Philippines risks being lumped with North Korea, Syria

(Via Rappler) ‘The Philippine government needs to understand that their problems with the international community will not go away unless these killings stop,’ says New York-based Human Rights Watch of the Duterte administration’s drug war DRUG WAR. Police conduct ‘Oplan Tokhang’ – a house-to-house campaign to make drug suspects ‘surrender’ – at an informal settlers […]
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Filipino Designer Tippi Ocampo Joins this Beauty Brand’s Global Campaign

(Via Inquirer) Filipino designer Tippi Ocampo shows us that age is merely a number as she’s part of Dove’s 60th anniversary global campaign. On her website, Tippi says she received an unexpected overseas call regarding the brand’s #RealBeauty campaign. “When I received a surprise overseas phone call about the possibility of being part of a global […]
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Kupuna Pono program deals with hard-to-broach elder-care topics

(Via Star Advertiser) CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Ron Matayoshi and his mother Mary jokingly sparred at her Kahala home. The Matayoshi family participated in the Kupuna Pono program with the Mediation Center of the Pacific. CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM “I think the main thing here is that we heard her voice. We captured […]
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House speaker wants city to help fund rail

(Via Star Advertiser) CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JULY 2016 House Speaker Joe Souki said he will not support Gov. David Ige’s proposal for increases in the state gasoline tax, vehicle weight tax and registration fees to help funding for statehighway maintenance and construction. House Speaker Joe Souki says he supports plans to make the half-percent […]
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