Philippines journo gets threat after posting “scandalous” photo of Catholic church

A journalist from Davao, Southern Philippines, is getting threats and hate messages after posting a photo of a half-naked man being forcefully driven away by security guard inside a cathedral. Karlos Manlupig, a freelance photographer of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, says one of the blackmails he has received comes from an anonymous user who threatened […]

Weak consumption during long holidays

It’s a long weekend in the Philippines. With schools, banks and business establishments closed, most people here are at home. For those who find their living every single day, the long holiday was bad for their business. 30-year-old Julieta, a vendor selling sweet coconut water near a major park here in this city, says she […]

Davao welcomes guests with a “punch”

A month ago, Davao City became well-known for its Mayor who punched a court sheriff. Criticized and praised by many, the talk about the punching became so popular that tourism groups here were able to turn it into something the city could benefit. But unlike the jab that hit the face of an unfortunate sheriff, […]