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Bangsamoro Autonomy bill hurdles Congress bicam committee

July 26, 2018

The bicameral committee of Congress approved the Bangsamoro autonomy bill after marathon hearings in time for the opening of the 3rd State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte on July 23,2018. The proposed law gives greater autonomy to


ARTIST TALKS: Yoko Tawada on “Writing in Two Worlds”

July 26, 2018

Yoko Tawada, an award-winning Japanese writer, spoke about writing novels in both Japanese and German languages during a lecture at the Dela Salle University in Manila on July 9, 2018. Her lecture focused on the novels Bridegroom was a Dog,


EXCLUSIVE: Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal Fishermen’s Tales

July 26, 2018

A Manila Shimbun team joined a group of fishermen from Infanta, Pangasinan who journeyed to Scarborough (Panatag) shoal in April, 2017. The team stayed with them for five days before returning via Subic, Zambales. This feature focuses on interviews with


WATCH! UTSUWA perform at the soon-to-be opened TIU Theater at the Makati Cinema Square

July 5, 2018

The taiko (Japanese drums) group Utsuwa returned to Manila once more in a drum-beating performance at a special event at the new TIU Theater at the second floor of the Makati Cinema Square. Here are the highlights of the show.

Some answers to questions on working as a housekeeper in Japan

June 16, 2018

A successful applicant and a Magsaysay Global executive answers some of frequently asked questions about what it takes to apply and be hired as a professional housekeeper in Japan.

World Bank hopeful 22 million Filipinos can be lifted out of poverty

June 11, 2018

The World Bank releases its latest report on the poverty situation in the Philippines: Making Growth Work for the Poor. While it noted that more families have been lifted out of poverty, as of 2015, one fifth of the population


More Filipino housekeepers leave, bound for Japan

June 4, 2018

A third batch of 25 Filipino housekeepers left for Tokyo last Saturday while a bigger group of 370 signed employment contracts for deployment to three prefectures in Japan. The housekeepers were recruited by Global Magsaysay, which has contracts with three


War Without End: Part 1 (Addiction and Drugs)

May 25, 2018

Almost two years since he assumed the presidency, President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against the illegal drug trade continues without letup. Part 1 of the Manila Shimbun’s series on his relentless and bloody campaign explains addiction and drugs from the point