

Introduction, Preliminaries, and Main

Heeding Poverty: An Assessment of Microfinance in the Philippines

Introduction, Preliminaries, and Main

BPI Globe BanKO

BPI Globe BanKO is the Philippine's first mobile phone-based, microfinance-focused savings bank.

BPI Globe BanKO and Globe Telecom have entered into a public-private partnership with the Philippines' Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to help in the transition of marginalized families ending their five-year stint as conditional cash transfer (CCT) beneficiaries, by providing sustainable livelihood and employment opportunities as well as access to financial services by enabling them to have bank accounts.

Look more about BPI

APPEND

the first network and one of the largest groups of Christian Development NGOs in the Philippines that provides microententerprise development and growth support and education services to all without regard to religious affiliation and ethnicity, race or color.

Look also HERE

Microfinance Sector Assessment
Microfinance Regulation in Seven Countries incl. the Philippines
A Comparative Study

Have Impact !

Make a difference in the world.

Microfinance loans to the Philippines
Rural banks and cooperatives, Microfinance - small loans
Episcopal Relief & Development, ERD

is partnering with the Episcopal Church in the Philippines to empower women to become financially independent. Through receiving loans, training and other resources to help start or expand small businesses, women are increasing their incomes and becoming able to better provide for their families' needs.

The Video

Remark this is an album in the album smallLOANS - microFINANCE

SWIFT codes

go to overview

Your one stop resource for all BIC, IBAN, SWIFT codes for wire transfers to banks worldwide.

SWIFT CODE for Philippine Banks

Swift Code - Bank BIC Codes

 and HERE and HERE

Visa - MasterCard, American Express card, Credit cards - Mobile and digital payments

 go to overview

EMV-ready cards

EMV Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

MasterCard in Philippines - for ATM locator click HERE

Money - Peso Bills, Coins - Currency - transfer to and from Philippines Etc.

Look also HERE and Banks - bank business, SWIFT codes, Loan Sharks and etc. informations
with many more informations e.g. about:
ATM, Visa - MasterCard, American Express card - Credit cards - Mobile and digital payments

go to overview

Video

Fake Money Changers
Dec 16, 2017

BSP Integrated Supervision Department director Dindo Santos gives tips on how people can avoid being victimized by fake money changers.

Philippine Money and Currency - PESO Bills and Coins

The peso (Filipino: piso) code: PHP is the currency of the Philippines

Look also HERE

Videos

Philippine Banknotes and Coins

Apr 3, 2014
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How to spot fake money

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas warns the public because fake money is spreading again. BSP also gives reminders for you not to become a victim of receiving counterfeit money.

the article Feb 13, 2015
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Tunay o Peke?
Jan 18, 2017
More and more are becoming a victim of fake money modus operandi nowadays. To prevent this from happening, learn more about our Philippine Peso.
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BSP to change color of P100 bills starting 2016 --
Remark these are albums in the album Coins & Banknotes

IMPORTANT:

How to Determine if Your New Philippine Peso Bills are Fake or Genuine?

How to Spot Fake New Philippine Peso Bills & How to Report Fake Philippine Peso Bills

New Generation Philippine Banknotes 2011

Look also HERE

Know your Philippine Currency 2010
About bringing in or taking out of the Philippines, Philippine and Foreign Currencies During Arrival in or Departure from the Philippines

look also HERE and HERE

Videos

Money Transfer Agencies
The CoinMill currency convertor

This currency convertor will convert between any two foreign currencies using up to date exchange rates

Bank business - Financing - Etc.

go to overview

Home Development Mutual Fund - Pag-IBIG Fund

Housing Loan Program

Look also HERE and RA-9679 HERE

OFW's: Grow your Money and Enjoy Financial Freedom
Expat - Philippines - Banking

Documents needed - required before an expat is able to open a bank account - Ect.

Modernizing Loans: 5 Technologies and Trends Changing the Credit Industry
September 19, 2018 - In Personal Loan
Loan sharks

go to overview

When Loan Sharks Attack

What is a Loan Shark? A loan shark is a person or entity that charges borrowers interest above an established legal rate.

