Monthly Archives: September 2015

Visit Davao Fun Sale promo on


September 1, 2015

DAVAO CITY
— Tourism stakeholders in Davao region geared for early sales promotion of Visit Davao Fun Sale (VDFS) 2016 to draw more participation and tourists with last year’s positive results in tourist arrivals. Continue reading

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LeBron James praises Filipinos’ love for basketball; NBA MVP Stephen Curry due in Manila next month


September 1, 2015
PASAY CITY – National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar LeBron James made a rousing return to the basketball-crazy Philippines on August 19 as he was greeted by thousands of Filipino fans who wanted to see a glimpse of him. Continue reading

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Reds leader backs Duterte; mayor gives 50-50 to run for president


September 1, 2015
DAVAO CITY – The founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) Jose Maria Sison officially endorsed Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for the 2016 presidential elections. Continue reading

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Bridging through the Bayanihan Spirit NaFFAA R3 West Conference and the Philippine Center of Minnesota


September 1, 2015
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OFWs call for zero remittance, zero vote for admin candidates

MANILA (PhlDigest) – Many Filipinos working and living abroad stopped sending their remittances to their loved ones in the Philippines for one day on August 28 in protest over strict checks on their “balikbayan” boxes and the goverment’s plan to imposes higher taxes or fees on the boxes and contents.
The non-remittance may have involved some $3.1 bilion, according to Sen. Francis Escudero even as Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Rep. Lito Atienza called on the Aquino administration, especially Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina, to apologize to the OFWs.

September 1, 2015
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SC Justice Carpio warns of arms race in disputed China, PHL seas

MANILA (PhlDigest)- Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has warned of an arms race in the West Philippine Sea and South China Sea in case a United Nations (UN) arbitral tribunal tackling the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China makes an unfavorable decision for Manila.

September 1, 2015
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