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Food supplement ad claims Filipinos have low IQs, receives no mercy in return

Highlights: An advertisement for a dietary supplement cites a big claim about Filipinos’ intelligence. Understandably, this is hard to swallow for many. There are questions over the strategy behind it. The source of the supposed study comes with a noteworthy disclaimer. MANILA, Philippines — The country has seen its fair share of unconventional but successful […].....»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonApr 3rd, 2018

REMEMBER ME? NU Pep Squad claims fifth UAAP CDC crown in last six years

Looks like last year was just a bump on the road for the NU Pep Squad – the new gold standard of the UAAP Cheerdance Competition. Flawless, effortless, and ultimately peerless, NU left everybody else in the dust to once more rule them all on Saturday at the MOA Arena. With their routine inspired by the Pixar animated film Coco, the Bulldogs came back to life and scored a total of 711 points, almost 60 better than their closest competitor. A year after placing fourth, they have now staked claim as the third winningest team in the event with their fifth overall championship. Not even now-dethroned champion Adamson Pep Squad and longtime powerhouse FEU Cheering Squad could do anything about NU’s return to winning form. FEU and Adamson tried to save the best for last, with the former putting on a five-minute homage to the 70s at seventh in the order and the latter performing a number inspired by Lion King at eighth in the order. Both squads wowed the crowd, but they were still no match for the divine dancing, the perfect pyramids, the scintillating stunts, and the terrific tumblings of the NU Pep Squad – which dominated each and every one of those criteria. The only category NU did not top was tosses where it logged a score of 77 – still just two points behind first-ranked UE Pep Squad. After not winning anything in the first 18 years of the UAAP Cheerdance, the Sampaloc-based squad has now reigned in five of the last six editions of the event. The FEU Cheering Squad placed as runner-up with 655.5 points while last year’s titlist Adamson Pep Squad settled for third with 638.5 points. The UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe, crowd favorites early on, just missed out on the podium with 638 points. Rounding out the leaderboard is the UE Pep Squad at fifth, the UP Pep Squad at sixth, the Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion at seventh, and the DLSU Animo Squad at eighth. Meanwhile, the group stunts had the same squads on the podium – NU at first, FEU at second, and Adamson at third. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

Celebrate the return of Balangiga bells

We’ll believe it when we see it” is the attitude of Filipinos toward the return of the Bells of Balangiga. Far too long has the US government hemmed and hawed about repatriation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Mushrooms and tangerines: North and South Korea swap food gifts

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea has sent 200 tons of tangerines to the North in return for mushrooms Pyongyang gave earlier, Seoul said Monday, November 12, in the latest reconciliatory gesture between the neighbours. Seoul is pushing ahead with a rapprochement with the nuclear-armed North while its security ally the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Tañada urges gov’t to invest in job creation

Former Deputy House speaker Erin Taada said the government should invest in job creation so it can provide jobs to those who are "able" and "willing." Taada issued the statement after a recent survey showed that there are 9.8 million jobless Filipino adults. READ: Jobless adult Filipinos reach 9.8 million in Q3 of 2018 "Everyone who can and is willing to work should have a job. If we look around us, there is so much work to be done: Ensure food for every Filipino, a home for every family, clothes, and shoes for everyone," he said in a statement. "Someone to look after young children, to teach the youth, to care for the sick; ensure clean water for drinking, cooking, and bathi...Keep on reading: Tañada urges gov’t to invest in job creation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

SMFB’s high return on equity merits ‘buy’ rating from analysts

Investors in the upcoming equity issue of San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. (SMFB), the country's largest consumer business, can expect some of the highest returns among similar stocks in the region due to its attractive valuations and strong market position, according to analysts.   In a research note, AB Capital Securities said the firm formerly known as San Miguel Pure Foods Co. stood to benefit from cost savings and synergies from shared infrastructure and group-wide procurement, "providing investors with opportunity to invest in a huge consumer leader with stable cash generation."   "[Its] healthy financials translate to higher returns, providing [the company] ...Keep on reading: SMFB’s high return on equity merits ‘buy’ rating from analysts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