BitCoins  and Zcash - Etc.

go to overview

Bitcoin Philippines

This page is an opportunity for Filipinos to learn about Bitcoin and how it can help them start up online businesses without the need for banks.

Know the risks before using Bitcoin
Updated February 19, 2014
Zcash
a cryptocurrency that offers privacy and selective transparency of transactions. Zcash payments are published on a public blockchain, but the sender, recipient, and amount of a transaction remain private.

What Investors Should Know Before Trading Zcash
Nov 27, 2016 by Charles Bovaird

and HERE

Insurance, agencies and laws etc.

go to overview

The Chan Robles Virtual Law Library of Law of the Philippines

Here AboutPhilippines recommend to look after wanted laws

RA 9829

Pre-Need Code of the Philippines

defines pre-need plans as contracts, agreements, deeds, or plans for the benefit of the plan holders which provide for the performance of future services, payment of monetary considerations, or delivery of other benefits at the time of actual need or agreed maturity date.

Government Service Insurance System, GSIS

The GSIS is a social insurance institution, to secure the future of all employees of the Philippine government, it provides and administers a pension fund that has the following social security benefits: different kinds of loans, compulsory life insurance, optional life insurance, retirement benefits, and disability benefits for work-related accidents and death benefits.

Social Security System, SSS

an agency which is created to establish a social security protection to workers in the private sector, wage earners as well as self-employed persons.

Caritas Health Shield

Caritas health care insurance plus pension is the most beneficial plan for you. 5 years payment 15 years health protection with pension benefit. Another quality product that has been release to ease our kababayan's worries about health illnesses that arise today and you can now have your annual check up because of Caritas health plan

EXTENSION OF SOCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE TO WORKERS IN THE INFORMAL ECONOMY THROUGH ORGANIZED GROUPS
Microinsurance Philippines
What do Muslims believe about insurance?
Huda, About.com Guide

Read also the links in the article

IMPORTANT to know for a NON-Muslim in a mixed marriage

APPLICATION FOR RETIREMENT APPLICATION FOR RETIREMENT AND OTHER SOCIAL INSURANCE BENEFITS
The RBAP - Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines, Cebu

Read about Rural banks and cooperatives, Microfinance, small loans HERE

Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association, PIRA

Look also HERE

No Dollar Importation (NDI) Program EXECUTIVE ORDER 156 (EO-156)

Look EO 156 as pdf HERE

Postal system, ZipCode, Phone AreaCode - Special stamps - Ect.

Go to main-menu

Philippine Postal Corporation

ALL the IMPORTANT PHLPost Videos

Philippine ZIP Codes Directory - Corresponding Phone Area Code

and HERE

Embassies - Consulates etc. in and for e.g. the Philippines

Affidavit of Support/Letter of Invitation

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OUR FOREIGN SERVICE POSTS
Philippine Embassies - Consulates etc.
Find an embassy/consulate Find an embassy/consulate
AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT/LETTER OF INVITATION

Nessecary for visits of Philippine citizens in many countries e.g. Schengen - The host has to fill up and send such to the invited person
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Visa Information System (VIS)
allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. It consists of a central IT system and of a communication infrastructure that links this central system to national systems. VIS connects consulates in non-EU countries and all external border crossing points of Schengen States.

EU VIS and biometrics factsheet

Schengen Visa
The Schengen Agreement is a treaty signed between states in Europe. Visa to one of the states is valid to all members of Schengen Agreement

Schengen Information System - Terms about Schengen with links and advices

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Philippines Missing Persons
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an organisation that offers a safe, secure and anonymous way to find family and friends that you have lost contact with. This service is FREE of charge.

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Locating Friends and Relatives in the United States
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SO
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r try to open a "closed" directory for downloads, will be blocked without any kind of WARNING!

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It´s SO SAD again and again that some visitors in one time make several downloads. We have seen some nearly try to download - hack everything from the sites, so there´s no bandwidth for other to come in and look our pages or the Video- & Photostation.
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a blocked fixed IP, will do that all users of that IP behind a router can´t connect to our sites e.g. in a NetCafé
.....Think of other than yourself.....
THINK of - all the serious visitors in these IP ranges - areas so can't visit our pages!

