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90 terno designs to be showcased in new exhibit

By CNN Philippines Life Staff – Being a country of many different groups and cultures, the Philippines has a variety of native dresses, from the baro’t saya of the Tagalogs and Visayans to the malongs of the Mindanaoans. But one dress stands out for its unique history and evolution through Read more ».....»»

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Pia Wurtzbach becomes the first Filipino to get a wax figure at Madame Tussauds HK

via gmanetwwork.com – Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is the first Filipino to get a wax figure in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. The beauty queen announced the good news on Instagram, where she informed her followers that her figure will be made available for viewing starting next year. “When I Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Russia’s elite space program opens doors to Filipino scholar

By Rizal Raoul Reyes/businessmirror.com.ph – Teacher-researcher Wilfredo K. Pardorla Jr. of Saint Cecilia’s College-Cebu Inc. is very inspired from the experience and knowledge he acquired from Samara University’s 14th International Summer Space School in Russia, saying that it helped broaden his horizon in space satellite technology. “Samara University offers one Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 22nd, 2018Related News

More than 4 million Pinoy staying in US: Census Bureau

By Jon Melegrito/Manila Mail – The U.S. Census Bureau announced in its latest American Community Survey (ACS) data that there are now 4,037,564 Filipinos in the United States. According to the data, there are an estimated 21,646,070 Asian Americans in the United States, and Filipino Americans make up the Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 22nd, 2018Related News

ADMU, DLSU presidents tell students: Fight attempts to forget Martial Law

By Sofia Tomacruz/rappler.com – The presidents of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and De La Salle University (DLSU) said students must be vigilant against efforts to forget the dark period of Martial Law. Their joint statement signed by Ateneo president Fr Jose Ramon Villarin SJ and DLSU president Br Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 21st, 2018Related News

Why can’t the Philippines solve its trash problem?

By Vernise L Tantuco/rappler.com – It’s an unfortunate but familiar sight: trash strewn all over Roxas Boulevard due to the southwest monsoon winds (hanging habagat) blowing them over from Manila Bay. The bay itself is covered in trash after a storm. This happens annually, and nobody bats an eyelash when Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 16th, 2018Related News

100-year-old Filipino WWII veteran tears up receiving U.S. medal

By Carmela Fonbuena/rappler.com – Assisted by an embassy staff, 100-year-old World War II veteran Technical Sergeant Sixto Navidad rose from his wheelchair to stand in attention when the national anthem of the Philippines and the United States were played. He wore his now-oversized black americana coat on Thursday, September 13, Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 14th, 2018Related News

Is the Philippines ready to address mental health?

By Sofia Tomacruz/rappler.com – “No one is spared” from the possibility of suffering from mental illness. This is the clear message mental health experts are sending to the public. Mental illnesses can cut across all professions and ages, and affect even those who care for patients with mental health issues Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 12th, 2018Related News

Pinoy scientists step up research on critically endangered crocs

By Erwin M. Mascariñas/ABS-CBN News – A non-government organization specializing on crocodile conservation has stepped up its research on the critically endangered Philippine crocodile in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte. Rainier Manalo, program head of crocodile research and conservation of the Crocodylus Porosus Philippines Incorporated (CPPI), said the population of Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 11th, 2018Related News

Ancient Filipino writing systems that aren’t Baybayin

By Chang Casal/CNNPhilippines.com – When a House committee approved the “National Writing System Act”, which seeks to declare Baybayin as the country’s national writing system and aims to put the script to use in street signs, public facilities, government halls, publications, and even food labels, many linguists, historians, and even Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 10th, 2018Related News

Motorcycle booking app Angkas to resume operations after court grants preliminary injunction

By Alyssa Rola/CNN Philippines – Motorcycle ride-hailing service Angkas is back and ready to serve commuters soon. The Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court has granted a preliminary injunction to the app-based ride-sharing service, allowing it to resume operations. The development was confirmed by Angkas in a statement Thursday. The Department of Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 8th, 2018Related News

Call centers: co-opting the Filipino identity

By Jan M. Padios/baltimoresun.com – What changes when a country devotes itself to servicing the businesses of other countries? Call centers are big business in the Philippines. As a doctoral student, I researched the industry there between 2008 and 2013, when the Southeast Asian nation became a top destination Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 7th, 2018Related News

[ANALYSIS] Why is Philippine inflation now the highest in ASEAN?

By JC Punongbayan/rappler.com – Yesterday, we were greeted by truly shocking news: the Philippines’ inflation rate, which measures how fast prices are rising, reached a whopping 6.4% in August. Not only is this the highest in 9.4 years, it also exceeded the government’s upper forecast of 6.2%, and is Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 7th, 2018Related News

House passes 100-day maternity leave

via CNN Philippines – The House of Representatives passed a bill expanding maternity leave to 100 days on its third and final reading on Tuesday. Both houses of Congress are expected to meet soon to reconcile House Bill 4113 and its counterpart measure Senate Bill 1305. The Senate proposal was Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 6th, 2018Related News

Philippines’ Richest 2018: Real Estate Tycoons Post Gains Amid Losses For Most Others

By Grace Chung/Forbes.com – This story is part of Forbes’ coverage of Philippines’ Richest 2018. See the full list here. There’s been a general lift in Philippine real estate and construction fortunes, and then there’s Manny Villar. His wealth has tripled over the past year, making him now the country’s Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 6th, 2018Related News

Duterte Orders Arrest of Philippine Senator, One of His Top Critics

By Felipe Villamor/nytimes.com – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest of one of his most prominent critics in the Philippine Senate, declaring that an amnesty granted to the senator years ago over his role in two military uprisings was invalid. The senator, Antonio Trillanes, a former naval officer, called Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 4th, 2018Related News

Juan Luna’s boceto of the Spoliarium surfaces. But is it real?

By Alecs Ongcal/rappler.com – A smaller version of the country’s largest painting and national treasure, the Spoliarium by Juan Luna, surfaced during a private presentation in Makati City on Thursday, August 30. The boceto (a sketch or study that guides an artist in producing a final work), dated a year Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 4th, 2018Related News

First Filipino table tennis Olympian Ian “Yanyan” Lariba dies at 23

By Chuck Araneta/espn.com – Ian “Yanyan” Lariba, a Filipino athlete who represented the country at the 2016 Olympics in Rio passed away after a lengthy battle with leukemia. The Twitter account of the Philippine Sports Commission broke the news. She was 23. Born in Cagayan De Oro on October 13, Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 4th, 2018Related News

US Senator John McCain: A friend of the Philippines

BABE’S EYE VIEW FROM WASHINGTON D.C. – Babe Romualdez/The Philippine Star – The remains of US Senator John McCain lay in state at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Friday – an honor given to only a few statesmen requiring a resolution of Congress. The practice started in 1852 Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 3rd, 2018Related News

Here’s why ‘Signal Rock’ is a family drama every Pinoy needs to see

By Gillan Lasic/pop.inquirer.net – During the run of Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP), one the of the films that stood out was Chito Roño’s “Signal Rock”. It bagged the Critic’s Choice Award and lead actor Christian Bables won a Special Jury Award for his performance in the film at the Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 2nd, 2018Related News