OFW grandma’s homecoming made possible by Cebu Pacific

Filipinos are known to share strong bonds with their families. It is one of the values that motivates them to work hard, with some even going as far as flying abroad to become overseas workers (OFWs), just to give their families a better life. However, traveling out of the country also means missing out on important moments and memorable experiences with the family. That’s why when holiday season draws near, many OFWs make sure to return to the warm embrace of their loved ones and spend quality time with them......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Singapore envoy grades her PH stint: ‘The more I learn, the more I don’t know’

In her art-filled residence, Singapore Ambassador Kok Li Peng greeted us in a green polo barong by Silk Cocoon, and invited us for merienda. The meal was cross-cultural, an array of Korean-Mexican tacos from Vatos Urban Tacos and pillowy ensaymada from Mary Grace. Ambassador Kok is a foodie and enjoys Filipino cuisine. She noted how Singaporeans and Filipinos share the love of food. The envoy first tasted sisig at Aracama in BGC and pinakbet at Abe. Many of her food discoveries are travel-related. In Iloilo, where she attended the meeting of trade ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, she tried and liked batchoy. "You have to exercise a lot afterward," she rema...Keep on reading: Singapore envoy grades her PH stint: ‘The more I learn, the more I don’t know’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Sister Patricia Fox receives thanks, praise from supporters and colleagues

Deported missionary and human rights worker Sister Patricia Fox has received messages of continued support and gratitude from her colleagues in the Philippines after her return to her home country Australia. The 72-year-old superior of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion in the Philippines on Saturday left the country where she worked for 27 years […] The post Sister Patricia Fox receives thanks, praise from supporters and colleagues appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Istorya-DC honors the capital’s Fil-Am actors

  WASHINGTON, D.C. --For the third consecutive year, Istorya-DCmarked Filipino American History Month and Archives Month with a symposium at the Philippine Embassy's Chancery Annex building, Oct. 25.   The event was jointly hosted by the Rita M. Cacas Foundation (RMCF) Inc., the Philippines on the Potomac Project (POPDC) and the embassy.   This year's symposium, "Washington DC Filipinos in Theater," featured a night of "good conversation, great music, and sumptuous Filipino food," said a press release. "Tonight is made even more special by the fact that this is the first time that our participation is conducted under the auspices of Sentro Rizal W...Keep on reading: Istorya-DC honors the capital’s Fil-Am actors.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

LA’s Mayor Garcetti lauds Fil-Ams at History Month fete

  LOS ANGELES --- Home to the largest concentration of Filipinos outside of the Philippines, the greater LA area hosted several Filipino American History Month celebrations, from a festival highlighting Filipino food to a panel of Fil-Am personalities inside City Hall. Mayor Eric Garcetti attended a reception Friday, Oct. 26 at the Philippine Consulate, marking the first time a sitting LA mayor has stepped foot inside the Consulate. The LA-Makati Sister City association cohosted. "To be the first mayor in the Consulate, this is a moment of history and I'm so honored to be a part of writing this history," Garcetti said. Over 600,000 Filipinos are said to be living in ...Keep on reading: LA’s Mayor Garcetti lauds Fil-Ams at History Month fete.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Smoking is in—from bacon and pulled pork to ribs and sausages

  Smokehouse restaurants in Metro Manila have been hot since 2016, with no signs of cooling off any time soon.   The Smoking Joint, Mighty Quinn's, Holy Smokes, Pitmaster's Smokehouse BBQ and The Smokeyard continue to draw diners---proof that Filipinos love barbecued meats.   And now, people don't have to brave the traffic to enjoy smoked food. Fat Boy and Slim Meat Co.---a venture of Gerald Montelibano (the "slim") and Mikey Presa---prepares cured meats and is ready to accept orders.   The two have their own day jobs. Montelibano is a chef at Grace Park in One Rockwell, while "fat boy" Presa is the chef/owner of Concepto in Poblacion, Makati....Keep on reading: Smoking is in—from bacon and pulled pork to ribs and sausages.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Licad to do all-Chopin program in Manila, Baguio, Iloilo, Capiz this November