We are saying so much SORRY to the serious visitors, who are being hit of blocked IPs, but we have to protect our servers and pages, AND we want to be sure that visitors can be sure, that our servers - pages are "clean of malware"!
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or
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HELP US: Please tell if you find dead link(s), which - where, so we can delete the link(s).

We try to change all links to such "bad - dead" domains - sites to alternative links, but again remark that many of these sites, we links to now, have the same bad links e.g. sites from Google and Wikipedia. It has not been possible for us to get contact to any responsible persons for many of these domains, who could get the domains - sites to work.

Please inform us, if you have a link on our sites and change address etc., so visitors don´t miss to look your site!

PLEASE send a mail, if you find a dead link or e.g. if you have clicked for a main-album on Videostation, but only the main-page of videostation opens!
AND REMARK
July 14, 2020 - To-day 2021: Sorry, but many of the links going to Rappler.com are down.
We have asked Rappler - Look: 14-07-2020 Rappler responsed that all links soon will be up again!
We and others have several times since July 14, 2021 ask by mail to Rappler about when we can expect the links are redirected and work again
BUT
To-day, 2021 STILL NO RESPONSE at all from Rappler!
We have decided to let some of these dead links be, because so you can use the link-subject for searching for another link with that subject!
We can no longer recommend anybody to link to rappler.com anywhere! - NOW 21 May 2021 we have deleted more than 1000 dead links to rappler.com and a little after a little we are deleting all the last dead links from Rappler - Never trust a promise from Rappler!
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In NO way, we can´t help you to get a job e.g. Au-pair or finding a comming spouse, or asking us to donate to ???, so don´t write asking for such kind of help or try to sell us ???

We don´t sell, hire out or book for anything! - We are NOT a company

We can´t help to get any kind of "papers - licenses - certificates", adoption or ????! - We are NOT any kind of an agency, authority, church or ???

The IPs used for ALL THAT KIND of above "spam-mail" to us will be reported to ISP and BLOCKED

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First we have to tell, that it´s nessecary that your browser support - can open all different kinds of files e.g. pdf, jpg, gif, png etc., so you have to open all the articles, photo, power point presentations etc. in the browser or associated programs.

Next here you can get a little more "manuals & warnings" for - select  & click:

Error or ???

Find text - object in a browser-page

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How to LOOK some of the Videos

Miss "Java" or Flash Player

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Adobe Digital Editions for reading eBooks, look for android

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Remark about the Photo - Video(s) links:

Remark the addresses to the albums go to fahnoe.dk - The Balikbayan family, who run the sites!

A link in cursiv Video(s) goes to an extern page/domain
A link Video(s) goes to our video & photostation
BUT
Sorry, but many of the addresses in the different albums are old - no longer working. All have to be to one of the pages under https://aboutphilippines.org  - Look the Headlines for ALL subjects. We try a little after a little to get the addresses change to the new ones.
For looking some of the Videos in our video & photostation, it´s nessecary to have - use: a browser, which can show .flv and .mp4 videofiles, some browsers need to have Flash Player installed.
If you like to download some of the videos e.g. because you can't open flv files in the video & photostation, just contact us and we will send you the file.

Remark: when it's the back-up server which runs, there is NO links to videostation working!

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We know many browsers have blocked - miss Flash Player. You can find the right flash player for your system:

or

or browsers supporting Flash Player files look e.g. FlashFox

Most of our videos are .mp4 files
and
Many links around ALL our pages need SUN-JAVA installed on the computer

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Help US to get more Links, Photo & Video

 Please send such "things"
AND
if you like our sites, so please make links to our sites in your sites, Facebook, Twitter etc. and ask your friends to do it too - and CONTROL the link(s) are working well. If you like to have the sites embedded, so you HAVE TO contact us first!

Remark because of many chances in videostation - albums, we ask you please send a mail, if you find a link going to a wrong album!

