Matikas Santos
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Vlogger dies after being set on fire by ex-husband in China
by Matikas Santos - October 3, 2020 - 4:09pm
The tragic case of a rural livestreamer who died after being set alight by her ex-husband has triggered outrage over domestic violence on Chinese social media.
How two sisters turned a mothers' day surprise into a growing online business
by Matikas Santos - September 21, 2020 - 5:51pm
A simple Mothers’ Day surprise by two sisters for their mom turned into a growing online business as they found a market of hungry quarantined Filipinos yearning to satisfy their cravings for sweet baked ...
Preserving paradise: Balancing tourism and the environment in El Nido
by Matikas Santos - April 2, 2019 - 1:22pm
The tiny sleepy town of El Nido on the northern tip of Palawan province has been getting raves over the past few years resulting in a booming tourism industry that is already putting a strain on the local envir...
The young man and the El Nido sea
by Matikas Santos - March 24, 2019 - 3:06pm
“Only when I started working in tourism did I realize that every little thing we do has an impact.”
Best things to do in, around 'city of smiles' Bacolod City
by Matikas Santos - October 19, 2018 - 1:30pm
The MassKara Festival of Bacolod City goes into full swing by October, and with it a deluge of tourists and party-goers who want to experience the famous sea of smiling faces.
International rights groups: 'Philippines unfit for seat on UN Human Rights Council'
by Matikas Santos - October 11, 2018 - 11:41pm
Human Rights Watch, an influential New York-based NGO, has written a letter to the United Nations asking its member states to keep the Philippines and three other countries off the Human Rights Council.
'Ompong' makes landfall in Cagayan, retains strength
by Matikas Santos - September 15, 2018 - 2:17am
After making landfall at 1:40 a.m. in Baggao, Cagayan early Saturday morning, Typhoon "Ompong" (international name: Mangkhut) has not weakened, state weather agency PAGASA said.
Typhoon 'Ompong' slams into Luzon at full strength
by Matikas Santos - September 14, 2018 - 11:16pm
Typhoon "Ompong" (international name: Mangkhut) slammed into the Philippines largest island of Luzon with its 205 kph winds early Saturday morning.
Signal No. 4 in four areas in northern Luzon as 'Ompong' closes in
by Matikas Santos - September 14, 2018 - 9:07pm
Signal No. 4 has been raised in Apayao and Abra Friday evening as Typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut) moves closer to Luzon.
Signal No. 2 in Isabela as 'Ompong' bears down on northern Luzon
by Matikas Santos - September 13, 2018 - 11:27pm
Signal No. 2 has been raised in Isabela as the 900km-wide Typhoon "Ompong" (international name: Mangkhut) begins to make its wrath felt in northern Luzon Thursday night.
PAGASA estimates 'Ompong' to reach 'peak intensity' Thursday
by Matikas Santos - September 13, 2018 - 12:12am
Typhoon 'Ompong' (international name: Mangkhut) may reach "peak intensity" on Thursday as it continues to inch closer to the Philippines, the state weather agency said Wednesday night.
Tropical Storm 'Basyang' to hit Mindanao Tuesday
by Matikas Santos - February 13, 2018 - 12:14am
Signal number 2 has been raised in more areas in Mindanao as Tropical Storm Basyang maintains its strength and speed.
UST Alumni Association president resigns over Mocha Uson award
by Matikas Santos - January 23, 2018 - 11:39pm
University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association Inc. (USTAAI) President Henry Tenedero resigned late Tuesday evening following widespread criticism of the Thomasian Alumni in Government Service award given to Mocha...
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