Kalel Demetrio is basically a mad scientist—his fermentation cocktail lab is packed with hundreds of vials and beakers full of boozy experiments.
"The Philippines is withdrawing its ratification of the Rome Statute effective immediately.”
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made his latest flamboyant claim this week when he said that he once threw a "corrupt" person from a helicopter in flight as punishment. He then threatened to do it again.
Hong Kong hosts more than 300,000 live-in maids from the Philippines and Indonesia, many of whom have experienced abuse at the hands of their employers. I had a traditional Filipino dinner with three of them as they shared their stories.
President Rodrigo Duterte wagged his middle finger in the air and said, "Fuck you" to the European Union over a request to halt the killing of drug suspects.
"Who does he think he is? I am no American puppet," the Philippine president said following White House criticisms of the country's bloody war on drugs.
An ex-US Army sniper instructor named Joseph "Rambo" Hunter was sentenced on Tuesday in US District Court after his notorious former boss aided the DEA in a sting operation.
The freighter, which was flying the flag of Sierra Leone, will also have its 21 crew members deported while Manila awaits the arrival of a UN inspection team.
An expedition to a disputed island by a group of Filipino people may anger Chinese authorities, which lay claim to a large part of the South China Sea.