On Oct. 27, acclaimed pianist Cecile Licad will return to Carnegie Hall as the only musician among the Ten Outstanding Filipinos in America (Tofa) of 2018. The pianist had performed a recital at the Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall and got a standing ovation last January. After the Tofa awards, Licad will fly to San Francisco for an all-Chopin recital at the Mission Basilica Church on Nov. 10. She will then enplane back to the Philippines for the All-Chopin music fest at the main lounge of the Manila Polo Club on Nov. 27, 7 p.m. The concert will raise funds for the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Society, Inc. and for Childhope Philippines, Inc. Licad will then go to the ...Keep on reading: Licad to do all-Chopin program in Manila, Baguio, Iloilo, Capiz this November.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Crowds brave London chill for PH fast-food giant s UK debut

CHICKEN JOY TO THE WORLD UK-based Filipinos eagerly awaiting the opening of Jollibee's first store in London's Earl's Court district share the frame with JFC CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

IP group in Pagudpud receives food aid

Typhoon Ompong victims from the Oggayam-Ysneg-Yapayao tribe in Pagudpud received relief assistance from the Ilocos Center for Research Empowerment and Development (ICRED) and Citizens Disaster Response Center (CDRC). The project supported by the Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe benefited 300 households that received relief packs......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Filipinos lead queue to UK’s first Jollibee branch

via ABS-CBN News – Filipinos trooped to Jollibee when it opened its first United Kingdom branch in London’s Earl’s Court on Saturday morning. The London branch is Jollibee Food Corporation’s second in Europe after it opened in Milan, Italy earlier this year. It adds to over 1,300 Jollibee stores worldwide. Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

More Filipinos experienced hunger in Q3 — SWS

  About 13.3 percent or 3.1 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger in the past three months, results from the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Friday showed. This was 3.9 points higher than last June's 9.4 percent, and the highest since December 2017, which had 15.9 percent. "The measure of Hunger refers to involuntary suffering because the respondents answer a survey question that specifies hunger due to lack of food to eat," the SWS report explained. The SWS 3rd quarter 2018 survey conducted from September 15 to 23 also specified that 10.6 percent of Filipino families experienced "Moderate Hunger" --- increasing 2.5 percentage points f...Keep on reading: More Filipinos experienced hunger in Q3 — SWS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Korea Travel Fair highlights winter experience for Filipinos

Apart from food, cosmetics, K-drama and K-pop, there are more to explore about Korea, particularly its winter season......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

SWS: Majority of Filipinos favor return of death penalty

NEARLY six in every 10 Filipinos favor the revival of capital punishment for heinous crimes, a campaign promise of President Rodrigo Duterte, according to the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Wednesday. The poll from March 22 to 27 among 2,000 Filipino adults nationwide showed 59 percent of respondents agreed that the death penalty [...] The post SWS: Majority of Filipinos favor return of death penalty appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Rice-corn mix to be sold in Metro markets

To lessen Filipinos' dependence on rice as a staple, the government will be rolling out a program that will incorporate corn in the country's food supply starting this year.   Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol said in an interview that the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Food Authority (NFA) would make available a rice-corn mix in the market---a 50-50 blend made of rice and white corn grits.   The new grain variety is expected to provide a healthier food option for Filipinos, tone down pressure for the country to import more rice and provide support to local corn growers.   "NFA and DA were directed to form a technical working group that...Keep on reading: Rice-corn mix to be sold in Metro markets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Karton.ph offers surprises

  Have you ever found a unique item in one of those pop-up bazaars, and then try to look for it again when you return, only to discover that the merchant is nowhere to be found?   That was what happened to the founders of "online bazaar" Karton.ph, which prompted them to put up the e-commerce website, says its general manager Rob Afzelius.   There was, however, another goal they wanted to achieve: to promote Filipino products by providing another sales channel to entrepreneurs seeking to reach a wider market.   Hence, Karton.ph has, for the past two years, been selling nothing but the best Filipino-made products the company can find. From food...Keep on reading: Karton.ph offers surprises.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018