Remember to look VideoStation - The IMPORTANT appendix to all subject-pages with photos & Videos.

Please TELL us if you make link to our pages, so we can inform you about changes!

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Index of all sites - Etc.

LOOK Headlines - Links to all aboutphilippines.org pages and use ONLY these IMPORTANT links to our sites!

Please send a mail, if you find a dead link (but NOT a rappler.com link) in OUR pages!
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Maybe the file or page you look for has got a new address,
but you can find ALL the files from "no longer working" links from searchmachines, etc. e.g. links to pdf - ppt files - etc.

Remark that all sites in the directory /archive/ no longer are updated and there can be dead links!
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Don't use "Private browsing" because in some browsers so some informations risk missing AND you can get error, if a filename include special letters e.g. ñ in Santo Niño.
Use a browser, which understand long links and have no problems to show all kind of files e.g. pdf - links!

REMARK: NEVER use anything IN FRONT of link-adresses. Just click the link, which send you to a page!

Videos - About Philippines
VideoStation - The IMPORTANT appendix to all subject-pages with photos and videos.

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Here you can read also about:

Illegal ADDs - Links - Video etc. on  our sites

Privacy - Policy & Disclaimer

Help us to get more Links, Photo & Video on "About Philippines"

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About "aboutphilippines.org"

Please make links to our sites in your sites, Facebook, Twitter etc. and ask your friends to do it too - and CONTROL the link(s) are working well. If you like to have the sites embedded, so you HAVE TO contact us first!

All our homepages are NON-commercial, made as a hobby for The Balikbayan family, just hoping the sites can be a help for you and ??? All are laying on a little private server with a 1 tbit connection 24 hours a´day.

We recommend to use a "REAL computer" and the best browser is Chrome, Firefox or Safari for looking our sites!

We have never ask for payment for link or place - will never do it, and no-one can "pay for a place - add" on our sites incl. in the VideoStation, and we use ONLY recommended link - photos - videos on our sites (which we have confirmed) recommended - sent - given from Filipinos or persons with relation to Philippines or link we use for information. We are in NO-WAY sponsored of any of the links, you can look on all our sites.

Unfortunately, so sometimes we get "things" and use them and so later have to erase them, because someone tells he - she owe it and has copyright, so please control, that you have the right to give it to us for upload, and try to tell, why you think, you have that right.
Remember, that we have to trust both YOU, who have recommended - sent - given it & later the person, who says the link - video is illegal - wrong!
PLEASE tell, if you think, a link or video, which we have got and uploaded to our sites is ILLEGAL - wrong, send a message with the link to us and tell WHY, so at once we can erase it...

If you think our sites are a help to you in some way, we are glad,
and untill further we try to get the sites running without any kind of private or commercial adds, because we like, that all of you can trust, that no-one can pay - have paid for a link or sponsored ??? on our sites, and we don't accept - receive any kind of donations.
so
Please tell if you find some of our sites with ADDs or banners place in the top - placed of that link, you have used,
like we know that e.g. search.url.com - i-search-engine.com - appspot.com - regionaldeals.net & adf.ly have spammed many of our sites with adds and - or banners or even "steal" our sites and put them in frames on own sites without permission from us! ALL these kind of searchmachines & etc. sites are - will be blocked, reported & blacklisted to DNSBL
Our sites are without any kind of commercial paid links and all of that kind will be reported and blocked.

Instead we would like to se all of you comming back to our sites and will recommend the sites to all your friends, so the many visitors do, that we feel the sites appreciated and would like to keep them updated
&
PLEASE tell, if you think, a link or video is ILLEGAL - wrong to have on our sites e.g. because of copyright, send a message with the link to us and tell WHY, so we can erase it,
BUT
remember, that we have to trust both the person, who has recommended - sent - given it & YOU, who say the link - video is illegal - wrong, and when the link - video has been erased,
so many visitors don´t get these informations!
If you have the copyright of a link - file - etc., so instead you should have been glad, that many could learn from it…..
Who shall we trust!!!!
Often we erase broken - dead links, which sometimes are up or down! BUT we need your help, so please SEND a MAIL and tell if you find such ones and maybe know a link, which works!
Remember we are just old amateurs who like to share informations about the beloved Philippines

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Remark: all BLUE text with underscore on ALL pages are the links you can click on

Remark too:

  • Our little server can´t manage if many try to download, so you have to write to us and tell if you like to get something and what

  • Many of the link to articles have both Capital and small letters in the link and in the filename, which can give problems in some 3. parts browsers.

