Manila News

Philippines holds referendum for Muslim autonomy in troubled south

Manila (Reuters) - Minority Muslims in the southern Philippines cast votes on Monday in a long-awaited referendum on autonomy, the culmination of a peace process to end decades of separatist conflict in a region plagued by poverty, banditry and Islamist extremism.

Reuters , Africa Jan 20, 2019

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4: Episode 6 Rucap and Pit Stop [video]

Monet X Change and Manila Luzon are relieved to learn that their shared victory last week has granted them immunity.

The South African , South Africa Jan 20, 2019

‘Like a fine wine’: Philippines cheers Pacquiao victory

Manila, Philippines, Jan 20 – Raucous cheers erupted from Philippine boxing fans in Manila who jumped in joy to celebrate the victory of Manny Pacquiao against Adrien Broner on Sunday, comparing their 40-year-old idol to a “fine wine”.

Capital News , Kenya Jan 19, 2019

Philippines' richest man Sy dies at 94

In this file photo taken on May 16, 2013, Philippine property tycoon Henry Sy arrives for the opening of one of his shopping malls, the SM Aura, in Manila.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 19, 2019

Activists decry Sri Lankan president's praise for Duterte's drugs war

Manila (Reuters) - Human rights groups expressed alarm at Sri Lanka’s leader on Friday for praising Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody war on drugs as an “example to the whole world”.

Reuters , Africa Jan 18, 2019

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 Sneak peek: The Eliminated Queens Rise from the Dead [video]

When Manila and Monet are asked whose lipsticks they had both pull out Valentina’s name which sends the poor dear into a full telenovela meltdown.

The South African , South Africa Jan 16, 2019

We love Man U, we don’t compare ourselves with our dwarf

It is like the Philippines or Thailand claiming to do better than the USA because Americans like to go playing you-know-what in Manila and Bangkok.

The East African , Kenya Jan 13, 2019

Bianca Rautenbach carries the flag for South Africa at Miss Intercontinental 2019

Contestants of the 47th annual Miss Intercontinental pageant were presented to the members of the press at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on January 10 where the finalists were selected.

The South African , South Africa Jan 12, 2019

Philippine court orders jail for former bank manager over Bangladesh central bank heist

Manila (Reuters) - A Philippine court on Thursday held a former bank manager guilty on eight counts of money laundering, the first conviction in one of the world’s largest cyber heists, in which $81 million was stolen from Bangladesh’s central bank nearly three years ago.

Reuters , Africa Jan 9, 2019

Huge crowd joins annual Black Nazarene procession in Philippines

Catholic devotees carry the life-size statue of the Black Nazarene to a carriage during an annual procession in honour of the centuries-old icon of Jesus Christ in Manila.

IOL , South Africa Jan 9, 2019