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2018 Winter Olympics: Philippines’ Asa Miller lands 70th in giant slalom

By Delfin Dioquino/rappler.com – Asa Miller finished 70th among the 110 competitors in the men’s giant slalom of the alpine skiing event of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 17-year-old Filipino-American, participating in his first Olympiad, clocked in a combined finish time of 2:49.95 in two runs. Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsFeb 19th, 2018Related News

Pinoy time may be acceptable to some but not at Manila City Hall tower

By Aie Balagtas See/inquirer.net – The Manila mayors that clock setter Noli Sotelo had served may have regarded punctuality as an optional virtue, but all of them were obsessive in making sure that the four clocks on the City Hall tower told the same correct time, all the time. Sotelo, Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2018Related News

Michael Christian Martinez: Olympian and pioneer in Philippine figure skating

By Delfin Dioquino/rappler.com – Winner or not, Michael Christian Martinez will come home to the Philippines from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea a pioneer. In the Olympics, success is often measured by medals or podium finishes. But for Martinez, carrying the Philippine colors in the world’s Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsFeb 17th, 2018Related News

The biggest book sale in the world is now in Manila

via CNN Philippines – It’s a rather curious thing, a book fair called Big Bad Wolf. Sure, it’s named after an archetypal character in fables and fairy tales — the stuff of many a book — but there’s the matter of his being a villain. Why, then, name a supposedly Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsFeb 17th, 2018Related News

Philippines bans workers’ deployment to Kuwait

By Aika Rey/rappler.com – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued a total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait on Monday, February 12. In Administrative Order No. 54 issued by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday, the Philippine government said the ban is Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2018Related News

Duterte: ‘I will close Boracay’

By Pia Ranada/rappler.com – President Rodrigo Duterte said he wants to “close” popular beach island Boracay if its environmental problems are not resolved in 6 months. “I will close Boracay. Boracay is a cesspool,” Duterte said on Friday night, February 9, during the Manila Times Business Forum in Davao City. Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2018Related News

New eats: Bench Cafe puts a stylish spin on Pinoy food

By Joko Magalong-De Veyra/abs-cbn.com – The food business is not new to Bench, having brought foreign concepts like French patisserie Paul, Japanese cheesecake purveyor Pablo, and tonkatsu shop Maisen to our shores. As one of the known “game-changers” in the Philippines, it wasn’t surprising that Bench would eventually create Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2018Related News

International Criminal Court Will Investigate Duterte Over Drug War

By Felipe Villamor/nytimes.com – The International Criminal Court said on Thursday that it was opening a preliminary investigation into accusations that President Rodrigo Duterte and other Philippine officials had committed crimes against humanity in the course of the government’s deadly crackdown on drugs. Fatou Bensouda, a prosecutor for the international Read more ».....»»

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

BI turns away 74 ‘rude’ foreigners from entering Philippines

By Kristine Joy Patag/philstar.com – The Bureau of Immigration has turned away 74 “rude, arrogant” foreigners who wished to enter the country in 2017. According to Immigration chief Jaime Morente, the bureau has been implementing its long-existing policy to exclude or disallow the entry of a foreigner who shows disrespect Read more ».....»»

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

Philippines still world’s social media capital – study

By Janvic Mateo/The Philippine Star – For the third year in a row, the Philippines has emerged as the social media capital of the world. A study on the state of the internet showed that an average Filipino spent almost four hours on social media every day in 2017. Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsFeb 5th, 2018Related News

Fil-Brit brothers introduce Pinoy coffee to Londoners

By Rose Eclarinal/ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau – Coffee drinkers in London have a wide array of coffee choices from global high street chains for their caffeine fix. But many shun high street chains in favor of local coffee shops, where they can enjoy better-tasting coffee. This is the segment of Read more ».....»»

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

Is the Philippines a Chinese province?

By Jose Ma. Montelibano/@inquirerdotnet – Partisanship is a state I wish to avoid and have been trying to do so for many years. Of course, I have not been always successful, but I keep trying and I transcend it most of the time now. Because I want to keep objectivity Read more ».....»»

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

Philippines probes sale of passport endorsements

By Paterno Esmaquel II/rappler.com – The Philippine government is investigating the sale of passport application endorsements from government agencies, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday, January 30, as criticism floods the DFA over passport application problems. “Some people are selling endorsements from government agencies. That’s the sad Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJan 31st, 2018Related News

Regional Filipino dishes celebrated at iconic James Beard House in NY

via INQUIRER.net US Bureau – Some one hundred guests experienced fine dining Filipino-style prepared by chef-owners of renowned restaurants at the iconic James Beard House here on January 25. The five-course regional Filipino dinner was hosted by the Filipino Food Movement (FFM), and JBKollaborations (JBK), with the support of the Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJan 31st, 2018Related News

Solar Philippines challenges bid for Meralco’s 24/7 power supply

via rappler.com – Solar Philippines is challenging the bid of First NatGas Power Corporation for the 24/7 power supply of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), coming from the 414-megawatt (MW) San Gabriel gas power plant. The solar producer said in a statement over the weekend that it submitted an offer Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJan 28th, 2018Related News

Environmentalist: There’s no reason to fear Great White Shark sighting in Aurora

By Bong Santisteban/rappler.com – Residents of Barangay Lobbot, Dipaculao, Aurora, got a big surprise Wednesday morning, January 24, when they woke and found a dead 17-foot Great White Shark on their beach. Photos of the dead shark posted on Facebook went viral garnering almost 4,000 reactions and 12,000 shares. The Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJan 27th, 2018Related News

Philippines formally rejects P380 million in EU aid

By Paterno Esmaquel II/rappler.com – The Philippines formally rejected at least P380 million (6.1 million euros) in aid from the European Union, Ambassador Franz Jessen confirmed Wednesday, January 24. Jessen, head of the EU Delegation to the Philippines, was referring to the EU-Philippine Trade Related Technical Assistance (TRTA) worth 6.1 Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2018Related News

PHIVOLCS raises alert level 4 over Mayon Volcano

via CNNPhilippines – Authorities on Monday raised the alert level over Mayon to below a notch of the highest warning of a dangerous eruption. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) declared alert level 4 which warns of an imminent hazardous eruption — possibly within days. Level 5 means Read more ».....»»

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

DOLE suspends OFW deployment to Kuwait

By VJ Bacungan/CNN Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ordered on Friday the immediate suspension of the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait. In Administrative Order No. 25, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III directed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to stop the processing and issuance Read more ».....»»

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

Some OFWs turn to vlogging to beat loneliness, share life abroad

via gmanetwork.com – Known as the texting capital of the world, the Philippines has also seen a rise in use of social media in recent years with the advent of free data programs for certain social media platforms. Vlogging has risen in prominence with social media, and for some Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2018Related News