British family documents damage from Super Typhoon Odette

Jmayel, Sacha and Story, a British family living in Siargao documents their experience when Super Typhoon Odette touched down on the island. They run the YouTube channel Eight Miles from Home.

Super Typhoon Odette touched down on Siargao Island and destroyed our home. This video contains real storm footage from December 16th, filmed from our beach villa in Pilar. The damage to the Philippines is catastrophic.

If you wish to send help to Siargao please coordinate with our friends Mary Jane Ysulat and Learni Snyder on the 8 miles from home supporters page on Facebook 🙏🏽

Our names are Jmayel, Sacha & Story. We traveled to Siargao island with Jmayel’s mum & Story’s grandma just before the Global pandemic that sent the whole planet into quarantine. We got stranded for months and fell in love with island life, now we want to make that life more permanent.

Follow us on this journey 🙂

COVID-19 In Philippines – a documentary by CNA Insider

About this documentary: “The people in the Philippines are suffering from one of the toughest and longest lockdowns in the world. As the government struggles to deal with the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the ultra-strict quarantine and social distancing measures which have now stretched to more than half a year, have left the economy on its knees. The move has also left millions of people jobless and hungry. The dire situation has now pushed millions of people to the brink of starvation. Why did the pandemic hit the poorest of poor so hard? With the Philippine economy slipping into its worst recession in decades, can the poor pull themselves out from the crushing poverty? Will their cries for help be heard?”

For more information about COVID-19, visit
Evidence Not Fear
Referenced and sourced COVID-19 information

Send Money To The Philippines? Take part in a research study and earn cash

Earn £50/Cash For 60 Minutes Of Your Time.

Do You Send Money To The Philippines? We are looking for people to take part in a 60 minute research interview to discuss why and how they send money to the Philippines. Please note your feedback will be kept strictly confidential.

Date: Friday 8th November
Time (60 minute appointments): 9am

If you would like to take part in this study please apply with your answers to the questions below to: [email protected]

Question 1:
What is your contact telephone number?

Question 2:
In the last 12 months how many times (if any) have you used the following services to send money to the Philippines?

  • WorldRemit
  • TransferWise
  • Western Union
  • Revolut

Note: This is a guest post from Recruitment for Research and Phil-UK has no affiliation with the organisation or events.

At the Cutting Edge: Experimental Sounds of Asia

At the Cutting Edge: Experimental Sounds of Asia, curated by the Bagri Foundation, is a series of concerts celebrating new music from across Asia and the diaspora. The series brings together extraordinary experimental artists, many who have never performed in the UK and many for the first time on the same bill. From varied backgrounds and training, these natural born collaborators cite influence from across artforms.

The first concert on 7th November features the first solo performance of Filipina-American award winning composer, percussionist and sound artist Susie Ibarra (along with Sunn Trio and ICHI).

Alongside improvisation and experimentation with Susie Ibarra, the first concert in the series will also feature Arizona-based band Sunn Trio, who will perform an improvised jazz and desert-rock set and Japanese one-band man extraordinaire ICHI.

The Bagri Foundation, a UK registered charitable organisation, is celebrating arts and culture from across Asia.

Learn more and book here:

On The President’s Orders Documentary at Bertha DocHouse

Dir: James Jones & Olivier Sarbil
United Kingdom / France / 2019 / 72mins

This is the searing story of President Duterte’s bloody campaign against drug dealers and addicts in the Philippines, told with unprecedented and intimate access to both sides of the war.

Shot in the style of a Hollywood thriller, this observational film combines the look and feel of a narrative feature film with a real life revelatory journalistic investigation into a campaign of killings.

Gangster youths move through smoky nightclubs, armed police patrol in skull masks, and a solitary mortician waits in his warehouse for his next victim.

On The President’s Orders uncovers a murky world where crime, drugs and politics collide – and reveals a sinister truth about the nature of the ongoing slaughter on the streets of Manila.

Book tickets at Bertha DocHouse

Survey for Filipinos living and working in the UK

Swift Research are an independent market research agency based in West Yorkshire. We are currently running a study to gain insight into how Filipinos find life living and working in the UK.

We’re looking for Filipinos who were born in the Philippines and are now living in the UK and working in London. The study would involve attending a focus group in London on Saturday 14th / Monday 16th September. We are offering a generous cash incentive to anybody who qualifies and takes part.

We have limited places available so if you are interested in participating, please contact us so we can arrange an initial phone to see if you meet our criteria:

Phone: 01937 543600
Email: [email protected].

We are a genuine market research company and are not trying to sell anything.

Note: This is a guest post from Swift Research and Phil-UK has no affiliation with the organisation or events.

No Data Plan at the Open City Documentary Festival

No Data Plan is an experimental travelogue tracking the journey that Miko Revereza, a filmmaker from the Philippines who has lived undocumented in America for the majority of his life, took across the country last year – his every ordinary moment imperiled by his citizenship status.

It is an amazing, unusual, personal and political film by one of the most interesting non-fiction filmmakers in the world right now – and assuming all goes well, Miko will join the Open City Documentary Festival, part of UCL Anthropology, at the screening to talk about it.

Miko Revereza’s No Data Plan, screening Fri 6th Sept at @OpenCityDocs, reflects on the millions of marginalised people whose every movement is imperiled – a travelogue of an altogether different kind.

Director: Miko Revereza
Duration: 70min
Previous Festivals & Awards: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019, Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival 2019, True/False Film Festival 2019 .
Date: Fri 06 Sep, 18:45

For more information, visit

Earl’s Court residents complain about Jollibee’s delicious chicken aromas

Many Earl’s Court residents have apparently been complaining to the The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council about ‘odours’ coming from Jollibee’s first London branch.

According to an email newsletter from Cllr. Linda Wade, the Liberal Democrat Councillor for Earl’s Court, Jollibee was served with an Abatement Notice under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The Notice requires Jollibee to take steps to prevent odour. If they fail to comply the Council will take the appropriate action as per their enforcement policy.

Housewife – A Short Film

Housewife is a short film in development by Curtis McMullan, a film student at Greenwich University in London. Based on his mother’s experiences, it tells the story a housewife who sells Tupperware to gain independence from a controlling husband.

Curtis ran a crowdfunding campaign in January 2017 to make a film for his final year project and was fully funded on February 5, 2017. The production is looking for a Filipina actress (someone in their 30s) to play the mother in the lead role.

For more information, please visit the indiegogo page at

Housewife – Crowdfunder from Layla de Maunby on Vimeo.