Bong S. Sarmiento

Bong S. Sarmiento is a Filipino journalist based in Mindanao, Philippines. His experience and fieldwork has earned him several journalism awards and nominations over the years.

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Hot water saves Filipino sailors from pirate attack

Quick-thinking Filipino sailors prevented their own abduction last week by pouring hot water over a group of suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits as they tried to board their ship in the...

Duterte offers tribes $500 for each communist rebel they can kill

UNPERTURBED by the backlash against his controversial order to shoot female communist guerrillas in their vaginas, President Rodrigo Duterte has offered indigenous peoples PHP25,000 (about $500) for every New People’s...

Dead Filipina found in Kuwait triggers total workers ban

THE Philippines “won’t anymore” send Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to the State of Kuwait after the cadaver of a Filipina domestic worker was recently found stored in a freezer at...