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Australian Islamic preacher arrested in Philippines over alleged Isis links

theguardian: by Kate Hodal — An Australian Islamic preacher suspected of rallying support for Isis militants in Syria has been arrested in the Philippines, where he has been preaching radical Islam…

10-year-old girl converts Filipino maid to Islam

The gentle persuasion of a 10-year-old girl here has resulted in the conversion of a Filipino maid to Islam, a local newspaper reported recently. The maid became a Muslim in…

Philippines urges its Muslims to abort Hajj

ET: MANILA: The Philippines urged its large Muslim minority on Thursday to reconsider plans to join pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia this year due to a deadly virus outbreak there. About 6,500…

How the Philippines is crushing the Indian call center business

Global Post: by Patrick Winn — BANGKOK, Thailand — It’s a call center cliche, familiar to many Americans who’ve picked up phones to contest bogus bank charges or gripe about a laptop…

Obama: US will defend the Philippines

CBS-ABN News: by RG Cruz — MANILA (UPDATE) - US President Barack Obama steered clear of China on Monday night as he said that the United States’ commitment to defend the Philippines…

US, PH reach new defense deal

ABS.CBN news — MANILA — The signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation (EDC) between the United States and the Philippines has been scheduled on Monday morning, ahead of the arrival…

ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE: A RESOUNDING WOMEN’S CALL FOR JUSTICE

Pinoy Weekly —- Thousands march and dance from Quezon City Memorial Circle to UP Diliman for the One Billion Rising for Justice on Feb. 14. Macky Macaspac Upping the ante…

Philippines signs long-awaited peace deal with Muslim rebels

theguardian — The Philippine government has signed a peace accord with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group, the culmination of years of negotiations and a significant political achievement for President Benigno Aquino…

Macho, Macho Men and the Matriarchal Philippine Society

PhilNews.com — An online article a week ago concluded that the reason that Deniece Cornejo the vixen in the Vhong Navarro mauling incident was being mercilessly vilified was because Philippine society…

Filipino Family Values: A Source of Dysfunction

Antipinoy.com: by ChinoF — We often wonder what went wrong with the Philippines. Why is it that Filipinos, even if they know what’s wrong, continue to do it, even willingly?…

Philippines, Muslim rebels have peace deal

Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The Philippine government and the country’s largest Muslim rebel group completed talks Saturday on a deal to end four decades of fighting that has…

Up to 24 injured in school blast

Inquirer.net: by Edwin Fernandez, Williamor Magbanua — KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato – Twenty-four persons were wounded, 17 of them in critical condition, when an improvised explosive device went off inside…

Man who lost everything in 2013 looks to the new year with hope

  Inquirer: by Danny Petilla — A succession of personal tragedies in 2013 could have broken the will of a lesser man to go on living. But not Casimiro Villas,…

A City In The Philippines Just Gave Us The Most Powerful Example Of Interfaith Cooperation

In September, Zamboanga City in the Philippines was ravaged by an armed conflict between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the local government. The battle created tension between local…

Muslims help rebuild Catholic church in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Christian residents of this city’s Santa Catalina district found nothing unusual about Muslims bearing carpenters’ tools — until they realized the Muslims had volunteered to help rebuild…

MALAYSIA Philippines, MILF “power-sharing” deal struck in Malaysia

DECEMBER 08, 2013 LATEST UPDATE: DECEMBER 08, 2013 11:46 PM The Philippine government and Muslim rebels today signed a crucial power-sharing accord, paving the way for a final peace agreement…

Anonymous Utah Muslim promises $100k donation to typhoon victims

SALT LAKE CITY — An anonymous donor from the Muslim community of Salt Lake City has pledged to donate up to $100,000 in matching funds to help victims of the…

Cebu City, My Lost Wallet and the Kindness of Humanity

Huff Post: by Bruce Reyes-Chow – If you are like me, every once in a while an email arrives in your inbox from someone who is stuck in London or…

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