  • Many of the articles are pdf-files - marked with . If you miss a pdf reader, you can download it HERE

  • How to look Video- & Photostation - what it´s of software nessecary to have for looking - Etc.

  • You can find MUCH more HELP HERE

All sites - pages are totally without any kind of spyware, virus etc. Please tell if you find spyware, virus etc. in some of the link, so at once the link can and will be removed.

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Disclaimer

While we have tried to ensure the information on these sites - pages on all our domains is as reliable as possible, we can´t guarantee the accuracy of the information on all of these pages. We disclaims all responsibility and all liability for all expenses, losses, damages and costs you might incur as a result of the information on this website being inaccurate or incomplete in any way, for any reason or for any purpose. We are not responsible for the content of any linked sites or sites referred to as well as photos, videos, files uploaded as these are beyond of our control and knowledge. About our Photo and Videostation: Absolutely no ownership infringement is intended. All images, audio, and video clips are the sole property of their respective owners and uploaders.

REMARK that because of the many visitors, where 75 % are from the Philippines, so there will be more and more links to - articles and videos in other languages than English e.g. Tagalog, Cebuano, Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), Chavacano (Chabacano - Chabakano) and more local PHIL languages and Spanish. Sorry but many of these links - articles and videos, we just have to trust, when these have been recommend, because we don´t understand many of the used languages e.g. Chavacano (Chabacano - Chabakano) and Spanish etc.

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Privacy Policy

About Philippines respect the privacy and rights of its visitors – link-owners. No effort is made to identify individuals without their knowledge.

  • About Philippines maintain a strict "no-spam" policy. Your e-mail address or files - etc. you have uploaded will NOT be sold or given to a third party.
  • You can always withdraw that and get link - files "been made of - belong to you" erased from all our sites, by sending us documentation for your "rights".
  • It´s without expenses for you to get your link - video - photo here, but we have to confirm all before it will be uploaded, because we have never ask for payment for link or place - will never do it, and no-one can "pay for a place - add" on our sites.
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Help us to get more Links, Photo & Video on "About Philippines"

We ask ALL of you, who look this site, to help us to make the sites "About Philippines" better and keep them "running", so if you have some Photo, Video, Musicvideo or good link please send it - them to us, just use CONTACT - SEND a MAIL so we can tell you how to upload or where we can download etc. - max size for a file 5gb.

Remember if you have a link on one of the subjectpages, you can get video and - or photo about the subject in the link on Video- & Photostation too - Just contact us. These Videos & Photos can have © (look the single file) and we are not responsible for the contents. Of course, you can always withdraw, what you have send. It´s without expenses for you to get your link, video - photo here, but we have to confirm all before it will be uploaded.

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Amateur contra Professional

If there´s wrong spelling and grammar, so please inform me, so I can correct!
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You have to remember, that everything is easy, when you can and know how to do, maybe it´s very simple for you
but
a science for other
and
in many situations other can - know something, they think are simple, but you think it´s a science....
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All you find here is our home-made web-sites, that are just an old amateur´s work, and I don´t know much about it, but would so much like to learn e.g. making much better web-sites ..... in spite of my age!
so
Do you find anything, which maybe is wrong in what I have written, wrong spelling etc. - and also in the way I have made the web-sites (I´m not super to do that), so I will be more than glad for getting help from you to correct the wrong thing and I´m still hoping, that the pages can be a help for some of you.... but
NOT
just give the remarks: "That´s wrong - That´s not right - That´s not working"
and if the economy can, we are ready to pay for your HELP.
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You are always welcome to click and use Contact - Send a mail to us

God Bless you & Many regards
from
The Balikbayan family

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