May-December affairs are not unfamiliar to us. But when music icon Freddie Aguilar came out in the open with his relationship with a girl 44 years his junior, public controversy was stirred. People had mixed reactions to this news. (Photo credit to the owner.) While some supported the 60-year-old’s declaration of love for his 16-year-old girlfriend, there are many who found this immoral. A 16-year-old should be taking music lessons in Huntsville and not being in the arms of a man who is old enough to be his grandfather. Though this may be a case of lovers against the world, Freddie Aguilar may face charges of qualified seduction.
Three Years after the Manila hostage crisis that resulted in 8 fatalities and many wounded, the Hong Kong government is still adamantly demanding an apology from the Philippine president. It has threatened to impose sanctions if a presidential apology is not given. Sanctions include scrapping visa-free access to Filipinos with other unspecified economic sanctions. They would also most likely include the Philippines in a travel blacklist. (Photo credit to the owner.) If these sanctions are put in place, Filipinos looking for employment in Hong Kong may be affected by this but there are plenty of other options for them. For Filipino tourists, this would hardly be a problem as there…